Become a chapter leader

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer Chapter Leaders, supply chain practitioners around the globe can turn to Chain as a forum to exchange job and business leads, network, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly challenging workplace and complex business environment.

If you're interested in becoming a Chapter Leader here's what you need to know:

What is a role of a chapter leader?
The Chapter Leader's role is to facilitate the activities of the local chapter including organizing networking meetings, workshops and seminars and to seed and encourage the conversations and connections between and among the members of the local area. He/She is responsible for creating a professional and supportive and empowering environment for the membership to connect with each other, learn new skills and strive for success.

What are the characteristics of a successful chapter leader?
Successful Chapter Leaders are those who have and/or work hard on developing skills to:

  1. Work with other members to create a supportive and empowering community
  2. Organize events, including mixers, luncheons, seminars, on a small or large scale
  3. Practice diplomacy with others and work to maintain respect and integrity
  4. Delegate tasks so that other executives, such as steering committee members, can make their valuable contributions to the group
  5. Develop and communicate a strong vision and goals for the chapter he/she represents
  6. Help develop the next Chapter Leader and/or successful candidates who will later take on this important role to help move the chapter forward
Although there are no professional minimum qualifications, we look for the kinds of background experience that would be beneficial to a leader.

What are the benefits of being a chapter leader
A Chapter Leader can raise his/her profile and gain some real prominence in her community. A lot of opportunities will flow to him/her as he/she becomes the "go to" person. The membership comes to him/her for advice and contacts, the business community will approach her with strategic alliances and business opportunities and the press will come to his/her for interviews, for story ideas and for people to interview. He/She becomes a resource. The more people who know who you are, the better the chances are that they will think of you when there is an opportunity.

Chain and the Council will provide almost all of the content, concepts and technology necessary to run and manage a chapter.

How do I become a chapter leader
If there is already an established chapter without a chapter leader or if there is no chapter in your area and you would like to start one, email us directly.

In your email, give us a brief Introduction about you and what you do (include link to online bio if available), tell us why would you like to be a chapter leader and what goals would you have in the first year as a chapter leader?

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