Re-Imagine What Leadership Can Do – What WE Can Do
Online – Saturday, January 22
It’s time to be bold. It’s time to take action. It’s time to challenge the pre-pandemic status quo and set ourselves free to not just envision that new future, but to go for it.
You are all invited to join us on for Carolinas Barbershop Harmony’s 2022 Leadership Academy! All members and guests are welcome!
Reimagine what your Chapter might be. CAN be. WILL BE.
All the chosen leaders, potential leaders, and self-appointed leaders of the chapters and choruses to step up by looking at their roles, their options, and most importantly, their abilities to:
- LEAD by example
- LEAD by attitude
- LEAD with skills
- LEAD with encouragement
- LEAD to the bright future ahead
It’s an all-skate, with two special members outside the district joining us also, to discuss leading and creating. From what we have, to what we’d like to see, to be. From Tactical to Inspirational. To fun and sharing. And so much more.
Join us. Encourage your fellow members, your singing community (even non-BHSers) to join!
Thanks, and see you soon!
~Beverly Greene, Dean
Morning General Sessions – 9:00am-12:15pm
NOTE: We recommend ALL members of the NSC District take the time to join us in the morning sessions, whether you hold a Board position or not. We need your insight, your thoughts, your expertise to keep us singing, enjoying singing, find new ways to do more singing.
|9:00 am||Welcome and District Updates||Paul Martin|
|Chapter vs Chorus vs Singing Community – How Everyone in Harmony (EiH) has changed these concepts, and how you can adapt|
– Thinking of yourself as a Leader, no matter what your member status
– 2022 is a year of opportunity and optimism. Make it a year of “we can do this” with all-hands on deck involvement and commitment
|10:15||All Things Leadership – an intense class with opportunities for new ideas, and likely some laughter. The class will include, but not be limited to:|
– Leadership vs. Doership
– All things and all members being and becoming Leaders
– Making your Chapter structure work for you
– Communication and engagement
– Goals, trust, conflict resolution
…and all the other important things we can squeeze in
|Christian Hunter, BHS BoD|
>>> Lunch break. Please return early, by 12:45, so we can get you to the correct breakout room!
Afternoon Sessions – 1:00-3:30pm
Role- and subject-specific sessions. If you hold a current or new office chapter leadership position, please register for the corresponding class. All are invited to attend any of the classes listed regardless of Board membership.
|Music & Performance||Dr. Bill Adams|
|Chapter Development/Membership||Bob Cox, BHS BoD|
|Digitizing Your Chapter||Nic DiLorenzo|
|A Hacker’s Guide to Planning Your Major Events||Steve Curulla|
Led by Jason Kekas
This session will provide basic information for Presidents as well as discussion on issues faced by the Board. Jason will look to current and past presidents to add their experience. Effective leadership is crucial during this critical time as well as for the future for our chapters.
Led by Richard Harris
New and experienced past Secretaries are encouraged to join this session. We want your input! The Chapter Secretary is one of the three (mandatory) required positions on boards, responsible for multiple functions, including alliance with BHS structures and expectations. Effective leadership in this position includes the critical component of communication.
Led by Ted Leinbach
The Chapter Treasurer is one of the three (mandatory) critical positions on boards, handling both internal and external responsibilities in step with BHS structures and expectations. Again, both new and experienced Chapter Treasurers are encouraged to join this session. It’s a new year full of possibilities!
>Music and Performance
Led by Dr. Bill Adams
What it takes is multi-faceted, for spearheading the music responsibilities in a singing community, however that description fits your group. Creating symbiosis with the members, song selection, rehearsal goals, and performance issues. All current and former Music VPs are welcomed, as well as those with curiosity about the responsibilities.
>Digitizing your Chapter
Led by Nic DiLorenzo
Included will be ideas and information about “digitizing your chapter”. You have the talent, so now showcase it with practical applications…from logos, promo videos, advertising, to selling valentines and show tickets. Market with video in a multitude of ways.
Led by Guest Speaker Bob Cox, Facilitator, Former BHS BoD
What it takes to grow and thrive post-pandemic. For anyone and everyone, look at options to help your singing community be at its best. General membership welcomed…get new ideas, see what you might do to help. Know of the tools available to you from the BHS community. Everyone is welcomed!
>A Hacker’s Guide to Planning Your Major Events
Led by Steve Curulla
With huge experience, including BHS in action with the upcoming Charlotte International, Steve will talk about what it takes to plan and lead a successful event. Including community outreach, advertising, time schedules and never-enough communication, learn new ways and tools of planning.
SPECIAL GUEST BIOS:
Christian Hunter of Flemington, New Jersey, is a very active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, often infusing his wit and light comedy to his performances and presentations far and wide. He has been a member of the BHS with the Hunterdon County, NJ chapter since 2007 serving in numerous roles including President, Membership VP and show chairman. Christian helped lead the Somerset Hills chapter through a renaissance as a mixed voice chapter with roles of Secretary and Marketing VP. He is also the baritone of the Mid-Atlantic 2010 Novice Quartet champion, “Plead the 5th“ and the quartet “Homebrewed”.
Christian was the Vice President of Membership for the Mid-Atlantic District from 2010- 2014 and 2017 to 2021, as well as Chair of the Membership Committee for the Barbershop Harmony Society from 2013 through 2015. In addition to his membership role, he was a Member at Large on the Mid-Atlantic District Board of Directors for many years, a member of its Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the BHS Operations Team. Christian was certified by the BHS as a Certified Leadership Facilitator in 2016, bringing about positive change for chapters and later served on the BHS Governance and Bylaws Committee. Most recently Christian joined the BHS Strategic Planning Committee and is currently serving on the BHS Board of Directors as a Member at Large.
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacted choral singing, Christian founded and led the “Hot Rods and Harmony” team in evangelizing about the tech-assisted drive-in rehearsal approach, for safe, live rehearsals (also known as CARbershop). This led to the creation of a community that continually broke the limits of what seemed possible in the pandemic including inter-chapter events, community concerts and even charitable outreach by hosting the music therapy group, Sing Aphasia, in the parking lot. Christian’s webinar series on the subject, was hosted by the BHS.
Bob Cox started his barbershop career in high school on a dare from a teacher with three close friends, all fellow choir members, over 50 years ago. With 48 years of Society membership, Bob has served in key leadership positions at the Chapter, District and Society level and is a Certified Leadership Training Facilitator supporting the Society’s Leadership and Operations Team. He was a certified military instructor for the US Air Force, Army and National Guard in marketing, public relations, and recruiting and retention with over 22 years of combined military service in Air Force, Army and the National Guard.
He currently is on the Salem Oregon Chapter Board as President, in addition to serving as a Division Leadership Liaison within the Evergreen District, and also on the District and Society Ethics Committees. Special recognition include: Chapter and District BOTY and Evergreen District Hall of Fame.