This weekend, 12 newly elected or appointed Section Managers will be in Newington at ARRL Headquarters for an orientation workshop. The primary purposes of the three-day workshop sessions are to share ideas and to provide basic administrative, management, leadership and motivational training.
“The Section Manager Workshop is an orientation and training event for new Section Managers who have come on board within the last year, or for those long-term Section Managers who have never attended the workshop” said ARRL Field Organization Team Supervisor Steve Ewald, WV1X. “We have conducted this training each year here at Headquarters since 1992, and it has been well received by past participants.”
The workshop provides an opportunity for the Section Managers to chat among themselves or within the group, and to share their own views on various issues and exchanging ideas. Through training and orientation sessions conducted by ARRL staff members — and by meeting with other Section Managers — participants can explore what works, as well as what does not, and to bring home some fresh ideas and some encouragement.
The staff in the ARRL’s Membership and Volunteer Programs Department and its Field Organization Team are the lead coordinators of the event. “We also cover the responsibilities and functions of the Section Manager position, and the Section Managers are able to visit with ARRL Headquarters staff members and learn more about the many programs that the League supports,” Ewald explained. “The workshop sessions are presented by several staff members here at Headquarters who are experts in their respective areas.”
The following 12 Section Managers will be attending the orientation workshop: Betsey Doane, K1EIC, Connecticut; Lou Everett, WA5LOU, Indiana; Larry Camp, WB8R, Michigan; Bill Kauffman, W5YEJ, New Mexico; Walt Mayfield, KE5SOO, North Texas; Frank Piper, KI8G, Ohio; Rene Fonseca, NP3O, Puerto Rico; Brandon Bianchi, NI6C, Santa Clara Valley; Chris Stallkamp, W0ADZ, South Dakota; Keith Miller, N9DGK, Tennessee; Fred Kleber, K9VV, Virgin Islands, and John Mueller, K2BT, Western New York.