MAY 15-16 | GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT, NATIONAL HARBOR, MD

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Ninety (90) leaders from 44 affiliates participated in plenary sessions about ACE’s strategic plan, the National Design and Construction Competition, ACE’s new Mentor Tools website, and the CMiC – Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship. Four workshop sessions covered many best practices.

GENERAL INFORMATION

- 2019 ALL-AFFILIATES CONFERENCE AGENDA

- 2019 ALL-AFFILIATES CONFERENCE ATTENDEES (W/ EMAILS)

ACE MENTOR TOOLS (OVERVIEW)

The ACE National team unveiled a brand new Web resource for affiliates and mentors – acementortools.org. On this website affiliate leaders and mentors can find administrative information and policies as well as curriculum and activities for mentoring sessions.

- ACE MENTOR TOOLS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Twenty (20) leaders and mentors presented best practices related to mentoring, fund raising, student recruitment and engagement, and board governance, among other topics.

SESSION #1 | AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT

Moderated by Andrew Frankel, ACE Director of Program Operations

  • Utilizing Database to Manage Affiliate: Andrew Frankel, ACE National Director of Program Operations & DJ Esquivel, Dieselhaus (Database Developer)
  • Events, BOD Ask & Required Giving: Lori Guidry, ACE Mentor Program of LA & ACE National Board
  • Moody Foundation and Affiliate Grants Committee: Gerardo Gandy, ACE Mentor Program of Austin
  • Engaging National Sponsors: Stephanie Davi, ACE National Director of Development
  • Ralph C. Wilson Foundation: Ken Bertolini, ACE Mentor Program of Michigan

- AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (Database + Fundraising) | SESSION PPT PRESENTATIONS

- GRANT WRITING: BEST PRACTICES MANUAL | ACE Austin, TX

SESSION #2 | MENTORS

Moderated by Katie Bawarski – ACE Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

  • Mentor Recruitment: Akilah Darden, ACE Mentor Program of Indianapolis
  • Mentor Recruitment & Retention: Glen Shumate, ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland
  • Mentor Training: Mary Bradford, ACE Mentor Program of Greater DC
  • Team Leader Training: Thai Nguyen, ACE Mentor Program of Los Angeles/Orange County
  • RFP Options: CIRT & Local Project: Michelle Ashline, ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa

- MENTORS | SESSION PPT PRESENTATIONS

- POLICY HANDBOOK FOR MENTORS

SESSION #3 | BOARD GOVERNANCE

Moderated by Tzu Chen – Regional Director, Southeast

  • Committees: Travis Kolbjornsen, ACE Mentor Program of Orlando
  • Strategic Planning: Angela Cotie & Erin Kueht, ACE Mentor Program of Houston
  • Succession Planning: Jayson Roberts & Jennifer Ridd, ACE Mentor Program of Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Board Orientation/Recruitment: Cynthia Munoz, ACE Mentor Program of SF Bay Area

- BOARD COMMITTEES | ACE CENTRAL FLORIDA - ORLANDO

- STRATEGIC PLANNING | ACE HOUSTON, TX

- SUCCESSION PLANNING | ACE DALLAS FT WORTH, TX

- BOARD RECRUITMENT | ACE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

SESSION #4 | STUDENTS

Moderated by Paulette Dallas – Regional Director, West

  • Recruit: Mary P. Stewart, ACE Mentor Program of San Antonio Angela Gottula, ACE Mentor Program of Seattle
  • Engage: William J. Ketchen, ACE Mentor Program of Rochester + Kent Kaewwaen, ACE Mentor Program of Los Angeles/Orange County
  • Evaluate: Olive Ho, ACE Mentor Program of San Francisco Bay Area + Richard LeBlanc, ACE Mentor Program of Tampa

- STUDENTS | SESSION PPT PRESENTATION

- STUDENTS OVERVIEW

- STUDENTS TOPICS

- STUDENT SESSION POSTERS

CONFERENCE CLOSING

Presented by Diana Eidenshink – ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc., President

- CLOSING SESSION PPT PRESENTATIONS

- CLOSING SESSION RECAP