The unofficial start of summer is upon us, we are excited for a season of pool parties, family picnics, and vacations. While all of these things are certainly exciting, it also means we are half way through celebrating 50 years of ACS participating in the leadership development of its volunteer leaders.
In recognition of this milestone, and because of the value leadership development can add to your career at all levels, there will be a Symposium focused on business skills titled Leadership Skills as a Strategic Advantage: The Chemist’s Competitive Edge, organized by the Leadership Advisory Board and co-sponsored with Corporation Associates, the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, and the Younger Chemists Committee. At this event, recommended by the ACS President, we will share corporate performance data, hear from senior leaders in industry, and learn from the ACS President about the value and opportunities associated with developing as a leader in whatever role you may occupy.
If you are searching for ways to gain your competitive edge in today’s challenging job climate, then consider attending this symposium on Monday, August 17th from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm during the 250th National Meeting National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA. This symposium is appropriate for all chemists at all levels, from first-time industrial job seekers, to experienced academic chemists. For more information and for a schedule of the afternoon’s events please visit http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/leadership/boston-leadership-symposium-2015.html.