I, on the other hand, am conducting training with a new sales rep and am preparing for a neat new task next week. I’ll begin the week traveling with yet another new-ish sales rep in Dallas, TX, but at the end of the week will don my new “AWI Development Council representative” hat for the first time. (Actually, I believe that the hat is symbolic, but I’ll know for sure next week.)
AWI Chapter members have a representative to the Development Council from their chapter which is tasked to carry information both to the Council from the members, and back to the chapter; but my task as an “at large member representative” is to do the same for a small group of assigned “at large members”. I’m trying hard not to that the “at large” title personally, but as a large man I’m a little sensitive about it.
Anyway, apparently “at large” members are members of National AWI but are in a geographic area where there is no AWI chapter, so as one of the “at large representative” I get to solicit comments and concerns from the at large members about AWI, so that I may communicate on their behalf at the upcoming Development Chapter meeting in Dallas Texas.
I’ve asked them specifically what things that they think that AWI can do to help them, and additionally I’d like to know how are familiar they are with the various AWI learning opportunities. Yes, it’s a Trainer thing, but AWI has some awesome educational programs to help the members in the architectural millworkers business, but they have AIA approved Continuing Education Units that the members can conduct for the local architects in their area.
I sincerely look forward to the opportunity to learn more about the issues and concerns these AWI members have in regard to the value that AWI can bring to them and their business.
FYI: The Development Council meeting is in Dallas on May 3 & 4 and yes, there is brisket in my future.