SESAF Leadership Academy 2017

July 26-28, 2017
Withlacoochee Training Center
15019 N. Broad Street
Brooksville FL 34601

The SESAF Leadership Academy will be held July 26-28, 2017 at the Withlacoochee Training Center in Brooksville, Florida. The Academy is filled and online registration is closed. Please contact Sharon Dolliver () if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Dear SESAF Member,
We are in the final phases of fine tuning a SESAF Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy promises to be very fun, informative and engaging. Registrations numbers will be capped, so watch for further announcements and registration information. While the agenda will detail the topics, I would like to take this opportunity to provide to you the exciting list of confirmed presenters.

Bob Alverts, CF - 2015 National SAF President; Owner of Science & Management Consulting; served in many leadership roles during his 40 year career with the U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Wayne Bell, CF - 2015-17 National SAF District 10 Board Rep; COO - International Forest Company Jonathan Dain – Director of the Florida Natural Resource Leadership Institute; UF School of Forest Resources & Conservation faculty member
Jim Karels - Florida State Forester & Director of Florida Forest Service; Past President of the National Association of State Foresters
David Lewis, CF - 2017 National SAF Vice-President; Past SAF District 10 Council Member; Principal with Southern Forestry Consultants
Dr. Alan J Long - Director of the Southern Fire Exchange; Professor Emeritus, UF School of Forest Resources & Conservation
Clark Seely, CF - 2016 National SAF President; President of Seely Management Consulting, Inc.; retired from Oregon Department of Forestry in 2010 as Associate State Forester

On behalf of the 2017 SESAF Leadership Academy Planning Committee, I invite and encourage your attendance. If you are a well-seasoned natural resource professional, please consider bringing/sending your student interns and younger staff. I am fully confident that it will be a worthwhile investment and a memorable event for all of us! Gratefully yours, John Holzaepfel, CF

All registrants, including those who choose to pay with Paypal (see below), are asked to please submit a registration form.

Agenda (pdf)
Registration form (pdf)
Flyer (pdf)

Wednesday, July 26
4:00 Welcome/Registration/Check-in until about 6:00pm
5:15 Dinner at Withlacoochee Training Center (RSVP)
Objective: Settle in, get acquainted and oriented to agenda, opening remarks
6:30 Welcome, introductions, opening remarks John Holzaepfel
6:45 Ice breaker Kim Burch
7:30 Program Overview and Goals Clark Seely
8:00 Adjorn and relax
Thursday, July 27
Objective: Components of Leadership and Teamwork
7:00 Breakfast at Withlacoochee Training Center
8:00 Welcome and Introductions of morning arrivals John Holzapfel
8:05 Nature of Leadership - Making it Real Clark Seely
8:50 Nature of Teamwork - Practical Lessons Learned Jim Karels
9:30 Break
9:50 Building Successful Partnerships and Collaborations Johathan Dain
10:35 SAF and Leadership - The History and Foundations of SAF Bob Alverts
11:25 Morning Session - Q&A Speaker Panel
Objective: Review personality styles, ethics, and meeting protocol in the context of leadership
1:10 Appreciating and Leveraging Our Differences to Bulld a Stronger Profession Jonathan Dain
1:40 Communication Styles and Effectiveness Jonathan Dain
2:40 Break
3:00 Ethics and Professionalism Alan Long
3:40 Running a Business Meeting - Robert's Rules of Order, or not...and Other Mysteries Clark Seely
4:30 Break
Dinner at Training Center
7:00 Documentary - America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment
Friday, July 28
Objective: Leadership in SAF
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 The Structure of SAF....How YOU Fit In (units, governance, working groups, committees, SAF staff) Dave Lewis
8:30 SAF Calendar - Important Dates and Events to Remember Wayne Bell
8:50 SAF and NAFP Media - print, electronic, and social communication tools Jeff Ghannam
9:30 Break
9:50 Keys to Successful Chapters and State Divisions Bob Alverts, Dave Lewis
10:30 Reaching Out to Prospective Members - Appealing to Young Professionals Corey Ruple
11:00 Fun and Interesting Meetings; Providing CEUs Speaker Panel
11:30 Q&A/Final Discussion Clark Seely
11:45 Conclusion of SESAF Leadership Academy - lunch on your own