Leadership Training and Orientation Events

The VOLT Academy offers a variety of leadership training and orientation events for ASME volunteers throughout the year.

At the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition and at the ASME Annual Meeting, the VOLT Academy offers general leadership development workshops on topics relevant to ASME’s volunteer leaders for all interested volunteers attending those events.

In addition, the VOLT Academy offers specialized training for various ASME units and volunteers in leadership roles throughout the Society. To find out what trainings we have coming up or to discuss training options for your ASME unit, please contact Clare Bruff, Senior Manager, Leadership Development and Diversity at bruffc@asme.org.


Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room TBA, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Your Next Volunteer Position: Navigating Your ASME Volunteer Pathway
The Program:
Volunteers are essential to ASME’s success. By being a volunteer you can share your skills and expertise in support of ASME’s mission, while also developing strengths that will serve you outside ASME. In this workshop, we will explore different volunteer pathways, including leadership positions in ASME, and help you chart your path forward to your next volunteer position. Seasoned volunteers who have successfully forged a path to leadership roles are encouraged to participate and share their own tips for advancing in ASME and making the most of the volunteer experience.
Learning Objectives:
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the benefits that can be gained through the experience of serving as an ASME leadership volunteer
  • Describe the competencies required to fill leadership roles in ASME
  • Identify resources and best practices to gain the required skills and experience for their next volunteer position
  • Help develop the next generation of ASME leaders

Welcome: Howard Berkof, Chair, VOLT Academy Executive Committee
Facilitator: Allison Case, VOLT Academy Executive Committee
Presenters: Mary Lynn Realff, ASME Board of Governors; and Karen Ohland, Past Governor