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    YEA Leadership Training opportunities


    YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0
    Palm Springs, California

    May 1 – 3, 2020
    Registration now open!

    Interested in a weekend of networking, leadership coaching, and fun? 

    YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0 (YLW 2.0) is designed to provide additional, more advanced resources to YLW alumni. For this continuation of YLW, we bring back Ralph Kison to facilitate and expand on the skills he taught at the existing YLW event. As YLW alumni, you've had the opportunity to use the resources and connections you gained at YLW to not only grow your professional careers but develop your participation within ASHRAE. The purpose of YLW 2.0 is to continue that growth and development, and hopefully inspire even further leadership skills and aspirations!

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    YEA Leadership Weekend 1.0
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    May 15 – 17, 2020
    Registration is now open!

    Are you interested in expanding your knowledge, meeting fellow engineers and having some fun along the way? 


    Look no further than YEA Leadership Weekend! YEA Leadership Weekend is an opportunity for you—the future leaders of ASHRAE—to learn more about Society, develop soft skills and network with other young professionals. Over 600 YEA members have already taken advantage of this great opportunity...will you be next?

    This event will include segments on understanding your own personality as well as other types, leadership development for young professionals, communication techniques and ASHRAE leadership opportunities.

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    YEA Leadership International

    This event is an opportunity for you – the future leaders of ASHRAE – to learn more about Society, develop soft skills, and network with other young professionals. Any YEA member is encouraged to register. Topics that will be discussed include:

    • Understanding the big picture
    • Personal goals that go way beyond work
    • What managers and leaders actually do
    • How to stand out at work
    • What successful people have in common

    2020 YEA Leadership International (YLI) will be held in the autumn in Region XIV. Information, location, and registration will open in the spring.  

    YLI 2020 information will be updated here once available.

    YEA Awards


    YEA Individual Award of Excellence

    Nominations for the 2021 awards will open in July 2020.


    The YEA Committee announced a new structure for the YEA Award of Individual Excellence, which will help recognize the different ways in which YEA members can contribute. The award will be broken down into three categories: personal development, professional development, and outreach. We will still recognize three award recipients – one recipient for each category.


    For more information, click here.



    Developing Leader Award

    Nominations are open year-round and the deadline is May 1, 2020.


    This award is designed to recognize those members who started their involvement as soon as they joined ASHRAE. In the spirit of the ASHRAE Distinguished/Exceptional Service Award, this award is earned by earning points in a variety of categories. More involvement = more points!


    For more information, click here


    YEA Programs


    Leadership U
    Applications will open on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 


    Are you active in your ASHRAE Chapter and looking to get more involved? Make sure to apply for Leadership U!

    This program allows YEA members to shadow an ASHRAE Vice President at an ASHRAE Conference to get an in-depth look at the ins and outs of ASHRAE. Applications for the Leadership U program at the 2020 Annual Conference in Austin will open on January 22.


    Deadline for applications is Sunday, April 12, 2020


    More information is available here.





    The LeaDRS program allows a Region to select an ASHRAE member to shadow their Director and Regional Chair (DRC) at an ASHRAE conference.

    For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.