Thursday May 17, 2007, ACS MARM 2007
8:00 a.m. – Noon
participants will receive the workshop materials and will be provided with a
continental-style breakfast and beverages during the break.
emphasis in this program is on engaging a volunteer in a way that makes the
assignment successful and professionally rewarding, so that the volunteer will
be inclined to engage in future and more ambitious assignments.
content for this program will include:
- Recruiting the right volunteers.
- Promoting a satisfying experience.
- Fostering long-term commitment.
program is on the “Emerging Leaders” track of the ACS Leadership Development
and addresses competencies, under the four main headings of Asking Others to
Step Up, Delegating/Sharing Responsibilities, Keeping Projects Moving Forward,
and Involving Others, including (but not limited to):
Meet the workshop leaders:
Maureen Gillen Chan has been an active volunteer in the
American Chemical Society for over thirty years. A member of the North Jersey Section, she serves on the Executive
Committee and has represented the Section in the ACS Council for many years.
Maureen has held several offices in the Section and is presently co-coordinator
of the Metro Women Chemists Committee and co-chair of the Government Affairs
Committee. She began her activities
nationally as a member of the Women Chemists Committee which she eventually
headed. She went on to membership in
several Elected and Board Committees of the Council and was a member of the ACS
Board of Directors for six years.
Currently she is on the Budget and Finance Committee and the Council
Committee on Public Affairs and is a consultant to the Landmarks Committee. She is also active with the Implementation
Team of the Board Oversight Group on Leadership Development.
a BS degree from Chestnut Hill College and a MS from Stevens Institute of
Technology. She spent her career at
AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies) where she did research on
the degradation and stabilization of polymers relevant to telecommunications
and retired as the Technical Manager of the Polymer Chemistry Advanced
Materials and Stabilization Group.
Throughout her career, she was a member of many Laboratory committees
and also worked on civic and church activities.
Larry Krannich is
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
where he served as Department Chair for 27 years and facilitated the
development of the department through strategic planning initiatives. Since retiring, he has served as Interim
Director of the UAB Center for Community Outreach Development, continues as the
Executive Director of the Alabama Academy of Science, and maintains a very
active involvement in ACS initiatives.
Throughout his career, his research emphasized the chemistry of Group
13/15 systems with a focus on synthesis and utilization of multinuclear NMR to
elucidate reaction pathways and molecular structures of these systems. He
maintained a strong emphasis on the development of a high quality undergraduate
chemistry program at UAB and creation of outreach programs for Alabama science
teachers. Outreach programs have varied
from developing laboratory workshops for high school teachers to the operation
of laboratory activity-based, in-service programs to the initiation of an NSF
GK-12 program that synergistically involved graduate and undergraduate science
students and K-12 science teachers in enhancing science education in local
school systems. Larry has been an
active ACS member since 1964 and involved in governance at the local section,
regional, and national levels. ACS
national service has encompassed the Committee on Local Section Activities
(1994-2001), Committee on Membership Affairs (2002-2004), Committee on
Committees (2005-2007), Board Presidential Task Force on Bylaw Changes for
Local Section and Division Support (2001-2002), and Chair of the Governance
Review Action Team on Division Additional Support Needs (2007). He currently chairs the Leadership Skills
Implementation Working Group for the ACS Leadership Development System that
designed the system framework and oversees the development of the learning
assets. For relaxation, Larry enjoys
outdoor activities that have taken him on hiking, camping, and cycling
adventure trips throughout the US and elsewhere in the world.
years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than
by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."