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Leadership Skills Newsletter Offered to Members

Recognizing the need for all CAS members to learn leadership skills, the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) recently decided to open its newsletter to the full membership. With access to the newsletter, the committee hopes readers will be able to further engage with their volunteer teams to drive more effective communication and collaboration. The goal for the LDC newsletter is to aid in developing diverse, passionate and skilled volunteers who can become part of a strong leadership pipeline and assume CAS leadership roles. 

The LDC strives to bridge the volunteer leadership gap by making sure the CAS has prepared current volunteers to take on leadership roles in the organization over time. Four subgroups lead the charge: 

  • The Future Leaders subgroup works to identify rising leaders and provides them with resources to grow.
  • The Leadership Courses subgroup creates and distributes leadership content through webinars and in-person sessions. 
  • The Mentoring subgroup connects emerging leaders with seasoned CAS volunteers. 
  • The Communications subgroup creates and distributes the LDC newsletter, now available to all members. 

The recent newsletter addresses progress with the Volunteer Staff Framework; motivating and engaging volunteers; and a summary of the LDC session held at the 2021 Annual Meeting, “Communicating with a Non-Technical Audience.”  

You can download the complete newsletter at