Leadership

Purpose: “Raises awareness of the ALA leadership development opportunities.” National POA

Current Leadership Chairman

What can you do?

  1. Learn about and promote participation in the ALA Leader Academy, which is being developed as a result of the ALA Centennial Strategic Plan.
    • Work with a mentor to develop and enhance interest, skills and knowledge of the ALA.
    • Become familiar with the different types of leadership training.
  2. Enhance leaders’ knowledge about ALA history, programs and organization.
    • Take ‘Welcome to the American Legion Auxiliary Senior Auxiliary Basics, A Course on our History and Legacy’ at www.ALAforVeterans.org under the Leadership tab.
    • Take Welcome to the Junior ALA Course ‘The ALA; My Organization and What I Need ti Know to Grow as a Member’ at www.ALAforVeterans.org under the Leadership tab.
  3. Encourage the use of ALA reference documents and materials, such as the Unit Guide Book, Unit, Department, and National Constitution & Bylaws, Department Operations Guide, ALA Girls State Program Guide, and national website listing of previous annual reports, to include Centennial Strategic Plan initiatives.
  4. Offer a mentoring program, utilizing the knowledge and experience of members that have served as leaders beyond that of the Unit.
  5. Nurture a culture of goodwill at all levels of the organization.
    • Resolve to consider your own behavior before evaluating others
    • Demonstrate respect for others’ opinions different from your own (Agree to disagree).

 Legion College

Legion College is held every year in the cooperation of the American Legion.  Two (2) separate sessions are held.  Legion College East is normally held the last Saturday of October at Cumberland Valley Middle Scholl. Legion College West is usually held the first Saturday of November at the Latrobe High School. Seven(7) courses are offered for a nominal cost: Adjutant Course, American Legion Auxiliary Course, Chaplain Course, Home Association Course, Legion Riders Course, SAL Course, and Service Officer Course.

Resources:

Information for District Presidents:

Introduction Installation Letter to Units 
 
Installation Form
 
Council Report
 
Standing Committee Form
 
District President Duties

 Resources:

These supplies can be purchased from Department Headquarter
Unit Guide
$4.50
Unit Handbook
$13.00 if mailed
 
$10.00 if picked at Dept.
Let’s Be Proper
$1.50
Unit, Council & Department Bylaw (all in one folder)
$1.00
   
The latest version of the following publications and products are available through Emblem Sales  at http://emblem.legion.org (please order through American Legion Department Headquarters, who receives a percentage at 717/730-9100717/730-9100)
National Constitution Bylaws, and Standing Rules of the ALA Page 125   $1.95
Policies and Procedures of The American Legion Auxiliary Page 125   $9.95
Unit Handbook of the American Legion Auxiliary Page 125   $9,.95
Roberts Rules of Order, Newly revised Page 133   $12.95 paperback
      $26.95 hardback
Parliamentary Procedure Page 133   $1.00
Let’s be Right on Flag Etiquette Page 133   $1.00
Leadership Manual Page 125   $4.95