Deadline for FY14 SWEFL (SWE Future Leaders) Nominations Extended!

Board of Directors
Region Governors
Society Committee/Taskforce Chairs and Coordinators
Faculty Advisors
SWE Counselors
Collegiate Members

The deadline for FY14 SWEFL (SWE Future Leaders) Program Nominations has been extended to May 24, 2013.  This is due to the change of date for the Collegiate Leadership Forum (CLF).  The CLF will now be held the Saturday of WE13 October 26, 2013.

In order to better serve more future leaders, moving the event date will allow more SWEFLs to be selected, as well as give them the opportunity to attend the conference together and experience the ‘spirit of SWE’ firsthand. SWE is building on the past success of CLF by expanding the program.  This will allow us to increase the number of SWEFLs and expand the audience of the CLF program.

Please take this opportunity to nominate outstanding collegiate members.  Nominees should have no less than two years left of a current degree program (i.e. Freshmen and Sophomores for undergraduates or 1st/2nd year graduate students going for a doctorate) and shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.  Candidates for SWEFL nominations should be active collegiate members of the Society and have exhibited strong leadership potential and interest in extended involvement in the Society beyond the collegiate experience.  Nominees who have been selected as SWEFLs for a previous FY or have attended the Collegiate Leadership Forum (CLF) as another function are precluded from being nominated.  SWEFL candidates are chosen based on their nominations and availability to attend the CLF this Fall at WE13 in Baltimore, MD, October 26, 2013. Attending CLF is a valuable opportunity for up and coming SWE collegiate leaders to meet other influential members of our Society and be exposed to SWE beyond the section level.

Nominators should have an established relationship with the nominee that permits detailed insight into the nominee’s leadership potential and interest in the society.  The nominator cannot be the nominee herself, as one of the leadership metrics used for establishing future leadership is to establish networks and relationships.  Nominators are not required to be members of SWE, but should have some knowledge of the Society to understand the value of the program and the Society goals.  Examples of past nominators include professors, counselors, and SWE section presidents.

The nomination form asks for your contact information and the SWEFL nominee’s contact information. Additionally, the following questions are part of the nomination:

1. Current involvement in university section and/or other Society activities
2. Potential future involvement in university section and/or other Society activities
3. Activities and responsibilities in other organizations that show positive leadership skills and abilities
4. Traits and capabilities of the nominee that indicate her leadership potential
5. How the nominee would benefit from participating in the SWEFL program
6. How others would benefit from the nominee participating in the SWEFL program

The nominee will receive a request for follow up information after the nomination form is complete and submitted. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

All of the nominations already received will be considered for a SWEFL appointment.  There is no need to resubmit.  However, if you have submitted and you are not able to attend WE13, please let the selection committee know.

Wendy Landweher
FY13 Deputy Director of Regions

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