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					Growing Exelon’s NA-YGN Chapter


Speakers:
Laura Ekern – LaSalle County Station
Jenna Lichtenwalner – Peach Bottom
              Beginnings

•   Established in 2005
•   Core group of passionate individuals
•   Chapter Mentor
•   Executive and upper level management
    support
             Timeline

1. Identify key players
2. Develop and approve charter,
   Budget, Communication Plan
3. Appoint Chapter leaders
4. Communicate and advertise
   Chapters from top-Down
5. Hold site meetings
6. Hold Chapter-wide kickoffs
                            Our Organization
                              Executive Council
          Executive Sponsors, Chair, Vice Chair, Committee Leads

                                 Executive Sponsor


   Chapter Chair                   Site Sponsor         Chapter Mentor

      Vice Chair               Site Representatives:
                                   (Two Per Site)
Committee Leads
•Community Outreach
                              Site General Membership
•Professional Development
•Recruiting
•Communications
    Current Membership Numbers

•   East: 129
•   West: 152
•   Each site has approx 20-30 members
•   Mark DiRado was recently elected as
    the National NA-YGN Treasurer
            Site Kickoffs

• Station leadership involved
• Advertisement and communication
  key
• Informational meeting
  – Solicit ideas from general members
• Networking event afterwards
  – Station leadership invited to attend
         Chapter Kickoff

• Held at both corporate locations
• Presentations given by corporate
  senior management
• Included National NA-YGN Core
  members in kickoff
• Tours
• Survey for potential activities
• Teambuilding activity
    Accomplishments: Outreach

•   NA-YGN Drawing Contest
•   Judging Science Fairs
•   First Lego League
•   Future Cities Competitions
•   Local Bowl-a-thon
•   Boy Scout Merit Badges
Accomplishments: Development

• Career Management Workshops
• Sponsoring Financial Investment
  Seminars at each station
• Job Shadowing Program
• Lunch and Learn Seminars with
  Upper Management
• Mentor new-hires
        Lessons Learned

• Communication is key
• Passionate leadership is essential
  – Chapter Leads
  – Station Management
• Engage leadership early and often
  – Station Sponsors
  – Executive Sponsors
• Obtain a Chapter Mentor
              Hurdles

• Selling Organization to the
  Company
  – Retention and recruiting
  – Positive company image in the local
    communities
Budget
  – Secure long-term financing
  – Meet corporate planning milestones
    (No last minute requests)
           Hurdles Cont.

• Maintaining momentum
  – Enhance communication between
    sites and chapters
  – Increasing participation from non-
    engineering
  – Increasing participation at NA-YGN
    sponsored events
  – Encourage feedback from
    employees not meeting enrollment
    requirements
            The Future

• Recruiting
  – Attend High School Career Fairs
  – Attend University Info Sessions
  – Attend Professional Society
    Meetings (ASME, IEEE, etc.)
  – Support HR with recruiting
• Communications
  – Develop Chapter Website
  – Develop Monthly Newsletters
             The Future

• Community Outreach
  – Future Cities Executive Sponsorship
  – Habitat for Humanity
  – Attendance at NRC Public
    Information Sessions
• Professional Development
  – Presentations on the events at
    Chernobyl and TMI
  – Time Management Seminars

				
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