Leadership Development

ASHT is committed to developing emerging leaders both within the society and the hand therapy community. The Board of Directors has initiated a leadership development program, providing members with resources and leadership opportunities to achieve their goals.

LEAD Forum

The ASHT LEAD (Leadership Education and Discovery) Forum provides ASHT members with an interactive opportunity to discuss leadership development, education and resources, and gain additional confidence and strategies for success in their own professional and personal settings.

LEAD Forum activities include the ASHT Virtual Book Club and TED Talk discussions. Registration is required, but this program is free to members. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with connection information. Log on at the time of the event, and participate in an engaging discussion group with your peers!

Don't miss our next LEAD Forum event:

How Great Leaders Inspire Action: A TED Talk by Simon Sinek
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8 p.m. ET.
FREE to members
NOTE: Registration has closed.

While clips will be played during the presentation, we recommend you watch the full TED Talk in advance of the event. As you watch, consider the following discussion questions:

  • What is your “why”? How can this be used in the workplace?
  • Consider examples of communication styles of those around you. How does it make them more or less effective as a leader/communicator?
  • Where do you fall on the presented graph – innovator, early adopter, early majority, late majority, lagger?
  • What is your innovation goal?
  • How has this TED Talk affected your perception of yourself as a leader?

If you have any future LEAD Forum recommendations, or an idea for a leadership development program, please email ASHT@asht.org.

Board Intern

The ASHT Board of Directors Intern position was established to introduce ASHT members to the process of board governance, nonprofit budget construction and ASHT activities. This opportunity will provide the intern with an experience to enhance his/her career in hand therapy, and help develop leadership skills that lead to future participation as a committee chair, division director or board member. This also provides a unique networking opportunity with ASHT leaders from around the country. 

A call for interested board intern candidates will be sent in mid-2018. For more information, please email ASHT@asht.org.