We are glad that you are visiting our site and are interested in learning more about what the chapter has to offer. As a professional, involvement in this organization provides opportunities for continuing education, a forum for presenting your research, networking/collaboration, and leadership.
NLACSM welcomes your involvement. Please contact Erin White with any questions or ideas that you have. We would love to hear from you!
Ways to Get Involved as a Professional
1. Attend the Annual NLACSM and ACSM Annual Meeting.
Meetings are some of the best ways to learn more about these organizations, network with outstanding professionals in the field, stay on top of the current research and trends in our field, and get students involved. The NLACSM Annual meeting is held in the spring and is an affordable regional meeting that showcases outstanding speakers and presentations.
The ACSM annual meeting also offers an opportunity to showcase your research and network with other colleagues in the region with similar interests. There are opportunities for professional talks and student talks (oral or poster).
2. Lead the Chapter
One of the benefits of being a member of NLACSM is the opportunity for professional development to include leadership as an officer at the regional chapter level within the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, active involvement at the chapter level and serving in a leadership capacity are some of the criteria for becoming a Fellow member of ACSM.
Leadership opportunities on the Leadership Board include: President-Elect, At-Large Representative, State Representatives, and Student Activities Director.
3. Volunteer to help with the NLACSM Annual Meeting
Oftentimes, an extra pair of hands would be very helpful at the annual meeting, whether it is reviewing abstracts, moderating a session, acting as a proctor during the Quiz Bowl, or helping with registration - there are always little ways that you could help that chapter and become more involved.
4. Be a faculty champion!
Communicate the importance of becoming involved to your students! Consider having your students form a Quiz Bowl team (you only need 3 students), presenting their research, attend the conference, etc. Leading by example is the best way we can involve our newest members.