AHAI will hold its annual gathering of all our Affiliates throughout the state on Saturday, June 1 at The Westin Chicago Northwest located at 400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL. Formerly known as the AHAI Annual Meeting, this important event received a facelift last year to better reflect the purpose of the meeting. It was renamed to the AHAI Affiliate Leadership Conference.
The conference is designed to educate Affiliate Leaders and allow AHAI to hear from our members on a variety of topics which include player development, rules and ethics issues, referee retention, goaltender development, club communications and social media, among other topics. An exciting addition to the AALC this year is the Hockey Directors’ Breakout Sessions.
Additionally, the conference will include guest speakers from USA Hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks, the legal community, and other subject matter experts. George Atkinson, President of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) will participate in several of our breakout sessions to provide invaluable insight into how other USA Hockey Affiliates operate. Our keynote speakers include Joe Terrasi of the Positive Coaching Alliance, and Tom Slaird (Minnesota Hockey) will lead a discussion on how to deal with difficult people. Just like last year, we will have pertinent vendors that serve our membership in attendance.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The conference will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there so save the date and bring out all your organization’s leaders. ~ AHAI Board of Directors