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Saturday afternoon, March 11, conference attendees will have a variety of concurrent workshops to choose from - tracks include agricultural issues, leadership and Alpha Zeta chapter development.  

Session 1: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Alpha Zeta Chapter Development: Recruitment - Oklahoma AZ Chapter

Is your Alpha Zeta chapter having a hard time recruiting potential members? If so, come participate in this workshop. Facilitated by members from the Oklahoma chapter, you will learn about the methods they use to recruit new members as well as discuss ideas with other chapters.

Believing in YOU! - Matt Rush, Certified Ziglar Trainer
Other people or circumstances do not determine your future. In fact, regardless of your circumstances there is one undeniable freedom; the freedom to choose your attitude toward those circumstances. Positive self-image begins with positive thinking about simple things in life. Improving and strengthening self-esteem is a continuous commitment. It takes practice and renewal. Even if a person has a really positive self-image, they still need to renew their belief in themselves.

Session 2: 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm


Alpha Zeta Chapter Development: Fundraising - North Carolina AZ Chapter
The North Carolina AZ Chapter does several fundraising events throughout the year including their Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Come learn about how they organize these fundraising opportunities and share ideas with fellow members of Alpha Zeta.

Emotional Intelligence - Lorinda Schrammel, Oklahoma State University
Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life. 

Session 3: 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm

Alpha Zeta Chapter Development: Member Engagement - Florida AZ Chapter

Do you have a hard time keeping your members engaged throughout the year? The Florida AZ Chapter is very successful in providing opportunities for members to network with each other to ensure they remain engaged. During this workshop, they will be sharing tips for member engagement and facilitating a discussion on how other chapters do the same.


Top Performance - Matt Rush, Certified Ziglar Trainer
Success is something most people expect for themselves. However, with the lack of benchmarks and specific processes, success is relegated to posters and cliche╠üs that seem to say the right thing. Top Performance shatters that myth by giving real world skills that allow you to become catalysts of success by equipping you with the “why” behind the “how” of daily choices.




Apply for $1,000 in Funding to Attend NALC

Does your chapter need help with funding to help students attend NALC this year? The CHS Foundation has been a great partner to Alpha Zeta and has a grant program that is open to all Alpha Zeta chapters that would provide up to $1,000 in funding that can be used towards registration costs and/or travel costs for students. Only one grant can be awarded per chapter but they are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis so apply now before NALC! Learn more and apply for a CHS Foundation mini-grant to attend NALC.

Officer, Advisor & Alumni Awards

Nominations Due February 6
Know someone who has been a fearless leader or gone above and beyond for your chapter? Alpha Zeta would like to recognize those individuals that are working hard to make their chapter a success.

Nominate someone from your chapter today!
  • Outstanding Officers of the Year: Chancellor, Censor, Scribe, Treasurer, Chronicler, and Member at-large
  • Outstanding Advisor of the Year
  • Steven C. Drake Outstanding Alumni of the Year
Nominations due to the National Office by February 6. Click here to view the nomination form

Award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Banquet at NALC on Saturday, March 11. You do not have to be present to receive an award.