Convention 2019
Convention 2019
Convention 2019

Chapter Leader information

Sessions

Sigma will host several sessions about important chapter operations topics, designed specifically for chapter leaders. Be sure to attend any that you think might help your chapter! This is a great time to gather new information and resources, share your ideas with other leaders, learn about other chapters’ successes, and get your questions answered.

Sessions will take place in National Harbor 5 on Level 3 of the Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, 16 November
3:15-4:00 p.m. (1515-1600)
Amending Your Chapter to Add a Practice Setting


Sunday, 17 November
10:45-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Developing Future Leaders to Plan Your Chapter’s Legacy


10:45-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Engaging and Retaining Sigma’s Retired Members*
This session will be held in National Harbor 6.


1:45-3:00 p.m. (1345-1500)
Understanding Sigma’s Membership Eligibility Criteria


3:15-4:00 p.m. (1515-1600)
Developing a Successful Recruitment Plan


Monday, 18 November
9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Strategies and Resources to Increase Your Chapter’s Visibility


1:15-2:30 p.m. (1315-1430)
The How, What, and Why Behind Member Communication


Regional Meetings and Candidate Forums

Attendees are invited to participate in their appropriate regional meeting to meet other members and learn about what is going on in their region. The second part of each regional meeting is a candidate forum where candidates discuss their ideas for the role of Regional Coordinator.

Sunday, 17 November
4:15-5:30 p.m. (1615-1730)

Africa Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Camellia 3


Asia Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Camellia 2


Europe Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Camellia 1


Latin America/Caribbean Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Azalea 3


Middle East Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Azalea 2


Oceania Global Region: Hotel, Level 2, Azalea 1


North America Global Region
This region includes the following:


Region 1: Hotel, Level 2, Magnolia 3


Region 2: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 8


Region 3: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 7


Region 4: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 6


Region 5: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 13


Region 6: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 5


Region 7: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 4


Region 8: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 11


Region 9: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 12


Region 10: Convention Center, Level 3, National Harbor 10


Region 11: Convention Center, Level 2, Chesapeake A-C


Region 12: Convention Center, Level 2, Chesapeake 1-3


Region 13: Convention Center, Level 2, Chesapeake D-F


Region 14: Convention Center, Level 2, Chesapeake 4-6


Region 15: Convention Center, Level 2, Chesapeake G-I


Awards

Join us for the Chapter Awards Recognition Event where chapters and members will be recognized for their continued success in membership engagement and programming. This event will be held on Monday, 18 November. from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (1000‑1130) in the Potomac Ballroom on Level 2 of the Convention Center.

House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is the body of Sigma that holds legislative and judicial powers. According to the Bylaws, each chapter must have representation to act on its behalf in the House of Delegates for items of business before the organization. If you are serving as a chapter delegate, be sure to visit the The Circle, Sigma’s online member community, where you’ll find a special community just for delegates. The Convention Delegate Community is a place where you can ask questions about your role, see the ballot, and view proposed bylaws changes. You can find links to important documents, learn about the schedule of events, and talk with other delegates and staff. Visit https://TheCircle.SigmaNursing.org/MyGroups and scroll to find the community called “Convention Delegates”. If you are not serving as a delegate, you are still able to attend this event. There will be limited seating available for individuals to watch the proceedings take place.

Delegates with questions at convention may visit the Delegate Information desk in the Potomac Ballroom Foyer on Level 2 of the Convention Center. Please check your convention program book or the event app for daily Delegate Information hours.

Sigma Marketplace

Stop by the Sigma Marketplace where you can browse and purchase chapter products. Sigma provides chapter leaders with products that ensure chapter success in the areas of gift-giving, publicity, operations, and recognition. Visit the Marketplace in National Harbor 2-3 on Level 3 of the Convention Center.

Sigma Staff

Members of the Constituent Services Team will be available to speak with you in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to chat and pick up some free items to bring back to your chapter!