The SHPE National Convention is the biggest event of the year for any national member of the society. This year in Phoenix, Arizona, members both student and professional have the ability to network and gain experience through leadership workshops, career fairs, and a variety of engineering competitions in search of employment opportunities. At Texas A&M we partially sponsor members to give them an opportunity to attend conference.
RLDC serves as preparation for future leaders and better prepares members who are going to run for office.
Through different workshops and career fair our newly elected executive board members are better prepared
to lead the organization.
There are often many key skills and communication tactics that you can't learn from anywhere else except by industry leaders themselves. These workshops help prepare members to learn how to not only lead a group in a professional atmosphere, but how to collaborate to reach a common goal.
Every year there is the passing of the torch from one set of officers to another in order to lead the membership in a progressive direction. The retreat helps rally the executive board as a collective unit and learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to work as a team.