The activities for the AUA Leadership Program are pre-scheduled as part of the program, but mentors and Leadership Class participants are also encouraged to meet at Section meetings, at the mentor's workplace, at a local political fundraising event or even for dinner on at least one occasion during the year. The calendar of activities includes:
Jointly sponsored by the AUA and the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) in Washington, DC. AUA government relations and advocacy staff will provide an overview of the political process and review the AUA's current positions on key political issues. Leadership Class participants will have a special session that teaches them the nuts and bolts of the political process (e.g., how a bill becomes a law, the role of the Political Action Committee (PAC), how to get politically involved, how to set up a meeting with elected representatives). Leadership Class participants will also be given the chance to visit "the Hill" to meet with a member of Congress.
Graduation at AUA Annual Meeting
The culmination of the Leadership Program experience, the participants will be honored for their accomplishments over the past year and for graduating from the Leadership Program with a reception in their honor. Members of the AUA Board of Directors, along with the program's mentors and graduates from the previous Leadership Program classes, will be present for this event, which is held at the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
More conferences and meetings can be found on our Education Calendar.