Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the Michigan YMCA Key Leaders Conference in Lansing, Michigan. In addition to joining several of my fellow West Bend associates as exhibitors, I was asked to join in on a panel discussion regarding new technology topics that are relevant to Ys across the country.
Chris Leyda, Director of Electronic Communications for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, led a fantastic discussion on the important roll mobile web browsing has on Ys, and Chad Wood, Technical Services Director for the Ann Arbor YMCA, did a great job of highlighting how important it is for Ys to understand the ins and outs of PCI compliance.
My portion of the discussion covered ways Ys might be able to leverage social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to achieve their mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Due to a lot of interest in this topic, we offered a free online webinar on Thursday, November 15th from 12pm-1pm EST covering the same material from the Key Leaders Conference. We've decided to make the presentation from this online seminar available to any and all YMCA staff across the country.