Special workshops offered in Houston

Three American Legion career-building events and a digital media workshop will be held during the 95th National Convention in Houston. Each event is free of charge.

  • Women’s Small Business Workshop, Aug. 26-27. The workshop is specifically designed to help women veterans identify opportunities, write business plans and launch their enterprises.
  • Employment Transition Workshop, Aug. 26-27. The workshop will include expert insights from companies such as General Electric, 1st Command Bank, Sallie Mae and Nextstar. They will provide information and opportunities for training in a variety of career areas with jobs available at their companies.
  • American Legion Empowering Conference Career & Benefits Fair, Aug. 26-27. The event will provide veterans with information on how to obtain careers in a variety of industries and understand veterans employment benefits.

Register for the career events online: www.legion.org/convention/economic/register

Digital Media Workshop, Aug. 26. Posts, district and department webmasters, editors and public-relations specialists will learn how to focus on membership promotion using the web and social media. This year’s session is broken into three groups: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Participants can attend any or all of the breakout sessions.

Attendees will learn how to build awareness and improve communications at their post; build community and strengthen their post’s brand identity through Facebook and Twitter; and learn how to use free online tools to collect membership dues and understand digital analytics.

Register for the workshop: www.legion.org/convention/workshop