February 2020 - Mentoring Our Future

posted Feb 13, 2020, 11:59 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 12:04 PM ]

Douglas F. Zentz

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Associate Professor – HVACR Program Coordinator
School of Built Environment
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
ASHRAE Region V Director and Regional Chair
Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership, Mentoring Our Future


Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is in the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University and past HVAC Program Coordinator. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE, and past Regional Members Council Representative for Region V.  He is currently the Director and Regional Chair for Region V of ASHRAE.  He has been a DL (Distinguished Lecturer) for ASHRAE since 2012


This presentation will examine “what is leadership”, “why ASHRAE needs leadership”, “why it is our responsibility to grow leadership within our local chapters”, and “how do you mentor generation Y into leaders”. The mentoring process is critical to this success and this presentation includes the elements of generation Y such to explain how these generations think, what their values are, and what makes them tick. In doing so the older generations (current leaders in most situations) can understand “how” to motivate and mentor generation Y into future leaders for ASHRAE and the HVACR industry.

Lunch Meeting - February 20
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN
Dinner Meeting - February 20
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

DOC's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
1420 B Calumet Ave
Dyer, IN 46311