Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

CERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM A Course for Success.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "CERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM A Course for Success."— Presentation transcript:

1 CERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM A Course for Success

2 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Certified Guiding Lion Program Objectives Help the club determine its mission and purpose Improve retention of members Assimilate new club members into Lions Improve relationship between sponsoring club and new club Extend support system for longer period of time Improve the knowledge of the Guiding Lion

3 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Why is Training Needed? Better understand your role as a Guiding Lion Develop a club officer training plan Develop a Club Officer Mentor Team Provide tools to help the new club officers manage their club Locate the resources available to you and the new club

4 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) The Certified Guiding Lion may be the single most important factor to the success of a new club. But to be successful, the Guiding Lion must commit the time to conduct training, attend meetings and support the development of club officers (and potential club officers).

5 THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Complete Course Meet with DG or District or Multiple District GLT Coordinator Send the completed Completion Verification Form and Test for Certified Guiding Lions to LCI Headquarters LCI mails certificate to you

6 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Receiving the Presidential Certified Guiding Lion Award

7 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) After receiving certification Certified Guiding Lion must complete a successful two-year term, which includes: Successfully complete this revised course Submit Quarterly Reports Attend New Club Meetings No change in club officers without acceptable cause New Club has a net membership growth New Club Conducts Service & Fundraising Activities New Club Participates in District Activities New Club Officers and Members Visit Other Clubs New Club Officers confirm that the Guiding Lion assisted with the clubs development. New Club Remains in Good Standing

8 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Certified Guiding Lion Program Design Section One: Skills of a Successful Guiding Lion Section Two: Getting off to a Good Start – Become and Information Expert Section Three: Develop a Club Officer Mentor Team Section Four: Design Club Officer Training Section Five: Guiding Lion Resources Section Six: Club Rebuilding Can be taken as a correspondence course or with a group

9 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Course Workbook By this time, you should have completed the Certified Guiding Lion Workbook

10 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Pre-Assignment: As part of the pre-assignment, you should have reviewed: Leadership Resource Center – Club Officer Orientation Club Resource Center MyLCI Site Key Publications Standard Form Constitution and Bylaws (LA-2) Club Officers Manual (LA-15) Orientation Guide (ME-13) Charter Night Planning Guide (TK-26) Club Membership Chairperson’s Manual (ME-44) Making it Happen, Guide to Project Development (TK-10) Community Needs Assessment (MK-9) Local Materials

11 Section One: Skills of a Successful Guiding Lion

12 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) EXERCISE 1 Page 6 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Skills of a Successful Guiding Lion Table Discussion: What are the skills needed to be an effective Guiding Lion? Which skills do you possess? Which skills should you improve? Discuss with your table and determine as a group the top 5 skills

13 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Six Elements of a Successful Club 1.The club members have conducted services projects that are meaningful to them. 2.The club has achieved a net growth in membership and involves new members in meaningful activities quickly. 3.The club communicates effectively with the members and the public. 4.Meetings are held regularly and are meaningful and positive. 5.Club Officers participate in zone and district leadership training. 6.The club is in good standing and reports regularly.

14 Are there others?

15 But most of all remember… The club belongs to the members and should always focus on their goals.

16 How do we get there?

17 Section Two: Getting Off to a Good Start Become an Information Expert

18 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Get Off to a Good Start – Become an Information Expert! Leadership Development Section of the Member Center Organized under Training Materials Club Officer Orientation On-Line Course Club President Course Club Secretary Course Club Treasurer Course

19 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) What are the key concepts from the on- line Club Officer Orientation that should be shared with the new club officers? What should be shared with the President? What should be shared with the Club Secretary? What should be shared with the Club Treasurer? Are there other on-line courses that would be helpful? EXERCISE 2 Page 8 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Key Points to include in your Training

20 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Resource Center at This webpage includes links to the following: Access to the Club Resource Center to download frequently used forms, publications and information. PR Tools to help communicate the club’s activities Helpful resources you can use to sponsor a Leo Club. Finance information you need to manage club funds. Strategies you can use to strengthen membership. A free E-Clubhouse Web site for your new Lions club Get Off to a Good Start – Become an Information Expert!

21 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) What are the most important materials in the Club Resource Center that are useful to promote excellence in club management? What should be shared with the President? What should be shared with the Club Secretary? What should be shared with the Club Treasurer? What other materials would be helpful? EXERCISE 3 Page 9 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Important Materials in the Club Resource Center

22 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) MyLCI Site MyLCI is used by club and district officers to report member changes, meeting times and more. There are a number of videos that can be accessed on the left side of the site’s home page to provide assistance. Logon and Registration Introduction of MyLCI Navigating the MyLCI website Get Off to a Good Start – Become an Information Expert!

23 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Before the class become familiar with the site and the process for submitting reports Make sure the Secretaries' Mentor (mentioned later in the training) is fully aware of the process of reporting and the information that is available. EXERCISE 4 Page 9 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook MyLCI Site Materials and Functions

24 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Key Publications Standard Form Lions Club Constitution and Bylaws (LA-2) Club Officer’s Manual (LA-15) Orientation Guide (ME-13) Charter Night Planning Guide (TK-26) Club Membership Chairperson’s Manual (ME-44) Making It Happen Guide to Club Project Development (TK-10) Community Needs Assessment (MK-9) This material will be referred to later as we cover the officer training sessions in greater detail Get Off to a Good Start – Become an Information Expert!

25 Section Three: Develop a Club Officer Mentor Team

26 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Develop a Club Officer Mentor Team Club Officer Mentor Team Two Certified Guiding Lions District Governor Team Zone Chairpersons Club Officer Mentors

27 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Identify individuals who serve in the following roles and discuss their main responsibility to the new club: District Governor Team: District Governor First Vice District Governor Second Vice District Governor Zone Chairpersons Region Chairpersons (if applicable) EXERCISE 5 Page 11 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Develop Your Club Mentor Team

28 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Develop a Club Officer Mentor Team Club Officer Mentor: Pairing new officers with outstanding examples! Checklist designed to facilitate training Club President Mentor Checklist Club Secretary Checklist Club Treasurer Checklist Club Membership Chair Chair Checklist

29 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Identify individuals who are qualified to serve in the following roles and discuss their main responsibility to the new club: Club Officer Mentors: Club President Mentor Club Secretary Mentor Club Treasurer Mentor Club Membership Chair Mentor Club Mentors should be currently serving in the position EXERCISE 5 (continued) Page 12 The Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Develop Your Club Mentor Team

30 Section Four: Design Club Officer Training

31 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Officer Training Outline Divided into four sessions, focused on the initial keys to success: Session One– Introduction to Lions Clubs International, Club Responsibilities, the Charter Night Ceremony, Club Officer Mentor Team. Session Two – Club Officer Responsibility and Initiating Meaningful Projects Session Three – The importance of Recruitment and Retention and Developing a Recruiting Plan Session Four – Hosting Productive and Meaningful Meetings EACH SESSION SHOULD LAST APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES

32 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Training Session One Introduction to Lions Clubs International (12 minutes) Club Responsibilities (23 minutes) Charter Night Ceremony (15 minutes) Club Officer Mentor Team (10 minutes)

33 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Introduction to Lions Clubs International (12 minutes) Resource: Orientation Guide Orientation Guide Includes: History of Lions Club International Structure of the Club, Zone, Region etc. Zone and district level positions and how they can assist the club Support from the International Association – Training available, e-clubhouse and other programs that might be helpful. International service projects Reaffirm that each club is autonomous.

34 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Understanding Club Responsibilities (23 minutes) Resource: Standard Form Club Constitution and Bylaws While some materials are included in the Orientation Guide, the Constitution and By-laws includes: Purposes, motto, etc. Membership eligibility and types of Memberships Overview of Officer Responsibilities and the Board of Directors Fees and Dues Managing Funds Meetings and quorums Elections and filling vacancies

35 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Organize Charter Night (15 minutes) Resource: Charter Night Planning Guide The Charter Night Planning Guide includes many helpful tips for organizing the charter celebration including: Charter Night Checklist How to organize an effective committee Room layout and diagrams Sample letters and announcements Sample speeches Note that the sponsoring club, and the district, should offer assistance to help the new club organize the event

36 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Officer Mentor Team (10 minutes) Resource: Club Officer Mentor Checklists Introduce the club officers to their Club Officer Mentors Each officer should be assigned a mentor who is currently fulfilling the same officer role The Mentor should be experienced, available and able to communicate/train the new officer effectively Provide each pair a copy of their respective checklist Ask them to meet with their mentor to go through the checklist prior to the next training session

37 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) EXERCISE 6 Page 15 Certified Guiding Workbook Training Session One: Training Session One is an overview of LCI, why is that important? What do you consider the three most important objectives of the first training session?

38 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Officer Responsibility (20 minutes) Initiating Meaningful Projects (30 minutes) Follow-up Mentor training (10 minutes) Training Session Two

39 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Officer Responsibilities (20 minutes) Resource: Club Officer Manual and on-line training The Club Officer Manual can help new officers plan their term and provides general information on the clubs daily operations with information such as: Setting goals Managing club activities through the year Record keeping Transitioning to the next team Job specific information can be found in the Leadership Resource Center under training materials and then Club Officer Orientation. Refer them to the site. Their mentor should be covering the details specific to their position with them on an on-going basis.

40 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Initiating Meaningful Projects (30 minutes) Resource: Making it Happen Meaningful Projects are key to the health and sustainability of new clubs. “Making It Happen” guides the new club members through four key steps: Identify potential projects Develop a task force (and involve interested members) Conduct research (and identify the members you need) Determine action steps needed to implement the plan

41 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Follow-up Mentor Training (10 minutes) At the end of the session check to make sure that each officer is receiving sufficient support and training from their Mentor. Ask the officers if they are having any challenges or questions. If needed, replace the mentor

42 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) EXERCISE 7 Page 17 Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Reference Material: Making it Happen – Guide to Club Project Development Training Session Two: Training Session Two is more focused on the roles and responsibilities of the club. What do you consider the three most important objectives of the second session?

43 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) The Importance of Recruitment and Retention and developing an ongoing Membership Plan. (45 minutes) Follow-up Mentor training (15 minutes) Training Session Three

44 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Creating a Membership Recruiting Plan (45 minutes) Resource: Club Membership Chairperson’s Guide The Club Membership Chairperson’s Guide has information that can help a new club design an ongoing membership plan. Designed to be given directly to Membership Chair Includes timelines and program ideas Lists the membership information available from LCI Designed to help the club develop a plan Take a few minutes (longer if needed) to discuss and plan how new members may be recruited.

45 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) EXERCISE 8 Page 19 Certified Guiding Lion Workbook Reference Material: Membership Chair Manual CREATING A MEMBERSHIP RECRUITING PLAN Describe successful ideas for recruiting new members that you would share with the new club officers.

46 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Follow-up Mentor Training (again!) At the end of the session check to make sure that each officer is receiving sufficient support and training from their Mentor. Ask the officers if they are having any challenges or questions. If needed, replace the mentor

47 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Customized and Meaningful Meetings (20 minutes, if needed) How to Increase Attendance at Meetings (20 minutes, if needed) Continue to follow-up Mentor training Training Session Four

48 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) “Your Club, Your Way” helps to design a meeting format that best suits the new club’s membership. Club officers may also be referred to “Meeting Management”, an on-line course in the Leadership Development section of the LCI web site. Discuss ways the meetings can be positive, effective and how to increase attendance at meetings. The officers should set up a plan. Usually, the president is in charge of effective meeting management and the membership chair is in charge of increasing attendance. Customized and Meaningful Meetings Resource: “Your Club Your Way” and “Meeting Management”

49 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If meeting attendance is not increasing, discuss ways to boost meetings attendance. The list in the workbook includes. Make sure the meeting date, time and location meets your members and your potential member’s needs Send invitations to current and potential members noting the activities that will take place Make personal calls to invite current and potential members to the meetings who may need additional encouragement. Tell them how their support is needed by the club and by the community. Invite an interesting and relevant speaker to each general meeting to give members and potential members a reason to attend. Make sure each member who attends the meeting is involved in a project that is meaningful to them. Increasing Meeting Attendance

50 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) EXERCISE 9 Page 21 Certified Guiding Lion Workbook POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS What elements are key to a positive and productive meeting? What can be done to increase attendance?

51 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Future Guidance and Training As Guiding Lion, meet with the club officers to make sure they are striving to achieve club success by focusing on the Six Elements of a Successful Club. Address the weak areas as needed with the material covered. If you run into a challenging situation, contact the Certified Guiding Lion Hotline at or by at for additional guidance and support.

52 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Six Elements of a Successful Club 1.The club members have conducted services projects that are meaningful to them. 2.The club has achieved a net growth in membership and involves new members in meaningful activities quickly. 3.The club communicates effectively with the members and the public. 4.Meetings are held regularly and are meaningful and positive. 5.Club Officers participate in zone and district leadership training. 6.The club is in good standing and reports regularly.

53 Section Five: Guiding Lion Resources

54 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Health Assessment – measures the progress of the club in the area of membership gain/loss, reporting, payment of dues and balances and donations made to LCIF Quarterly Report – The report completed by the Guiding Lion and given to the District Team and LCI to report the progress made by the club. Reports

55 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Club Officer Training Checklist – to ensure the information has been shared and effectively communicated to the new club officers Transition to Independence – A checklist to gauge the club’s progress as the club becomes more self reliant. TOOLS TO HELP NEW CLUB BECOME SELF RELIANT

56 Recapping the Session

57 Section Six: Club Rebuilding

58 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) How can the CGL strategy be used to help existing clubs? Many of the techniques and strategies mentioned in this course may also be applied to club rebuilding. The challenge is to identify the club’s needs so that the training and support can be tailored accordingly. Refer to the Assessment Form for this section Rebuilding Existing Clubs

59 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Identifies club operations that need improvement so the CGL can tailor support to meet the club’s needs. The assessment reviews: Officer understanding of club responsibilities Officer understanding of their specific roles Level of passion for current service projects Internal club communication and public relations Club meeting satisfaction Ability to recruit and retain members District support Need for overall leadership development Certified Guiding Lion Rebuilding Assessment

60 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) This section is for club officers who are new to our association and can be skipped if they are existing Lions. Questions: Is there a general knowledge of LCI’s structure, objectives and history? Do the officers understand the general responsibilities of their club? If the officers are new to Lions, review Training Session One on page 13 of the Certified Guiding Lion Workbook. Understanding Club Responsibilities

61 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) This section assesses the officers’ awareness of their unique responsibilities. Report activity, payments and officer history can be found on the Club Health Assessment Report. Questions: Do club officers understand their responsibilities well enough to fulfill their role effectively? Are membership and activity reports submitted regularly? Are the club accounts current? Does the club have new leadership each year or do officers repeat? Club Management

62 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If needs appear… Follow training outline that begins on page 16 of the CGL Workbook. Assign a Club Officer Mentor when needed. In cases when officers repeat, encourage new people to take the position and assure them that they will receive the support needed to be successful. Club Management (cont.)

63 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) The single most important element to club success! Questions: Is the club involved in meaningful service activities? Are these activities visible and relevant to the community? Are there other projects they would rather pursue? Service Activities

64 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If needs appear… Follow the “Making it Happen” outline on page 16 Consider the course on Providing Community Service offered in the Lions Learning Center. Service Activities

65 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) An effective communication is critical to recognize club projects and encourages community involvement. Questions: Does the club effectively publicize projects? Are meetings, events, and projects effectively communicated to club members? Does the club have a website? Communication (Internal and External!)

66 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If needs appear… Refer to the PR Guide Introduce them to e-clubhouse (a free site for clubs) Offer club secretary training for better internal communication Consider the PR Course in the Lions Learning Center. Communication (Internal and External!)

67 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Poor meetings can ruin a club! While the Guiding Lion Workbook lists Membership Recruitment next, it is suggested that this topic be taken out of sequence and addressed before recruitment and retention since existing clubs already meet. It is important that the club provides a welcoming atmosphere before new members are recruited. Meetings have a tremendous impact on club success, but can also be easily fixed! Meetings

68 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Meetings (cont.) Questions: Are meetings positive, meaningful and productive? Are they held regularly? Are they well attended? Is meeting attendance encouraged? Do the meetings involve all the members? What improvements could be made?

69 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Meetings (cont.) If needs appear… Look for ideas for customizing the club’s meetings by reviewing “Your Club, Your Way” with club members Follow the outline on page 20 of the CGL Workbook for easy ways to boost attendance and improve the overall meeting. Take the Managing Meetings Course from the Lions Learning Center.

70 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Most likely the greatest challenge and should begin only after all other issues are resolved. You might find that when the other issues are fixed, recruitment is easy! Questions: Is the club actively recruiting? Are all members, including new and existing members, involved in projects that they find meaningful? Does the club have a membership plan? Why are members leaving the club and what adjustments need to be made to improve retention? Membership Growth

71 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If needs appear… See the Importance of Recruitment and Retention for help developing a membership plan, on page 18 of the CGL Workbook. Assign a Membership Chairperson Mentor on page 33. Contact Global Membership Team (GMT) Coordinator Go to the Leadership Resource Center for the following courses: Valuing Member Diversity Member Motivation Effective Club Membership Teams Membership Growth (cont.)

72 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) The purpose of the district leadership is to support club health and development. Care is needed to ensure that the club is supporting projects and events that are of interest to the club’s members. Studies show that healthy clubs will support district projects that are important to the members, however, they may also take away energy that is needed to rebuild a weak club. District Support

73 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Questions: Is the district leadership viewed as positive and helpful? Are there training opportunities that would benefit club officers and volunteers? Do officers attend zone meetings? Are district functions and meetings communicated effectively to club officers? Do district events/projects detract club members from supporting their own projects? What support could the district provide? District Support (Cont.)

74 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) If needs appear… Mention concerns to the DG team to build a positive relationship. Inform club officers of training opportunities. Encourage officers to attend zone meetings Look for ways the district can help the club, perhaps district or multiple district activities or resources would be of interest to club members Make sure the club is participating in activities that are meaningful to the club, put the club first. District Support (cont.)

75 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) When a club is failing due to leadership issues, LCI has a vast resource of leadership development courses and programs available at no charge. Let new and existing members know the tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth by participating in the training programs offered by Lions Club International. Contact Global Leadership Team (GLT) Coordinator Visit the Lions Leadership Resource Center for additional information. Further Leadership Development

76 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Assignment Form 1.The club and the District Governor must agree to the assignment. 2. Send form to District and Club Administration 3. When assigned, the Guiding Lion will receive the Club Health Assessment Report. Assignment forms are available from the District and Club Administration Division and on-line on the Certified Guiding Lion page of the LCI website To Assign a Guiding Lion to an Existing Club

77 REMEMBER TO: Complete the “Test for Certified Guiding Lions on pages 35 and 36, meet with District Governor or District or Multiple District GLT Coordinator to obtain their signature and send signed Program Review to Lions Clubs International LCI will mail a certificate to you

78 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCertified Guiding Lion (CGL08) Slide Title CERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM A Course for Success Thank You!


Download ppt "CERTIFIED GUIDING LION PROGRAM A Course for Success."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google