Presentation on theme: "A Year of Programs Connecting and Customizing. Mission-Based Programs Connecting and Customizing Workshop Objective: To see how easy it is to plan exciting."— Presentation transcript:
Mission-Based Programs Connecting and Customizing Workshop Objective: To see how easy it is to plan exciting mission- based programs for your branch and the community using readily available AAUW resources - no matter what your branch size.
Workshop Agenda Introduction Prototype Year of Branch Programs National Website Resources Small Groups to plan your year of programs Closing Remarks
The Role of the Program VP/Director for Program You Are Not A Committee of One Involve the stakeholders of your branch in planning your year of mission-based programming.
Program Stakeholders Director for Membership Director for Public Policy AAUW Funds Director Community Outreach Chair Interest Group Chair Director for Finance Director for Communications Marketing/Publicity Chair Stakeholders of your branch can include but are not limited to the following:
Prototype Year of Mission-Based Branch Programs and Table of Resources/Tools for Mission-Based Programming
Prototype Year of Programming - Assumptions Branch size: Small – less than 30 members Medium – 30 to 100 members Large – more than 100 Program choices and type (branch or community outreach program): Small branches – fewer people to plan/execute, fewer community outreach programs Medium to Large branches – more people to plan/execute, more community outreach programs
Program Types Branch Meeting 60- to 90-minute meetings designed mainly for your branch members but open to guests/the public Community Outreach Program From one-hour to full-day meeting/workshop mainly for the public, e.g.,school students, community residents, women’s groups, etc.
Small Branch Prototype A Year of Programs Program Planning Committee work SeptemberDessert Reception/solicit committee members/invite guests/discussion program plan OctoberWomen in Community College: Access to Success Research Report/ER Fund NovemberPlanning session for Speech Trek Program (March) DecemberMember and Guest Luncheon/Museum Visit
Small Branch Prototype A Year of Programs Program Planning Committee work JanuaryDiscussion of Human Trafficking with speaker FebruaryGlobal Issues for Women and Girls Branch Discussion (PIAB) MarchSpeech Trek (PIAB) & Annual Business Meeting AprilEqual Pay Day Event MayPotluck Dinner at Member’s home-invite guests- Overview of AAUW funds & benefits to women in community and beyond JuneFinal Board Meeting: Draft Budget for following year
SPEECH TREK Program in a Box Content: Planning - Intended audience, location, marketing plan, volunteer staffing, budget, estimated planning time, etc. Personnel - Identify and secure qualified competition judges Equipment/Supplies - Wireless microphones, time cards, stop watch, greeters table with AAUW info Focus- Select speech competition topics, e.g., career choices, equal pay, stereotyping, sexual harassment, other mission- based topics Benefits - Market this program and AAUW to your community and state
Global Issues for Women and Girls Program in a Box What: Informative event using local experts focused on universal barriers for women and girls Content: Planning - Intended audience, variety of format options, budget, estimated planning time, etc. Personnel - Sources of qualified speakers with international experience Equipment/Supplies - Wireless microphones, computer & projector if requested by speakers, greeters table with AAUW info Suggested Topics - Human trafficking, violence against women, sexual assault
The Invisible War Program in a Box What: Host a screening of this film showing how the military handles sexual assault, with follow-up discussion to educate members and the community. Content: Planning - Intended audience, location, estimated planning time, discussion guide, budget considerations, etc. Personnel - AAUW can help find someone in the film to participate in the discussion Benefit - LAF supports two plaintiffs in the film; use as a fundraiser
The Princeton Review Program in a Box What: Use The Princeton Review SCORE Program college/grad school prep workshop and practice exams for women. Branch may offer free or charge nominal fee. Content included: Planning - Intended audience, location (space for 50), marketing plan, volunteer staffing, estimated planning time, etc. Personnel - The Princeton Review provides free proctors for tests, free speakers for workshops Equipment/Supplies – Whiteboards, data projector and screen, microphone, greeters table with AAUW info Benefit –Possible fundraiser
Alternate Format Year of Programming What about substituting alternate formats for monthly meetings? Community Outreach Programs - pay equity, human trafficking Series of similarly themed programs - STEM, sexual assault Fundraisers for AAUW Funds, Fellowships & Grants, NCCWSL and local scholarships Programs with local College/University Partner – Campus Action Projects, LAF Campus Outreach Programs, $tart $mart, Elect Her
Table of Program Resources Program Resources and Tools available from AAUW, branches and other organizations Guidelines for size of branch suited to implement the program Guidelines for type of program – branch and/or community outreach Resources available online at AAUW national website
Where’s the Energy? By interjecting energy into branch events, you ensure greater Involvement Retention Growth
Activities to Bring the Energy Two truths and a lie Hot topic Take the other side Share Create a theme and watch what happens Start with a question Pay attention to the senses
AAUW National Website Mission-Based Programming Resources