Objectives Rate: can you become stronger? Explain what CEP to someone in your club Consider the CEP Deliver the CEP Overview or preview to your club Schedule a CEP workshop in your club
4 What is CEP? A four-step workshop process dedicated to club improvement..
5 What is CEP? A participating CEP club will: examine their community’s needs analyze their membership experience locate resources develop action plans *Participants develop and implement action plans. *CEP is a flexible workshop process dedicated toward club improvement.
6 Program Overview Step 1: Why Are We Here? (45-60 minutes) Discover community needs and complete a Community Needs Assessment Discuss how Lions make a difference Recognize what Lions have accomplished Brainstorm what Lion could accomplish in the future Step 2: What Makes an Excellent Club? (75-90 minutes) Determine the characteristics of an excellent club Identify stumbling blocks that prevent us from excellence Analyze ways to improve club effectiveness Complete the How are your Ratings? Survey Step 3: How Can We Determine Our Needs? (45-60 minutes) Review the Community Needs Assessment Review the How are your Ratings? results Locate resources available to improve excellence Step 4: What Can We Do Next? (45-60 minutes) Set goals Create action plans
8 Excellent Characteristics 1.Service-minded 2.Good communication 3.Strong membership program 4.Retention of members 5.Effective leadership and club operations
Group Activity-Step 1 List 3 needs you think your community has in your workbook.
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CLUB EXCELLENCE PROCESS 10 Membership Resources Membership prospecting list Family Membership Program Student Membership Program Membership Guide (ME-44) Membership Invitation Tips Create a ‘Sell’ sheet. Review the invitation and approval process. Set up an Open House.
11 Sample Action Plan What? (action steps) Who? (person responsible) Resources? (what is needed) When? (what is the deadline) Results? (how do we know it’s complete) Recruit 5 new members Train new club officers before they take office All Lions Current officers Brochures and posters to hand out Club officers manual April 15, 2010 July 1, 2010 When 5 people turn in an application W
12 How to schedule a CEP Workshop Contact either your GMT or GLT district coordinator to express interest in a workshop --they will find a facilitator for you and help you complete the application, Have signed application submitted to LCI
18 Who can participate in CEP? Clubs under 20 members Clubs that do not submit a WMMR Clubs that want to increase retention/involvement Clubs of any size that wish to become stronger Everyone!
19 How can my club participate? *I want to think it over/ discuss with my club. *We participate in too many activities already. *We are strong already.
20 Questions/comments about who can participate and why to consider CEP?.
21 Before the workshop begins Submit the application Be excited about what you’ll learn. ○ Be open to hearing from members and community about Lions. ○Expect to be guided by a facilitator and to be talking with club members and community about the club experience
22 After the workshop Work together to review and complete goals & action plans Help/encourage the members to meet their goals
23 CEP Resources Resources CEP Overview CEP Preview PowerPoint CEP Request for Resources Application Search “CEP” on the LCI Web site
25 Summary CEP is four steps aiming for improvement Service, communication, growth, involvement and club operations CEP is for clubs of any size that wish to become stronger Your club can schedule and complete a CEP workshop.
Objectives/Next Steps Rate: can you become stronger? Explain what CEP is to someone in your club Consider the CEP Deliver the CEP Overview or preview to your club