Presentation on theme: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."— Presentation transcript:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
HOW TO RECRUIT, DEVELOP, ADVISE AND MANAGE YOUTH LEADERS
What would YOU look for in a potential leader? Accepts responsibility Self-confidence Optimistic attitude (Advisors: caution! “Just Say No” syndrome Enthusiasm that will convey to team and membership Initiative Determination Awareness (issues that affect others) Respect: rights, opinions of others, dignity Principles of democracy (especially chapter President) Humor Effective listening skills WHAT IS A LEADER?
How do I find potential officers? What processes can I use to confirm officers? RECRUITMENT
OBJECTIVE: PARTICIPANTS WILL IDENTIFY POSITVIE AND NEGATIVE TRAITS IN LEADERS DIRECTIONS: ILLUSTRATE THE POTATO TO REPRESENT THE LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTIC DESCRIBED ON YOUR INDEX CARD “I MAKE PROGRESS BY HAVING PEOPLE AROUND ME WHO ARE SMARTER THAN ME … AND I LISTEN TO THEM” Henry Kaiser “TATOR PATCH”
AAdvertise WWalk the Halls IInformal “meet and greet” reception FFormer Officers AApplication RRecommendations IInterview Recruitment
Formal Application: application form, description of each offcer’s duties, general officer requirements Formal recommendations community leaders (scouts, church, etc) parent acknowledgement, employer Election of officers: campaigning guidelines (posters, flyers, announcements, give-away items) OFFICER CONFIRMATION
Election: opportunities for membership to “meet and greet” (visit individual classes, school assembly, school wide broadcast) taped (DVD, etc) Ballots, vote count and election results (timely fashion!) ***FIND A WAY TO TAP THE ENTHUSIASM OF THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT ELECTED!!! Chairpersons, associate officers OFFICER CONFIRMATION
“PERFECTION IS NOT ATTAINABLE. BUT IF WE CHASE PERFECTION, WE CAN CATCH EXCELLENCE.” Vince Lombardi TRAINING
INFORMAL TRAINING Invite former officers to meet with your officer team Provide notebooks for organization: calendar of events, Program of Work, officer desc, parliamentary procedures, communication tips, worksheets, forms : PA announcements, etc. Determine meeting dates, times, method for creating mtg agenda w. President Formal meetings? Informal meetings? Work sessions? Parliamentary procedure ensures efficient meetings: fair, on task, President does not influence officer team while in the “position of power” Continue professional development training as part of each officer mtg: guest speakers, ice breaker activities, video presentations Allow officer team time to “brainstorm” LEADERSHIP TRAINING
OBJECTIVES: STUDENT LEADERS WILL: Identify their personal leadership styles Discuss leadership qualities Learn how to create team chemistry Develop group goals for the year Learn what it means to be a “role model” Learn and practice managing conflict Discuss clips from the movies: Remember the Titans and “Miracle” PUMPKINS IN PROGRESS
“NO ONE WILL MAKE A GREAT LEADER WHO WANTS TO DO IT ALL OR GET THE CREDIT FOR DOING IT” Andrew Carnegie Resources State and National CTSO websites Local, Regional, State and National Leadership Conferences Guest Speakers: Rotary, Toastmasters, local school system professional development staff Internet resources Pumpkins in Progress Blue Angels Teamwork video FORMAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING