Presentation on theme: "Visual Synectics: Rotary is like Valentines’ Day because…… Learning Partners."— Presentation transcript:
Visual Synectics: Rotary is like Valentines’ Day because…… Learning Partners
Workbook – pp. 63-70 Key message: Vibrant clubs are not afraid of change. Quality if never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution." Willa Foster
Peaks/Successes – things that are going well Valleys/Challenges – things that are pulling your Club down. One new idea: Something you would like to try…. Strategy: Learning Partners/Partner Report
Are there things your Club is doing that you would like to STOP doing? Have you heard of or seen things in other Club that you would like to see your club START doing? Are there things you want to hang onto: KEEP doing?
Red – stop doing Yellow – keep doing Green – start doing Observations – What trends do we see?
Think of a leader you have worked with or admire… What key qualities did that person possess?
Set the tone at meetings of the club and board Plan timely, interesting meeting agendas Appoint active, capable committee chairs Set challenging yet achievable goals, with a budget to meet goals. Support district goals and activities.
Say something to your learning partner about: a) a sample plan you are aware of from your own Club or any organization with which you are associated b) why having a plan is important Planning involves bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it. Source unknown
17 th century church inscription A vision without a task is just a dream A task without a vision is drudgery A vision with a task is the hope of the world.
Vision is important: How will goals and actions help you reach your vision? Goals should be SMART Making time to assess progress and reassess direction on a regular basis is important. Reference: Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs
Think about the things you wanted to stop, keep and start doing. What can you do to initiate the changes to make your club vibrant?
What might you do to…Two key ideas…. raise enthusiasm and put fun back into the club…. increase membership and member participation enhance member relations and fellowship provide member recognition and rewards keep past presidents active and involved…
Considering objectives One thing that resonated with me so far… Strategy: Standing partners
Number off and regroup Appoint a recorder and reporter Groups 1 and 2 – Case Study #1 Groups 3 and 4 – Case Study #2 Task Determine what might be done to improve the circumstances of the troubled club and make it more vibrant. Record and report.
Reminder: people resources (PETS, District Governor, Assistant Governors, district leaders and mentors) and your new friends/learning partners Ticket out the door: - one key idea you are taking from this session.
Service above Self To put the world in perspective, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first put our hearts right. Confucius
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. District Newsletter, November, 2007