Presentation on theme: "National Representative 2012 – 2013 Building for Success: Leadership Styles."— Presentation transcript:
National Representative 2012 – 2013 Building for Success: Leadership Styles
By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Define the term leadership Define the three main styles of leadership common to the PTA Keep PTA volunteers engaged and motivated Build a successful team
Welcome to the PTA Zoo!
What animal do you think best represents leadership qualities? Why?
What is leadership?
Defining Leadership The art of inspiring people to do something Situational Transforms potential into reality
Authoritative Leadership Style Makes the decisions and announces them Tells others what to do Limits discussion on ideas and new ways of doing things Teamwork and camaraderie is absent
Democratic Leadership Style Presents alternatives; group chooses or creates their own alternative Involves members in planning and implementation Asks for input before assigning Greater participation promotes sense of teamwork
Hands-Off Leadership Style Group defines boundaries and makes decisions Leader gives little or no direction Leader gives opinion only when asked No one person seems to be in charge
Leadership Qualities Participant Activity
Essential? Important? Optional? Vision Focuses on Priorities Listens Delegates Inspires Decisive Seeks Input Checks for Agreement Clarity Mentor (fill in the blank)
3 Types of Volunteers Self-serving Relational Belief-centered
Practical Ways to Engage and Motivate Volunteers
Provide Meaningful Tasks Tell volunteers how their work contributes to the overall success of PTA, children, project Link volunteer participation to the broader mission of PTA Create positions that tackle diverse tasks Dont assign tasks that are unorganized or waste time
Show Volunteers Respect Dont ask a volunteer to do something he or she cannot handle Give clear directions and necessary tools, and be available to answer questions Seek volunteer input, listen to advice and recommendations
Support Personal Skill Enhancement Help volunteers acquire new skills and relate them to professional life. Build resumes Provide opportunities for leadership development and advancement
Recognize Volunteers Appreciate every volunteer regardless of task Show appreciation often Individualize recognition by making it specific and meaningful to each volunteer
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