Workshop Objectives

How to Run Effective Meetings

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss ideas for making your meetings more effective.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the elements of a successful meeting.
2. To learn how to use meeting management tools.
3. To develop an action plan to implement effective meeting management procedures at your council.

Agenda: 1. Overview of the elements of an effective meeting.

1. Meeting Agenda.
2. Meeting Location.
3. Rules of Engagement.
4. Job Aids.
5. Preparing an action plan.
6. Importance of Follow-up.

Limit: One Hour


Leadership in a Volunteer Organization

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss ideas for effectively leading volunteers in the Navy League.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the critical success factors for the Navy League’s Volunteer Leadership Model.
2. Learn the Navy League’s Five Step Delegation Process.
3. Discuss the role of measurement in effective leadership practices.
4. Understand the importance of providing training to volunteers.
5. Learn how to give feedback to volunteers.

Agenda:

1. Overview of the elements of the Volunteer Leadership Model.
2. Delegating assignments to volunteers.
3. Importance of measurement.
4. Determining training needs.
5. Giving feedback – “I messages”.
6. Role play – “Giving Feedback”.
7. Next steps.

Limit: One Hour


Recruiting Community Affiliate Members

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss ideas for recruiting Community Affiliate members into your council.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the importance of recruiting Community Affiliate members into your council.
2. To identify the benefits of membership to the Community Affiliate prospect.
3. To develop a list of prospects for Community Affiliate membership at your council.
4. To develop an action plan for contacting and recruiting Community Affiliates into your council.

Agenda:

1. Identify the benefits to the council of recruiting Community Affiliate members.
2. List the benefits to the business of Community Affiliate membership.
3. Prepare a script for asking prospects to join your council as a Community Affiliate member.
4. Identify Community Affiliate prospects.
5. Develop retention strategies for Community Affiliates.
6. Finalize action plans.
7. Measurement and follow-up.

Limit: Two Hours


Energizing Your Council

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss ideas to
increase the activity level of councils in the Navy League.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss factors that cause reduced council activity.
2. Learn strategies for overcoming the factors that caused reduced council activity.
3. Plan an Energizing Strategy for your council.
4. Understand the importance of follow-up, measurement and recognition for execution of your Energizing Strategy.

Agenda:

1. Brainstorm the Question: “Why do councils become inactive?”.
2. Present and discuss what draws members to the Navy League.
3. Evaluate strategies for attracting new members to your council.
4. Plan a Energizing Strategy for your council.
5. Develop measurement, feedback and recognition activities as part of your Energizing Strategy.
6. Plan next steps.

Limit: One Hour during the Workshop


Navy League of the United States Council Officer & Board Member Training

Navy League Organization

Purpose: To present the organization of the Navy League of the United States and discuss how the council organization is used to support the Navy League’s Mission and Goals.

Learning Objectives:

1. To review the history of the Navy League and understand why the organization exists.
2. To review the Navy League organization today to understand the relationship between volunteers and Headquarters staff.
3. To present council organization structures and define duties of key officers and the Board of Directors.
4. To identify changes needed to your council Board of Directors governance practices and start planning the changes.

Agenda:

1. Briefly review the history of the Navy League of the United States.
2. Present the organization of the NLUS and the relationship between volunteers and staff.
3. Discuss council organization structures.
4. Discuss accountabilities of key officers and the Board of Directors in a council.
5. Exercise: Identify governance practices that need to be changed in your council and plan for the changes.

Limit: 3 hours


Navy League of the United States Council Officer & Board Member Training

Council Building

Purpose: To present and discuss guidelines for growing a Navy League council by utilizing all resources available and the Board of Directors.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the scope of council accountabilities and possible activities that a Navy League council may support.
2. To identify the resources available to a Council Board of Directors for conducting and supporting council activities.
3. To prioritize and select council officers and activities that complement council resources and member interest.
4. To establish short and long term goals for selected council activities, including accountability for tracking indicators.
5. To develop an action plan for achieving council goals.

Agenda:

1. Discuss the importance of Board Recruiting.
2. Assess council and community resources.
3. Prioritize accountabilities and activities based upon resources and council member interests.
4. Establish short and long term goals for your council, including appropriate measurements.
5. Finalize action plans, including preparation of an Annual Plan and training for key officers.

Limit: 2 hours


Council Financial Audits

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss the need for audits of council financial records and to introduce a process for performing audits with council resources.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the importance of sound financial accounting and reporting in your council.
2. To identify the options available for completing financial audits.
3. To present a process for completing financial audits using council resources (Financial review).
4. To develop an action plan for completing a financial audit for your council.

Agenda:

1. Discuss the responsibility of Council
Board of Directors for financial oversight.
2. Discuss the benefits to the council of maintaining sound financial records and reporting.
3. Identify methods for completing a council financial audit.
4. Present a financial review process for council use.
5. Finalize action plans.

Limit: 1 Hour


Council Retention Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss ideas for improving council membership retention through the development of a comprehensive retention plan.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the importance of retaining existing members of your council.
2. To identify the reasons people join and leave the Navy League.
3. To develop a list of council activities that will improve council retention.
4. To develop an action plan for completing a Council Retention Plan.

Agenda:

1. Discuss the statement “A good membership recruiting program starts with retention”.
2. Discuss the benefits to the council of keeping your existing members.
3. Complete an assessment exercise to identify areas of improvement in your council retention plan.
4. Finalize action plans.
5. Establish retention goals, measurement and follow-up.

Limit: 2 Hours


Council Fundraising

A Workshop

Purpose: To present and discuss fundraising principles and introduce ideas for sources of council funds.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the basic elements of asking for money from individuals and business organizations in your community.
2. To identify the options available for raising funds in your community.
3. To identify planned giving strategies for long-term council financing needs.
4. To share successful ideas used by other councils to raise money for council operations.
5. To develop an action plan for improving fundraising in your council.

Agenda:

1. Discuss the basic elements of fundraising
in a council, including the responsibility of the Council Board for planning, goal setting and tracking results.
2. Present information on types of fundraising activities used by councils.
3. Discuss planned giving programs and the type of council funding projects that might benefit from these strategies.
4. Share success stories.
5. Finalize action plans.

Limit: 1 Hour

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