Leadership, Training, and Development (LTD): A Council Enrichment Program

Need training, don't know how to recruit members, wondering how you can gain your Spiritual Advisor's support, or maybe you think your image could be better? The LTD team can assist with these issues and countless others. The team offers one or two day training sessions for your members. We will ask your members to fill out an anonymous survey and the leadership will answer an inquiry about their group. These survey tools will assist in customizing your Leadership Training Development sessions to address your challenges, educate and empower your council members and leaders. Training exercises, group discussions, and handouts are included to enhance your training day.

Here is a sampling of the more than 50 topics from which you can choose for your training:

  • Officer Training

  • Leadership Succession

  • Job Descriptions

  • Mentoring

  • Action Plans

  • Volunteer Management

  • Life Cycle of Your Group

  • Change

  • Image

  • Effective Committees

Useful Documents

Email NCCWltdcontact@gmail.com to request an application to host a program.

Using Meaningful Mixers to Build Relationships

By Linda Clark, LTD Lead Coordinator and Co-Author

It has been said that God’s design to leadership includes accomplishing the tasks at hand while building better relationships. One easy way to build better relationships in your council is to have meaningful mixers. Meaningful Mixers: Those that provide something that might spark an interest in another, create an insight into the individualities, interests and gifts of that person. Get to know each other in a way that builds commonalities: Have meaningful mixers before your Council meetings, before your summer swap meeting, or at a social event for added fun and benefit! Some examples are: Where they are from originally, tell something about themselves that they don’t think anyone in the group would know….this can spark great conversations. You get to know the person more than the typical: Name, Married, and Children. (This allows an equal playing field for members that do not have spouses or children.)

Spiritual mixers
 When did God mean more than a three-letter word to you? (When did He become real to you…at what age?)
 Who was your spiritual guide when you were young and what one trait does/did that person have that you wish you could emulate? Who is your favorite saint and why?
 Inform them to share with the person next to them or their table. You may also want to ask what did you learn about your neighbor or table mates?
When choosing a mixer consider these items: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want members to connect with each other or do you want them to learn more about the task at hand? Can you accomplish more than one result by choosing the right mixer? The mixer you select or create can raise awareness of your project and attain ideas for the future. It can also include a form of ‘education’ about the project.
Keep in mind the make-up of the group: Do they know each other? Very well or just on the surface?

Make the most use of a “mixer” to find out the interests, talents and leadership styles of your team.

Upcoming LTD Programs

St. Augustine, FL Program

One day program: September 28, 2019

Contact: jennifer.clark222@gmail.com