Here is a sampling of the more than 50 topics from which you can choose for your training:
Life Cycle of Your Group
How well do you know your CCW sisters?
That is the question that I ask each of you. What does your Council do to promote community? Do you socialize as a CCW? Do you take time during a meeting to learn about each other?
I have found that the more connected we become, the more we bond as CCW sisters, the more productive and successful our Council will be. We will want to be with our friends to work on that fundraiser that no one thought was possible because it was too much work. We will want to cook that dinner side by side, laughing and joking about life with our friends. We will want to spend time together.
So how do we get to know one another? Simple icebreakers can help us to learn. Here are some ways to help you….
- Have everyone write down 3 things about themselves, one thing being something that hardly anyone would know. Then at each meeting, read 3 or 4 of the cards and try to guess who that person is.
- Have everyone sit facing each other, if possible. Ask a series of questions and have them stand if this applies to them. EG…. Are they a morning person? 2. Are they a night owl? (Comment on who should be making the coffee and who should be cleaning up after that dinner dance.) 3. Do they do calligraphy? Do they quilt? Knit? Crochet? Play a musical instrument? Sing? Dance? 4. Were they ever a cheerleader? 5. Does anyone consider themselves a comedienne? Make up your own questions, especially if you need someone for a particular task. Be creative.
- Pair up with someone you don’t know or don’t know very well. Take a few minutes to get to know one another. And then introduce have the other person, introduce them to the group. Possible questions…Where they are from? Do they have children, grandchildren, etc.? What to they do? Retired or working? What do they do to relax? What do they do for fun?
I guarantee you that if you bond as a group and continue to bond with new members that join you, you will grow as a Council and women will be drawn to you.
LTD team member