Regional Council President Training

Topic: Regional Council President (RCP) Introductory

Objective: The objective for this training is for participants to introduce new regional Council Presidents to the entire scope of their new position.

Teaching Outline

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

A.Welcome/Introductions/Icebreaker

B.Overview of Training

C.Becoming an Effective Leader

§Leadership Discussion Activity/Attachment 1

MODULE 2: OVERVIEW OF BIG

A.BIG History and Purpose

B.Organization and Structure of BIG

C.Delegate’s Assembly

D.Governing Documents

E.Roles of National Officers

§Officers’ Roles Activity/Attachment 2

F.National Programs’ overview

MODULE 3: LEADERSHIP’S RESPONSIBILITIES

A.Strategic Planning

§Matching your region’s mission statement to the national organization's mission statement.

§Guiding your region’s activities.

§Sample Strategic Plan/Attachment 3

B.Financial Responsibilities

C.Communicating with Chapters

D.Recruiting and Retaining Chapters

MODULE 4: CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE MEETING

A.Conducting Your Meeting

B.Fundamentals of Parliamentary Procedures

§List the rules that govern Parliamentary Procedures.

§Identify the types of motions.

§Participate in a parliamentary procedure demonstration/Parliamentary Procedures Activity/Attachments 4a and 4b.

C.Communicating as Meeting Leader

§Listening Effectively and Asking Questions

§Understanding Nonverbal Communication

§Communication Activity/Attachment 5

MODULE 5. SUMMARY

§RCPs round table – Organizational Challenges and Possible Solutions

§Personal Commitments/Memo to me exercise/Attachment 6