CLUB TRAINING AND PLANNING
A club-level training program should:
- Ensure that club leaders attend district meetings
- Provide consistent and regular orientation for new members
- Offer ongoing educational opportunities for current members
- Create a leadership-skills development program for all members
- Help the club to create a strategic plan
To see how a trainer might help your club, see the list of club trainer responsibilities.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Clubs can create a leadership development program to develop members' personal, professional, and club leadership skills. Clubs and districts wishing to offer this program should consider including the following topics:
- Communication skills
- Leadership styles
- Leading and motivating volunteers
- Time management
- Goal setting and accountability
- Strategic planning
- Ethics and The Four-Way Test
- Building consensus
Club trainers can help Rotary clubs implement a strategic plan, which includes a vision of where the club would like to be in three years and its long-range and annual goals.
The strategic planning process should involve past, current, and incoming club leaders to include a variety of perspectives. Once your club develops a strategic plan, be sure to regularly evaluate your goals and vision and to make adjustments as needed.