Whether you are a brand new Chapter President or seasoned leader, it can be tough at the top. How you navigate rules, responsibilities and personalities sets the tone. Successful Chapter Presidents have a very specific set of skills. This workshop, for Presidents only, is designed to empower leaders with tools to ensure success. Learn to establish a vision, inspire members and accomplish something of value. Become a leader who helps make members and communities better.
Our chapters are pieces of a dynamic puzzle that form the Southern Area and The Links Incorporated. Membership is a multi-dimensional responsibility: attention to detail, determining the chapter’s pulse and keeping friendship first are the required elements of a successful organization. Explore how we can better identify and work towards the greater good for our chapters, share best practices and processes and ensure positive experiences for members and Membership Chairs.
We are sending out the memo: secretaries and communication are a winning combination. Mastering the Membership Management System compiles the information we need: necrology, one in five reports, officer updates, member information and more. When you have the data, good communication is the best way to engage members, attract partners and enlighten the community on our transformative efforts. Learn how to use technology to improve chapter effectiveness and community impact. Working together can truly double your transformative power.
Money matters! Financial responsibilities in every chapter should be handled ethically and according to proper procedure. Get the information you need to keep things in the black. Learn about the roles and responsibilities that each officer and member should perform. Topics will include Audits, Chapter Budgets, Chapter Payment Procedures including PayPal and Fundraising Processes, as well as Timelines and Penalties/Fee. Additionally, the new positions of assistant treasurer and assistant financial secretary will be discussed and explored. Come with your questions and expect to leave with your “books balanced.”
As Links, we are busy professionals, family caretakers and the frontline of support for our friends.
At what cost? We are often under a lot of stress and left unmanaged, that can lead to serious health conditions. Come to learn from and share with our sisters the best holistic techniques for achieving our best mind, body and soul.
Whether you are just getting started or making another million, proper financial planning is key at every level and age. Learn how to get your finances in order, de-mystify investing and take important steps toward building your financial legacy. Let's get prepared for multi-generational life changes within our families, career moves and life transitions.
In an organization of dedicated, passionate and spirited women leaders, we won’t always agree. However, we can disagree without being disagreeable. In fact, conflict can be positive. Find out how effectively managing conflict can serve as a catalyst, rather than a hindrance, to organizational improvement.
Want to learn how to turn a good idea into a transformative, award-winning program? Identify the basic principles that lead to effective programs. Get grant writing and funding tips. Build consensus among members through chapter programming and facet development. Create programming goals for your chapter’s strategic plan. See examples of umbrella and integrated program best practices. Find out the best way to create and sustain transformational programs that improve chapters and communities.
The Links, Incorporated has a rich programming history. Learn about the history of our facets and how today’s facet agenda developed. Explore National and Area Initiatives, learning what they are and how your chapter can create programs that line up with them. Discuss the key developmental basics of each of our National Initiatives: STEM, HBCUs, Black Lives Matter and more.
Effective international programming is closer than you think. Find out how to establish foreign contacts and locate resources. One Mission, One Love participants share how they work in Africa, the Bahamas, Haiti and Jamaica. Their efforts span from building homes and funding schools to creating micro enterprises and supporting orphanages. Receive practical advice on how your chapter can successfully reach out and touch communities of color around the world.
Find out the latest STEAM trend: learning to code by using the Arts. Participants will also learn how to integrate film, broadcasting and print media into chapter Arts programming. Hear about best practices in the Arts from Visual Arts to Classics Through the Ages. Also get information on developing Poster Art programs.
Healthy living in our chapters and communities is just a program away. Find out what life-saving and life-enhancing programs you can use to transform lives. Among the areas participants will hear about are: Heart Links, improving heart health; Links Winning the War on HIV, reducing the HIV transmission rates; Colgate, providing dental treatment and education; and Mental Health, reducing stress while seeking balance.
Whether you are supporting transformative Links efforts or other community programs, attracting partners and funds is key. We have critical information for board members, fundraising chairs, non-profit CEOs and others. Discover the best practices used to attract investment, deal with corporations and plan projects.