Tips for Leading with Confidence

Dear LWML Leaders,

Welcome back to Tips for Leading with Confidence. Congratulations, you have just been chosen to lead a board or committee! You may be asking yourself, “Where do I begin?”

Planning a Meeting

As you begin to think about your first gathering you may want a refresher on basic protocol. Meetings 101 on the LWML Leadership Development webpage is a wonderful resource to help with meeting preparation and to keep the meeting flowing smoothly. Here is a sample of the Leader’s Checklist from Meetings 101.

  • Begin by asking God’s direction through personal devotion and prayer.

  • Organize yourself before you arrive at the meeting by making a meeting outline. 

  • Upon arrival at the meeting place, and at least 30 minutes before the meeting starts, complete the following steps:

    • Check that the area is set up appropriately.

    • Make sure that all the equipment requested is in place.

    • See that those in attendance will feel comfortable and welcome in the setting.

    • Greet the speaker, verify the topic, and confirm the time allocated to the speaker.

    • Check with those assisting, ensuring that all details are covered and to encourage those who are faithfully giving of their time and talents.

    • Welcome those arriving with enthusiasm and a warm smile.

God's Blessings,

Susan Brunkow, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee

LWML 2017–2019 Leadership Development Committee Members
Deb Vinkemeier
Cheryl Killham
Susan Brunkow, Chairman
Debbie Larson, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Advisory

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