Tips for Leading with Confidence

Dear LWML Leaders,

Welcome back to Tips for Leading with Confidence.

You’ve been asked to plan an LWML event. When is it time to begin planning?

You Have Been Asked to Plan an Event, Now What?

A timeline makes planning any event less stressful. District conventions and retreats are often in the early planning stages two to three years in advance, but zone and local events need less lead time. Here are some questions to consider:

  • How far do the participants need to travel? Longer travel times for participants require earlier planning.

  • Are my guest speakers and presenters in great demand? Popular speakers may need to be booked at least a year in advance.

  • How far in advance do I need to book my desired venue on specific dates? Give the facility a call and find out.

  • What are the publicity deadlines? Details for publicity at national or district levels often necessitates knowing the details well in advance.

The LWML Event Planning Timeline on the LWML Leadership Development webpage is a great resource to assist with outlining how soon you should reserve your facility, appoint an event chairman, decide on speakers, and more.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

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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