The North America Workshop Program is designed to provide extension-minded Lions an opportunity to learn key strategies to charter Lions clubs and participate firsthand in the formation of a new Lions club. Your district can hold either a Traditional workshop, Level 2 workshop or Campus workshop.
The workshop covers:
The best time to hold your workshop is during weekdays when community leaders are most accessible. The classroom component of the training is flexible an dcan also be conducted over the weekend to allow for more Lions to participate, with fieldwork beginning on Monday.
To host a Traditional workshop in your area, complete the North America Extension Workshop Application (pdf) and submit to the Membership & New Club Development Department at least three weeks prior to your requested workshop date.
After the application is approved by LCI, the workshop coordinator should begin to work with the assigned new club development consultant to prepare for a successful workshop. Also, the day prior to the workshop, the consultant will meet with key Lions involved in the workshop to ensure everything is ready and visit the location where the potential new club will be built.
Districts identify four to five new club organizers who will commit to form one new club close to their area. The one day training will cover how to:
Level 2 workshops are a good way to form multiple clubs in your district from a one day in-depth workshop. The key is identifying good club organizers that will follow through with their commitment to form a new club. Consultants will be available after the training by phone or e-mail to answer any questions and provide guidance to the new club organizers.
To host a Level 2 Workshop, complete the North America Level 2 Extension Workshop Application (pdf) and submit to the Membership & New Club Development Department. Please note that a Commitment Form (found on the last page of application) must be signed by each of the new club organizers and submitted with the application three weeks prior to the requested training date.
Campus workshops are available during the academic calendar year. It is highly encouraged to conduct a Campus workshop at the beginning of the academic year. To apply, please submit the Campus Extension Workshop Application (pdf) to the Membership & New Club Development Department.
For more information or materials, please contact the Membership and New Club Development Department.