North America Extension Workshop Program
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.
- There is no cost to hold either workshop. All you need to do is determine a location where to hold the training.
- Lions Clubs International will send a new club development consultant free of charge to your district.
The workshop covers:
- Training on how to recruit Lions for a new club.
- Training on how to conduct the new club’s first and second meeting.
- Certified Guiding Lion training.
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.
Apply for a Traditional Workshop
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:
- Identify a good location for a new club
- Distinguish the different types of clubs to form
- Identify a good sponsoring club and guiding lions (to suggest to the district)
- Develop an extension team
- Organize a new club
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.
Apply for a Level 2 Workshop
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
For more information or materials, please contact the Membership and New Club Development Department.
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