Leadership College Basic Course April 29, 2017

The American Legion Department of Michigan Leadership Committee will be hosting a "Basic Course of Instruction" on April 29th, 2017 from 9AM to 4PM at the State Headquarters located at 212 N. Verlinden Ave., Lansing, MI 48915

To Register for the course click this link.


If you have any questions please email Mark Sutton (mark @ michiganlegion.org) or call 517-371-4720 ext 16

The agenda for the course is as follows:


DEPARTMENT LEGION COLLEGE

April 29, 2017 BASIC COURSE AGENDA

ONE DAY COURSE


Topic/Sub-topics                                                                    
AMERICANISM, CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS
·         Community Service and Safety Activities
·         Service to God and Country
·         Education Activities
·         Flag Education
·         Youth Activities
·         Patriotic Holiday Programs
·         Children & Youth
·         Family Emphasis
·         American Legion Children's Charities

PUBLIC RELATIONS
·         What is Public Relations
·         Why do we need Public Relations?
·         What is the American Legion Image in your Community?
·         Develop a Plan
·         News Release
·         Unfavorable Publicity

MANUAL OF CEREMONIES
·         Review PROTOCOL of different types of ceremonies
                                                                 Agenda Planning
·         American Legion Meetings & the proper way to perform them

POST OFFICERS
·         Preparing to take office
·         Basics of Post leadership

ADMINISTRATION
·         Consolidated Post Reports (CPR) (20 minutes)
·         Post Finance/TAX 990 (20 minutes)
·         Post Fundraising (20 minutes)
·         Post Management (20 minutes)

MANUAL OF CEREMONIES
·         Discipline of Post Members (20 minutes)
·         Parliamentary Procedures & Roberts' Rules of Order (30 minutes)
o   Learn the Gavel
o   Stay on Point
o   Recognizing Speakers
o   Is “Support” ok?
·         Conducting Elections (20 minutes)
·         Resolutions (20 minutes)
·         District & County Conference/Convention Checklist (30 minutes)
·         County and District Organization (20 minutes)
·         Saluting (10 minutes)

MEMBERSHIP
·         Post Audit /Post Redevelopment (60 minutes)
·         My Legion (30 minutes)

OFFICERS/COMMITTEES
·         Sergeant - at - Arms (20 minutes)
·         Post Service Officer (20 minutes)
·         Historian (20 minutes)
·         Post House Committee (20 minutes)
·         Sons of the American Legion (20 minutes)
·         American Legion Auxiliary (20 minutes)


Agenda subject to change.


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