regional conf is coming up in March and absolutely nothing has been started yet!
I get so frustrated with this "last minute approach, as I know it
leads to an unsuccessful conference! Our theme is a great uplifting theme,
Iím excited about it. Without making all the suggestions/ delegating/
work myself, how do I get the Stake leader to "get with it"? I'm
so tired of the boring conferences that have been increasingly presented over
the past 2 or 3 yrs. It's time for something FUN, as well as educational.
Dear Needs Help,
You didn't say what job you hold in this event.
If you are the leader I suggest the following.
If you are not the leader, I suggest you give this article to the person
in charge, anonymously if you are not acquainted with them enough to go to them
in person. I would also include
your letter before mine, leaving your name out of it.
The Solution is...
and Holding Others Accountable for Their Jobs
Copyright © 2000,
Copyright © 2000,
When I was the Relief Society Work Leader, the
person over Work Meetings now called Enrichment Meetings, I refused to have MY
program be a flop, because it was MY program.
If a teacher was not prepared to give her class I had one in the wings
ready to put on myself.
When my teachers learned that I was prepared if
they were not they became more unprepared.
It was exhausting for me to do everybody's job.
At that point in time I went to my husband who is was a business
management major in college. He
helped me set up a plan where my sisters learned to plan, be successful, and
were held accountable for their jobs. The
result was that we were all happier and we all had personal growth.
Set up a three month plan for our planning
meetings. If the event was in
March, we would have three planning meetings before the event.
They would take place in January, February, and March.
This is how each meeting went...
January's Meeting - The Ideas Meeting
* The theme was introduced.
* A brainstorming session was held.
* Tentative assignments were made.
* Ideas that needed researching had researchers assigned to find the answers or resources.
* A basic framework for the event was outlined.
* Break down each departments assignments into doable parts for the next 2 meetings. Example:
February - All decorations, projects, or others items will be due for show and tell.
March - All handouts are due to the Secretary, so they can be run off.
* Make sure that all assignments are written down.
* Make sure that everyone knows that you expect a report on their assignment at February's Meeting.
sure that each person knows what is expected of her at the next meeting.
February's Meeting - Info Gathering Meeting
* Check on the progress of all assignments.
* Check on the research of all assigned researchers
* Make decisions based on resources and the information brought back from the researchers.
additional assignments based on these decisions. Write these down.
March's Meeting - The Nailing Down Meeting
* All assignments are due at that this meeting not when the event happens.
This way if they are not quite ready, there is a grace period before the event.
This grace period should not never be mentioned in your planning with staff. Leaders should strive to never use it if possible, as people have a tendency to procrastinate as long as allowed to do so.
The due date is at the March meeting, not the March
need be, set another due date before the event for the person/s to report to
whoever is over that item.
Understanding how to make this plan work is imperative to those of us who strive to be good leaders, parents, and Heavenly Mothers. We need to know how to set deadlines and hold others accountable for their stewardship.
I hope that this plan will help you, your leaders, and those in your stake/ward to have positive personal growth.
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