Training @ Optimist Leaders
Just as kids need an education to prepare them for heir future, Optimist International has provided a wealth of training for members and leaders to enhance their knowledge and skills as they volunteer to "Bring out the best in kids".
Training is usually provided in the form of workshops held at the Zone level, at District quarterly meetings, and at the Optimist International Annual Convention.
Web Workshops - Club Info
These on-line tutorials take you through the basics of leadership that can enhance your skills and activate your Club to a new level of vitality and vigor.
Maintenance and Retention (members) - How to keep your most valuable asset - Members
New Optimists Wanted Program - NOW program to recruit new Members around evening dinner event (PPT)
Boosting Attendance (club) - How to increase attendance at your meetings
Personal Growth & Involvement (PGI)
Choosing Optimism Module - Participant
Creative Problem Solving Module - Participant
Effective Time Management Module - Participant
Leadership Styles and Profiles Module - Participant
Managing Change Module - Participant
Managing Change Handout - Coping
Managing Change Handout - Caterpillar
Mentoring Module - Participant
Orientation to Optimism for New Members - Participant
Parliamentary Procedure Module - Participant
Public Speaking Module - Participant
Team Building Module - Participant
Process Centered Leadership
PGI Program Revised for 2010
PGI Passport Requirements Revised for 2010
PGI Recognition Form
Club Budget & Finances
A Club S/T Checklist Calendar - A month-by-month planning guide for Club Secretary/Treasurers.
Faculty Guide Club S/T Workbook - A self-directed printable learning guide for new Club Secretary/Treasurers.
Club President Information - The following are chapters that used to make up the document known as the Club President's Answer Book
Optimist Club Model Organization Chart
Board of Directors
Club Vice President
Club Secretary Treasurer
Club Budget & Finances
Optimist International Structure & Services
New Member Induction and Pledge
Part 2 - Resources for Success - Websites, Lieutenant Governor, District, International, conferences and publications
Part 3 - Leading Your Team - Using your strengths, gaining trust, leading by example and how to motivate and manage volunteers
Part 4 - Club Administration - CEO, Board, Committees, Bylaws, dues, budget, fundraising and reports
Part 5 - Fun Club Meetings - Greeting Members, presiding, programs, games, introductions and Board meetings
Part 6 - Success Through Growth - Growth and service, recognition, PGI, public relations, newsletters and e-mail
Part 7 - Bringing Out the Best in Kids - Empowering kids, JOOI, youth activities, CPA, Childhood Cancer Campaign
Part 8 - Leaving Your Legacy - Purpose and goals, charting your progress and making a difference.
Faculty Guide Club Presidents Workbook - Self-directed workbook to consider a variety of skills to become President
NOW Booklet (recruitment event) - A publication about how to conduct a "New Optimists Wanted&qupt; recruitment event
Optimist Clubs Overview - A PowerPoint presentation about what Optimist Clubs and Optimist International have to offer to new Members and the community.