We are at that time of year where many of you are getting organised for your club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an essential requirement for incorporated organisations and is an important event for clubs to communicate with their members, the general public and the committee. The purpose of the meeting is to give a broad overview of the club’s current direction and financial health. It also confirms the club’s purpose to the members and community – this is where your community can commit to the club and its goals for the future.
Most people try to avoid AGMs through fear of “being roped into something”, but what better way to have a positive influence and contribution to your club’s future direction?
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We were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.
The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs. The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result. The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.
Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday. The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool. Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different. It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!
Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.
The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.