Region 12 Masonic Education


TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

UGLNSWACT – Next Leadership Course

  • Saturday, 15 August 2009, 8.30am – 1pm – Bondi Masonic Centre, 140 Bondi Road. Bookings: John Anderson, jbanderson44@optusnet.com.au   Cost: $5

The Leadership course is designed for Wardens. Other brethren who are seeking election as Worshipful Master in the near future will find this one-day course invaluable.  Prospective lodge leaders will learn how to use collaborative decision-making processes, teamwork and strategic planning to bring about improvements. They will acquire the tools to analyse critically the current practices of their lodges, and thus be better equipped to demonstrate positive leadership in the accreditation process.

The course has three main focus areas

  1. A broad review of different styles of leadership and the skills needed to be a leader, not just in Freemasonry but also in any group or organisation. An understanding of the importance of teamwork in setting and achieving goals;
  2. An understanding of the importance of teamwork in setting and achieving goals;
  3. Some ideas for goal setting and ways of planning and monitoring strategies for achieving the goals.

8am Registration (Tea and Coffee available)

8.30am Commencement and opening address

8.45am Leadership Training Session

10.15am Morning Tea

10.45am Training facilitator: Malcolm Stradwick

1.30pm Closing Summation and address

Some Comments on the Leadership Course

Scope: A four hour course uses materials taken from a Management Workshop and covers individual and team interpersonal skills within management. No war stories, past issues, baggage or anecdotes at this training workshop.

Content includes

  • The Functions of Management
  • Professional Management
  • Manager or Leader
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Decision Making
  • Making Good and Effective Decisions
  • Involving Others in Decision Making Process
  • Converting a Group of Individuals into a Team of Players
  • Team Development
  • Clear and Positive Communication
  • Conflict Resolution

2008 Participant Comment “I recently attended my District Leadership Seminar and found it a very refreshing and informative approach to dealing with some of the situations I have experienced on my road to being Master of a Lodge. I found that Malcolm Stradwicks’ common-sense approach provided me with great resources to draw upon. I liked the idea that there was to be minimal discussion of “Masonic issues” and more focus on my development as a leader, and my leadership skills. I would thoroughly recommend this course above others previously offered in Leadership…”

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