1st Annual Northeast/Mid-Atlantic SAF Leadership Academy

Thank you for your attendance!  Below are materials that were provided or generated as part of the Academy.

Agenda: click here

Day 1

The Importance of Styles: Understanding and working with different personality types and leadership styles (Tom Davidson, Leadership Nature)

Listening and then Communicating: Effective oral and written communications, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills (Tom Davidson, Leadership Nature)

Leading Your Team: Recruitment and development of volunteer teams, running effective meetings, & managing transitions (Tom Davidson, Leadership Nature)

Day 2

Understanding the organization of SAF (Steve Kallesser):

Introducing Best Practices…

…for programs (Steve Kallesser):

…for disseminating forest science & technology (Ken Laustsen):

…for writing and communicating position statements and other policy activities (Ken Laustsen for Danielle Watson):

…for use of social media by local SAF units (Matt Hurd for Danielle Watson):

…for internal & external communications (Steve Kallesser for Danielle Watson):

…for membership recruiting and retention (Steve Kallesser for Ola Goke-Pariola):

…for treasury and record-keeping (Susan Lacy):

…for awards & recognition programs (Ken Jolly):

…for forming an action plan for the coming year and getting buy-in from engaged members (Steve Kallesser):

Day 3

Background and concepts in collaborative learning processes and facilitation (Allyson Muth):

  • presentation: click here
  • Susan Lacy’s handwritten notes on the discussion on membership: click here