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Workshops and Forums

We are busy putting our work­shops and forums togeth­er, want­i­ng to make sure that you have the very best edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence pos­si­ble. We will update this page as more details become avail­able. In the mean­time, here is a sneak peak at what we have in store:



Club Opening Success Now


We have devel­oped a proven method for club open­ing suc­cess. I will share our key steps to open a strong, sus­tain­able club in short order. Come and learn how to achieve mem­ber­ship growth from a major club open­er.

Learn the Steps Avoid the Pit­falls Share the Fun

Gary Levine
Past Inter­na­tion­al Trustee

Past Lieutenant Governors – Untapped Resources


This ses­sion will address the impor­tance of hav­ing an engaged PLG Com­mit­tee and the val­ue it holds in help­ing to men­tor and devel­op future club and divi­sion lead­ers. In addi­tion to this committee’s piv­otal role in iden­ti­fy­ing prospec­tive Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor-Elect can­di­dates, you will learn of oth­er sig­nif­i­cant ways that your PLG com­mit­tee can be an indis­pens­able resource for your divi­sion.


Robert Nor­mand
Dis­tin­guished Dis­trict Sec­re­tary Trea­sur­er

Who is That Following You?”


Suc­ces­sion plan­ning is the best “keep fit” exer­cise for a healthy, active and grow­ing club. This work­shop will help you iden­ti­fy future club lead­ers and pro­vide some coach­ing tech­niques to encour­age, moti­vate and con­vince them to say yes to serv­ing on your club exec­u­tive.

Mar­jorie Buck
Dis­trict Trustee

Nine Things All Young People Need


Come and learn about nine things all young peo­ple need to thrive. This approach offers a way for com­mu­ni­ties to iden­ti­fy ways to focus efforts to cul­ti­vate adap­tive cop­ing to life chal­lenges. Ter­ri Spar­ling, along with oth­er com­mu­ni­ty pro­fes­sion­als, will share this approach.

Ter­ri Spar­ling, CEO
Perth Coun­ty – Child and Youth Men­tal Health

A successful SLP in an Elementary Setting


Your mem­bers are inter­est­ed in start­ing a new SLP. Come and meet Romeo Pub­lic School’s live­ly K-Kids dis­cussing their projects and answer­ing your ques­tions.

Hélène Crabb
Chair, Youth Ser­vices Com­mit­tee

Our Club Needs Younger Members – NOW!


The ques­tion is sim­ple. Do you want younger mem­bers to join your club? If the answer is yes … come to this forum.

Joanne Mur­ray
Past Gov­er­nor

Risk Management – In All Its Glory


This work­shop will focus atten­tion on some of the crit­i­cal but pos­si­bly less famil­iar aspects of risk man­age­ment. For example:What isn’t cov­ered by our Insur­ance? Are we cov­er­ing all our bases in event plan­ning? This is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to have all your ques­tions answered.

Ken McNaughton
Dis­trict Risk Man­ag­er

Youth Protection – Beyond the Guidelines


What if you had to applyY­outh Pro­tec­tion to a real-world case?This work­shop will be a team event in which par­tic­i­pants will be faced with sixY­outh Pro­tec­tion relat­ed sce­nar­ios they must solve. Prizes will be award­ed!!!

Den­nis Mar­guer­att
Dis­trict Youth Pro­tec­tion Man­ag­er

You had me at “Hello…” – Organize, Recruit, Celebrate!


The best way to find vol­un­teers is to go out and look for them. Char­ter­ing new clubs allows you to attract a more diverse mem­ber­ship and pur­sue new project possibilities.The ses­sion will dis­cuss “best prac­tices” on how to build new clubs in your com­mu­ni­ty.

Jen­nifer Hink­son
Dis­tin­guished Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor

21st Century Tools for Leaders of the Future!


What exact­ly does Kiwa­nis look like in the 21st Cen­tu­ry? How am I sup­posed to nav­i­gate my way through all this tech­nol­o­gy to enable my club to have a suc­cess­ful year? There is a lot out there on the “infor­ma­tion high­way” and it’s easy to get lost! Attend this ses­sion for a roadmap to suc­cess!

Sheila Don­ald
Past Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor

District Awards and the Coming Ice Age


This pre­sen­ta­tion will iden­ti­fy the Dis­trict Awards that are avail­able for your club to apply for, the val­ue in doing so and the pro­ce­dures to fol­low. As an added bonus you will learn some fas­ci­nat­ing facts about cli­mate and the impend­ing Cold Spell.

Bob Bog­a­rdis
Dis­trict Trustee

Fundraising – Large or Small, There is Room for All


Whether you would like to describe one of your own club’s favourite projects or you are here to get ideas from oth­ers, this forum is designed to pro­vide Kiwa­ni­ans with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share and gath­er fresh ideas for “tried and test­ed” fundrais­ing projects.

Ian Est­wick
Dis­trict Trustee

Heather Con­rad
Past Pres­i­dent

Club Growth — Magnets, Adhesives and Explosives


This forum will pro­vide valu­able insight into how to pre­pare your club for growth and devel­op mem­ber-led strate­gies for iden­ti­fy­ing prospec­tive mem­bers. Among oth­er things, it will also tack­le the approach, the fol­low-thru and meth­ods for keep­ing invi­tees engaged until they become com­mit­ted Kiwa­ni­ans.

Coleen Law­son-Tay­lor
Past Pres­i­dent

The Engaging Leader Part 1 – Ideas thatWork


Kiwa­nis lead­ers have many oppor­tu­ni­ties to engage mem­bers through mean­ing­ful ser­vice projects. This ses­sion will focus on spe­cif­ic exam­ples of club part­ner­ships that encour­age involve­ment of new and long-term mem­bers. There will be oppor­tu­ni­ties for par­tic­i­pants to share ideas in this ses­sion and the one fol­low­ing.

Cathy Telfer
Dis­tin­guished Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor
with Excel­lence



The Engaging Leader Part 2 — Care to Share


Con­sid­er the ques­tion – “What ser­vice projects engage the most mem­bers in your club?” Build­ing on the ener­gy from Part 1, we will share ideas and exam­ples of ser­vice oppor­tu­ni­ties that moti­vate mem­bers and increase their com­mit­ment to serve chil­dren in our com­mu­ni­ties.

Effective Communication — The Magic in Creating Great MembershipExperiences.


Do you love your club? Do you want to pick up a few tips and use­ful toolsguar­an­teed to keep the pas­sion and enthu­si­asm alive in your club? If so, youdon’t want to miss this work­shop on inter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and its impact onmem­ber­ship sat­is­fac­tion and reten­tion.

Sharon Williams
Past Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor 

How’s YOUR Image?


How well is your club known in your com­mu­ni­ty?  Is your club’s image a true reflec­tion of who you are and who you serve?  Is your club mak­ing the most of oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance pub­lic aware­ness of the impact you make?  Whether you are your club’s PR & Mar­ket­ing Chair or you just want to get some tips on how to bet­ter pro­mote your club today, and for the upcom­ing decade, this forum is for you.

Edal­itza Weller

Service Leadership Information Fair


Your Ser­vice Lead­er­ship Dis­trict Admin­is­tra­tors and Pro­gram Chairs are mak­ing them­selves avail­able to answer all your ques­tions about any of our Ser­vice Lead­er­ship Clubs and sup­port Pro­grams. If you are think­ing of spon­sor­ing a new SLP club, if you need help strength­en­ing an exist­ing club, if you want to learn more about Key Leader or any of our oth­er Dis­trict SLP Pro­grams, this will be time well spent.

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