All Workshops will be presented during the 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM session as well as a repeat presentation during the 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM session.

Workshop #1

Service Leadership Program (SLP) Core Values

SLP Programs represent some of the most motivated people in the Kiwanis family. THEY do this while living and breathing our Kiwanis core values. Join our panel as they discuss some of these principles relating to our K-Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Club, and CKI programs.

The panel will discuss the following values as they relate to each Service Leadership Program:

1. Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice

2. Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve, and guide others

3. Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people

4. Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations

Presenters: 2021 – 2022 SLP District Administrators, District Governors, and International Officers.

Workshop #2

Planning to Move Forward With Kiwanis Club Membership Efforts

This will be an interactive session that will include:

(split group #1) Older members & officers: Elevator pitch practice – What did you say? What did you miss? Timing.

(split group #2) New members & non-officers: Story-telling to friends, family, and co-workers to build enthusiasm

(focus groups, # dependent on attendees, 10 mins) Tabling at public events – Branding, marketing, activities

(lecture, 5-10 mins) Final regroup – summary of the above

Presenters: Ed Gleaner, New Jersey Kiwanis Membership Coordinator & Emily Sharp, Kiwanis International Area Director- Northeast Region

Workshop #3

Youth Protection Guidelines – What Are They, How Do They Work, and Why Do We Need to Share Them?

Every year, Kiwanis clubs are required to educate their members about the Kiwanis Youth Protection Policies & Procedures. Why does this requirement exist? Kiwanis International cares about the youth we serve in our communities and in our Service Leadership Program (SLP) clubs. Our job as leaders is to protect the children and teens we work with and ensure that we are following best practices that prevent harmful situations from arising. The Youth Protection Policies offer expectations on working with youth inside and outside of a school setting, at overnight events, and during off-site field trips and conventions. The guidelines provide best practices on how Kiwanis members should interact with youth on social media. There are even instructions on how to report suspected sexual or physical abuse that club members may become aware of. Kiwanians are the first line of defense in keeping our youth safe. Knowing the Youth Protection Guidelines and understanding them is essential.

Presenter: Howard Gordon, New Jersey Kiwanis Youth Protection Manager