Effectively leading a meeting is an important skill for Volunteer Administrators. Hosting a networking meeting can be a great way to keep your teams engaged and focused; it can also be a great way to network with your peers and learn new and exciting things. a way for the host and attendees to embrace professional development in a fun, easy-going, and rewarding way.
Did you know that when polled, one of the most value-added benefits that members say they get from their AVRBC Membership is networking with other members? As a local meeting host, you don’t have to commit to regular meetings where you have to rent a space and prepare food, just start simple…
AVRBC will help you promote the event and provide helpful tips and tricks.
If you are looking to network with your peers, perfect your facilitator skills, or give back to your AVRBC community, try hosting an AVRBC member meeting. Follow these easy steps to get started:
- Decide what kind of meeting you would like to have
- Submit your event request on the AVRBC Website
- Have your meeting!
BONUS: Post a networking event on the AVRBC website by September 15th, to be held before December 15th, 2018, and be entered into a draw to win a $20 Starbucks or Tim Horton’s gift card.
Your meeting can be wherever you like. Maybe your meeting is at a restaurant before work and starts with an open invitation for whoever shows up and everyone pays for their own meal. Maybe your meeting is a brown bag lunch at a park on a nice afternoon. Or maybe it’s a phone meeting because you live in a remote community or you just don’t have the time to drive to a venue during your lunch hour.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Breakfast meeting at a restaurant. People pay for their own breakfast
- Brown bag lunch meeting in a park or even at a mall food court where seating is plentiful and many food options are available
- Meet at a local coffee shop for a quick express meeting 30 mins.
- Post work drinks at a local pub, restaurant or coffee shop
- Book your boardroom and invite your colleagues over
- Have a virtual meeting using AVRBC’s conference line and invite all members to join
To complete the online event submission:
- Go to www.avrbc.com
- Go to the “get involved” tab
- Then click on “submit an event”
- Fill out the information on the form and submit
Find more tips and tricks for hosting AVRBC member events here. Get involved and make a difference.