FWD Leadership Academy Presidents Document Pack
Below is a list of documents culled from the Barbershop Harmony Society web site, many of which have been used in past COTS or Leadership Academy forums. All of it is worth reading, but it would be impossible to deliver all of this content in a one day Leadership Academy.
For that reason, I structured my 2012-2015 FWD Leadership Academy President’s class as primarily an interactive forum. The highest value in getting a bunch of Presidents in a room together comes from the ability to talk with each other rather than from the delivery of static content from a slide deck which could simply be read later.
You’ll notice that the presentation that I actually use in that forum (file #2 below) is only 17 slides, and content on those slides is sparse. The slides, and what I say about them during the forum, is only a starting point for the discussion which ensues during each slide. That presentation essentially fills up the three hour morning session, while the afternoon session started with the 2014 Society Aims presentation, followed by an open ended round table the rest of the afternoon where the Presidents could bring up any particular challenges (or successes) they were facing for discussion.
I’m going to try and find time to put together two voiceovers for my slides and publish it to YouTube. One will be delivery of the things I normally say for each slide when I’m delivering the presentation, and the other will be more of a train the trainer version which goes into why I chose those topics to discuss and what I hope to achieve by discussing them in the forum.
2015 FWD President