Leadership Information
Leadership Info


This site is for Optimist Leaders to submit reports, access leadership information and obtain teaching guides.
Leadership Questions
Links

Here you can access a variety of information to assist you as a leader. You will find this information in online learning web pages, Microsoft Word files, pdf files and PowerPoints. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the pdf files. If you do not have Acrobat, click here for the free download.You will need PowerPoint Viewer to open the PowerPoints. If you do not have PowerPoint, click here for the free download of the PowerPoint Viewer. To save the file on your computer, right click on the file and choose the “Save Target As” option. Then save to your computer. PowerPoint slides may be printed on transparencies and used with an overhead projector.

National Association of Parliamentarians


In July 2010, Optimist International entered into a partnership with the National Association of Parliamentarians. Widely known as the experts on parliamentary procedure, the association's resources are now available to Optimist Clubs and Districts. To consult the association and take advantage of this resource, visit www.parliamentarians.org

Certified Trainers


These are pre-qualified “official” representatives of Optimist International who are chosen for their presentation skills, go through a three-day qualification course and are available to speak to Districts and Optimists by contacting the Optimist International Leadership Department.

Optimist Training Institute Overview
Certified International Trainer List
Certified Trainer Information Flyer
Certified Trainer Nomination Form
Certified Trainer Application
Certified Trainer Request Form
Evaluation of a Certified Trainer by an Attendee
Evaluation of a Certified Trainer by a District

Club President Workbooks


Faculty Guide Club President-Elect
Club Presidents-Elect Workbook - Self-directed workbook to consider a variety of skills to become president.

Club Presidents Training - PowerPoint

New Optimists Wanted (NOW) Booklet (recruitment event) – A publication about how to conduct a "New Optimists Wanted" recruitment event
New Optimists Wanted (NOW) Program Planning Guide - This planning guide takes Optimist Clubs step by step through the planning process to ensure a successful NOW event.
Optimist Clubs Overview - A PowerPoint presentation about what Optimist Clubs and Optimist International have to offer to new Members and the community.

Conference Agendas – District


Sample quarterly conference agendas. Use these as a checklist of possible items to include in your planning. Do not feel you should use all of the ideas. Keep it simple and above all, meet the needs of your Club Officers!
Faculty Guide Conferences & Convention Training
1st quarter agenda
2nd & 3rd quarter agenda
4th quarter agenda

Club Officer Installation Ceremony Script

Governor


Governor Checklist - Month-by-month planning guide
Governor-Elect Checklist Calendar - Month-by-month planning guide
Tracking by Districts - racking chart to keep track of your Clubs’ and Zones’ performance
Committee Appointment Chart - A chart to assist in consideration of possible candidates for Committee appointment
District Committee Organization Chart - An organization chart for supervision of a variety of District Committees

Secretary/Treasurers


A District S/T Checklist Calendar - Month-by-month planning guide
District S/T Training - Handout for the job of District Secretary/Treasurer
Sample District Chart of Accounts