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The Leadership and Public Speaking Course runs for 6 weeks. During those 6 weeks students will have the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills as well as learn about League structure and protocol as well as how to run effective council meetings; make a motion; write a report; introduce and thank a guest speaker; etc.

This course is recommended for all CWL members and especially those holding or planning to hold an executive position.

Due to the course design it is very important that those participating make every effort to attend all 6 classes. There is homework that needs to be completed and then presented the following class- so it you miss a class you have to catch up the next week. Homework includes a combination of reading, reviewing, writing and most important - PRACTICING!!

For a course to take place there are three requirements:

  • 15- 20 ladies representing at least 4 or 5 different councils that want to take the course
  • parish willing to host the course (provide a hall with tables, chairs, microphone and podium once a week for 6 weeks)
  • Two or more facilitiators willing to lead the course.

If you are interested in hosting a course, taking a course or being a facilitator contact your Regional Chair.


PET = Parish Executive Training

This is a one day course to help executive officers and committee chairs who have not had the benefit of a leadership course. IT IS NOT NEW! The first version of the Executive training manual was developed almost twenty years ago! The committee (on Training materials) has refreshed, re-organized and is now on a PowerPoint presentation.

In this session, you will be provided with a concrete tool kit which you will need to use your gifts in leadership in the League. You will understand your responsibilities/potential roles and will have acquired many helpful skills /tips to effectively use your gifts in League leadership in your council or in League leadership in general. 

In each Region there are trainers/facilitarors ready to give this course.  Let your regional chair know through your council president if you require to do PET (Parish Executive Training).