Reference Documents

Training

LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE

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
  • A 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).

Virtual Meeting Safety Tips and Guidelines

Training Videos

TREASURER INFORMATION:
- 2011 Training Day - Treasurer 101 Presentation - Summary
- 2011 Training Day - Treasurer 101 - handout

 

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP:
CWL Membership Online Administration Presentation -Updated Oct 2020

Membership On-line Administration training video

Welcome Letters for New Members from 3 levels of CWL

These letters should be inserted as part of the New Members Kits
1. Toronto    2. Provincial     3. National 

Membership kit should include:

Membership Kit

Elections  
Parish Elections - key points (Revised 2016)

PAST PRESIDENT / HISTORIAN CHECKLIST  - for list Click here

Youth

2023 Youth Awards Program Package
Checklist
Cover Letter
Youth Awards Program Guidelines

Mary Matthews Public Speaking 
Contest Rules Parish & Regions
Criteria & Regulations for Participants
Consent Form to Publish Personal Information
Contest Rules for Judges
Judges Scoring Sheet - Step 1
Judges Scoring/Ranking Guidelines
Timekeeper's Instructions/Record Sheet
Mary Matthews Public Speaking Report

Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay & Poetry Contest
Pro-Life Essay & Poetry Contest Guidelines - for Parishes and Regions
Pro-Life Essay & Poetry Contest Guidelines - for Schools and Participants
Pro-Life Essay & Poetry Application Form + Consent to Publish Personal Information
Intermediate Level Essay Judging Score Sheet
Intermediate Level Essay Judging Scores Summary
Senior Level Essay Judging Score Sheet
Senior Level Essay Judging Scores Summary
Intermediate Level Poetry Judging Score Sheet 
Intermediate Level Poetry Judging Scores Summary
Senior Level Poetry Judging Score Sheet
Senior Level Poetry Judging Scores Summary
Pro-Life Essay & Poetry Contest Winner Report

Jean McCann Service Award for Youth Ages 15 - 18
- Contest Guidelines for Parishes and Regions
Contest Guidelines for Participants + (Application Form and Consent Form to Publish Personal Information)
Judges Score Sheet for Entries

St. Michael's College Scholarship
- Letter from Diocesan Education & Health Convener
Letter to High School Guidance Counselor (Announcing the 2023 Competition - Scholarship Eligibility Requirements + Application Form + History of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto + Information Poster for the High Schools and/or Parishes + Sample Parish Announcement)