THANK YOU

Thank you for your service to your club, your community, and to the world through your work as a Civitan club president. You are needed, you are valued, and you are important. Your community is made better because of Civitans like you. The world is made better because of Civitans like you. Civitan is made better because of leaders like you.

2022-2023 OFFICER & CLUB CERTIFICATION WINDOW:
SEPTEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30, 2022

    WHAT TO EXPECT IN CIVITAN UNIVERSITY

    • The president’s training video is approximately 50 minutes in length.
    • You may start and stop the video at any point.
    • You may leave the system and return at any point.
    • You do not have to complete the video and certification quiz on the same day.
    • Civitan University is operated through an online learning management system called “Blue Sky”. Emails you recieve after registering for Civitan University will come from Blue Sky.
    • If you participated in Civitan University last year, you may sign back in to the system using the same account information.

    LIVE ZOOM CLUB PRESIDENTS GATHERING

    You asked, and we answered! Civitan University was a hit last year as far as training content and convenience of on-demand, but many of you expressed missing the fellowship of live Zoom calls to connect with fellow officers from around North America. So this year, you will have that chance! These calls DO NOT stand in the place of completing Civitan University. They are an optional add-on.

    Gather with fellow club presidents to fellowship, ask questions, brainstorm, and share best practices, at the end of each month in the training period. Feel free to join one or more calls. Zoom links will be emailed to those officers who have completed training prior to each call.

    • Friday, September 30th, 4:00pm central 
    • Thursday, October 27th, 4:00pm central 
    • Wednesday, November 30th, 4:00pm central 

    NOTES FOR DUAL OFFICERS

    • If you are serving as both president and president-elect for your club, you are NOT required to complete both training courses for the club to be certified.
      • You are required to complete at least the club president training course.
      • You are not required to also complete the president-elect course, but you may do so if you wish.
      • If you are serving in both roles, ensure your Club Officer Report reflects this, so your club may be certified. A club cannot be certified with a vacancy in the president-elect role.

    QUESTIONS OR SUPPORT

    Mary Frances Forbus
    Senior Director of Member Relations & Strategy
    maryfrances@civitan.org

    *All Civitan Club presidents, presidents-elect, secretaries & treasurers, whether new or returning, are required to complete an officer training every year, per International Policy 0304: Civitan Club in Good Standing. A Civitan Club which is not in good standing loses its International Elections voting delegates and rights, as well as Honor Club eligibility. 

     

     

    RESOURCES & TOOLS

    TRAINING CONTENT
    Training Video Recording*
    Training PowerPoint Slide Deck*

    *password provided during training

    CLUB PRESIDENT MANUAL
    Download Here

    MISSION RESOURCES
    2022 CIRC Annual Video
    CIRC Brochures (Supply House)
    CIRC Toolkit
    CIRC: A-Z
    Club Project Toolkits
    Club Service Log & Tracker – Word
    Club Service Log & Tracker – Excel
    Engaging in Disability Awareness Days Toolkit
    People First Language 101
    People First Language Video

    MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
    Club President Planning Calendar (also in manual)
    Club Officer Roles 101
    Data Privacy Policy
    International Bylaws
    International Policy Manual**
    Liability Insurance FAQ
    Protecting Vulnerable Communities Guidebook
    Robert’s Rules Quick Overview Video
    Sample Club Bylaws
    **To receive password email growth@civitan.org

    MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES
    10 Tips for Engaging & Exciting Your Club Members
    Civitan Club & Member Anniversary Lists
    International Awards Program
    International Recognition Program
    Intentional Recruiting
    Member Recruitment Plan Template
    Member Retention Plan Template
    Membership Values Flyer
    The Three E’s of Member Retention
    Tried & True vs. New Recruiting

    MARKETING RESOURCES
    100 Ways to Promote Civitan
    Civitan Awareness Month Toolkit
    Civitan Branding Kit
    Civitan Club Promotions Content Chart
    Community Relations Worksheet
    Creating Your Club’s Digital Footprint Toolkit
    Customizable Club Promotion Brochure
    How-To: Pre-Schedule a Facebook Post
    Civitan Impact Areas
    The “Who, What, When, Where” of Creating Promotional Materials
    The Civitan Playbook
    Using Canva for Graphic Design 101

    MORE RESOURCES
    Civitan International Vimeo Channel
    Club Evaluation Worksheet
    How-To: Collaborate Using Technology
    How-To: Use Google Docs
    How-To: Use Sign Up Genius
    International Headquarters Staff Contact Quick Guide

     

    Questions about leadership training or certification? Contact growth@civitan.org.