.
LEADERSHIP

BONNIE AXTELL

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1129 Oak Circle, Salina, kS 67401

(785) 827-9443

bonnieaxtell@cox.net

 

 
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP CHAIRMAN
District One Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Marianne Middleton Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three Debra Carr Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Marcia Cottrell Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Norma Titsworth Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Ida Meyers Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
The Leadership Program:

The Auxiliary's Leadership Program raises awareness of American Legion Auxiliary leadership development opportunities. The success of any organization depends largely upon the skill and competence of its leaders.  Auxiliary members are vitally concerned with developing present and future leadership within the organization.  Comprehensive training courses and materials are offered in every Auxiliary Department and by the National organization. Courses focus on fundamental management and communication skills and outline the basic responsibilities and leadership opportunities which are available within the many programs in the Auxiliary. Units and Departments conduct leadership workshops with motivational speakers to increase enthusiasm for all Auxiliary programs.

What Can You Do to Promote Leadership:

Learn about and promote participation in the American Legion Auxiliary Academy.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Go to the American Legion Auxiliary national website to view the training classes available. Learn about other training available through your unit or department. Get to know the members of your Unit, and help them identify skills they can use to help veterans. Help members develop leadership skills, if they desire to do so.
Share the knowledge you have gained with others in your family and unit. Incorporate at least one item of leadership training at every unit meeting.
Build leadership skills by volunteering to chair a short-term project. Hold a workshop/brunch focusing on preparing reports and applying for awards.
Work with a mentor to develop/enhance interest, skills, and knowledge of the American Legion Auxiliary. Provide an Auxiliary pin and quide book to all new members.
  Identify those who are skilled and not skilled regarding computers/Internet. See if others are willing to assist in helping with such communication issues.

Enhance leaders' knowledge about American Legion Auxiliary history, programs, and organization.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Attend district and department training sessions and workshops, and actively participate. Ask questions. Share past experiences. Volunteer to be a trainer or course leader. Initate every new member, and give them an orientation packet.
Take the ALA Academy Course: Welcome to the American Legion Auxiliary Senior Basics: A Course on our History and Legacy Encourage members to use American Legion Auxiliary Academy courses. Recognize members for completing the courses.
Prepare a personal history of your involvement in the organization. Offer an American Legion Auxiliary refresher course for all members
Attend an American Legion Auxiliary Mission Training or other national event. Ecourage members to attend as many unit, district, department, and national meeting as they can.

Encourage the use of American Legion Auxiliary reference documents and materials, such as: Unit Guide Book, Constitution & Bylaws (all levels), Department Operations Manual, program guides, etc.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Download or purchase the referenced documents and become familiar with them. Discuss these documents at unit meetings. Set aside serious time to answer questions.
Volunteer to assist a Junior member in learning about the documents of the American Legion Auxiliary. Hold a workshop to explain unit Constitution & Bylaws, Standing Rules, how the unit finances are structured, how the budet is planned, and how to write meeting minutes.
If you have questions or are unclear on an issue in these documents, ask questions.  

Offer a mentoring program, utilizing the knowledge and experiences of members who have served as leaders beyond the unit level.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Volunteer to be a mentor for another member or a junior member. Use positive, experienced members to train and guide new members.
Learn the process and apply for a unit, district, department, or national appoinment. Encourage members to volunteer to train and guide new members.
Seek election to a unit, district, department, or national office. Encourage members to become "experts" in some areas so that they can become the unit mentor in that area.
Apply for a unit, district, department, or national committee appointment. Discover potential leaders and talent within your unit by collecting a unit survey form from every member.

Nurture a culture of goodwill at all levels of the organization.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Resolve to consider your own behavior before evaluating others. Expect the best of people. Always invite new members to participate in meetings and events. Always greet new members, and make sure they got a new member packet.
Participate in discussions or debate while demonstrating respect for opinions that are different from your own. When you disagree, extend the olive branch of friendship since we all share a common mission. Unit leades should encourage members to work their issues our directly with the parties involved rather than trying to fix the situation by intervening. Assist in positive solutions to conflicts by focusing on the desired outcome.
Speak privately with another member directly, rather than involving others with your concerns. Listen to what members have to say, and thank them for their ideas. Be open, rather than critical. of the ideas of others. Give praise and encouragement when members do what is asked or go beyond what was expected.

Member, Unit, and Department Leadership Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Unit Most Outstanding Unit Leadership Program Citation Plaque (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. The entry must state what types of training were completed, number of members attending leadership skills workshops/trainings. Must have participated in American Legion Auxiliary Senior Auxiliary Basics, A Course on our History and Legacy. Pictures and examples are encouraged. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Americanism Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Department Best Department Leadership Program Citation (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. Recommendations from units and members must be included. Pictures and examples are encouraged. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Americanism Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Leadership Program Page www.alaforveterans.org/Members/Leadership. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

 

DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS LEADERSHIP TRAINING PAGE FOR FOR VIDEO TRAINING WITH HANDOUTS, ALA ACADEMY INFORMATION, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! CLICK HERE!
Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
EACH DISTRICT HAS A LEADERSHIP EVENT SCHEDULED. SEE DEPARTMENT CALENDAR FOR WHEN THESE EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms" tab on this website's main navigation menu, then select "District Report Forms".
Kansas Program Action Plan Unit Report Forms can be referenced, by District, at the top of this page, or by visiting "Forms" (then select your District), on this website's main navigation menu.
Member Data Survey Form Protocol Quiz
How to Utilize the Member Data Survey Protocol Presentation
How to Lead a Small UnitHow to Create a Passport Kit
How to Conduct A Unit Meeting Passport Order Form
How to Grow Leadership Capacity, Nurturing A Culture of Goodwill

 

 

© 2018-2019 American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Kansas/h5>