Charity Introductions and 1-on-1 sessions
This time slot served as a great chance for our leaders to get better acquainted with the charities they will be supporting. After some brief introductions by our charity partners, our leaders were divided into groups based on their charity to get to know each other better and discuss their individual campuses . These breakaway sessions provided a clear picture of how each charity positively impacts their community and how each leader's team will support those goals.
Later on, leaders were again broken up into groups and rotated between three stations that were hosted by Choose A Challenge staff members. These workshop stations consisted of topics like Timelines and Important Dates, How Best To Recruit On Campus, and Useful Tools & Important T&Cs to know. The goal for each one of the stations was to highlight the important elements of the leadership journey from now until their eventual trip departure.
Learning About Your Trip
The final session of the day was all about each leader learning more about their trip. We had already gone over most trip details with our leaders prior to the day, but this session actually broke down each trip's day-by-day itinerary (Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp) with people who have actually gone on the trips themselves. As one who has been through this process before, it is also quite exciting to be reminded of the amazing things each team will be doing on their treks.
From my totally-biased view, this year's Team Leader Training Day was fantastic! We got to meet some truly amazing people, connect them with their charity partner's causes, and discussed many of the exciting things ahead. We wrapped up the day and said our goodbyes for to those who had planes and buses to catch, but for those who could stay we went out for a small pizza party at Speedy Romeo's (a must try for anyone who loves pizza, food, life, etc.), a fitting end for a successful day!
We could not be happier with the experiences we had with our campus leaders and charity partners and are absolutely thrilled for our opportunity to work together! If you're a leader and you were not able to make it TLTD this year I hope this gives you a glimpse of what we did throughout the day and never fear, we will be filling you in on everything we went over!