Training 3: Building the Team

Congratulations on hosting your Launch Party! You did it! Woo-hoo! Now it’s time to get your brand-new team organized, and to find out who on that team is going to be most supportive and/or step into a leadership role.

Here are the next steps (do these with the FOK Organizer):

  • Debrief the Launch Party: What went well, what could be better for the next meeting?

  • Who was at the Launch Party? Did anyone seem keen enough to be another team leader?

  • Plan the second meeting - is a date/time set? See example agenda here.

  • Setting up a team email address

  • Make a plan for second meeting

Facilitating Meetings:

The goal of meeting facilitation is to help a group through an agenda in the time available and to help the group make necessary decisions and plans for implementation. 

It’s a practice that we can all continually improve at, and one that changes depending on the context of the meeting.

For now, our meetings are all happening on Zoom, but the principles of meeting facilitation generally apply equally to online meetings and offline meetings. Here are some optional resources for you to check out:

Editing your team webpage (optional)

Team Roles & Team Structure

  • Your role is to organize the group, but the team leader (or leaders) should certainly not be doing everything. The way you choose to structure your team is up to you. For detailed suggestions on team roles, see Resources and FAQs

Your to-do list:

  • Create an email account to your team (ex. forourkids[your town]@gmail.com) and give the FOK Organizer the address

  • Set date for next team meeting, if it isn’t already set

  • Send a personal email to each Launch Party attendee:

    • Thank them for coming

    • Ask if they have any questions

    • Ask if they would like to have a one-on-one (Zoom) meeting with you

FOK Organizer will:

  • Create a @forourkids.ca email account up for your team, send it to you, and have it forward to your new email address

  • Send you an RSVP page link for your next meeting (unless team leader wants to try it)

  • Request a logo from our graphic designer, for your team

  • Grant Nationbuilder permissions to your @forourkids email address so that you can send emails (“e-blasts”) to your team, set up RSVP pages, and edit your team’s webpage

  • Create filter for people in your area

  • Create an RSVP page for your next meeting(s)

    • The FOK Organizer is happy to create RSVP pages for your meetings for as long as you would like. When you or someone on your team is ready, you can learn how to create RSVP pages here

Training 3 Resources: