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NAMIWalks Leader Development Conferences

Walk Manager Training Conferences have been instituted to assist Walk Managers with operating successful NAMIWalks.  Attendance is invitation-only and is open to at least one representative from each NAMIWalks franchise.  The training conferences are held in the fall for Spring Walk Managers and in the late winter/early spring for Fall Walk Managers.

The training includes a full schedule of sessions conducted by the experienced NAMIWalks professionals as well as peer sessions that demonstrate success is possible. 

Session topics might include:

  • Envisioning success and creating a plan to achieve it
  • Working with board members and Walk Committees
  • Hosting Volunteer Information Meetings (VIMs) that attract new participants and volunteers
  • Obtaining corporate/business event sponsors
  • Securing a Business Team Chair that can take your walk to the next level
  • Recruiting large corporations/health systems/universities to participate as Super Teams
  • Energizing Team Captains through the Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon (KOL)
  • Coaching Team Captains to become cheerleaders for their Walkers
  • Developing Walkers into fundraisers for NAMI
  • Using the internet to expand communication, register teams, and colllect donations
  • Planning Walk Day for a fun, smooth, well-run event
  • Deciding how best to use the funds collected to fulfull NAMI's mission
  • Measuring the outcomes of the Walk

 

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Sherry Oja (Fox Valley, WI) & Marti Bush (Michigan)


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