SIR Branch 8
New Activity Chairman Advisor
ROLES AND TASKS
What is a New Activity Chairman Advisor?
An Advisor is
- A resource to a New Activity Chairman.
- Is presently or has prior experience as an Activity Chairman or Co-Chairman
- Knowledgeable of the people and resources in Branch 8 to assist a New Activity Chairman, including the use of AMS and the “SIR Branch 8 Handbook for New Chairmen” (Click here for handbook)
- There to help the New Activity Chairman be successful in running his Activity.
The Four Primary Tasks of an Advisor
- Establish a positive, personal relationship with New Activity Chairman:
- Help the New Activity Chairman to develop a plan to kick-off their Activity:
- Assist the New Activity Chairman in obtaining any resources required:
- Assist the New Activity Chairman in interacting with the leadership and structure of SIR Branch 8
Roadmap to being a Successful Advisor
Every New Activity Chairman will have a different level of experience with Branch 8 and with being in a leadership role, so the Advisor should customize his approach to the unique needs of each New Activity Chairman.
Things to consider are:
- Work with the New Activity Chairman to agree on the role he needs an Advisor to play
- Help the New Activity Chairman establish goals and timeline for their Activity
- Act as an advisor to the New Activity Chairman and his Assistant Chairman to get their Activity up and running
- Stay in touch with the New Activity Chairman and be responsive to his needs
- After the New Activity Chairman is able to lead their Activity on his own, have a closing meeting to evaluate both your experiences.
How to become an Advisor
The Activity Coordinating Committee (ACC) will annually review the list of Advisors and decide if a call for additional volunteers is needed. If a call is put out, the ACC will review the list of resulting new volunteers and determine how many and who will be added to the Advisor list.