The Chapter Leadership Training workshop is hosted by Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) every year in collaboration with a local Trout Unlimited Chapter. This year the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers (YVFF) Chapter in Steamboat Springs is hosting the workshop. This workshop is for both new and old chapter leaders who are eager to learn how to be more effective leaders and build stronger chapters. The Chapter Leadership Training Weekend will have numerous trainings, networking opportunites, and each attendee will walk away with resources to help their chapter reach its full potential. If you have never been to a Colorado Trout Unlimited training then the registration is free!! Plus, there will be opportunities to fish the Yampa!! You can't beat that!!
Colorado Trout Unlimited Chapter Leadership Training
October 16-18, 2015, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Friday October 16, 2015 Happy hour at Rex’s American Grill – appetizers provided; cash bar. First timers meet and greet with CTU Council and veteran chapter leaders.
Saturday October 17, 2015 7:00 am Breakfast (included with registration)
8:00 am Welcome and TU Orientation: This session will introduce new leaders and update veteran members to the current structure of TU in Colorado and across the country. TU is rapidly growing and this session is meant to give leaders a better understanding of the TU network and “who’s who” among the people who can be a resource for your chapter.
Garrett Hanks - Welcome, overview of logistics, opportunities, expectations Marshall Pendergrass- CTU who we are and what we do. Mac Cunningham- NLC Role and Presentation about National Organization David Nickum- Colorado TU Organization Cam Chandler - CO Council and Regional Vice President Roles and Responsibilities 9:15 am Chapter Leader Basics and Best Practices: This session will focus on the basic fundamentals of running a successful and engaging chapter. We will explore how to build a realistic annual work plan for your chapter, communications and engagement with your community, how to run and engaging chapter meeting and how to plan for the future for your chapter.
11:00 am “One TU” panel: This session will highlight success stories on how local chapters and TU field staff have worked together to accomplish great things, how that cooperation has benefited chapters and staff alike, and ideas on what it takes to make “One TU” work at a local level
12:00 pm Lunch in Regional Vice President groups: Participants will eat luch in groups formed with other chapter leaders from your region in Colorado. The Regional Vice Presidents will help lead the informal regional conversations. This lunch will give you the opportunity to chat with surrounding chapters on local/regional issues, chapter best practices and more. 1:30 - 5:00 pm CTU Board Meeting: All are invited to attend the fall board meeting for Colorado Trout Unlimited. If you are the only representative from your chapter attending the weekend then your vote will be needed for all business decisions. (Seperate board meeting agenda will be added here shortly.)
Dinner on your own Saturday evening. Most will likely eat at Rex's American Grill at the Holiday Inn, but nothing formal is organized. Sunday, October 18, 2015 7:00 am Breakfast (included with registration)
8:00 am Chapter Tools, Requirements, and Resources: This session will cover the tools and resources that are available to chapter leaders that make running a chapter more streamlined and effective. You will learn about tools that both National Trout Unlimited and Colorado Trout Unlimited have developed. These tools will help you to communicate and engage with your members better. We will also cover some of the basic requirements that a chapter is responsible for on an annual basis.
9:30 am Chapter Leader Discussion; Best Practices and Challenge Sharing Session- Finding Your Niche as a TU Chapter in Your Community: This session gives the opportunity for the chapter’s to discuss their challenges, share solutions, and express their concerns in finding their chapter’s role within their communities, in serving their members and the TU mission.
11:00 am Depart for Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area – conservation tour led by Yampa Valley Fly Fishers (and opportunity to fish!) – lunch provided
Go fishing on Yampa River!!!!!