(TRAINING TO TAKE ON MORE SIGNIFICANT ROLES AND MAKING THE TRANSITION TO BECOMING A LION EASIER) Statistics show that less than 20% of the youth arm of most organizations ever transition over to the parent organization and this is especially true of service organizations like ours.
Let us tackle this issue in a meaningful way by trying to understand the reasons and coming up with ways -even experimental ones as to how to improve these statistics.
If our District is to continue to grow and be relevant, succession planning must be an integral part of our goals.
We must emphasize that “Membership Growth” is not just a numbers game and “quality” is not a vague concept. We must determine quality by asking what does the prospective member brings to the organization? What value does he/she adds in terms of resources (time, labour and means), integrity and growth?
While I agree that bigger is not necessarily better, I am sure that we all agree that there is room for improvement and that we owe it to posterity to spread the influence and worth of this great organization. We can do this better by making our presence felt in those areas where needed.