COLT training covers all areas of being a club officer by providing specific training for each board position.
Presidents will discover how to run both board meetings.
Vice-Presidents receive extensive training with the MELT (Membership Education Leadership Training) program.
Secretaries learn how to prepare and submit Club Monthly Reports and take minutes at meetings.
Treasurers learn tips for collecting and submitting dues, as well as useful advice for planning fundraisers and preparing a budget.
The COLT program also includes group training for each new team of officers. This training will allow each club board the chance to begin working together as a team by examining the current position of each club, setting club goals for the coming year, and defining Committee Chair positions. COLT also offers officers a first-hand look at the expectations and strengths of their fellow board members, and each club board has the opportunity to meet and share ideas with officers of other clubs, as well as members of the District Board and club meetings, prepare an agenda, and work with Lieutenant Governors. THE COLT PROGRAM IS A TRAINING SESSION HELD EACH SPRING FOR ALL NEWLY ELECTED CLUB OFFICERS (PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, TREASURER, COMMITTEE CHAIRS).
One of the many benefits of becoming an officer of the Georgia District is the ability to receive specialized training. District Officer Training Conference (DOTC) is a weekend-long retreat typically held in April of each year and is specially designed for the newly-elected and -appointed board members. Convening on Friday evening and adjourning on Sunday morning, attendees participate in a number of activities ranging from personal leadership skills development to team building activities. Topics covered in this intense weekend-long training include:
Public speaking skills
Writing newsletters and business letters
Specific office and committee chair training
Working with the K-Family
The weekend concludes with the first board meeting of the administrative year.