Training Module 5

March 21, 2016

RESULTS Group Leader Training


The Delegate-Plan module introduces the foundational elements of planning group activities, making and delegating assignments, and communicating for action. Using these tools helps clarify and encourage accountability.

Your Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate effectively as leader in a way that intensifies meaning, encourages action, creates accountability, and inspires.
  • Develop confidence and skill in delegating and assigning work as well as following up
  • Learn ways to lead group to set and manage to goals and plans and to successfully achieve results
  • Learn to communicate for action
  • Explore ways to:
    • recognize phases of group development
    • encourage learning and growth through assignments, coaching and acknowledgement
    • engage advocate group in planning and setting goals
    • hold group and group members accountable

Your Learning Sequence:  (to be completed in 3 weeks)

  • Overview of Learning Plan
  • Group Dynamics, Goal-setting, Planning, Delegation, Accountability – All for Results
     This document will help you achieve the objectives below:    

    • Group Dynamics – Does your group simply weather change . . . or seek to harness its power?
    • Goal-setting and planning – Set expectations with advocates. Set individual and group goals to plan and achieve great outcomes.​
    • Delegation/Assuming Accountability – Match assignments to readiness of advocates. Vary advocate assignments over time to develop transferable skills and maintain interest and challenge and to build bench strength.
  • Review “The Speech Acts” by Seven Stones Leadership. This document will help you achieve the objective below:
    • Communication that Produces Results – Make clear and specific requests with purposes and context. Use requests to take on/commit to actions; review results.​
  • Practice effective goal setting, delegation and communication for action in group meetings
    • Welcome and Agenda for Meeting
    • Check-in
    • Review successes, achievements and progress on commitments
    • Describe new work and collaborate to determine approach
    • Organize assignments going forward
    • Review next steps and commitments
    • Appreciation and thanks​
  • Review/learn Advocate roles and tasks to:
    • Orient new advocates and provide appropriate assignments
    • Develop and advance advocates at increasing levels of engagement. Intentionally make or change assignments to build depth in group and progress advocate skills.
  • Participate in weekly group leader meetings led by Regional Coordinator
  • Note to participate in annual January group planning

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