Leader's Training Workshop
Over the past many years, TKM has seen a tremendous desire and need in men around the country for formation and accountability. We receive requests weekly from men who desire to start a men's group in their area. In an attempt to easily and effectively create opportunities for men to not only start a group but to have a group that is thriving and long-lasting, we continue to create training resources and procedures. One of these resources is our "Leader's Training Workshop."
The King’s Men “Leader’s Training Workshop” is a day-long, conference-style training event, designed to provide leaders and facilitators with the practical and effective methods and tools necessary to organize and facilitate an effective and dynamic TKM formation and accountability group.
The training has three primary parts, with the third part eliciting the most practical aspects of the training.
I. Inspirational talk, “The Case for Parish Men’s Groups and Accountability”
This talk reflects an inspirational overview of TKM’s highly successful men’s faith formation and accountability program and how it is changing and transforming the lives of men throughout the United States.
II. Overview of the TKM Formation and Accountability Program
Using the TKM Leader’s Resource Manual, the TKM team will share an overview of the program. This section includes information about implementation at the parish and development of a core leadership team in advance of parish launch.
III. Promoting, Organizing and Facilitating a TKM Group
Using the TKM Leader’s Resource Manual, the TKM team will train leaders in methods that have proven to be successful in introducing the program to men of the parish. Leaders will be trained how to:
Promote the Program. Men will be provided with information on the best techniques for getting the word out about the program, including the use of social media, word-of-mouth strategies, parish announcements as well as an explanation of the resources The King’s Men provides.
Prepare Facilitators. Training your group facilitators is an important aspect of ensuring that the small group discussion and accountability is fruitful for all involved. In this portion of the training, leaders will learn how to lead a dynamic discussion group and effectively guide men through the accountability element of the meetings (“The 4 C’s”).
Lead the Small Men’s Group. Participants will learn the “ins and outs” of facilitating a small men’s group, including information on what is and is not the facilitator’s role, how to keep a discussion on track, managing group time, and working with different personalities. Facilitators will learn how to address these and other challenging and sensitive issues with charity and prudence.
For Additional Information on TKM's Leader's Training Workshop, contact TKM Director of Programming, Dave DiNuzzo at Dave@TheKingsMen.org.