Meetings are so 1990’s

We’re experimenting with some audio training for our leaders.  8-15 minute training sessions, recorded by our staff, and uploaded to a podcast.  I think this might be a way to get training and information into the hands of our people, without having them come out to a bunch of meetings.

It’s pretty easy to record and create a podcast, but because not all of our volunteers are podcast listeners, we will also take all the sessions and put them on a CD. That way, our volunteers can just listen in their car on their own schedule.  So far, we’ve recorded a couple of small group leader training, some for kids workers, one for ushers, and one for greeters.  It’s me talking with the appropriate staff person.  I’m planning to do some general leadership ones as well. We’ll see how it works.

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2 comments so far

  1. Jason Curlee on

    Great idea….and by the way you did a great job with them.

  2. boydbettis on


    Let me know how this works out. We are going to do the same thing with our volunteers at Transition. I think it’s a very good idea and a big time saver.

    My question is this, ‘Are you doing anything to make sure the volunteers listen/watch the videos?’ We considered making it a requirement for anyone who wants to volunteer at Transition. We want them to watch the video on the purpose/vision of Transition and then a quick video focused on the area in which they want to serve at. How are you going about this?

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