Leadership Training Development (LTD) Program

The Leadership Training Development Team is looking for new trainers!  The application is currently being updated and will be back online in January 2018.

Information on Hosting
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Host Application Form
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LTD Make It Happen Flyer
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LTD Comments from Program Attendees
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Sharing a Vision Handout
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For more information, contact the LTD Team at nccwltdcontact@gmail.com.
The LTD Team is here to help YOU!

Need training, don't know how to recruit members, wondering how you can gain your Spiritual Advisor's support, or maybe you think your image could be better? The LTD team can assist with these issues and countless others. The team offers one or two day training sessions for your members.  We will ask your members to fill out an anonymous survey and the leadership will answer an inquiry about their group.  These survey tools will assist in customizing your Leadership Training Development sessions to address your challenges, educate and empower your council members and leaders.  Training exercises, group discussions, and handouts are included to enhance your training day.  

Based on survey results, the team can select some of the following topics:  

Officer Training, Leadership Succession, Job Descriptions, Mentoring, Action Plans, Volunteer Management, Life Cycle of Your Group, Change, Image, Effective Committees, Recruitment, Retention of Members, Clergy Support, Communication Skills, Listening Skills,  Microphone Tricks and Tips. History and Structure of NCCW, Meeting Management Skills, Budget Information  for Treasurers, Formatting Minutes for Secretaries, Making Motions, Agendas, Jazz up your Meetings, Scripting, Time to try Something New, Bylaws, Nominations and Elections, Enthusiasm, Self-Esteem, Creativity Skills, Project Assessments, Vision, Posters and Tri-Fold, Publicity, Presentation Skills, Teambuilding, Facilitate like a Pro, Hints to Involve Participation, Brainstorming, Group Dynamics, Dealing with Difficult People, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Marketing, Commissions, and How to use the Guidance and Resource Manual.  

Many times the team will weave several topics into one presentation depending on your input and challenges.  

Here are some things to help you plan your event:

Updated List of Upcoming LTD Programs    


October 28, 2017  Greensburg, PA  

Contact: Denise Pencola  DPencola@me.com

Trainers:  Mary and Suzanne  Backup is Linda

January 20, 2018  Austin, TX

Contact:  Karen Picard  K_Picard@yahoo.com

Trainers: TBD 


April 21, 2018  Washington, D.C.  

Contact: Rose Folson Rose@virtueconnection.com        

Trainers: Linda and Jean  Backup is Kathy


June 23, 2018  Province of Chicago (Peoria-Spalding Center)

June 22, 2018  Board Training

June 23, 2018  LTD Program

Contact  Mary Glosson   MaryGlosson@hotmail.com

Trainers TBD


June 25-26, 2018  Winona Province

Fairmont, Minnesota

June 25th LTD Program
June 26th Province Meeting

Contact:  Bev McCarvel bmccarvel6969@gmail.com     

Trainers: Kathy and Amy  Backup is Jane


August 4, 2018 Milwaukee,  

Contact:  Kathy Herfel  Kherfel@frontiernet.net

Trainers: Jody and Mary  Backup is Linda

 August 29 to September 1, 2018   NCCW Convention Pittsburgh


October 2017 Connect Article 

Listening Skills by Linda Clark,  LTD Lead Coordinator

Listening skills affect every aspect of our life.  We know that most of you have heard that God gave us two eyes, two ears and one mouth.  He wants us to see and observe, to listen and feel, and then hopefully speak in truth and love.   We believe he wanted us to listen more than he wanted us to speak.

We all know how important reading is in all we do.  And our early school years are rightfully spent on perfecting this skill.  What we do not teach our school aged children is the art of listening, and as adults we listen at least ten times as much as we read.  

Here are some thoughts to assist you in being a better listener.

  • In a conversation, the listener should be as active as the speaker.  You both share responsibility in this process. 
  • Communication is only successful when the message which is given is the same message that is received.  
  • We communicate with one another from our past learning experiences in life.  


To assist you in ensuring we are hearing what the speaker is trying to convey, we should:

  • Paraphrase-  giving a short summary of what you heard using your own words.
  • Show emotion through body language and expressions to let the speaker know you understand them.

As council women, we need to Listen to our membership, and what they are saying about our programs, projects, and concerns.  We also need to listen to those who are not members and why they have not joined. We can learn a lot from them if we listen and then respond. 

Sign up for an LTD program and recieve more training and successful solutions to communicate more effectively.  NCCWltdcontact@gmail.com