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    Fraternal Webinars & Video Resources

    Join the staff of the Fraternal Mission Department as we discuss relevant topics for effective council operation, membership recruitment and conducting charitable outreach programs that engage council members.

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    Fraternal Webinars & Video Resources

    Join the staff of the Fraternal Mission Department as we discuss relevant topics for effective council operation, membership recruitment and conducting charitable outreach programs that engage council members.

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    2020 FRATERNAL WEBINARS

    Topic: TBD

    Thurs., March 18, 2021 | 8:00 PM EST
    There will be no training webinar in February. Our next training webinar will be in March. Check back soon for the topic and more information.

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    Can Do Strategies for a Successful Second Half

    Thurs., Jan. 21, 2021 | 8:00 PM EST
    Current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic prevent us from doing some of the things we’re used to doing successfully, but there are plenty of things that we can do. As we enter the second half of the fraternal year, this webinar will help your council to identify what’s still possible and to the turn those possibilities into action.

    Fraternal Mission staff will discuss successful strategies for:

    • Generating prospects
    • Converting those prospects into members
    • Hosting exemplifications, church drives, and other strategies for virtual recruiting
    • Publicizing your good works
    • Utilizing social media effectively
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    New Guidelines for Council Meetings

    Thurs., Dec. 17, 2020 | 8:00 PM EST
    Council meetings are a key part of a Knight's experience. After extensive research and a survey of over 55,000 Knights, the Fraternal Mission staff has developed new guidelines for council meetings that reflect what Knights want and need today.

    The following will be covered during this webinar:

    • Survey results of member inputs
    • New agenda and guidelines for council meetings
    • New agenda and guidelines for officers’ planning meetings
    • Best practices for efficient, productive meetings
    • Guidelines for virtual meetings
    • New resource materials for meetings
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    Supporting the Global Wheelchair Mission

    Thurs., Dec. 10, 2020 | 8:00 PM EST
    Join the President of the American Wheelchair Mission, Director of Public Education for the American Wheelchair Mission, Supreme Council staff, and fellow Knights for a special programs training and webinar about holding a Wheelchair Sunday event at your parish! This training is geared toward wheelchair chairmen, community program directors, program directors and grand knights.

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    Cultivating Parish Success

    Tues., Nov. 24, 2020 | 8:00 PM EST
    In this webinar, you will learn how your council can lead in strengthening the Catholic community of your parish. In addition to touching on the beatification of our founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, we will:

    • Discuss best practices of working with your Pastor, especially as he balances existing and new challenges this Christmas season
    • Examine practical ways to run Faith in Action programs remotely
    • Review ways your council can continue to celebrate Fr. McGivney’s beatification throughout the year
    • All council, district and state leaders are encouraged to register for this webinar.
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    College Councils: Recruitment and Plan for Next Semester

    Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020 | 8:30 PM EST
    Now more than ever, the world and your campuses need strong Knights of Columbus councils and passionate college Knights. I'm writing to invite you to a special College Councils webinar, focused on recruitment and planning for the spring semester, in order to equip your councils to step up to this challenge.

    During this webinar we will discuss:

    • Effective recruitment strategies during this pandemic
    • How to use programs (both virtual and in person) as effective recruitment opportunities
    • Wrapping up this semester on a strong note
    • How to set up a concrete plan for next semester
    • And more!
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    Growth: Extending Fr. McGivney’s Invitation

    Thurs., Oct. 15, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
    What Fr. McGivney invited men to 138 years ago is the same thing we’re inviting men to be a part of today – an organization that cares for the most vulnerable, that cares about Catholic families, and helps its members be better men, better Catholics, better husbands and better fathers.During this webinar, we will discuss:

    • How and why councils need to share Fr. McGivney's story
    • How sharing his story can help your council grow
    • How to recruit despite restrictions on social gatherings
    • How to hold virtual or modified Church drives this fall
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    Fraternal Operations: First Quarter Check-In

    Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020 | 8:00 PM
    During this webinar, we will do a quick council check-in, provide tips for the second quarter to help you achieve your goals, and a review of the resources and tools available to you for success this fraternal year.

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    Programs: Planning for Success

    Thurs., August 27, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
    Join us for an evening conversation on Programs: Planning for Success with Damien O’Connor, Senior Director of Evangelization & Faith Formation and Sean Pott, Director of Programs.

    Topics will include:

    • Being a Knight means we must act
    • What is the most common aspect of a successful program model?
    • What is programming success?
    • Strategically planning programs
    • Program Resources
    • Adding virtual/digital elements to council programs
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    Getting Off to a Fast Start

    Thurs., July 23, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
    Topics Include:

    • why it is important to get off to a fast start
    • discussion of proven effective best practices to have success in the first quarter of the fraternal year.
    • the value of a written plan
    • the role of training
    • the importance of relationships
    • with your Pastor
    • with your Field Agent
    • with the Fraternal Field Team
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    Recent Changes, New Tools & Quick Tips

    Thurs., June 25, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
    Please join us to get a jump start on the 2020-2021 fraternal year! We will share the newly revised STAR COUNCIL program and other key information to help your council succeed.
    Topics will include:

    • Fast Start for the New Year
    • Virtual Installation of Officers
    • Leadership Communications
    • Newly Revised Star Council requirements for 2020 - 2021
    • New Fraternal Operations and Training resources
    • Great Ways to Help Your Church Today
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    Frank Talk for Fraternal Leaders

    Thurs., June 11, 2020 | 8:00 p.m.EDT
    This webcast includes timely information that outgoing and incoming leaders need to know. Topics include:

    • Fr. McGivney Beatification update
    • New fraternal resources and training materials
    • Suggestions for fraternal operations where pandemic restrictions are easing
    • How to video your council’s success stories
    • Electronic meetings, elections, and installation of officers
    • How to finish the year strong and earn Star Council recognition
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    Post Coronavirus Operations and End of Year Action

    Thurs., May 14, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EDT
    The topics for discussion will include

    • Fraternal operations as pandemic restrictions are lifted
    • New fraternal training resources
    • Council end of year actions
    • Council success stories and best practices
    • The new Fraternal Leadership Advisory newsletters
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    Revised Criteria for Council Awards

    Thurs., April 30, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EDT
    We will briefly review recent key changes to fraternal operations and discuss some issues that councils need to factor into plans for the coming year. We will also go into detail on revised criteria for council awards in the current year.

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    College Councils: A Strong Finish and a Fast Start

    Tues., April 28, 2020 | 8:30 p.m. EDT
    All college council officers should watch this webinar on finishing out the fraternal year, staying engaged over the summer, and hitting the ground running in the fall.

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    Training for Online Exemplification

    Wed., April 8, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EDT
    During this crisis, many good men are seeking to join the Knights and serve bravely with us in battling the coronavirus. We are excited to announce that we developed a new process that allows them to join while still observing the stay at home orders imposed by state and local governments. We call this our Online Exemplification. We will offer detailed training on the online exemplification processes during this webinar.

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    FRATERNAL OPERATIONS - LEAVE NO NEIGHBOR BEHIND

    Thurs., Apr. 2, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Join us for a discussion about a new Knights of Columbus initiative in response to the coronavirus pandemic - Leave No Neighbor Behind. We will discuss the programmatic action items for councils, guidance on council elections, voting and other business, an opportunity for online exemplification and more.

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    FRATERNAL OPERATIONS WITH CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

    Thurs., March 26, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Join us for a discussion on fraternal operations during the coronavirus outbreak. The fraternal staff at the Supreme Council will share the tools and tips needed to continue operations in the absence of face to face meetings and events. We will share these tools and council ideas in a series of webinars over the coming weeks. Join us for the first of this series.

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    NEW EXEMPLIFICATION OF CHARITY, UNITY & FRATERNITY

    Tues., March 10, 2020 | 8:30 p.m. EDT
    The New Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity was released on Jan. 16 in print format. Since that time, enthusiasm has grown at a rapid rate. Join us to learn more about running a successful Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. This webcast will provide useful insight in performing the ceremony, and how it can be adapted it local needs.

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