Title: Outreach RolePlay Continued.
Shepherd: Brian Cady ([email protected])
Co-sponsors: Michael Heichman, and Elie Yarden,
Committees to Vet: Membership, CommComm?, Adcam
Background: We have, as a group, advocated that each of us, as individuals, reach out to new members. What happens when we do reach out? What are we likely to have to deal with? What works well?
We've seen two role-plays now before the last StateComm., are we ready to try role-playing ourselves?
Perhaps we're still a little uneasy as individuals with the task we have, as a group, set before each of us individuals. Let's again familiarize ourselves with it through watching, then, this time, doing, role-plays with each other, to become more comfortable and familiar with the whole concept of inviting our friends, family and acquaintances to the GRP, and to improve our skill. Also, let's consider each leading role-plays such as this within our local chapters, to inspire members to reach out to non-members.
I'll introduce this. - 2 minutes
Two of us will act out, first, approaching an easy prospect, then a 'difficult' one. – 5 minutes
Then we'll break into pairs or threesomes to role-play ourselves. – 10 minutes
The we'll re-convene and share lessons learned, and thoughts on next steps, like leading role-plays in locals. – 10 minutes
I hope to have and use rough drafts of the new literature within the role-playing.
1) Introduction to prospective member outreach.
2) Demonstration of role-playing with easy, then resistant prospects
3) Break up into pairs/threesomes to roleplay approaching new prospects
4) Group discussion of new member invitations, & chapter-level roleplays.
Budgetary Impact: none.
Time: 30 minutes
Implementation: To occur within the Membership break-out group of the GRP StateComm meeting on Oct. 20th.
Brian Cady will reach out to an unspecified volunteer, who will act as though the GRP is new and interesting to them. Then we'll repeat while the volunteer acts uninterested and surly, for laughs.
Then we'll break op into pairs or threesomes to roleplay, hopefully with the new comparison literature in hand.
Then we'll reconvene briefly to share lessons learned, and consider that local chapter might lead outreach roleplay sessions, to inspire GRP local members to reach out to non-members.