On-Site Seminar Catalog

Presented by the Education Services Committee

Organizational / Lodge Administration Related Courses

Effective Leadership: Notes on Effective Leadership

Time: 2 - 6 hours
Audience: FOP officers/potential officers

Prepare FOP Board Members to lead. Establishes basics for effective FOP leadership. How to advance in FOP leadership positions from local to national office. Topics discussed are: Leadership Begins at Home, Secretaries and Treasurers Seminar, Challenges Facing the Chair at an FOP Meeting, Parliamentary Procedure for Local and State Lodges: Are Your Constitution and By-Laws Adequate?

Media Relations

Time: 2 hours
Audience: Lodge leadership tasked with marketing the FOP Message
Special Needs: LCD projector, VCR

Understanding the media culture and needs and using them to your advantage. Topics discussed are: anatomy of a reporter, print versus electronic media, and marketing your message for the masses.

Robert's Rules of Order Survival Tips

Time: 2 hours
Audience: FOP lodge leadership or members interested in the basics of Robert's Rules
Special Needs: LCD projector

This course will cover the basics of Robert's Rules including the purpose of Robert's Rules and how to make, amend and modify motions. The course will also include tips in meeting decorum and tips to assist a Lodge President in maintaining order. The objective of this course is to provide Lodge Officers with a basic knowledge of Robert's Rules and tips to assist in the facilitation of a meeting.

Motivating Lodge Members

Time: 2 hours
Audience: FOP lodge leaders
Special Needs: LCD projector and screen, lavaliere microphone

This course discusses how to get members involved in the lodge, including:

  • Members as work force
  • Financial support
  • Political support
  • Voting, Writing and Educating

Political Action

Time: 1 - 2 hours
Audience: FOP members from all lodges, regardless of whether or not they bargain
Special Needs: LCD projector and screen, lavaliere microphone

This course will instruct our members on how to be successful in the political arena. Including:

  • Getting to know your elected officials
  • PAC Funds
  • Electing your governmental officials
  • Lobbying
    • Registration
    • Rules
    • Presenting your issues

Setting up a Political Action Committee

Time: 2 hours
Audience: FOP members
Special Needs: LCD projector and screen, lavaliere microphone

This course discusses the value of a Political Action Committee, how to legally set a committee up and how to raise/expend PAC Funds.

Political Endorsement Process

Time: 2 hours
Audience: FOP members
Special Needs: LCD projector and screen, lavaliere microphone

This course will teach members the value of endorsing candidates for public office and how to ensure the FOP endorsement stays valuable. How to encourage members to run for elected public office.