Facilitator Training, Recruitment and
Meeting Management Information
Our volunteer local facilitator leaders of NhN are essential to our success of our program and our ability to be able to consistently deliver our great nationally recognized program. As everyone is a volunteer and we offer all our meetings free to all members we always need a supply of new volunteers to be training and to step up and run our meetings. We have designed our meetings to be simple to run, so any member or volunteer can lead them.
We all know that the job market today is the most difficult it has ever been due to the number of people out of work and the lack of jobs for them. Experts now say there is only one job for every eight-ten people depending where you live. successful Job search requires an intense effort and to be fully educated on the latest strategies, techniques and tips. Many jobs will be temporary, contract and temp to hire type of jobs, which we encourage our members to accept and to keep their skills strong.
Our program is highly successful and that is because we feel we have developed both the education and support to keep our members motivated and and to assist them in becoming "elite" jobs seekers. This can only be accomplished when we have local facilitator leaders who have a passion for helping others and who are willing to continuously learn themselves about this process to be able to help themselves and others in their group.
We need consistent delivered program across all our meeting groups and we depend on all our volunteers to help accomplish this. We enjoy national recognition and a success rate that is unprecedented.
Job Description of NhN Facilitator
NhN facilitator handbook
NhN Meeting Overview - Members/Facilitators
Goals for our Volunteer Facilitator leaders
Membership Recruitment its everyone’s job
3 Years and counting... Leadership Conference
Danny Wood is a nationally known trainer and speaker on sales and sales management and a Sandler Training affiliate.
Interview with Terrence Seamon on Jeff Altman's web talk radio show about Starting Job Search Groups with a nice mention of NhN.
About Job Clubs
We have had incredible growth and a success rate the is unprecedented for any all volunteer support and networking group, so much so that we are now nationally recognized and rapidly expanding across the country in three different meeting venues, It is important to me as the founder and to the entire organization that we have the ability to offer the consistent format and culture we have been noticed for. We have a promise now to deliver the program in its effective design so that we can continue to provide our format and great support culture to all the many locations we have and that we are opening. As they are all spread far from the epicenter of the organization, the founder puts thrust in the people he appoints to be the caretakers and the delivers of this great, successful model.
We are always looking for the best approach to rapidly train members to become facilitators in our program, as our history has shown that facilitators land jobs faster than the general membership, and I believe this is for three reasons.
1- People who step up and volunteer to lead are both possessing and demonstrating their leadership skills, this quality will separate them from the pack in this job search world. As we believe there is one job for every eight job seekers, you need this edge.
2- Facilitators and co-facilitators attend our meetings weekly and this is the best way to get the full of all the networking and value of all the help each member provides on a weekly basis, brainstorming and out of the box suggestions that come from our "Pay It Forward Culture" that is the central concept of NhN.
3- The reward of helping people land jobs creates a feeling that is indescribable and knowing you had a hand in helping them, well it brings tears to my eyes. You have not only helped that individual but you have helped their full family, their community and any stakeholder who depend on them earning a living to be able to trickle it down into the economy. And you have helped them be restored to the respect they deserve. My hope is the Alumni of this great organization re-invest with all the people who are left behind when they land and continue to do whatever they can to help all.
It is critical to our continued success that each and every facilitator and co-facilitator be fully trained, understanding and accepting of the how and why our meetings are run. The role of facilitator and co-facilitator is a role that requires some skill and to navigate and lead meetings that can range in attendees one must be capable of moving the meeting along and making adjustment with out losing the effectiveness of our program and its design. We need the meetings to be safe and supportive and without the presence of any individual inside or outside the membership that is there to only seek personal gain and who is not embracing the Pay It Forward Model that was established day one and has been the backbone of our organizational culture. we are open to anyone but we know that only those who believe and practice pay it forward will have the success they so truly deserve.
We want all members to fully accept the mission of the organization and be of the mindset to pay it forward and help others without looking for anything in return. We are very firm in our goal that all our meetings are lead following our agenda and that all facilitators make the effort to provide the same quality meetings that we have been know for. As our leaders tend to land quickly we need a constant flow of new members to be trained and willing to take on the role of facilitator at their local meetings. We like to have a roster of three co-facilitators at each meeting location to assist with the training process, to divide the volunteer work and to be always identifying members to take over when needed. It is not the intention for any one person to be the permanent leader of any NhN group and we expect the highest professional and ethical standards of our leaders in dealing with other members dealing with organizational leadership and presenting the organization in the highest of standards to all the people outside our organization. while it doesn't happen often it is the sole decision of the founder/president that should any leader not fulfill these expectations that they will be replaces with others who will.
Any form of solicitation of personal services, unprofessional or unethical actions by any facilitator, member or outsider will be grounds for swift removal from the organization and attendance at weekly meetings.
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Please read all our documents, as a leader we need everyone to understand our program fully to be able to deliver it to our members.
Our group is a job search support and networking group and everything we do revolves around our mission. Our success has been due to the consistency and following of our meeting model every week and the willingness of all to pay it forward to each other.