People under 40 years of age go to a different country to see how theirr own profession 'works'.
This is a reciprocal program again requiring billeting (hosting) with Rotarians and its aim is to encourage expansion of ideas an dideals and to forge good relationships with contemporaries in other countries
Congratulations David Cook
David is to be the Team Leader for the 2008 GSE team to D7870 - in southern New Hampshire and southern Vermont in New England, USA.
About 60 clubs - a big, little district.
Responsibilities of the Team Leader
The team leader acts as advocate, confidant, mediator, organizer, intermediary, consultant, colleague, friend, motivator, arbitrator, and protector of team members. As the only Rotarian on the team, the team leader is expected to assume complete control of the team and put its interests first.
The team leader must:
- be an experienced Rotarian;
- not be the current district governor, immediate past district governor, or district governor-elect;
- remain with the team for the duration of the exchange;
- be willing and able, physically and mentally, to keep pace the GSE;
- not be accompanied by a spouse, companion, or other relatives or dependents.
- not be the spouse, lineal descendant, or step child (whether adopted or not adopted) of a living immediate past governor, current governor, or governor-elect of the district making the appointment.
The team leader should help coordinate the exchange by facilitating the submission of pre- and post-departure documents (including the Travel Request) and by acting as an adviser during the selection of team members.
Ideal Candidates for Team Leader
An ideal team leader
- is not more than 20 years older than the oldest team member;
- possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills;
- is proficient in the major language of the host district;
- has presentation and public-speaking skills and is able to help the team prepare for speeches at Rotary clubs;
- has the ability to imbue a team with a sense of mission.