Restrictions and uncertainties related to the global COVID-19 pandemic forced The American Legion National Headquarters to cancel summer events and programs, including the annual National Membership Workshop held in Indianapolis in August.
A virtual session of the 57th annual National Membership Workshop will now be held Aug. 3-6. The theme this year is “Growing a Post.”
This virtual National Membership Workshop is open to anyone; it is not specifically geared around any one position at the post as the goal is to provide a broader knowledge of the organization at the post level.
The workshop will be hosted live through Microsoft Teams. National Headquarters staff will be the presenters and moderators.
Below is the schedule with links. All times are Eastern. Links will not be active until 15 prior to each training session.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
7-8 p.m.: Recruitment of volunteers
Wednesday, Aug. 5
4-5 p.m.: Membership retention
7-8 p.m.: Every Legionnaire is a recruiter
Thursday, Aug. 6
4-5 p.m.: Define a great post
7-8 p.m.: MyLegion.org
Because a topic of discussion is a brief introduction about The American Legion, Legion Family members are encouraged to take The American Legion's free online Basic Training Course if you have not already completed it. The course covers five topics: history and organization; Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation; National Security; Americanism; and Children & Youth.
Take the course at www.legion.org/training.
Completed workshop courses
Introduction to The American Legion
Develop a mission and vision