SCDAR

new horizons

New Horizons Course

 

Joy Ridlehuber, Member Training Vice Chair
8 Jordon Crest Court
Simpsonville, SC 29681   
864-631-2435   

 

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NEW HORIZONS COURSE – Exploring Leadership

NEW HORIZONS COURSE NSDAR GRADUATION CHECKLIST 2017-2019

Participate Endorsement Form

The focus of the New Horizons Course (pdf) is to encourage, educate, and instill confidence in members interested in expanding their horizons and service to DAR through leadership. The ideal candidate for this course is someone who is an enthusiastic and dedicated member, who regularly attends chapter meetings and other DAR events, and who wants to learn more about the operation and governance of successful chapters. Similar to the New Members Course, the New Horizons Course is primarily a self directed curriculum with a Capstone Project. 

Capstone Projects could include, but are not limited to, marking a Revolutionary War patriot’s grave, organizing a park or cemetery clean-up day with the local Children of the American Revolution Society, conducting a wreath laying ceremony at a veteran’s grave for Memorial Day or Veterans Day, conducting a clothing or food drive for local veterans or active duty military, and so on. The idea for the Capstone Project is simple, to get the New Horizons Course participant to demonstrate her leadership capabilities by taking an active role in a chapter or state project. 

Although requirements may vary slightly from state to state, in general the New Horizons Course is open to any current DAR member in good standing who actively attends chapter meetings and has expressed an interest and has been nominated for participation by her chapter or state society.


Required Online Modules

All course graduates must complete the required online modules listed below. Each Module has a related writable PDF Questionnaire with directions for accessing the online source. Questionnaires are to be returned to your State Coordinator as directed by your State Coordinator.


LEADERSHIP

Conflict Resolution

Generational Awareness

Parliamentary Procedures

ADMINISTRATION

Managing a Chapter Meeting

Exploring Junior Membership

Registrar General's Forum 2015

The Road to 250

DAR MISSION

Historic Preservation

Madonna of the Trail

Preserving Historic Cemeteries

Special Project Grants

Education

Community Classroom

Constitution Week

Literacy Promotion 

Patriotism

Service to America

DAR Service for Veterans

National Defense

World War I

COMMUNICATION

DAR Publications & Resources Modules

All course graduates must complete all of the Modules listed below. Each Module has a related Questionnaire with directions for accessing the sources. Questionnaires are to be returned to your State Coordinator as directed by your State Coordinator.

Governing Documents

Directories/Yearbooks

Newsletters

Websites

501 (c) (3)

Handbook & Bylaws

Robert's Rules of Order

Historical Information

Histories

Minutes

Scrapbooks

Planning & Reporting Tools

Annual Reports

Budget/Financial Reports

Information Packets

Manuals

Publications

Recommended Reading

Leadership in a Volunteer World

Skills Required for Leadership


Elective Online Modules

All course graduates must complete at least eight of the Modules listed below; at least one from each category. Each Module has a related Questionnaire with directions for accessing the online source. Questionnaires are to be returned to your State Coordinator as directed by your State Coordinator.



MEETINGS, TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Participation in the Meetings, Tours, and Activities segment gives prospective leaders opportunities to learn more about our Society and to spend time meeting and working with other members. 


All course graduates must complete five activities in this section, including the Continental Congress and DAR Schools Modules. Each Module has a related Questionnaire with directions for accessing the source. Complete a Questionnaire for each module and return to your State Coordinator as directed by your State Coordinator.


NSDAR REQUIRED

Continental Congress (online or in person)

Congress In Person

Congress Online

DAR Schools (Visit or Service Project)

DAR Schools

STATE DIRECTED

These modules will be as directed by your State Coordinator, who will identify and suggest or require opportunities for participants to attend local and state events. Please contact your State Coordinator for more information.

State Conference and/or Meeting

State Meetings, Tours, and Activities

Local Meetings, Tours, and Activities 


CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Capstone Project must be supported by her chapter, be related to one of the DAR Missions and allow the participant to demonstrate her leadership capabilities by taking an active role in a chapter or state project. The project must be approved in advance by the State Coordinator and be completed before graduation.

Capstone Project Ideas

Capstone Project Evaluation


GRADUATION FINAL REVIEW

All course graduates must complete this module at the end of their course. The module must be approved, signed, and submitted by the State Coordinator to the National Vice Chair, Member Training, certifying that the member has completed all requirements for graduation.

Graduation Final Review