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Burn-out & leadership

Victoria Landcare has developed several helpsheets that may be of interest to you and your group.

Effective leadership

If your group is to be effective, its best chance is with a leader who enthuses, guides and directs you all. Every member is a volunteer and volunteers are not compelled to do anything. They do because they are inspired. Initially, that inspiration is because they want to make a difference but it needs to be encouraged and directed – and that’s where good leadership is important.Click here for more information.

Conflict resolution

Conflict within your group, or between other groups and individuals, can waste a lot of time and energy that could be better utilised. Resolving conflict can make individuals and the group stronger and more effective, through better understanding of problems and an improved ability to resolve issues. Click here for more information.

Succession planning

Leadership is important to the success of your Landcare group. Leaders play an important role, inspiring and motivating their teams. This note shows the value of having a leadership strategy for your group and gives tips on what elements should be included. Click here for more information.

Beating burn-out

‘Burn-out’ is a problem for many volunteer groups. Most of the work seems to be done by a few dedicated people who soon run out of steam. Relying on a few can limit what you achieve whereas a more involved, more harmonious group can do more. This note may help you share the responsibility and reduce the risk of burn-out. Click here for more information.

Sharing the load - delegation

By delegating properly, group leaders can not only lighten the work burdens on key members but, perhaps more importantly, help other members learn new skills to help them become more productive to improve their morale and motivation. Click here for more information.

Source: Jessica Jasker from Victoria Landcare 

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