Volunteers should consult the COVID-19: FAQs and Resources section for the most up-to-date information regarding Hosting and Sending programs in the 20-21 and 21-22 cycles.
Leadership is essential to a healthy AFS Team.
Key Steps to Leadership:
- Promoting collaboration. Effective leaders understand the value of collaborating with others and delegating responsibilities. Teams grow when more people are engaged in tasks and activities.
- Giving feedback. Feedback is a necessary part of personal growth and should be given and received with the goal of improvement. Guidelines for giving effective feedback are available on Help and Learning.
- Nurturing new leaders. Identifying volunteers with key attributes and offering them opportunities to lead is the first step in succession planning.
- Guiding team planning. Effective leaders know that forward movement requires planning and goal setting.