Leadership Development

Members have the opportunity to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Ticktocker Leadership Development:

Each year every Ticktocker class focuses on a different aspect of leadership. Beginning in 7th grade the Tictockers explore team building, parliamentary procedures, texting & cell use and first aid.  In 8th grade they learn about social networking, drugs & alcohol, cooking safety and prepping for high school. As 9th graders, the girls further develop their public speaking skills, practice time management tools, learn about fitness and focus on body language and awareness.   The 10th grade Ticktockers learn about budgeting, self defense, nutrition and discuss peer pressure.  In 11th grade the Ticktockers prepare for driving as they learn about car safety, prepare for work and learn about resume writing. Lastly, as seniors this class prepares for college by exploring stress management, discussing campus safety & college money and focus on their presentation skills.

Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members. Officers are self nominated and elected by class members each year. Officers and class members are trained in parliamentarian procedure and conduct their own meetings, with the support of Grade Level Advisors.

Board Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President of Philanthropy
  • Vice President of Programs
  • Recording Secretary
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Inspiration
  • Newsletter
  • Sunshine
  • Ticktocker Council Rep
  • Historian

Patroness Leadership Development:

Every New Canaan Chapter Patroness is expected to serve on the Board or in a leadership position, such as a Grade Level Advisor or Co-Chair an event at least one time in the six years of membership.  They will also serve on committees to perform tasks and projects for the Chapter.