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 learn about leadership styles, explore self care essentials and parliamentary procedures.  In 8th grade they learn techniques for stress management, preparing for High School and basic cooking and nutrition.  As 9th graders, the girls further develop their public speaking skills, learn time management and organization skills, practice team building/bonding and fitness.  The 10th grade Ticktockers develop inner confidence by focusing on positive affirmations, body image and strengths.  They work on conflict resolution and decision making.  Driving basics are covered as well as an introduction to self defense.  In 11th grade the Ticktockers prepare for their future with interview skills, goal setting and stress management techniques. The girls receive an education on the definition of sexual assault in person and online as well as resources available to victims locally and nationwide.  Lastly, as seniors they prepare for college by learning about personal finance and budgeting, independent living and campus safety.

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.