|Preparation Guide for Delegates|
The Summit is a planning (not training) conference for Vietnamese American leaders to develop national empowerment strategies and action plans. Therefore, Summit leaders should arrive as part of local delegations, not as unconnected individuals. In the months prior to the Summit, delegates should identify local individuals with demonstrated record of service and leadership potentials who are equally inspired and interested to form a local team. This team will represent its respective community at the Summit.
Ideally, each delegation should have members participating in all three tracks so they can come back and develop the community in all three sectors. The team will also contribute to the Summit's success by supplementing its local perspectives to the development of the national plan of action. After the summit, this team can implement the local realization of the national plan.
Members of each local team should meet early on and on a regular basis to identify challenges in the community, set priorities at the local level, recruit summit delegates, and if possible, assist with fundraising efforts. Their leaders can be nominated to join any of the steering committees, if committee seats are still available.
Therefore the local team should recruit individuals to participate in all 3 tracks and the 2 initiatives and encourage at least one team member to participate on each of the Steering Committees. This will promote comprehensive networking and effective collaboration among leaders across three sectors.
The team may then designate a number of delegates to attend the summit and, depending on the local community, raise funds for them if necessary.
At or after the summit, each local delegation will need to derive from the national plan its own execution plan for its own community. The delegation will report back to the local team and community the results of the summit. For example, if leadership training is a priority for the local team, then the delegation will need to bring back to their community a clear plan of actions to launch the leadership training initiative locally. The local team will then implement the local plan of action.
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