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Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« on: February 09, 2011, 06:43:14 PM »
The purpose of this forum is to serve as a place where those who take and active role in supporting and leading a community can help out others looking to do the same.

This forum is meant to not only provide tips in teaching movements but to also aid in leadership and strategies in organizing groups of people in general. This forum will also serve as a place to find factual info on dealing with issues such as insurance.


One of the uses this forum is not meant for, at least not excessively, is to find people a group local to them.

Hopefully this forum will also spur more people into developing a strong local community and will help develop a good standard methodology to follow in terms of getting started and working with people.


And a big thanks to Mark for giving this forum a try.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 07:07:28 PM »
Awesome idea Alec!!  This will definately help - I pretty much started the community in my are and also help teach classes and this is a great way to get tips and such!

Definately will be frequenting this :)
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 07:41:50 PM »
I'm glad this worked out.

Now let's get some content in here! If you guys find any threads that you want moved here, let me know. Even if they're super old, the content discussed may be able to help someone.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 08:02:04 PM »
If you guys find any threads that you want moved here, let me know.
A darn good idea. If I'm able to get done with my work in a decent amount of time, I'll start things off as much as I can. I already have some stuff in mind.


Idea: Leadership logs. Keep track of the formation and development of the organization you are attempting to build. Absolutely invaluable for others attempting to do the same.

Idea: Since logs might get buried, sticky a topic that's a list of Leaders, where they are from, and the link to their Leadership Log. Would also help people find local orgs and get an idea of what to expect.


How to qualify who is a Leader? Meh idk.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 08:12:41 PM »
Glad this idea worked out. I'll be frequenting this area heavily for the next few months.


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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 09:31:36 PM »
Here are a few links (threads, articles, and blogs) that I think would be helpful for anyone looking for tips (on both creating and maintaining a club/planning events for said club):

Starting a HS Club: Draft Constitution
Teaching Tips? (Expert Help Desired)
Planning a Session or Jam? (READ HERE FIRST)
Starting a PK/FR Club in High School
Learning to Teach. Teaching to Learn.

Anyone can feel free to add to this list, or take away from it; just thought it'd be a good idea to get some threads circulating around. I actually learned a lot and enjoyed reading all of these as I went through them. I'll also include a link to Blane's Blog, because he always has great things to say, and we can all learn a lot from his experiences.

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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 09:55:19 PM »
Someone find the vaultbox instructions... I did a search but the one I was thinking of didn't come up, oddly enough.



EDIT: Jordan, those links are amazing!! Great job finding them and bringing them here.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 12:05:23 AM »
Sure thing, man. Here are a few links to the instructions for the SFPK Vault Box, which were the best instructions I could find here. I'll also add this link to the APK Parcube. Not exactly a vault box, but it's still helpful :)

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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 08:05:02 AM »
How to qualify who is a Leader? Meh idk.

I think if you are fairly active in your community, and have a heart for it, then you're a leader!

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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011, 11:20:58 AM »
I think if you are fairly active in your community, and have a heart for it, then you're a leader!
Well I'm just thinking in terms of making sure people have actually had experience in something before responding and aren't just speculating. Some stuff will have to be guessed at obviously but the idea would to take advice from those who have already done it.

But yea you're right.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 10:01:29 PM »
Suggestion:

Sticky a post in this forum with all the of United States Contacts and the Global Contacts?

Or just link to the USA/World Directories?
http://www.washingtonparkour.com/
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 10:28:36 PM »
It's a blessing to see this forum area come together.  I'll be hoping to glean experience from some of the more veteran trainers. :)
Thanks for making this happen guys.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 09:55:23 AM »
This is such a great idea!  I love it and I will be here often.

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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 09:57:48 AM »
Someone find the vaultbox instructions... I did a search but the one I was thinking of didn't come up, oddly enough.


http://sturdymade.com/

Things made from STURDY's instructions, are absolutely solid.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2011, 09:51:05 PM »
I was thinking that this summer I could make a couple vault boxes and some regular boxes. Then take them to my nanas house and set up a mini parkour course were my friends and i can practice. It would be easy because my Nana is the advisor to our parkour club at school.

It would give us a little more variety in places to teach the people that are in the club.
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Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 03:17:08 AM »
Some more threads you might want to move here:

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,28677.0.html - Knowing the Laws by MThomasFreerun
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,29208.140.html - check Muse's awesome post about Parkour PR in this thread
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,26823.0.html - there are some good replies on this page that can serve as guidelines for traceurs on dealing with parents
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,20406.0.html - First Aid Kits Inventory by Corndogg
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,24588.0.html - How can we work with as many parkour communities as possible by M2
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,32155.0.html - More legal issues discussed

Then I don't have the link for it handy, but Corndogg's thread 'How can we keep traceurs as safe as possible?'
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