What To Say To Get Referrals: Leadership Action Spark

When you attended PCO Training -- which may have been several terms ago -- what was the Single Best Thing you discovered? 

How did that change your leadership goals?

If you have not yet been offered the opportunity to attend PCO training, share what you would like to know about this role’s leadership responsibilities.


Jon Ongtingco

Response from Jon Ongtingco

from the Cumberland Team

As the Participation CoOrdinator, it is not "on you" to fix everyone's schedule. You should make it the responsibility of the team members to swap with each other or make other arrangements when they are unable to make their commitment.


Reality, when a team member flakes, if it happens more than once there should be a discussion with the Membership CoOrdinator, you should have some go to members who are always ready for a spontaneous 7 minute presentation.

I also keep a copy of all of my intro minutes for other team members for these occasions, but now that the new website keeps them, I have started putting them there for reference by all.

Jessica Smith

Response from Jessica Smith

from the Roswell Rainmakers Team

In PCO training I learned that as PCO you can identify who will start the referral trigger for each meeting.  As PCO we can create bags for the feed forward cards for each 7 min speaker.   I also learned that the PCO could schedule team members to setup the room each month on the agenda.    

Tom Wallace

Response from Tom Wallace

from the Peachtree City Team

I haven't had the opportunity to participate in PCO training.  Would like to know best practices for keeping the 7-minute schedule and overall responsibilities.

Monica Hyder

Response from Monica Hyder

from the Newnan Team

I recently went to PCO training and learned alot. I plan on encouraging the team to implement different ways to complete their 7 minute presentations. I am excited to purchase the scheduler format in hopes to improve efficiency. I am ready to learn from the previous officers on our team. #TeamNewnan

Nicholas Garrison

Response from Nicholas Garrison

from the Peachtree City Team

I have never been to PCO training. What i would like to know. is what is their responsibilities during the meeting and between meetings. How much of a time commitment is there. 

Pamela Dabrowa

Response from Pamela Dabrowa

from the East Cobb Team

The main purpose of the Participation CoOrdinator is to provide an equal platform for self-promotion so members both recognize and receive referrals: Equality.