February 14, 2018

2018 Q1 VAPE Session Preblast

What: Our inaugural quarterly VAPE session

Who: All F3 Memphis PAX

When: ~0815, Saturday, February 24th – directly after Mothership Bootcamp

Where: Panera Bread at Germantown/Trinity – map

Why: F3 exists to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups to invigorate male community leadership. To accomplish that mission, we need to meet periodically to make sure we’re all on the same page and working towards the same goal. We are calling these meetings VAPE Sessions, after a leadership skills acronym authored (I think) by Dredd. 

From the Lexicon:
Leadership Skills:  “The abilities possessed by a Leader that enable him to do what a Leader does. AKA: VAPE.” QSource entries for each word are linked below. 

Vision – “The ability to see the necessary Outcomes that form the path to accomplishing an Articulated Purpose. (Q3.8).”

Articulation – “The ability to describe one’s Vision to other people. (Q3.9).”

Persuasion – “The ability to influence voluntary movement toward an outcome. (Q3.10)”

Exhortation – “The ability to passionately encourage people to overcome Obstacles. (Q3.11)”

There will be an agenda, and we will follow it! We’ll cover some big picture topics, AO-specific topics, and then open the floor for any additional questions/comments. Most of the big picture/AO discussion will be focused on our Nomad and AO leaders. We’re inviting all PAX for two reasons: 1) We want to be constantly developing new leaders and giving them opportunities to serve. This will give you a peek behind the curtains to see how things get done and areas where we need or will need help. 2) We want to welcome criticism if we’re going off the rails or if we’re out of touch with the PAX, and we want to give the passionate, creative PAX of Memphis an opportunity to share ideas and find their D2X.

Please make an effort to be there. If you can’t make it, we’ll have a backblast with discussion notes afterwards. AYE!