Pope John Paul II Award leaders play a key role in supporting and assisting participants in achieving their Awards. We have outlined below the role of an Award leader.
The Role of an Award leader
- Meet regularly with the Diocesan Coordinator
- Introduce the Award each academic year to each school or parish
- Help participants to enrol including collection of the application fee
- Forward application fee with completed application form to the Diocesan Award Office
- Agree participants’ parish and social awareness activities
- Guide and continually review participants
- Review and approve participants for the Award
Agreeing Participants’ Activities
Each participant chooses what activities they want to take part in for the Award they have chosen. This is done in conjunction with their Award Leader, who ensures that the activities are appropriate for the Award.
Help Participants to Enrol
Award Leaders are often the first to introduce the Award to potential participants. They can also help the participant complete the registration and consent form, collect the application fee and download the record card. Award Leaders have the responsibility to ensure that each participant has enrolled and returned their completed application form and the parish and social activities form before starting the Award.
Guide and Continually Review Participants
Participants are required to record each session of their activity so that it can be reviewed by the Award Leader. This requires the participant to fill out the date, duration, and details of the activity, and to have it signed by the named facilitator. The Award Leader should arrange to meet their participants regularly to check their progress and find out about any difficulties they might be having in progressing with the Award.
Without the Award Leader continued support it could be easy for a participant to get discouraged and they might give up.
Review and Approve the Participant for their Award
Once all participants parish, social awareness activities and their reflection have been completed, the Award Leader should verify that the participant has been showing regular commitment in their activities over at least the minimum time requirement, and to assess whether the activities that were initially set have been achieved.
Help for Award Leaders
All Award Leaders should be in regular contact with their Diocesan Coordinator. The Diocesan Coordinator will have been trained in running the Award. If further help is required feel free to contact the Award head office. We are always on hand and more than happy to help.
Office hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday