Wednesday, June 16, 2010



  • Committee-Ward Employment Specialist ,Chairman- Assisted by the Ward Activities Committee and the Ward Welfare Council.
  • Theme- What Do You Do?
  • Purpose- To get to know each other better by learning what adults do for a living,and about the talents and interests of everyone and to bond together and commit to help one another as a ward family, leaving no brother or sister behind.
  • Advertising.- Announce, invite with invitations to everyone and personally invite every person who is “between jobs” to be there. Arrange transportation for job seekers and treat them royally (you know how).
  • Dress- Children and teens dress according to their interests for future dream occupations (not their current survival job) The survival job could be listed on their name tag.
  • Adults dress in work clothes and make a name tag that fits their occupation. As an example a professor my wear his or her collegiate robes, a baker, his or her hat, and apron. Stay at home moms may wear aprons or a stack of different hats, Better still, they may dress in attire for the jobs they are experienced or educated for but are not doing at the present. (this would be helpful information)---All of these people are the resources for the entire ward membership.
  • All employers in the ward are given very special honors and will speak to the group about how to be a better employee (short illustrated talks with visual aids from their work).
  • You may choose two or three people to address the ward about why they chose their occupation and what preparation it took and why they like their job.
  • Hobbies-Everyone could also wear a tag stating their hobbies and talents.
  • Displays of jobs and talents should be brought by everyone. They will be your major decorations.
  • Food can be prepared by the members who are in the food industry and those of different ethnic groups who would prepare foods from their backgrounds. (fund from the ward budget or donations)
  • Foods could be set up in different booths and sold with tickets which everyone will receive equally.
  • Talent show featuring work, hobbies and talents especially those who use those talents professionally.
  • Decorations-If you have a professional decorator, it would be a good time to feature that persons talents in the decorating of your gym.
  • Job lead Forms-Hand our job lead forms at the door and have pencils available for people to fill in job leads they know of.
  • Member Survey sheets can be filled out here with a reward given for every form turned in. ( reward might be someone's famous doughnut or cookie or whatever is tantalizing)
  • LDSjobs-set up a both to register people on
  • Pictures- Have your most talented or professional photographer take pictures of the events and especially the people.
  • Skit-You may have someone talented in writing, write a skit on the theme of how to get a job and your talented actors perform in it. Teach the concept of networking in this skit, the benefits and the non benefits if you do not network. Include the benefits of giving job leads to members of the ward family.
  •  Follow-up Project-To teach the principal of working together, you might follow up with a ward work project to accomplish a service for someone. Include all age groups in the project if possible.
  • Follow-up Workshops-Here is your perfect opportunity to follow up with a Career Workshop and a Self Employment Workshop.
  • Follow-up Coaches-soon after the party you can pair up coaches (from the experts) with job seekers in your ward.


  1. If you have this party, please comment and let me know how it went. *U*

  2. What a great idea!! How creative and effective!