TIENS Training School
If you'd like to get in touch with them, you can email them at TIENS[AT]secularstudents[DOT]org. We have also created a Facebook Group about starting a group at the TIENS training school.
This forum was created because someone requested a Group Starting Packet from the Secular Student Alliance for the TIENS training school. If you are interested in getting involved, please join and post on the Facebook group or email the leaders at TIENS[AT]secularstudents[DOT]org.
The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human based ethics. The bulk of our efforts go into starting and supporting high school and college groups that choose to affiliate with us.
We hope that this page will be useful to those students and faculty who are interested in getting a group off the ground.
The packet includes a paper version of our Group Running Guide, but the electronic version (http://www.secularstudents.org/grouprunningguide) will prove better than nothing.
There is some general group starting advice here: http://www.secularstudents.org/node/379
Many of our student leaders find that Facebook.com, MySpace.com, and Google Groups are very useful organizing tools for them. You can read a little about Facebook here: http://www.secularstudents.org/node/609 It's not as detailed as we like, but it's a start.
An overview of our services is here:
Some meeting ideas are here:
Our Succession Planning page is here:
Our sample constitution is here: