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  • FOSIS IAW Training Pre-planning
  • Have good intention and work hard - Shaykh bin Bayya
  • Theme, Aim & Objectives +BONUS SECTION: Creative Thinking! Structure/Format Talks - Exhibitions The IAW Proposal
  • Theme Whats the theme (story) of your IAW? General but Focus Appeals to Non-Muslims/Muslim Examples: Allah Quran Muhammad Islamic History
  • Aim Vision General Statement of Intent/Purpose/Vision Example: X University Islamic Society aims to raise awareness of Islam within and outside X University through exploring the history, character and legacy of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
  • Objectives Objectives need to be SMART S = Specic M = Measurable A = Achievable R = Realistic T = Time bound Should cover Internal/External Objectives
  • Choosing an IAW Title Helps in Marketing & Slogan Be Creative! Think Marketing! Appeal to all Avoid Cliches Examples: The Quran: Explored
  • Bonus Section: Creative Thinking
  • Pre-requisites of Creativity Denition of Creativity Imaginative processes with outcomes that are original and of value Think like a child Dont be afraid to be wrong Have courage Think in new ways Employ tools/techniques to help you
  • Brainstorm Brainstorm with EVERYBODY! Play the peanut-butter game Get a ipchart/Pen Everyone shout out ideas Any idea = good idea even peanut butter!!
  • Mind-map Explore other elds Looks at things holistically and parts link and combine ideas
  • Get a sketchbook! Idea Journal Big Sketchbook Small Pocket Idea notebook
  • Structure/ Format
  • Formats: Evening Talks Exhibitions Quran Recitals Dawah Marquee LunchTime Stories
  • Exhibitions Relaxed Dawah atmosphere Museum Style Good for One-on-One Dawah Easy to run once setup Great PR for ISOC One main hall vs. Small exhibitions Content Linked to the theme Professional vs. In-House
  • Talks Evening vs. Lunchtime Verify Speaker Quality Set topic Same venue each time Arrange technology Other Important notes: Have a contract with the Speaker Remind/Conrm a week before/day before Arrange transport for them
  • Dawah Marquees Attention-grabber! Hard to miss. Great for One-on-One Dawah Include variety of stalls to attract maximum audience: Literature, Audio/Visual, Henna Stall for sisters, Arabic Calligraphy Issues to consider: Manning the stalls, Overnight Security, weather!
  • Lunchtime Stories Under the umbrella of Multifaith chaplaincy Stories of the Prophets Stories of the Hereafter Stories of the Quran Provide FREE Lunch! Newcastle ISOC: Valentine Day Special Speed date with Religion
  • The IAW Proposal
  • The IAW Proposal Great PR move for any Aims & Objectives ISOC. Format Logistics Universities & SU love it! Health and Safety Must be brief BUT Professional Format Who are you? Background on ISOC Theme
  • Bibliography Creativity: - thinking.htm - Ken Robinson: Learning to Be Creative Exhibition Islam: