DeMolay’s Hierarchy of Needs

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The following course is designed to challenge your general notions of operating a DeMolay Chapter and steering it toward success. Here, we will not discuss general mechanics of operating a Chapter as those topics are covered elsewhere, but rather we will entertain a discussion of the theory behind building a sustainable and vibrant Chapter. In this course you will consider challenging questions such as at what point in a Chapter's development is it beneficial to engage in large scale membership recruitment, transferring "ownership" from Advisors to Members, or when to institute a Big Brother Program. Whether your Chapter is struggling or thriving, this course will help you understand the psychology behind successful Chapters and how to maintain success through multiple DeMolay generations.


Level Two: Safety Needs

Maslow’s Definition: With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual's safety needs take precedence and dominate behavior. This includes protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, and freedom from fear. Once individuals have basic nutrition, shelter and safety, they attempt to accomplish more. DeMolay’s Safety Needs: A foundational principal of DeMolay is that we provide …

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