Suggestions For 2010-2011 Chapter Summer Planning
Below is a guest post from Vice President of Chapter Development Kion Sanders and Vice President of Chapter Development-Elect Kim Ciesla.
- Survey and talk to your current members to get feedback on their experiences with the Chapter. Use the research to help improve the Chapter next year.
- Set up a meeting with the Faculty and Professional Advisers to discuss your goals and your expectations of their roles in helping you achieve those goals.
- Host a retreat over the summer for your new e-board members to encourage bonding.
- Develop a list of goals for the year, breaking them down by month to make them less overwhelming and more achievable.
- Have each executive board member work on a platform for the upcoming year. This will give them time to communicate their vision for the year. As a team, you can discuss your plans at the first executive board meeting and provide each other with suggestions.
- Hold two to three conference calls with the executive board to check in and bounce ideas off of each other. This will help foster a true, team spirit and keep everyone thinking about the upcoming school year.
- Create a recruitment plan with a timeline. The beginning of the school year is the best time to build your Chapter membership.
- Start thinking about how your Chapter can get involved on a national level. Browse the national website and discover all the available resources.
- Contact your 2010–2011 vice president of Chapter development, Kim Ciesla, with any questions, comments or concerns you have about the Society.
These are just a few suggestions, but we’d really like to know: What does your Chapter do to prepare?