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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Host a retreat over the summer for your new e-board members to encourage bonding.
  4. Develop a list of goals for the year, breaking them down by month to make them less overwhelming and more achievable.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Create a recruitment plan with a timeline. The beginning of the school year is the best time to build your Chapter membership.
  8. Start thinking about how your Chapter can get involved on a national level. Browse the national website and discover all the available resources.
  9. 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?

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