Tips for Managing your Club
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- Use creative methods to get people’s attention.
- Use all of your resources to draw new members: ask teammates, hall-mates, classmates, etc. to join your organization and attend programs.
- Encourage members to bring a friend with them to meetings (your attendance will double at every meeting).
- Personally invite people.
- Get everyone involved in the meetings, rather than have just one person do all the talking.
- Have an agenda in front of you with time allocations to stay on track (start on time).
- Run productive meetings, so members feel like their time was used efficiently.
- Members should leave the meeting with something to report at the next meeting.
- Have fun!!!
- Make sure to do a name game at each meeting until people know one another.
- Do not underestimate how much ice breakers help build team dynamics!.
- Get ideas through books in the Leadership Library in the SECA.
- Have the members lead the ice breakers rather than the executive board.
- Gear your ice breakers to your members: be inclusive.
- Make sure the majority of the members supports the program, not just the execs.
- Encourage the entire executive board to attend the program (even if they did not assist with the planning).
- Check with the Office of Student Engagement & Campus Activities to check the date and help brainstorm.
- Have fun while programming.
- Delegate responsibilities.
- Run effective and productive meetings.
- Never stop recruiting members.
- Get people involved!!!
- Have meetings come before a meal to balance being productive and social.
- Show and tell members how much you appreciate their participation and commitment. Saying thank you is very important or write thank you notes.
- Use all your resources: invite faculty, staff, and community members to your meetings.
- Make sure everyone learns and benefits from the organization’s activities.
- Use each meeting as a chance to learn more about your area of interest.
- Following a program, think about what you learned and the bigger picture.
- Never stop learning from co-curricular activities. Challenge yourself to think differently and through other perspectives.