Tips for Juniata Student Leaders
Do you have tips of your own? E-mail them to OSA@juniata.edu so we can share them with other student leaders!
- Lobsterfest! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
- Use creative methods to get people’s attention
- Use all of your resources to draw new members: ask teammates, hallmates, 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 OSA
- 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 OSA 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
- 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