Category: The Fundamentals

Recruiting: Initiation

Your initiation should be split into two parts: the big reveal and the trust ladder. The big reveal event is the first time you inform your applicants that they’ve been accepted as members. Below are two examples of two different types of initiation that I implemented  with my organizations. CS1 (Speech & Debate): I informed ...

Building Effective Policies: Execution

When implementing policies, keep them simple and apply them in a fair manner which maximizes your desired impact.

Reform, Change, and Goal-Setting

Reforms should be introduced at the beginning of the year. They should be specific, actionable, and based off concrete goals. The best change managers guide implementation and ensure buy in from all relevant parties.

Recruiting: Planning Initiation

After weeks of preparation, days of interviews, and countless hours talking about your organization, you're finally ready to welcome your new members. Your initiation should be exciting, memorable, and should build a sense of camaraderie. A successful initiation will create a strong buy-in from your new members resulting in future dedication and team spirit.

Recruiting: The Information Session

The information session is the first opportunity for your organization to introduce itself to prospective members. It should be succinct and persuasive, highlighting your core goals and best features.

Recruiting: The Activities Fair

The activities fair is your single best opportunity to attract new talent into your organization.

Recruiting: Online Presence

Recruiting is a vital part of your role as leader of your organization as it ensures the continuity and quality of your group. Your first tool for effective recruitment is an active website.