Achieving School Recognition

As a leader, the first thing you should check is whether your group is recognized by your school. Recognition generally confers important benefits such as participation in the activities fair, a budget, and permission to operate.

Gaining Power

Before you can lead, you must gain power.

The Fundamentals Framework

Initiatives with specific timelines and tangible outcomes should be broken into the following steps: assess requirements, planning/testing, execution, and documentation.

Welcome to the Fundamentals!

Welcome to The Fundamentals! The skills taught in this section are vital to making any organization function. These chapters will teach you how to become a great manager. You will master logistics, set appropriate goals and rules, and optimize your finances.

Internal Event Flexibility

When planning internal events, it's important to be flexible. Assumptions that you make before an event can be incorrect; circumstances during the event may shift; takeaway lessons from a completed event may become more or less accurate as time passes.

The Why of Student Organizations

The person who knows “how” will always be dependent on the person who knows “why”. Great student leaders understand the reasons behind actions and initiatives. By understanding why something is being done, you can begin to build a strategy for implementation. But before we analyze specific strategies, we must first consider the foundational why. Why does your organization exist?

How to Start from Nothing

Sometimes you start with nothing. You have no funding, no contacts, no members. So, how do you build something from nothing?

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