Building Effective Policies: Requirements and Planning
The policies or rules that you implement in your organization will influence the culture of your group and the actions of your members. Plan your policies well and you'll ensure smooth operations for your initiatives.
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.
Political Capital and Change Management
Political capital is the amount of goodwill you have. How you spend it will influence your ability to create change.
Emotional Intelligence: Motivation (Part II)
When designing your intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, there are two elements that you must consider: your school's culture and your organization's mission.
Emotional Intelligence: Motivation (Part I)
In an ideal organization, all members would be intrinsically motivated and would go above and beyond the call of duty. To accomplish this, you must learn how to wield intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.
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.
Hazing and the Initiation Process
Hazing is irresponsible and abhorrent. It should be avoided at all costs.
Tryouts are a vital part of the recruiting process that let's you select the candidates who are most qualified for and interested in your organization. Your tryouts should thus test both the skills and cultural fit of your prospective applicants.
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.
Inclusion & Diversity: Speaking Truth to Power
I stood up to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company because I believe in equality of opportunity. In that moment, I shifted the values of the company. We must fight for inclusion and diversity in student organizations, because the values we promote in college may shift the values of America.