Bonner Congress Planning Retreat @ Rider

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To be used with Rider Planning Team on 8/12/11.

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  • Bonner Congress Planning Retreat @ Rider

    1. 1. bonner congress RIDER UNIVERSITY 2011
    2. 2. background★Started in 1997 OATH OF DUTY★Congress has Developed in 1998 by Congress "I pledge to do my best to represent expanded and serve my peers in the Bonner Program. I promise to help shape and articulate the visions and policies of the★Bonner Scholar program as well as promote communication and sharing of ideas and Leader equity between consortium schools. I, as a representative of the Bonner Student Congress, understand that my role is★Core source of significant not only to my peers, but to the entire program. I will do my utmost student voice & in spreading knowledge and understanding of the program leadership whenever I am needed."
    3. 3. planning strategies★Summer Interns★Leadership Team★Network Participation★Real Roles★Tied to Real Work• Common Commitments (2000)• Voter Education (2004)• Action Teams (2006)
    4. 4. must do’s★ Communicate the role — REPRESENT!★ Leadership & skill Development★ Model best of Bonner★ Build sense of national network★ Safe social activities★ Housing
    5. 5. nice to do’s★City or local immersion★Service★Scavenger hunts★Games★Social media★Talent / dances
    6. 6. Your stories★Favorite moments★Programming you remember★Informal things you remember★A wish
    7. 7. bonner congressbig idea project introduction
    8. 8. background★SLI Student Feedback★Campus Administrator Feedback★Summer Survey Results
    9. 9. what we want★ Increased student buy-in★ Focus on specific projects★ Connected to issues★ Structure of National Congress Meetings★ More committed participants
    10. 10. big idea theme 2011★ Roosevelt Institute★ Think 2040 Sessions★ Blueprint Report★ Projects that lead to “vision”★ Specific categories TBD We are a student policy organization that engages new generations in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers young people as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.
    11. 11. think 2040
    12. 12. project guidelines★ Develop a 2-3 page Project Proposal OR make a 2-3 minute Video★ Submit through the wiki★ Review by Congress Leadership Team★ Bring proposal to National Congress Meetings
    13. 13. rider’s big ideas★ 2009: Bonner Leadership Team★ 2010: Community Service Council
    14. 14. rider’s big ideas★ 2009: Bonner Leadership Team★ 2010: Community Service Council
    15. 15. rider’s big ideas★Let’s get some feedback from you all about how Big Ideas have helped your program. What have you learned? What could be done better?
    16. 16. bonner congressregional organizing introduction
    17. 17. regions: launched 2010★ Sense of identity★ Opportunity for cross- campus networking and campaigns★ Regional Issue Conferences★ Rust/Midwest—Environment @ DePauw (September 21-23)★ Gold/Georgia—Four issues facing Atlanta @ Morehouse & Spelman (October TBD)★ Jade/Kentucky—Local Issues @ Centre (November 4-6)
    18. 18. bonner advisory board★ Launched in January, 2010★ Open application★ Now 14 members★ Constitution, roles, work plans developed★ Regional networks & events★ Finding & sharing best practices★ Student Voice (articles)
    19. 19. regional “bonner love”
    20. 20. 2010 regional competition
    21. 21. regional spirit @ rider★How might you want to integrate regional competitions or activities into Bonner Congress 2011 @ Rider?
    22. 22. bonner congress today’s retreat goals
    23. 23. what we need to achieve★ Committed, motivated Congress Representatives★ A meeting that leads to action on campus★ Increased support for Congress Representatives★ More follow-through communication within the National Network
    24. 24. how do we make this work?★What can and will YOU do? ★ Demonstrating the project for Rider ★ Team Facilitation Roles — Interests? ★ Individual Ideas

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