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Bonner meetings 8 1-12

  1. 1. Your Toolbox for Training, Reflection,Bonner Meetings Management, and Development
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover• Why are meetings important?• What kinds of meetings?• Core Student Development frameworks• Strategy:• Training & Enrichment in BWBRS
  3. 3. Why are meetingsimportant?• Bonner Student Impact and Alumni Survey suggests that the strongest elements of program effectiveness are: • dialogue across difference • mentors (staff, peers, site supervisors, & faculty) • structured reflection magnifies unstructured reflection
  4. 4. BonnerWiki:SeeResearch &Assessment
  5. 5. Bonner Wiki: Research and AssessmentPrezi -EngagementMultiplied
  6. 6. Moreover, thesemeetings: • Build skills (i.e., project management) and knowledge (i.e., diversity) needed to do best work in communities • Build a sense of belonging —Bonner Love • Promote accountability • Foster campus-wide and community connections • Promote retention and graduation
  7. 7. What kinds of meetings? Class Meetings - at least every other week Cohort-based meetings for each class year (or two, if small program) All Bonner Meetings - every month Engage the Common Commitments, partners and issues, broader themes, and community
  8. 8. Other kinds of meetings... Site Meetings by issue, team, or cluster - every other week or monthly — engage students (& leaders) in planning, project management, & issue learning Cornerstone or Project Meetings - occasionally Preparation for service trips, campus-wide events, Bonner Congress, Bonner Leadership Team
  9. 9. Other kinds of meetings... Campus-wide or National Events Speaking events, faculty-led sessions, IMPACT Conference, national conferences... flavor not main ingredient Course-based Meetings - can be used for Cohort or projects You may choose to link training & enrichment with credit- bearing options, such as a first year experience course or third-year community based research course
  10. 10. Resource Sharingfor Great Meetings
  11. 11. Have a mix of meetings each semester...Semester Staff Student Leaders Community PartnersSummer Planning Orientation Participate in Orientation Week 1 Model: Monthly rotation:Week 2 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by Class Meet with team Rotate to visit sites Meeting - by SiteWeek 3 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by ClassWeek 4 Lead All Bonner Meeting All Bonner MeetingWeek 5 Monthly rotation: Model, then delegate:Week 6 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by Class Meet with team Rotate to visit sites Meeting - by SiteWeek 7 Guest leads Class Meeting Meeting - by ClassWeek 8 Host partner at ABM All Bonner Meeting Speak at Bonner MeetingWeek 9 Model and delegate: Monthly rotation:Week 10 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by Class Meet with team Rotate to visit sites Meeting - by SiteWeek 11 Intern leads Class Meeting Meeting - by ClassWeek 12 Coach BLT to lead ABM All Bonner MeetingWeek 13 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by ClassWeek 15 End-semester Celebration
  12. 12. Student DevelopmentFrameworks• The result of network-wide input, program design and innovation, decades of experimentation, and assessment • Common Commitments • Skills • Knowledge Areas
  13. 13. Common CommitmentsCommunity Building International Perspective Social Justice Diversity Spiritual Exploration Civic Engagement
  14. 14. Skills and Capacities Personal • Budgeting • Event planning • Fundraising• Active listening • Grant writing• Balance & • Marketing boundaries • Mediation• Communication • Networking• Decision • Public education making and advocacy• Organization • Volunteer• Planning management• Time • Conflict resolution management• Goal setting • • Delegation Planning Professional • Public speaking Leadership • Running a meeting • Teamwork • Working with diverse groups
  15. 15. Knowledge AreasPlace Poverty and Economic Issues DevelopmentPolitics and Public Policy Power &and Privilege
  16. 16. How to create a meeting calendar• 3 strategies can yield a rich array of training & enrichment events for all of your Bonners
  17. 17. Build around learningStrategy 1 outcomes
  18. 18. Downloadrubricsfromaacu.org
  19. 19. Diversity of communities and cultures...Year 1 Year 3 Year 4Sense of Year 2 Power and Knowledgeidentity and privilege; and Teamwork in being an ally;knowledge navigating diverse more complexof complex communities; issuescommunity community focus on and gender, race, institutionalSelf Campus and & ethnicity environment community Team Nation, world
  20. 20. Resource DevelopmentYear 1 Year 3 Year 4Understanding Year 2 Helping your Being aBonner funds; Understanding site or community to socialusing non-profit increase its entrepreneurcommunity fundingfund resource base Initiating Fundraising resourceBudgeting events Grant writing; development (planning, Making campaigns leading) personal asks
  21. 21. In a nutshell, decide 4-6 learning outcomes for each year Year 2 Year 4Year 1 Year 3 Knowledge of Politics andPlace-based poverty (and Power and public policyknowledge economic privilege (dealing development) with isms) DecisionActive listening making Balance & DelegationBudgeting boundaries Evaluation/ Event planning researchGoal setting Conflict resolution & Facilitation Marketing and mediation public relationsOrganizationalskills Planning Fundraising and grant writing NetworkingReflection Teamwork Planning and PublicTime running a meeting education and Resource advocacymanagement development and fundraising Volunteer management and Public events team leadership speaking
  22. 22. Remember these also link to positions, leadership roles, &and cornerstones Year 2 Year 3 Year 4Year 1 Knowledge of poverty (and Politics and publicPlace-based economic development) Power and privilege (dealing policy with isms)knowledge Balance & boundaries Delegation Decision makingActive listening Event planning Conflict resolution & Evaluation/researchBudgeting mediation Facilitation Fundraising and grant writing Marketing and publicGoal setting Planning relations Planning and running aOrganizational skills Teamwork meeting Networking Volunteer management andReflection Resource development and team leadership Public education and fundraising events advocacyTime management BLT!First Year Second Year Public speaking Exchange Site Leadership CapstoneSeminar Course Learning International TripFirst Year Community Site LeadershipTrip Research Course Roles
  23. 23. Find relevanttrainings on theBonner Wiki underTrainings, CommonCommitments orStudent Handbook
  24. 24. Each trainingmodule is a fulllesson plan, withactivities andhandouts
  25. 25. Strategy 2 Use and create a training calendar
  26. 26. Bonner Sample Calendar Developmental Model Training Calendar Fall Year 1 (First Years) Year 2 (Second Years) Year 3 (Third Years) Year 4 (Fourth Years)August • Orientation covering Bonner 101, • Back-to-school refresher; • Back-to-school refresher • Back-to-school refresher; community partner introductions, update Bonner Wiki update Bonner Wiki; find update Bonner Wiki & find community/team buildling • Setting Service Objectives courses for juniors senior year capstones • Games, Games, Games Galore & (at higher level) • Learning Circle (class • BHAGs: Setting Big Hairy Icebreakers • Introduction to Civic based) Audacious Goals • Identity Circles: A Personal Engagement Exploration of DiversitySeptember • Introduction to Effective • Developing an Action Plan • Leading Learning Circles: • Hearing the Call: Listening Communication • Budgeting (involve A Train-the-Trainers to Your Inner Voice • Community Asset Mapping part 1 presenter from campus/ Approach • Vocation: Board of (introduction, scavenger hunt) community) • Bridging the Gap Between Directors • Global Poverty (NEW) Service, Activism, and PoliticsOctober • Community Asset Mapping part 2 • Introduction to Effective • Facilitation 202: More • Introduction to Spiritual (involving partner) Communication: Do You Techniques and Strategies Exploration • Community Asset Mapping part 3 Hear Me? • Get-Out-the-Vote • Evaluation (involve faculty (involving campus assessment) • Advocacy 101: Tools for presenter) Political EngagementNovember • Time Management: Managing by • Conflict Resolution: Steps • Building Coalitions • Tuesdays with Morrie Calendar for Handling Interpersonal • Building Coalitions (part 2: Discussion • Time Management: Managing by Dynamics application for campus • Personal Vision: Creating Calendar Follow Up (planners) • Facilitation 101: Roles of project) or Grant Writing One Effective FacilitatorsDecember • Setting Service Objectives • Group feedback session • Vocation: “The Bridge • Personal Vision 2: Follow (modeling previous Builder” poem and up and sharing & Building trainings) reflective discussion Shared VisionDecember/ • Mid-Year Bonner Retreat integrating:January • Community building (move diversity workshops from other areas or add new ones) • Common Commitments (use Bonner Wiki videos from STUDENT HANDBOOK LIVE! and new modules) • Reflection & visioning • Most recommended: Cover Story, Four Corners (changing questions), River Stories/Introduction to Community Building, Leadership Compass,Vocation workshops
  27. 27. Bonner Sample Calendar Developmental Model Training Calendar Spring Year 1 (First Years) Year 2 (Second Years) Year 3 (Third Years) Year 4 (Fourth Years)January • Vocation: “Dead Poet’s Society” film • Four Corners: Building • Citizenship: Rights, • Finding Your Vocational Fit clip and discussion Appreciation for Diverse Responsibilities & Struggles Worksheet • Service-Based Reflection: How It Ideas and Dialogue or Introduction to Social • Resume Writing & Supports Making Service Meaningful • Advocacy & Lobbying 101 Justice (similar) Interviewing Skills • Leadership Compass or Meyers-Briggs/Work Style InventoryFebruary • Fishbowl Discussion: Defining Your • Building a Personal • Power Mapping • Public Speaking Communities Network • Advocacy 201: Meeting • Preparation for Senior • Research related to First Year Trip • Resume writing workshop with an Elective Presentations of Learning (Career Services) RepresentativeMarch • Groups Within Groups: Exploring • Facilitation 201: An • Building Career Networks • Seeing Through Employers’ Dimensions of Diversity Intensive Introduction • Exploring Non-Profit Eyes: Group Resume Game • Gender 1: Building Gender • Gender 2: Deepening Careers • Senior Resume Review Awareness Gender AwarenessApril • Racism: Deconstructing It • Planning Effective Meetings • Vocation: The Two Choices • Preparing a Leadership • Introduction to the Non-Profit • Ethnocentrism: Exploring & • Homophobia: Countering Transition Sector (in preparation for summer) Tackling It It • Want Ads:May • Tower of “Me”sa Spiritual & • Vocation: Guided • Vocation: “So What do you • Submission of Senior Personal Exploration Reflections for do?” personal exploration Presentations of Learning Recommitment exercise • Last Words: a Reflection on My LifeJune • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki.July • Plan your own trainings & plug them in!
  28. 28. Fall 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Bonner 101 & Community BHAGs: Setting Big HairyOrientation Partner 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement Learning Circle Audacious Goals Week 1 Issue/Site Team Meetings Overview of the Civic Leading Learning Circles: A Train- Hearing the Call: Listening to Week 2 Engagement Center and Campus Action Planning the-Trainers Approach Your Inner Voice Week 3 All Bonner Meeting Community Asset Mapping part 1 Bridging the Gap Between Week 4 - Scavenger Hunts Budgeting Service, Activism, and Politics Vocation: Board of Directors Week 5 Issue/Site Team Meetings Community Asset Mapping part 2 Intro to Effective Facilitation 202: More Techniques Introduction to Spiritual Week 6 - Community Partner presents Communication: Do You Hear and Strategies Exploration schools issues Me? Week 7 Issue/Site Team Meetings Faculty member presents Advocacy 101: Tools for Political Week 8 classroom management Engagement Get-Out-the-Vote Evaluation techniques Week 9 In this example, we All Bonner Meeting Time Management: Managing by Conflict Resolution: Steps for Week 10 modify the first year Building Coalitions: Part 1 Tuesdays with Morrie Discussion Calendar—give students journals Handling Interpersonal Dynamics Week 11 by engaging partner Issue/Site Team Meetings Time Management: Managing by Facilitation 101: Roles of Effective Building Coalitions (part 2: Week 12 and faculty reps. Calendar Follow Up—students application for campus project) or Personal Vision: Creating One bring planners to discuss Facilitators Grant Writing Week 13 Issue/Site Team Meetings Setting Service Objectives for Vocation: “The Bridge Builder” Personal Vision 2: Follow up & Week 14 second semester Group feedback session poem and reflective discussion Building Shared Vision Week 15 All Bonner Meeting
  29. 29. Student-led Faculty-led Partner-led Fill in with other Strategy 3 enrichment opportunities
  30. 30. Academic Journey Capstone or Integrative Seminar Courses (many disciplines) with Full-time Internships Bridge Coursework: Methodology, Service-Learning, CBR, or Research Policy/ Poverty/ Global/ Political Economic International Analysis Analysis AwarenessLead-in orGateway Course
  31. 31. Learn from campuses across USAColorado College Certificate or Thematic Minor in Civic EngagementConcord University Minor in Civic EngagementLynchburg College Minor in Civic EngagementMars Hill College Certificate in Civic Engagement (Co-curricular Transcript)Morehouse College Minor in Civic EngagementPortland State University Minor in Civic LeadershipRutgers University Certificate in Women’s LeadershipSaint Mary’s College of CA Justice and Community MinorThe College of NJ Concentration in Civic EngagementUniversity of Alaska Certificate in Civic EngagementUCLA Minor in Civic LeadershipWagner College Certificate in Civic EngagementWashington & Lee Univ. Minor in the Interdisciplinary Study of PovertyWest Chester University Honors Program (Civic Engagement focus)
  32. 32. Training &Enrichment in BWBRS• Every workshop, meeting, and eligible opportunity can be added into BWBRS so that, yes, students log it! • a way to track learning; a portfolio • a way to view intentionality • program oversight
  33. 33. Sample Class Meeting
  34. 34. Sample All Bonner Meeting
  35. 35. Sample Faculty-Led Meeting
  36. 36. This student has attended 41 events since August 2010,totaling 140.5 hours in training (- plus courses!
  37. 37. What’s on your worksheet•Discuss your meeting structure•Brainstorm learning outcomes•Study and apply the Bonner Training Calendar•Understand how to write up a training event

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