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Slides for the Bonner Congress Retreat

Slides for the Bonner Congress Retreat

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  • 1. BONNER CONGRESS THE MEETING
  • 2. BACKGROUND ★Started in 1997 OATH OF DUTY Developed in 1998 by Congress ★Congress has "I pledge to do my best to represent and serve my peers in expanded the Bonner Program. I promise to help shape and articulate the visions and policies of the program ★Bonner Scholar as well as promote communication and sharing of ideas between and Leader equity consortium schools. I, as a representative of the Bonner Student Congress, understand that ★Core source of my role is significant not only to my peers, but to the entire student voice & program. I will do my utmost in spreading knowledge and understanding of the program leadership whenever I am needed." 
  • 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. MUST DO’S ★ Communicate the role — REPRESENT! ★ Leadership & skill Development ★ Model best of Bonner ★ Build sense of national network ★ Safe social activities ★ Housing
  • 5. NICE TO DO’S ★City or local immersion ★Service ★Scavenger hunts ★Games ★Social media ★Talent / dances
  • 6. YOUR STORIES ★Favorite moments ★Programming you remember ★Informal things you remember ★A wish
  • 7. BONNER CONGRESS PROJECT PROPOSAL INTRODUCTION
  • 8. BACKGROUND ★SLI Student Feedback ★Campus Administrator Feedback ★Summer Survey Results
  • 9. WHAT WE WANT ★ Increased student buy-in ★ Focus on specific projects ★ Improvements in campus programs ★ Structure of National Congress Meetings ★ More committed participants
  • 10. PROJECT GUIDELINES ★ Choose an area to improve ★ 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
  • 11. PROPOSAL DETAILS ★Background ★Big Idea ★Plan of Action
  • 12. PROJECT CATEGORIES ★ Improving Bonner 101 and Retreats ★ Improving your Recruitment and Selection Process ★ Improving the Freshman Class Placement Process ★ Improving First Year Service Trip ★ Improving Sophomore Service Exchange ★ Working on Summer Placements ★ Improving Junior Year Placements ★ Building your Rising Senior Enrichment Fund ★ Improving your Senior Placements ★ Creating a venue for Senior Presentation of Service ★ Bringing the Issue-Based Model to Campus ★ Building Training and Enrichment Activities
  • 13. 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
  • 14. HOW DO WE MAKE THIS WORK? ★What can and will YOU do? ★ Demonstrating the project for Richmond ★ Team Facilitation Roles — Interests? ★ Individual Ideas

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