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  1. 1. Effective Organization Transitions<br />Leadership Development Committee<br />
  2. 2. COSGP Leadership Competencies<br />Communication<br />Resource utilization<br />Professionalism<br />Organizational Advancement<br />Roles & Responsibilities<br />Programming<br />Empowerment & Motivation<br />Organization<br />Transitions<br />
  3. 3. Goals<br />Convey the importance of transitioning your SGAs, and to get you thinking about it now!<br />Identify ways to aid in a smooth transition from year to year<br />Emphasis on process<br />Provide resources<br />Discuss effective examples<br />
  4. 4. Transitions<br />An effective change in leadership from one year to another is vital to an organization’s survival <br />A transition tests an organization's ability to renew itself, so that it can continue to fulfill its mission in a changing environment<br />A successful change in leadership: <br />preserves the organization and the trust of its members<br />allows it to grow and adapt to meet new challenges with imagination and enthusiasm<br />
  5. 5. Ineffective Transitioning<br />Failure to understand your responsibilities within your organization or to your organization’s transition<br />You run the risk of losing momentum, then morale, and ultimately members<br />Years of hard work and key relationships may be lost if you fail to understand the importance of a complete transition<br />
  6. 6. Transitions are more than:<br />Passing on materials<br />Passing on contacts<br />Passing on ideas for your organizations future<br />It’s a process!<br />
  7. 7. Goals for Transition<br /><ul><li>Provides for transfer of significant organizational knowledge. </li></ul>Minimizes the confusion of leadership changeover. <br />Gives outgoing leaders a sense of closure. <br />Utilizes the valuable contributions of experienced leaders, usually the most neglected members in your group. <br />Helps incoming leadership absorb the special expertise of the outgoing leadership. <br />Increases the knowledge and confidence of the new leadership. <br />Minimizes the loss of momentum and accomplishments for the group. <br />
  8. 8. The Process<br />When?<br />Early: As soon as you take office, take stock of the transition preceding you (know the path before you)<br />Learn from your organization’s past transitioning to improve yours<br />Effective transitioning cannot take place the night before!<br />
  9. 9. The Process<br />Who?<br />Starts with you!<br />Facilitation falls to you. You have to assume responsibility for each of the following:<br />Your Executive Officers<br />Your General Council Officers<br />Your Advisors<br />Your Administration<br />Expectation: All will participate in the process as part of position responsibilities<br />
  10. 10. What? Resources Required<br />A complete record of the organization's structure, goals and accomplishments (organized files): <br />Constitution and By-laws <br />Organizational goals and objectives for previous year(s) <br />Job descriptions/role clarification's <br />Status reports on ongoing projects <br />Evaluations of previous projects and programs <br />Previous minutes and reports <br />Resources/contact lists with addresses and phone numbers <br />Financial books and Institutional documents/policies <br />Mailing lists <br />
  11. 11. A complete record of the organization's structure, goals and accomplishments (through complete and organized files): <br />Traditions, ideas or completed projects; continuing projects and concerns; or ideas never carried out. <br />Personal and organizational files. <br />Acquaintance with physical environment, supplies, equipment and any office procedures. <br />Introduction to personnel (advisors, administrators, contacts, etc.). <br />What? Resources Required<br />
  12. 12. Share what you would have done differently. Or how you could improve upon the previous year. <br />Share all ideas, no matter if successful or not as this will shape future progress<br />What? Resources Required<br />
  13. 13. Resources to Aid in Transition<br />COSGP’sEffective & Efficient Student Government Transitions<br />Provides overview of this process<br />Insights on critical pieces to transitioning <br />Materials:<br />Forms, tables, checklists<br />Document your process<br />Available at the COSGP Google Group Website<br />
  14. 14. Discussion<br />Have you begun this process at your COM?<br />Effective examples at your COMs?<br />