Re-Inventing the  National Association  of  Student Councils NASSCED  Meeting November 30, 2006 Reston, VA Rev. 11/27/06 RM
Spring, 2006: Key Findings from  NASC Market Research <ul><li>Women predominate the membership of student councils across ...
<ul><li>Principals and other administrators acknowledge and value the role that student councils play in creating and sust...
Requirements of a New Organizational  Model and Approach <ul><li>Membership must deliver clear and compelling value to adv...
Step One: A New Organizational Strategy <ul><li>In order to establish a fresh and dynamic identity, NASC will incorporate ...
How... are we going to do it? <ul><ul><li>National Council of Excellence Awards  – the cornerstone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
are we going to do it? How... Affords students the opportunity to have  a  VOICE  & become engaged citizens  of their scho...
are we going to do it? 3. President’s Volunteer Service Awards More actively promote the Lead Agency status of NASC and ho...
are we going to do it? <ul><li>4. Develop a Certified Student Leader  program   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable student leade...
Key Features of the “New NASC” <ul><li>NASC will be positioned as the premier “go-to” organization for all things student ...
Benefits of NASC Membership <ul><li>Access to communities of practice. </li></ul><ul><li>NASC Website with “Adviser’s Zone...
Benefits of NASC Membership (continued) <ul><li>Opportunity to become a “Certifying Organization” for the President’s Volu...
Benefits of NASC Membership (continued) <ul><li>Discounts on NASC products and programs such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Onl...
“ New NASC” Roll-Out  and Transition <ul><li>Roll-out of the new NASC model will begin in early 2007; new benefits begin J...
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  1. 1. Re-Inventing the National Association of Student Councils NASSCED Meeting November 30, 2006 Reston, VA Rev. 11/27/06 RM
  2. 2. Spring, 2006: Key Findings from NASC Market Research <ul><li>Women predominate the membership of student councils across the country. </li></ul><ul><li>General awareness of student council activity among other, non-involved students appears to be quite low. </li></ul><ul><li>Involved and/or interested students continue to seek more opportunities to have a voice in student affairs at their school. </li></ul><ul><li>Principals readily support student councils and their activities provided that they do not overextend themselves and encroach on administrative matters or demand an inordinate investment of time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Principals and other administrators acknowledge and value the role that student councils play in creating and sustaining a &quot;positive school climate.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Student councils are intended to serve as a forum for giving students a voice in school issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The scarcity of available free time is a significant deterrent to increasing student council interest and participation. </li></ul>Spring, 2006: Key Findings from NASC Market Research
  4. 4. Requirements of a New Organizational Model and Approach <ul><li>Membership must deliver clear and compelling value to advisers and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recognition and distinction to both schools and to student leaders for their accomplishments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step One: A New Organizational Strategy <ul><li>In order to establish a fresh and dynamic identity, NASC will incorporate a new visual appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>An expanded designation, “National Council of Excellence,” will recognize schools that satisfy specific eligibility criteria for student council performance, initiative, and accomplishment. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded programs and products will support both advisers and student leaders. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How... are we going to do it? <ul><ul><li>National Council of Excellence Awards – the cornerstone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria revamped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides councils with something to strive for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student achievement in service, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Voice and Civic engagement, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities that seek to involve all students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. are we going to do it? How... Affords students the opportunity to have a VOICE & become engaged citizens of their school and community <ul><li>2.RSVP- supported by a grant from Learn & Serve America </li></ul><ul><li>Involves all students </li></ul><ul><li>Affords students the opportunity to have a voice and become engaged citizens in their schools and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for service and service learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. are we going to do it? 3. President’s Volunteer Service Awards More actively promote the Lead Agency status of NASC and how student councils may play a part in the recognition of students and adults in their school and community. How...
  9. 9. are we going to do it? <ul><li>4. Develop a Certified Student Leader program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable student leaders to be recognized for what they know and accomplish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a standard that college admissions officers, employers and others will be able to understand and reward students who excel as CSL’s ( The “Eagle Scouts” of Student Council Leaders) </li></ul></ul>How...
  10. 10. Key Features of the “New NASC” <ul><li>NASC will be positioned as the premier “go-to” organization for all things student council </li></ul><ul><li>NASC will reinforce the significance of student councils in its publications, programs, and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>NASC will reflect &quot;core values&quot; that distinguish it from other groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancing student leadership, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating student voice, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging civic engagement on campus, and in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting community service/service learning </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of NASC Membership <ul><li>Access to communities of practice. </li></ul><ul><li>NASC Website with “Adviser’s Zone.” </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Skills sheets on topics such as: service, service learning, activities to involve all students, and on civic engagement delivered electronically through the Adviser Zone. </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly e-bulletin with updates and useful information. </li></ul><ul><li>Print periodical specific to student council advisers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits of NASC Membership (continued) <ul><li>Opportunity to become a “Certifying Organization” for the President’s Volunteer Service Award </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly membership certificates and adviser membership cards </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition Program for ML & HS advisers and student councils </li></ul><ul><li>Staff support for students and advisers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to best practices nationwide. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits of NASC Membership (continued) <ul><li>Discounts on NASC products and programs such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online adviser and student leader training sessions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference and Workshop registrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASC Handbook, publications and products </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. “ New NASC” Roll-Out and Transition <ul><li>Roll-out of the new NASC model will begin in early 2007; new benefits begin July 1, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Members directed to new National Council of Excellence criteria and application packet in February 2007. (Current criteria will expire on February 15, 2007.) </li></ul><ul><li>The Annual NASC Conference will continue with hotel stay – host school format beginning in 2008. (Conference sessions will still be at a host school through 2010 and then be re-evaluated.) </li></ul>

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