Bonner Summer Leadership Institute 2012 Planning Retreat
SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE • CARSON NEWMAN COLLEGE
Background★Annual gathering (550)★Administrators (150)★Bonner Congress (200)★Bonner Interns (75)★All Bonner Service (75)★Faculty (30)★Partners (20)
Planning Strategies★Host Campus Staff★Host Campus Teams★Network Participation ★Bonner Administrators ★Bonner Congress & Advisory Board ★Track Teams ★Bonner Partners
Bonner Congress TrackREPRESENT✴The Bonner Student Congress is the heart and soul for student leadership in the Bonner Community, connecting Bonners and their programs with energy, information, and opportunities across the country.BUILD✴The Student Congress Representatives congregate at the Bonner Congress annual meeting to develop their Big Ideas.LEAD✴This years’ track will include training opportunities by staff from the Roosevelt Campus Network in grassroots organizing to articulate advocacy and public policy solutions to challenges our communities face.
Congress Big Idea... The “Big Idea” proposal process prompts student representatives to come to the meeting with a range of ideas for improving and enhancing the Bonner Program and service more broadly in their campus communities. Participants engaged in project planning inspired by lessons learned from visionaries, student movements and social entrepreneurs past and present. Last year Reps were charged to develop ideas around the following four categories; ‣ Student Development & Leadership ‣ Community Partnerships and Impact ‣ Campus Culture and Coordination ‣ Policy & Change Campaigns
Bonner InternsBonner Senior Interns—who work closely withCoordinators as leaders of the Bonner Program attheir school—often are the wheels that keep theirBonner Program rolling. These dedicatedstudents are committed to strengthening theirprogram and the experience of every student init.Bonner Interns are delegated the task to assistwith the following;‣ Plan, facilitate, and supervise Bonner meetings, retreats, and trainings. ‣ Help plan and manage Bonner events, such as campus-wide or Bonner service events, First Year Trip, Second Year Exchange, and more‣ Senior Interns can be a key resource in helping integrate the Student Development Model throughout the Bonner Program.
Bonner InternsTRAINING This year Bonner Interns will engage in a series of trainings that will include the change to prepare for new roles in program management, as well as time to think about life after Bonner. A team of staff and interns from across the network helps plan this track. This year’s topics may include: •Program management and leading your peers •Understanding and leveraging your leadership style •How to plan and lead trainings •How to plan Career Fairs and service events with alumni and non-proﬁts. •Career and professional development workshops, including how to build social change careers (with Echoing Green)
Must Do’s(Programmatic) ★ Teach the roles — Represent, Build, Lead ★ Program Development & Improvement ★ Model best of Bonner ★ Build sense of national network & movement ★ Safe social activities
Must Do’s(Logistical) ★ Housing on campus ★ Help with transportation ★ Sense of Welcome ★ Registration ★ Meals (on campus) ★ Help run the event
Programming★Inspiration & Vision★Workshops (Skills & Best Practices)★Networking★Planning & Strategy Work (Big Ideas)★Social Activities
Fun to Do’sbut not all of these★Local Features★Social media★Talent Show★Dance★Involve Partners
Your stories★Share a favorite moment from an event / conference ★You learned... ★Informal time ★A hope
Name ThatConferenceCONFERENCE 1★This meeting was hosted at a Bonner Scholar in the Mid-west★At this conference students, administrators and faculty were placed in groups to participate in a series of diversity workshops and share reﬂections★The school name and the town it is located in share the same nameCONFERENCE 2★This meeting focused on plugging in student leaders with the Serve 2.0 initiative and linking service and social media★This meeting served as the 19th official student meeting in the network★This you current Bonner Coordinator’s alma mater
Name ThatConferenceCONFERENCE 3★This meeting was hosted at the very ﬁrst Bonner school in the network★This meeting featured the very ﬁrst publication of the “Big Idea Book”- which showcased 35 successful Big Ideas from the network★This meeting marked the 20th anniversary of the Bonner networkCONFERENCE 4 ★This meeting showcased a sprinkle of the big apple ﬂare ★This was the ﬁrst meeting to develop an entire track just for faculty, pulling in national partners like Echoing Green for workshops ★This most recent meeting had a team of 50 Bonners on their planning team