Introduction/Session AgendaTalk about purpose and value of empowering/motivating programming board student leaders as well as the graduate students you supervise.
Audience Q& A What motivates you? Why?
Thanks, recognition, praise?
When I was trusted, more than a task
Develop and create my own spin
Challenged to think critically
Recognize Strengths and Potential
Informational Training Sessions with General Board Members
Learning OutcomesWhat are we measuring? We need to know what results we are looking for in order to know that we’ve achieved them. We are educators first– how does our work with students, programming boards and grad students relate to our office mission? Educational mission? Programming board purpose?
How do we advise the highly motivated
-How do we advise those who need convincing?
-Working with your graduate assistants: How is this different from empowering and motivating your undergrads? Why is this important?
Bridge gaps in knowledge Recognize prior experience & knowledgeTraining
-Working with your graduate assistants: How is this different from empowering and motivating your undergrads? Why is this important
research, books, etc.Providing guidance through resources & opportunities (rather than direction/commands)30-minute expert (aka… if they hear it from someone who lives more than 30 minutes away or wrote a book, it’s automatically credible)
Resource: How Full is Your Bucket, Tom Rath and Donald Clifton
Strengths Based Leadership, Tom Rath and Donald Clifton-- quick positive psychology overview-- knowing students strengths can help you understand their decisions and direct them to tasks or work environments that suit their Strengths
There are a lot of options, resources, theories, and experts out there….
But the most important thing is to create a common language. Find something that relates to your work and use it consistently. (True Colors, Strengths, MBTI, Bucket Drops, etc)
How do we assess our student leaders and if the changes we have made to empower them have been beneficial?
-- Constructive Feedback throughout the year
Relationship building, knowing the type of feedback and support that are helpful to individual student leaders
We will leave time to answer questions from the audience and dialogue about this topic
Empowering student leaders naca south
Empowering Students to Be More Than “Just a Member”
Becca Obergefell Assistant Director, Student Involvement and LeadershipUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke
Austin AriasGraduate Assistant, Programming Unit Illinois State University