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Real Job Chapter Leader1

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Real Job Chapter Leader1

  1. 1. The Real Job of a Chapter Leader
  2. 2. Real Life Perspective Zina Badri: Former Chapter Founder, University of Michigan
  3. 3. Your Real Job <ul><li>Singlehandedly… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishing every task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making every final decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming up with every idea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning an international project </li></ul><ul><li>Raising lots of money </li></ul><ul><li>Saving the world </li></ul>What it’s NOT:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Being a liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and leading </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting and prioritizing </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity in the chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Representing Nourish responsibly </li></ul>Your Real Job What it IS:
  5. 5. 1. Being a Liaison Chapter Leaders
  6. 6. 1. Being a Liaison Executive Board Members
  7. 7. 1. Being a Liaison <ul><li>Formal Meetings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Coordinator—Chapter Leader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Board meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparedness to provide updates and important information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuality </li></ul></ul>Formal Communication Structures
  8. 8. 1. Being a Liaison <ul><li>Informal Communication: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CC others involved on emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond promptly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul></ul>Informal Communication Methods
  9. 9. 2. Supporting and Leading <ul><li>Focus on supporting/leading your Executive Board or committee members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not hold their hand or complete every task personally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why this is important: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the group with the resources it needs to succeed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivates future leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to efficiently oversee chapter’s work without getting bogged down with details </li></ul></ul>Benefits
  10. 10. 2. Supporting and Leading What it looks like:
  11. 11. 2. Supporting and Leading Steps to provide effective constructive feedback:
  12. 12. 3. Setting and Achieving Goals <ul><li>Keeping an eye on the “now” and “later” </li></ul><ul><li>Establish priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating what we have to do to get there </li></ul>
  13. 13. 4. Building Capacity <ul><li>Sustainability—ensuring that your chapter outlives you </li></ul><ul><li>Lay the groundwork for future success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep record of your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify leadership potential in others and cultivate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop systems for leadership transition </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 5. Keeping Your Chapter Responsible <ul><li>Ensure that chapter follows laws, school rules, and Nourish policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that chapter activities are ethical and responsible. </li></ul>The way that we represent Nourish is important.
  15. 15. 5. Keeping Your Chapter Responsible <ul><li>Conduct of the chapters and its members reflects upon Nourish as an organization </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining campus charter </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures overall chapter integrity and long-term success </li></ul>Why this is important:
  16. 16. Fulfilling Your Job <ul><li>Managing conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Leading effective meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Defining success </li></ul>Three skills that will help you fulfill your job:
  17. 17. Managing Conflict
  18. 18. Leading Effective Meetings
  19. 19. Defining Success <ul><li>Important to keep in mind: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Going from 60-64—not 0-100 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation, Profitability, Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a baseline: where do things stand? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals: where do you want to get this year? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine next steps: what are the priorities moving forward? </li></ul></ul>The definition of success is different for each of you.

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