[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
How do you Build a Great Team?

Anyone can be a great team member with the right structure and training. As a leader, you should be aware of how to support and foster your team members’ skills and experience. Volunteers can be an effective and productive addition to your event or program and the following will help point you in the right direction.
Some thing to keep in mind:

Motivation: Understand why all your people are involved and what is driving them to help. Volunteers may be there to help, gain skills, and build relationships with others. If you …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
How do you Build a Great Team?

Anyone can be a great team member with the right structure and training. As a leader, you should be aware of how to support and foster your team members’ skills and experience. Volunteers can be an effective and productive addition to your event or program and the following will help point you in the right direction.
Some thing to keep in mind:

Motivation: Understand why all your people are involved and what is driving them to help. Volunteers may be there to help, gain skills, and build relationships with others. If you …

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[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
If You Do 1 Thing While Planning…

The most basic elements of creating a successful plan is to make the goal measurable and achievable. If you’re only going to remember one thing, it should be this one!
Want to boost school spirit? Great! Define some measurable parts of school spirit (hint: attendance at spirit events could be one). If you go with attendance, how many people attend spirit events right now? And where would you like to get attendance numbers to? That second element is your numerical goal.
Next, is that number achievable? Take a good long look at that numerical goal. …

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
FREE: Get the Essential Student E-Books for the next 5 days

I did just say free? (I did) We just published our Essential Student Government Guides e-books on Amazon Kindle. We wanted to share the book with you for free for the next five days so you can check it out, (hopefully) write a review, and share it with colleagues and students! We can only do it for five days, so it’ll be over March 1st. Click the images below to see the e-books available on Amazon.com. Stay tuned for more exciting news on the e-books front in the next few …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
5 Ways to Regain Momentum

Has your student government fallen prey to that unusually sticky and tough to overcome situation known as losing momentum? Use these five tips to jump start a slow moving project or program in your student government and get out of the slump of putting it off!

Small wins – Start with the smallest and most achievable goals first. What can you get under your belt in the next hour, today? What can you accomplish by tomorrow? What about next week? Get the ball rolling with small wins, they are super important. …

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[1 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Online Course – Leadership Development & Team Building for just $45 ($105 value)

We’re going to start offering some subject -specific courses to help get you and your students on track for success, especially as we’re shortly going to be ushering in new student leaders for next school year.
The Leadership Development & Team Building course will cover the essentials of helping to build strong student leaders from your new pack of involved students. We’ll talk about dividing up tasks, distributing responsibilities, conducting training, and making leadership development an inherent trait of your student government activities so you’re not just training once a year, …