Conflict is inevitable, especially within organizations that consist of individuals with a diverse set of perspectives, backgrounds, goals, and opinions. Group success requires the skills to transform conflict into constructive, learning opportunities. Take advantage of these helpful strategies to manage conflict, sustain relationships, and increase group outcomes and effectiveness.
Emails are the prime source of communication within organizations, so learning proper etiquette is important to conveying your intended meaning to your audience. The ability to communicate in a clear, professional, and persuasive manner is an underrated yet valuable skillset that will preserve your professional reputation and ensure you receive a timely response.
Executive Board Roles and Responsibilities
Leadership can emerge from anywhere within a group, but individuals voted or appointed to particular roles have a responsibility to fulfill their commitments in service of the greater group and/or cause. Learn some helpful strategies to ease your transition into a new leadership role and become acquainted with the expectations and responsibilities of common roles in organizational structures.
Executive Board Transition Tips
Leaders may change, but the mission of an organization is timeless. Effective transition protocols and procedures are important to preserving the continuity of an organization. Maintaining the productivity and legacy of an organization is highly dependent upon effective information sharing and mentoring relationships between incoming and outgoing members.
Running an Effective Meeting
Learn helpful strategies to facilitating engaging, inclusive, and efficient meetings. People spend such a considerable amount of time in meetings that maximizing your time and efforts in these spaces is critical to goal attainment and the overall success of an organization. The role of a facilitator can be learned by everyone with proper preparation and access to key tips and tricks.
Goal setting at the individual and organizational level is an important practice that helps fulfill the larger vision of an organization. By setting and achieving goals, individuals can measure their progress and feel a sense of accomplishment in the process. Become acquainted with the acronym S.M.A.R.T. Goals to develop goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and timely.
Working with Advisors
Advisors are a useful, and required, part of any student organization. Organizations with active advisors have increased support and access to resources that contribute to their ability to flourish. Learn more about the advisor role and expectations so your organization is able to maximize their level of engagement and contribution your organization’s success.