Tuesday, November 18, 2008

End of Term Thoughts for Officers

What do your officers wish they had accomplished?
... from The Apathy Myth: A Blog for America's Student Leaders

Your term is wrapping up. You've done some great things, but many goals didn't get accomplished because of time, changing priorities, or a lack of resources.

As you approach election time, ask each current officer to make a list of 3-5 things that they wish they had been able to do. Have them describe what prevented the goals from being accomplished and why the organization would have been better had the goals been achieved.

When you are facing officer transition, one of the best things you can do is help the incoming officers avoid re-creating the wheel.

These lists could be a great discussion starter in a transition retreat. Take some time at your next exec meeting and do these together, if you're afraid that outgoing officers won't do them on their own.