Student Organization Training and Development
The Center for Student Involvement offers training for student organizations and their advisors. Current training opportunities are listed below.
Option One: You Come to Us!
Schedule an appointment for one or more individuals from your organization to meet with the the Student Organization Training & Development Team in the Center for Student Involvement. We can customize our time with you based on the areas of greatest need for the organization. Feel free to bring your advisor along.
Option Two: We Come to You!
We are happy to bring our resources and materials to your organization meeting or retreat. One of the members of our team will work with you to determine content and set up the necessary details.
Consider the topics listed below, or contact us with your ideas! All trainings are customized to your needs. If we are not the experts on a specific topic, we will help connect you with our campus and community partners.
- PantherSync Resources
- New Officer Training
- Preparing for Officer Transition
- New Advisor Training
- Working with Your Advisor
- Membership Recruitment/Retention
- Event Planning
- Constitutions and Bylaws Review
- Strategic Planning/Goal Setting
- Team Building/Group Morale Facilitation
- Marketing/Brand Development
- Implementing Effective Community Service Programs
- Web Site Development
- Financial Management/Treasurer Training
Student Organization Jump Start
Each year the Center for Student Involvement hosts Student Organization Jump Start, a day-long mini-conference for student organization leaders geared towards helping leaders to pinpoint the greatest areas of need in their organization, identifying strategies for development and available campus resources, and creating an action plan for improvement.
Student Organization Jump Start will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 1-6 pm in the UWM Union. To sign up for the event, please complete the registration form on PantherSync by Friday, November 2, 2012. Space is limited.
Student Organization Wellness Check
We have developed a new tool called the Student Organization Wellness Check. It is a short diagnostic tool that will help us to identify your organization's strengths and areas for growth. We expect the survey to take about 10 minutes to complete. We will contact you within a week of your submission to discuss your results and recommendations.
Check it out here: Wellness Check
Online Training Resources
PowerPoint presentations are available online for student organization training. Presentations are located in the sidebar to the right under the heading "Online Org Training." We have a number of additional resources in development that will be offered via the PantherSync system in 2012/2013.