Organizational Development

Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

By: Austin Arias It is safe to say, we are starting the semester in a reality we were not expecting. Our new virtual reality has tested us to rethink the way we do everything – our classes, our organizations, our access to services and offices on our campus and so much more. You are feeling […]

Pulse Check: How Healthy is Your Organization?

By: Austin Arias On a daily basis, many of us check our heart rate to see how we are doing. We may have a smartwatch or step tracker or phone that does this for us and warns us when our numbers drop or get too high. We use this as our guide and when alerted, […]

Three Ideas to Boost Organizational Engagement and Retention

By: Chris Butsch As a student leader, you want to run an awesome organization with happy, productive members. You want better attendance at meetings, with lots of volunteers. You want to attract and recruit the coolest people on campus, and get everyone involved in impactful events.  Problem is, not all of your members are as […]

Using Your Why to Retain Members

By: Austin Arias It is hard to believe but we are halfway into the fall semester. While we are enjoying the opportunity to take a breath and relax after jammed packed weeks filled with welcome week activities, involvement fairs, trainings and more, this is a crucial time for your student organization. You have just recruited […]

Transition Like a Pro

By: Austin Arias Can you believe it? Another academic year has reached it final few months. Like any student leader, I am sure your year has been filled with some very large highs, some not so great lows and something in between. But, with every year coming to a close also comes the need to […]

Do, Delegate and Dream as a Lady Leader on Campus

By Quinn Conyers When I stepped on Campus as a college student, I wasn’t really sure what to expect! I knew graduation was the goal but I wasn’t sure what do during the 4 years before I received my cap and gown! Thankfully there was an organization on campus that helped minority and multi-cultural students […]

Listen Up!

When was the last time you really listened to someone? I mean really, truly listened—with no phone in your hand, no earbud in one ear, no inner monologue? Chances are it’s been a while. Listening is an incredibly powerful skill—and an even more powerful tool. By truly listening to someone, you’re ensuring their voice is […]

See something, say something: how confrontation makes us better

    Years ago, there was a student on our team—I’ll call her Julie—who did some strange things while cleaning our clients’ homes. She would try on clients’ shoes, spray on their cologne, play their very old, very expensive and very off-limits pianos (“Mary Had A Little Lamb,” no less), and she even made a […]

How does one find their life’s passion? By serving others.

Nowadays we are asked to volunteer for many different things – from serving at food banks, to walk-a-thons, to participating in breast cancer awareness events. All of which are important. But while volunteering, we often act mechanically without a thought – except to just to get it over with. To volunteer is to give of […]

The need for conversations on masculinity.

For me, masculinity has always been an interesting concept. I grew up in a military family surrounded by what some might consider ideologies of “traditional” masculinity. My father was stoic and expected achievement. Our lives were heavily ordered, and he served as the primary breadwinner, while my mother was a source of emotional support and […]