Recap: Student Officer Onboarding Webinars
Below is a quick overview of the Student Officer onboarding webinars, which took place on several dates throughout mid-January. Moving forward, these webinars will occur at the beginning of the academic year in order to assist Student Officers sooner. These onboarding webinars provide tools to help Student Officers in their new leadership roles, and give attendees the chance to talk with their peers at other chapters.
During the webinars, we covered the suggested Student Officer positions, Student Officer Handbook, Student Officer Transition Guide, Student Officer page, eligibility criteria, society programs, sample event and publicity ideas, the Student Officer transition process, and a wrap-up Q&A session. Many students have already expressed how helpful they found the webinar. If your Student Officers were unable to attend the live webinars, they can listen to a recorded version here.
Finally, if you haven’t already, please send us your 2015-2016 Student Officer names so they can be included in Student Officer communications. You’ll earn 10 points towards the Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll for submitting this information!
Chapter Spotlight: Dominican University
We’d like to congratulate the BGS chapter at Dominican University on their corporate and social responsibility initiatives. Members recently worked on a business plan for their school to build a pollinator-friendly garden—a great example of how chapters can impact their campuses and communities.
If your chapter has held or is planning an interesting event, please forward information and pictures to your Chapter Manager. We’d love to recognize your chapter in an upcoming Chapter Notes edition.
Recap: Collegiate Chapter Training Seminars
BGS staff recently completed the final Collegiate Chapter Training Seminar of the academic year. Trainings were held in several US cities (Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Memphis), as well as Frankfurt, Germany for our chapters outside the United States. Thank you to all who attended and shared insights and suggestions!
As our organization continues to expand and create new initiatives, these trainings are an important way for new officers to become familiar with the society. They also provide a valuable opportunity for tenured officers to come up with ideas on how to make chapters more successful. BGS Global HQ recommends that all chapters send a representative to attend a training seminar once every three years. Because we understand the time and financial commitment it takes to send a representative to these trainings, chapters are rewarded for their participation by receiving five points per year toward the Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll for three consecutive years after attending the seminar.
We’re already working to identify great locations for our 2016-2017 training seminars, and details will be shared as soon as they are finalized.