Student Organization Development Program

Saturday March 8th 2014
RSC 142

Student organizations and their leaders face a constantly evolving list of challenges to their success and development. This program is a leadership program geared towards developing organizations and their leaders to better prepare them for student organization accomplishment. The program will require organization representatives to attend a 1 day seminar and complete a follow up project to be submitted to Student Involvement and presented to their organization. This program will take place on Saturday March 8th 2014 in RSC 142, Check in will begin at 9:45am and the Deadline for registration is February 28th 2014.  Registration Below

Tentative  Schedule

* This schedule may change due to the availability of presenters




Attendees will:





Welcome & Organization Definition

  • Realize the diversity of organizations in attendance and the unique challenges which face each group
Lyston Skerritt 10:00am-10:30am

Vision, Mission & Purpose

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the purpose of their organization and its contribution to WSU and the Wichita Community
Lyston Skerritt


Organization Finances

  • Understand the needed assets to the effectively manage the financial operation of groups




Membership Recruitment & Motivating the Middle

  • Analyze the strategies and best practices for recruiting and growing membership


Emotional Intelligence


  • Understand the importance of managing perceptions and perspectives within group dynamics.
Tia Hill


Branding & Marketing my Organization
  • Develop plans to market their organization to campus and the community
Tia Hill 3:00pm-3:45pm
Leadership Styles
  • Understand their leadership style and how it can most effectively work with others
Nick Messing 3:45pm-4:30pm
Steps to Success
  • Create a plan to energize the organization’s operation through member development and programming
Lyston Skerritt 4:30pm-5:00pm

Registration Form


Please describe why you think this program will help your organization?

What would you like to gain from this experience?

Your E-mail Address:


Questions, Queries, Comments or Concerns
For more information please contact Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of Student Organization and Civic Engagement getinvolved@wichita.edu or 316-978-3022