Student Organization Development Program

November 1st 2014

10:00am-5:00pm RSC 233

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. For more information visit www.wichita.edu/involvement  or email getinvolved@wichita.edu or call 316-978-3022.

 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