最近到各校的校友會 (哈佛大學/耶魯大學/ Essex/東海校內的…..哈佛大學的校內日刊?，打破了校內/校友的分界，報導校友新近在華盛頓的勢力)網站去觀摩一下。我必須承認，我們的路遙遙---從理念上，以及從實務的服務上。哈佛大學HAA的海外見習，耶魯大學(由於是教會學校、校友組織很多元) 的領導論壇等，印象深刻。
Emerging Leaders Forum
The AYA is taking their show on the road! Keep your eyes out for an announcement for an Emerging Leaders Forum or “Pep Rally” to come to your town. Learn firsthand about all the exciting new initiatives that the AYA is sponsoring. There are so many way s to be engaged. We are looking for new volunteers and alumni of all ages who want to be a part of the “New AYA”.
Strategic Planning Retreats
The AYA is dedicated to helping Yale Clubs and Associations to be the best that they can be. Strategic Planning Retreats are specially-designed programs in which dynamic alumni leaders from the area will convene to brainstorm about the many possibilities for a vibrant alumni community. This high-level, day-and-a-half program will focus on mission discernment and strategic planning to build a framework for the brightest possible future for the organization and the alumni it represents in the region.
LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION
Implementing the Strategic Plan: A Program for Leadership Development
A formal training program, complementing the AYA Assembly, to ensure that volunteers are effectively motivated, inspired, and equipped to lead alumni organizations at Yale. The Forum includes presentations and discussion on Yale’s institutional goals and priorities, volunteer recruitment and management, and best practices from other local Yale alumni organizations.
The program consists of two full-day sessions for key volunteer leaders from local Yale Clubs as well as other key alumni leaders representing Yale Classes, SIGs, and graduate & professional schools.
Volunteers invited from local Yale Clubs may include the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, young alumni coordinator, and service coordinator (volunteers serving in other officer positions not mentioned may be invited in consultation with the AYA). Clubs are strongly encouraged to give preference to officers whose terms will continue beyond the current academic year to provide maximum benefit to the Club from this intensive leadership training opportunity.
Other key alumni leaders from local clubs not necessarily officially in any of the roles listed above are also invited to this event, in consultation with AYA staff.
The Forum delivers several training modules over the course of the two days. Modules are designed to provide Yale alumni leaders with the tools they need to lead their boards and area alumni. Sessions will include relevant case studies and ample opportunity for participants to share their own success stories and to brainstorm on challenges faced by their organizations.
Topics will cover such areas as mission discernment (what is the role of a Yale Club or your organization today?), principles of strategic planning, best practices in leadership, governance and volunteer management, and creative programming ideas for major cities. The program will also include presentations by alumni groups, the viewing of video clips, and small group breakout sessions.
MODULE 1: AYA STRATEGIC PLAN: AMBASSADORS FOR YALE
1) Focusing on the volunteer
2) Creating new programs and enhancing existing ones
3) Discerning priorities for AYA funding
MODULE 2: Celebrate What’s Right with the World video
MODULE 3: VOLUNTEER MOTIVATION & MANAGEMENT
1) Why alumni volunteer—needs and expectations
2) Recruitment and retention strategies
3) Succession planning
MODULE 4: GOOD TO GREAT AND METRICS FOR SUCCESS
1) Good to Great worksheet discussion
2) Growth opportunities—how do we know when we’ve been successful?
3) What do we measure?
4) Success metrics that are important to Yale and to the AYA
MODULE 5: MISSION
1) Discerning mission and priorities
2) Club vs. nonprofit dynamics
MODULE 6: STRATEGIC PLANNING
1) Strategic planning guidance—successful methods
2) Ensuring alignment with Yale priorities
3) Setting goals, determining objectives
4) Best practices from other similar groups or institutions
MODULE 7: TALK BACK
1) What have we learned this weekend?
2) What are the critical next steps for you and your Yale community?
3) Opening up new markets in your alumni audience
4) Partnerships with other groups, internal or external
5) Encouraging and rewarding innovative thinking
These books will be sent to you in advance of the Leadership Forum:
- Good to Great and Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins
- Your Company’s Secret Change Agents by Richard Tanner Pascale and Jerry Sternin
- Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter