The ONE Campus Challenge is a college competition designed to mobilize students, faculty and alumni in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
How To: Run a Meeting
A Meeting is an important opportunity for your ONE Campus chapter’s members to convene, plan, and take action. When done effectively, meetings have the power to ensure that your ONE Campus chapter is accomplishing its goals and keep members coming back.
BEST PRACTICES TO CONSIDER:
- As a ONE Campus Leader, it’s your job to facilitate/chair your ONE Campus chapter’s meetings. This is not to be confused with leading the entire meeting. Give executive board members an active members a chance to lead portions of the meeting
- Work closely with your team’s secretary to take minutes and follow-up on action items that were listed during the meeting. Store notes and pertinent docs in a Google Folder that is shared among all members
- Assign roles. Work with your e-board members to report, update, and lead different sections of the agenda
- It’s up to you and your ONE Campus chapter to decide how often you meet. Many ONE Campus chapters meet once per week. Others meet every other week, with an executive board meeting on the alternate weeks.
- Always have an invitation to your next meeting ready. Whenever you have an event (tabling, presentation, etc.) invite those who take actions to join your next meeting
- Keep meetings short and start on time. Generally speaking, it’s best to keep meetings to an hour or less.
- Always have an agenda
Download the full PDF for a Sample Meeting Agenda!