Your team members should clearly understand when you will meet during the build season.
We recommend making kickoff attendance mandatory for all team members and that there are plans to view the kickoff as a team.
- TIP - By issuing and enforcing rules/policies up front, it is easier to determine which students (and adult mentors) are really committed to this program. It is likely that most, if not all, of your team members have never been through this process before and do not truly realize the commitment required.
- TIP- MOE 365 requires each student to sign a Student Contract document. Just by requiring students to sign their name to something may cause them to better realize what they are committing to.
- RESOURCE DOWNLOAD - 2005 Student Member Contract (WORD document 170KB)
EVALUATING TEAM MEMBER COMMITMENT
- Be aware of your student and adult participation. Address any concerns as soon as possible. Try to ensure all team members are relatively engaged
- Find time to talk with your team members to understand how they are feeling about the process. Try course corrections as necessary.
EFFECTIVE USE OF MEETING TIME
- Be aware of how you make use of your time during meetings. Are you making progress? Do you have meeting goals for each meeting? Are you accomplishing them? If not, reassess your goals for practicality and ensure someone is leading you forward.
- If people issues / relationships are causing your meeting inefficiency, identify someone to sit down and talk with the individuals involved in order to minimize the issues.