Whitman Leadership Notebooks
The Student Activities Office is excited to present five volumes in the Whitman Leadership Notebook series. These notebooks - on a variety of important topics - provide quick, targeted information to help you succeed as a club or organization leader. They include both information as well as tasks and activities that you can use to help you and your group be as successful as possible.
Please feel free to download these notebooks to use yourself or with your organization. If you'd like to get additional help on any of these topics or want to review how to use the included activities with your group, don't hesitate to contact our office!
Preparing to Lead
This notebook is for incoming club or organization officers who want to put some time and effort in to preparing themselves to be successful leaders. Styled as a workbook, it guides the reader through a series of reflective exercises to identify one's values and vision.
Mission Vision Values
Every organization will benefit from taking time to define its mission, vision, and values. This notebook provides clear descriptions and examples of each of these, as well as exercises to help your leadership team identify and craft foundational statements for your organization.
Reflection is a powerful tool for any organization. By including reflection in your organization's operations on a regular basis, you ensure that you will learn as much as possible from each experience you have. This notebook describes a number of reflective activities to try within your organization.
Developing Leadership in your Group
You cannot be solely responsible for the success of your organization, which is why developing leaders in your group is critical. This notebook describes why this topic is so important and offers ideas to help you build new leaders in your organization.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Feedback is one of the more important tools you can leverage to help your organization grow and develop. And yet, giving and receiving feedback can be one of the most difficult, and sometime scariest, tasks for a leader. This notebook gives practical advice for utilizing feedback successfully in your group and for decreasing the anxiety that can sometimes come with the feedback process.