Finding Your First Mate. Presenters: Sabrina Romo & Vicky Thompson. Objective. Learn how to motivate a specific set of overlooked members. Understand the different types of members in your organization. . Activity. Draw/List your interpretation or characteristics of a leader.
Presenters: Sabrina Romo &
Learn how to motivate a specific set of overlooked members.
Understand the different types of members in your organization.
Draw/List your interpretation or characteristics of a leader.
“EVERY college Student
Organization has thirds.”
Top - Thirds
Visible & busy leaders
Always striving to improve the organization
Step up to the plate
Face of the organization
Wishes everyone would take the
organization more seriously and give
Bottom - Thirds
Drive top-thirds crazy
Criticize the group
Create endless drama
Effortless in the task
Come around only for fun stuff
Ditch their duties
Ghost to the organization
Top – Thirds worry about Bottom - Thirds
Middle - Thirds
Likes getting down to business
Sticks to the plan
Jugglers but at times struggle with the juggling process
Doesn’t volunteer suggestions or for positions
Worry about being a good leader & if they can handle it
Avoid conflict & drama
May leave when negativity arises
Classify members of your organization into the thirds.
Where do your members fall?
Where do you fall in your organization?
“You can spend your time wishing everyone would join you in the top-third or you can start strategically dealing with people where they are.”
Motivating the Middle
Ask their opinion, but promise them it’s not a responsibility
Discuss new ways to improve the organization
Be on time & get down to business…. You support them juggling their priorities
Invite their friends to socials and activities
Hate mandatory events, so give them options
Put them in charge of something they enjoy, something meaningful and a limited time task
Praise them for the work they do
Assist with their stressful areas
Get to know them on a personal level
“Romance the middle”
Make attending events/meeting more appealing
Negotiate with them
Bottom – Third
Good Enough Member Job Description
Come up with a short list that will benefit your organization
Must follow up
Don’t waste your energy