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ERIC Number: ED417052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning a Club Structure for the 90's.
Merrill, Kurt
The Penn State Outing Club at Pennsylvania State University redesigned operational procedures to better address fiscal, managerial, and leadership development concerns. The student-run club dissolved its old divisional structure, centralized operations, and split into two branches: club officers and the apprentice-style Wilderness Instructional Leadership Development Program (WILD). The club is administered by an executive board that oversees a large committee structure: public relations, special events, computer, newsletter, brochure, fundraising, and trail crew committees. The responsibilities of each club officer are listed. In the WILD branch, instructional workshops provide opportunities for inexperienced leaders to learn from seasoned leaders. WILD staff are evaluated by peer review and faculty advisors. Each activity area has an elected activity coordinator, who is also a voting member of the executive board. This paper addresses some of the problems of developing and implementing committee structures and offers some suggestions to effectively manage volunteer, student-run committees. (Author/SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A