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New Senator Orientation

The First Staff Senate Orientation was held in the summer of 2015. Michelle Welter, 2013-2014 Staff Senate president took on the task of organizing the event and created materials and a PowerPoint presentation "SIUE Staff Senate Summer 2015 Training." The presentation is provided, below.

Michelle has shared some information with the Staff Senate and agreed to have the presentation posted to the Staff Senate Web site for a resource for future senators. Although Michelle is no longer a senator, below is her contact information.

"When I joined the Staff Senate as a Senator, one of the things that struck me was the lack of training I received.  In my day-to-day job, I work with our student leaders on creating meaningful training and transitions for new student leaders in their organizations, so the lack of training for me (and my fellow Senators) really stuck out to me.  As I watched the Senate work from month to month, it became evident that training would both help the Senators/Panel members understand their roles, but would also help the Senate function more efficiently as a whole. 
 
During my term as Staff Senate President, I worked with the Executive Board to determine what topics would be the most beneficial to all members—both new and returning.  After careful thought, we decided that it would be important to cover: The Staff Senate Constitution and Bylaws, the structure of the University as a whole, and parliamentary procedure.  We decided to hold the training for a half day from 9am-12pm and to try to cover all of the topics at one time.  We found that the structure of the university section was EXTREMELY helpful to all those in attendance who, perhaps did not understand where their position fit in to the big picture of the University. 
 
I think that training is extremely important to the success of the Senate as it continues to move forward."
 
Michelle WelterAssociate Director
Kimmel Student Involvement Center
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Phone: 618-650-2690
Fax: 618-650-3517

CLICK on slide to access PowerPoint presentation.

SIUE Staff Senate Summer 2015 Training PowerPoint Presentation
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