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Leadership and Role Modeling

CA training

Jessica Stout

on 19 June 2014

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Transcript of Leadership and Role Modeling

#9 Keep your Residents Informed!
#6 Develop Leadership Potential in your
#5 Know your residents, and promote their welfare
#4 Set an Example
#3 Seek and Accept Challenges
#1 Know your Job
Know what you are talking about.
Learn and understand the methods in assisting with problems that you will face on your floor so that you can fulfill the requirements and do your best for the residents.
Know SFA Housing Policies.
#2 Know your own strengths and limitations and pursue self improvement
You can seek self improvement by discussions with experienced
residence life staff, by reading regulations and by being
enthusiastic and striving to do the best you can
Understand your
Personal Bubble"
and your
"Growing Edge"
Its important to understand your own limitations, but it is equally as important to not define yourself by them. Make yourself uncomfortable, its the best way to find out more about yourself.
The most important aspect of a leader is the ability to accept challenges with confidence and enthusiasm.
Not only must you lead by example, but
you have to BE the example.
You can't expect your residents to listen to what you are saying if you aren't following in your own footsteps
i.Full name and pronunciation
ii.What room they are in
iii.What they are taking in school
iv.Hobbies that they have
#7 Make sound and timely decisions
#8 Foster your Floor
to promote a strong
Not allowing
un-inclusive language

**Make sure residents know WHY language like this
is discouraged
A map displaying where
all your residents are from

Avoid a hasty ill-conceived decision.
Do not put off necessary decisions.
Be consistent
with the choices you make, so that the residents know what to expect from you at all times.
Explain reasons for changes, activities occurring on and off the floor that they can participate in etc.
Congratulations! You are a CA!
Door Decs!
Creating Community!
Be Awesome!
Life in a Fishbowl
Campus Leaders!
In Class
Spending time with your friends around campus
At the movies
Running errands around town

Role Modeling

in 10 easy steps!

#1 Know your Job
#2 Know your own strengths and limitations and pursue self improvement
#3 Seek and Accept Challenges
#1 Take care of yourself
Sleep regularly, eat properly, take breaks, regular daily hygiene, practice responsible alcohol consumption, and time management.
#2 Model Healthy Roles
Maintaining Academics, House Rules, Going to the AARC etc.
#5 Know your residents, and promote their welfare
Get to know your residents, their capabilities, their strengths and their weaknesses. Learn a least a little bit of information about every one of your residents. Here are just a few examples of basic information you should know:

i.Full name and pronunciation
ii.What room they are in
iii.What they are taking in school
iv.Hobbies that they have
Easy ways to get to know your residents!
#1: Information sheets at the beginning of the year
#2: Ice Breakers during Floor Meetings
#3: Door Decs
#4: Community Building Time!
Where to go to find Job Info?
CA manual
Community Guidelines

Make an effort to pass on your experience. Help build up future leaders!
#7 Make sound and timely decisions
Everyday Decisions
Will this effect my credibility?
Would I want the people around me to do this?
Am I taking care of myself as much as I should be? etc.

Anything that gets the group together in an environment where everyone feels safe to get to know one another

Make sure you residents are always aware of the diversity of a group, and understand ways in which to promote an inclusive community
enforce Policy!
Mediate Conflict!
On Duty!
Floor Meetings!
Incident Reports!
Calenders and bulletin boards
Social Media
Weekly floor meetings

Classroom 101
Group Me
(without giving your number)
Mass Texting
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