ELP Assignments

Planning / Goal Setting Form 
Completing Class Final Evaluation Assignment
Mid-term Class First-Year Evaluation Assignment
Incoming Class Summer Assignments
Annual Conference Information


ELP Final Evaluation Assignment for 2016-2018 Class

By July 1, 2018

Please take some time to reflect on your two years and develop your completion-evaluation narrative. We need to hear from all leaders and mentors, but you may decide whether you wish to turn in individual narratives or one combined.   Here are some questions to use as a guide:

  • How did you work together to develop the Leader's goals? What were those goals, and have they been accomplished?
  • What was the most challenging part of this relationship for each of you? What was the most successful part?
  • Has there been anything surprising? Any accomplishments that you might not have anticipated when you began?
  • Do you consider the time you've spent to be well worth it?
  • Have you formulated any new goals for the future as a result of the experience?
  • In what ways would you change the program?
  • Finally, please be candid in assessing yourself and your program partner as to whether you felt that you were responsive, helpful, inspiring and there for each other. Is there anything you wish you had done differently, or would recommend to future program participants? 

 Send to Leigh Cunningham as email attachment at Leigh@ksu.edu


Mid-term Evaluation Assignment for 2017-2019 Class

By July 15, 2018

Please take some time to reflect on your first year and develop your evaluation narrative. We need to hear from all leaders and mentors, but you may decide whether you wish to turn in individual narratives or one combined. Here are some questions that may help you out:

  • How have you worked together to develop the Leader’s goals?  What were those goals, and what progress has been made towards accomplishing them?
  • What has been the most challenging part of this relationship thus far for each of you? What steps are you taking to overcome any challenges that have arisen? Please be candid in assessing yourself and your program partner as to whether you feel that you have been responsive, helpful, inspiring, and there for each other this year. Is there anything you would like to do differently over the next year?
  • What has been the most successful part of the relationship this year?
  • Has there been anything surprising? Any accomplishments that you might not have anticipated when you began?
  • Do you consider the time you’re spending to be well worth it?
  • In what ways would you change the program?

Send to Leigh Cunningham as email attachment at Leigh@ksu.edu


Summer Assignments for 2018-2020 Class 

Please submit as Word .doc or .docx file email attachments to Leigh Cunningham at Leigh@ksu.edu.  Find final version HERE.

Assignment 1 - due May 15, 2018

Emerging Leaders 

  • Submit a picture of yourself that can be used both on our website and at the annual conference (posters) and in various venues to introduce our program to our members, as well as with class assignments.      
    • This photo should be a vertical head and shoulders shot –color is preferred.  It should be in 'jpg' format. This digital photo should be taken in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and saved with at least 4x6-inch dimensions (vertical), preferable with 8x10-inch dimensions, so the image will not be distorted when reproduced or enlarged.  
    • Please be sure that the photo sent is not copyrighted by the photographer. 
    • If you think we may already have a photo from a previous submission that would meet these requirements and that you would like us to use, please let us know and we will check our files.
  • Also submit a short statement outlining your experiences in NACADA and your initial thoughts about your goal(s) for association leadership (you may want to draw from your ELP application). Do you see the goals that you have now a fairly well-formed and firm, or are your goals quite fluid and just beginning to clarify (or somewhere in between)?

Mentors

  • Submit a digital picture of yourself that can be used on your Class webpage and in class assignments.  
    • It should be in 'jpg' format.
    • If you think we may already have a photo from a previous submission that you would like us to use, please let us know and we will check our files.
  • Also submit an outline of your NACADA leadership experience (you may want to draw from your mentor application), along with a discussion of your first (or one of your early) leadership role(s) - What do you know now that you wish you had known before you stepped into that role?

Assignment 2 - due June 15, 2018

Emerging Leaders and Mentors

  • Submit a profile of yourself that will help a mentoring partner discover who you are. Label yourself in this profile in some way using whatever 'handles' that may seem relevant, for example your MBTI type; Top five themes of strengths; Type of Personality. Be as complete and perhaps creative as you can be.

Assignment 3 - due July 15, 2018

Emerging Leaders 

  • Submit responses to the following questions:
    • What strengths do you see yourself as bringing to the association's leadership arena?  What type of resources/support are you looking for to help develop these strengths?
    • What are the top five characteristics that you feel would make a mentor a good fit for you?

Mentors

  • Submit responses to the following questions:
    • Is there someone who has been a mentor to you in developing your leadership skills?  How has that person helped you?
    • What are the top five characteristics and/or skills that you believe will be important for NACADA leaders to have in the coming decade?

Assignment 4 - due August 15, 2018

Emerging Leaders 

  • Submit responses to the following questions:
    • Talk a bit about the type of communication your are looking for in a mentor.  What type of communication is most comfortable for you? Do you prefer phone calls, Facebook exchanges, emails, online meetings, or other communication modes? Why? How often do you think you might want/need to communicate?
    • Is there anything else it might be beneficial for a mentor to know about you? Other personal preferences? Significant life events (i.e. position change, family changes, health issues, etc.) in the recent past or coming soon?

Mentors

  • Submit responses to the following questions:
    • Talk a bit about the type of communication your are looking for in a mentor/mentee.  What type of communication is most comfortable for you? Do you prefer phone calls, Facebook exchanges, emails, online meetings, or other communication modes? Why? How often do you think you could be available to communicate with a mentee?
    • Is there anything else it might be beneficial for a mentee to know about you? Other personal preferences? Significant life events (i.e. position change, family changes, health issues, etc.) in the recent past or coming soon?

Annual Conference Information

NOTE: Emerging Leaders who wish to use ELP funds to pay for conference registration, please be sure to see the ELP Funding page for instructions BEFORE registering!

Please print off and review the following documents for use during the 2018 Annual Conference in Phoenix (we may not have Internet access in our Orientation room, so please be sure you bring them with you). 

  • SCHEDULE for all ELP Activities during Conference (will be available Summer 2018)
  • 2017 Orientation Materials (2018-2020 Class - will be available Summer 2018) - 
    • Orientation Schedule
    • Packet for Emerging Leaders
    • Packet for Mentors
    • Get Acquainted assignments
  • Mid-term Goals worksheet (2017-2019 Class - Midtermer Meeting -TBD)
  • Planning / Goal Setting Form - some Emerging Leaders find this format helpful, so it is also always available for you at the top of this page (scroll up) - if you think it would be useful for you, please print out and bring to work with your mentor