There are a lot of things that I got out of my experience of NACA. Each different aspect of NACA, such as CAMP, educational sessions and the showcases, I got different knowledge out of each one of these aspects. To start off I am going to talk about what I got out of the CAMP aspect of NACA. During this event, I learned how to communicate with agents as well as the owners of the company’s that would be able to bring performers to our school. By having this opportunity, I was able to build relationships with individuals that could possibly help me and my coworkers in the future. In the beginning of CAMP, it started off nerve-racking because I was scared to talk to agents. After I attend it every time after the first one I became more comfortable …show more content…
Like I mentioned above I was able to make a connection with Metropolis Management, and the owner of this company was the presenter of my education session. Once the educational session was over I could go to him and talk about how well the education session helped open my eyes, and we were able to expand on our relationship. Although this did not happen for every single educational session, but I was able to something out of every single educational session that I attended. One of the most important things that I took out of the educational session was that ‘students do not join organizations they join people’. When I heard this in my educational session, I was just shocked, I guess I always knew that this was the reason but I could never put it into words. One way that I am going to use this from here on out is when I am trying to recruit students, I going to try and form a friendship with them first and then tell them about the opportunities that our organization gives other students. Another thing that I got out of my experience from the education sessions at NACA was the process that agents go through. This was very helpful seeing the other side of things because I know what goes on and what needs to be done on my side, so it was nice learning about what the agents need to get done. I feel like from here on out I will be more understanding of what the agents are …show more content…
One of the major things that I learned from watching all the showcases was that just because a performer is more expensive does not mean that they are better than those who are less expensive. I feel that is very helpful because before I attended NACA, I would have assumed that a performer was better because they were more expensive. I am very grateful for to have experienced these showcases to be able to look at different performers for the
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I joined SkillsUSA as a freshman in high school, merely because my audio/video production teacher asked me to. Shortly after joining the organization, I ran for district office and became SkillsUSA District 13 Chaplin; this entailed that I attend a summer leadership conference in central Texas. Upon receiving the SkillsUSA Texas Statesman Award at the SkillsUSA Texas Summer Leadership conference, many district officers, including myself, were eligible to attend a five-day national leadership conference in Washington, D.C. called the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI). At WLTI, students from all over the country go to a variety of leadership training sessions in preparation for their congressional visits at the U.S. House of Representatives taking place towards the end of the conference. Two students from a different school and I would visit with
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For one of the two concerts that I attended this semester, I went to the Women’s Chorus spring concert, which took place in the Rudder theatre. Although there weren’t as many people attending the event as I had originally thought, there were still quite a few people at the event. This concert was mainly for the presentation of alumni, parents, and to help raise money for the chorus’ planned trip to Italy where they would do casual performances in some chapels.
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My mum is my earth, my water, my air, and my fire so in 2010 when we almost lost her my life changed. She has the most radiant smile and a heart of gold, but she has been suffering from her health ever since we were young and continues to suffer as I write. She suffers with what can only be explained as unique and unexpected adverse effects brought on by each medical procedure she has had done. Today my mum no better than before she was operated on. In many ways, she is made more fragile with every slice of a physician's scalpel than by the illness that brought her to the hospital's doors. Why does it seem medicine and the practice of it have affected my mother is such an unexplainable way? Why can't the physicians of this most developed nation solve this puzzle? How can I help? Were some of the questions running through my mind. Amidst the chaos and the gloom, I
One thing I would like to see improved in our chapter is the feeling of inclusiveness and confidence in our overall campus presence and throughout the weeks of recruitment. In order to do this as RMVP, I believe that it begins with strength in preparation and leading by example. I would strive to work with the FRC in order to host workshops Spring quarter and throughout polish week that are engaging for recruiters, tab team, and day chair as well as serve to prepare all chapter members for recruitment. One idea that I have for recruitment workshops is creating situations of real life PNMS by using cards with descriptions setting up a true conversation between the practice PNM and the recruiter. The practice PNM would have a card with an attitude description; one that determines the depth of information that they will indulge in conversation. The recruiter would have a card with a question on it and information that they need to find out about the PNM to accurately rate them abiding by the needs assessment. The goal would be to familiarize all members with the process, and to maintain our chapter’s strength in sisterhood before the summer break approaches and the weeks heading in to recruitment. Having experienced recruitment from the recruiter’s side twice, I have been able to see what has and has not worked for the recruitment teams and have hands on experience with the receptiveness of our chapter, keeping that in mind for creating purposeful lessons/guides for all members.
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When I initially registered for PAD4148 volunteer management I was pretty clear on the notion that in this course I’d be learning and gaining knowledge on how to manage volunteers. I did not realize that in order to effectively and efficiently manage volunteer and staff in a non-profit organization, or any organization for that matter, there are many layers involved. My basic understanding of non-profit management was the necessity for organization, humility as a leader and showing appreciation for you team. The only reason I even discovered these needed elements in non-profit management is because I served with a non-profit organization for years that lacked them. I felt so burned out mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually because I was working so hard towards the mission and vision that I whole-heartedly believed in but the lack of organization, appreciated and large doses of pride made this goal seem impossible.