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1 Presented by Dr. Catherine Frank, OLLI @ Duke Lucy Woodhouse, OLLI @ Furman

2 What is leadership? the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task Creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen

3 Good leaders have... Vision Knowledge of the mission and structure of the organization Professional and personal skills suited to further the goals of the organization Problem-solving skills Good social judgment

4 Unique Challenges and Opportunities for OLLI Leadership Understanding the role of the LLI within the university Finding a balance between the leadership styles and strengths of the staff director and the board leadership Understanding the work of the board Tapping into the strength and wisdom of the membership

5 Host Staff Board Members

6 In-kind support on all levels Inclusion across departments Intergenerational projects Elevator speech is consistent Benefits outweigh perceived negatives Publicity through university channels

7 How to get the best from your host… and how NOT to… Get invited to meetings Eat lunch with faculty Suggest class ideas Hand deliver brochures to Presidents office Write a thank you a day Cookies Know key admins pet projects Bring members resources to campus Spread kudos to Dean Assume they owe you Become an us/them Leave conflicts unresolved Stay in your office Go over budget Allow members direct access to admin Forget you are a guest

8 The HostThe Members Staff

9 Clear job descriptions Clear goals updated annually Board support Host offers a mentor and advocate Volunteer office support Acknowledgement at member and host functions Fill their bucket

10 Expertise to share Understanding of the position of the LLI within the university Respect for the strength, commitment, and vision of the staff Commitment to the mission and membership of the organization

11 Board development committee Board manual Annual board recruitment drives Make nominations and appointments part of a process Open meetings and discussions Accountability

12 Misunderstanding the relationship of the LLI to the university Misunderstanding the unique nature of the OLLI board Loss of focus Failure to embrace new members and seek new directions Not having fun

13 Feeling responsible for the success of the organization Enjoying the university and the role of the LLI within it Bringing a network Participating

14 Print and interactive media The coffee pot, the picnic, the convocation Nametagsits the little things Everyone is a marketer Contribute what you can--every contribution makes a positive difference

15 Board Host Staff Members

16 Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he or she wants to do it. Dwight Eisenhower The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. Elaine Agather A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves. Lao-Tzu

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