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The year ahead.  The regular contact for all things CSA  Coordinates CSA related activities  Communicates CSA related information and resources to.

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1 The year ahead

2  The regular contact for all things CSA  Coordinates CSA related activities  Communicates CSA related information and resources to fellow board members  Oversees all CSA branded materials  Volunteers at conferences as needed  Responsible for submitting and documenting all ‘food bank’ eligible activities  Participates in teleconferences as needed

3 Discovering barriers to post secondary education within the Aboriginal community Through face to face discussions with Aboriginal students in the college system What barriers did they have to overcome What contributed to their overcoming these barriers Sharing Circles Completed at Sault & Confed 3-5 more by Fall ‘10 Publish results early Spring ‘11

4  CSA Board will be working on revamping this over the summer  Looking ahead (3-5 years) to determine focus and potential future development  Review effectiveness and next steps for all areas of Strat. Frmewrk with an emphasis on Advocacy – LS – member on-campus development Any recommended adjustments will be brought to the membership for input and approval at October Conference

5  CSA Board will work on a complete line by line review of CSA constitution to update and ensure relevancy for moving forward ◦ Changes will be presented to the membership for input and recommendations will be presented for member approval at October Conference

6  Selected members provide input on work in progress and help to poll members for their input  Participate in monthly teleconferences  Keep up to date on all current position papers and research work

7  8-10 members  Act as peer Conference LS sessions  Bi-monthly teleconferences  LS workshop in mid-January – [2 day on weekend]  Review/assessment of LS year to date  Input on new LS initiatives for the following year

8  4-6 members  Work in support role with Creative Director  Creative thinking group for CSA material ◦ Campaign promotional meterial ◦ SA Awareness theme and design ◦ SA/CSA branded materials for campus

9  Increase the awareness of SA and CSA on campus  Provides an opportunity to bring issues to student body that otherwise may not get coverage  One-to-one engagement with students  Opportunity to show advocacy work SA is is actively involved with  2009 – 12,000 ballots  2010 – 19,000 ballots

10  Provincial Election – Fall 2011  Federal Election – best bet: no earlier than Fall 2010  CCBA – initial ballots still sealed – not likely released until Fall 2010  Make Your Mark – Aboriginal Sharing Circles ◦ Looking to involve 3-5 campuses with a defined Aboriginal population  Transferability guidelines – initial due Fall 2010 ◦ Awareness campaign to coincide with college/university application

11  New Session facilitators more closely aligned to membership  CSA taking more control of program  L|S on campus where need is defined and assistance is requested – initial focus on SA’s struggling [non intrusive] ◦ Will work in tandem with SA President and GM  Memoirs of a Student Leader o Required reading for all new student leaders (as per presidents)  Monthly LS tips on timely and relevant issues  Library of resources for access by members  Accreditation

12  Twice yearly – August (20 th to 22 nd ) - March (1 st wknd)  Weekend retreat with session geared to the specific responsibilities of SA presidents ◦ Governance ◦ Leadership ◦ Board Management ◦ Full Time staff relationships ◦ Guest speaker

13  October - Thurs. 8 th – 10 th  February - Thurs. 11 th – 13 th  Regional Mini-Cons ◦ July/August - Feb/March ◦ No fees ◦ Usually one day – hosted by regional SA ◦ Open to all SA board members and full/pt staff ◦ LS focus – Advocacy – Regional issues – Guest speaker

14  Through your input and direction create a series of best practice methods for GM/ED’s and all fulltime staff positions  Resources available on CSA Intranet  Closer communication to head off issues – work together  HOW CAN I BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR? ◦ OK…this is where you all speak up…….

15  I will be working with them more closely this year along with our DOA (Jim Robeson) ◦ Establish a working relationship with each member campus ◦ Build a better understanding of student leaders ◦ Overview of CSA initiatives (eliminate the ‘dream killer syndrome ’) ◦ Provide insight from a CSA perspective ◦ Participation in SASCC meetings ◦ Collaborative exploration of common ground enabling CSA & SASCC to work together

16  …..And you are appreciated more than you think! ◦ It’s risky…. and frustrating at times….

17 “ I am so impressed with CSA student leaders every time I go on a campus.” Minister Milloy “ Your LS program is working. I see it in our students every day. Keep it up.” Dan Patterson, Niagara College “ I loved your ‘touched me’ campaign. But I’m glad it’s over now and I can go outside my office again!” College President

18  Coach?  Mentor?  Teacher?  Parent?  Encourager/Motivator?  Disciplinarian?

19 “On behalf of the CSA, THANK YOU for all you do.”


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