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Chapter Management: Chapter Officers

The election of officers should be one of the highlights of the SkillsUSA year. The first step is to form an Election Committee to run elections. Election committee duties might include:

  • Electing a chairperson.
  • Setting guidelines for elections.
  • Submitting nominations.
  • Organizing campaigns.
  • Establishing a calendar of events.

 

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Champions at Work

The officer selection process is an excellent way for your students to learn practical lessons in leadership and teamwork. Everyone has a role: committee member, campaign manager, candidate or voter. When everyone participate7s, everyone learns.

Officers set the tone of the chapter. They can also be a huge help to your technical program by handling routine business, organizing and conducting meetings, organizing committees and carrying out chapter activities. This helps them learn basic organization and supervisory skills and creates a responsible team spirit.

Once officers are elected, your role becomes one of guidance and motivation. For the most part, SkillsUSA now belongs to your students, and ultimately they will be responsible for their decisions and actions. But they will still look to you for direction. Keeping up your enthusiasm is not only important, but also vital. You set the tone and excitement level.

Officer Candidate Filing Form
A sample officer candidate filing form is used to determine who is declaring intent to run for office.

Officer Duties Worksheet
Sample officer duties worksheet. This lists the duties of each office and has space to list the candidates running for each office.

Personal Leadership Log
Fill out this log for each SkillsUSA meeting or activity you attend.


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