Great Resource for your Logistics Team:
- LaurierSOS Course Coordinator Handbook – Winter 2011
- Coordinator Checklist the Day of The Exam-AID – Winter 2011
- Coordinators Check List – Winter 2011
- Laurier SOS Coordinator Task Instructions – WINTER 2011
Logistics department may be very hard to manage but you can achieve success by collaboration, interaction and dependency on each other. I am Rebecca Duguay, VP of Logistics for Laurier SOS 2010/2011 year. During this year, we had many fun, exciting and challenging moments and the only way that we kept going is by adapting to our new environment.
Inspire collaborative environment between your Tutors and Coordinators. The dependency that they will have on each other will allow to have them to be working together and feel part of the team rather than just being in the field alone. In my experience, I found that this is the best way to ensure top quality among Coordinators and Tutors. For instance, if together they make all the decisions surrounding a course, and then according to position descriptions each member takes the necessary actions, this helps to avoid simple mistakes. When each member is on the same page, together they can focus on delivering a successful session, covering all required bases. When members of a course realize how necessary it is to rely on each other to get things accomplished, then it’s easier for them to split up tasks and complete each one to the best of their ability. If a team spirit is amongst them, each member will also feel more supported and will be more willing to rely on each other for help.
One main word of advice, GET THEM TALKING. Constant communication fosters team spirit and provides that with a partner for the task. Facilitate lots of communication between members of each course through various resources (ie. emails, meetings, etc.). For instance, during weekly meetings get the members of each particular course to sit together, and to answer your required updates together. To help each member of a course feel like part of a larger team, some friendly competition for small prizes (i.e. candy, or other cheap prizes) among each course can be an effective way.
If you set the right environment for your min-teams, you are almost guaranteed a success in all of your courses. Collaboration, interaction and dependency on each other allows these teams to achieve the best of their results while still being part of the bigger team and tackling tasks on daily, weekly, monthly, and term basis.