5Ps of Planning for Recruit
5Ps are very simple - Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. As all
collegiate officers and advisors out there know, our members spend countless
hours planning sisterhoods, formals, recruitment activities, initiation and much
more. We all know that in order to "perform" to the best of our ability, we need
to have a proper plan in place.
recruitment success level relies heavily on the amount of pre-planning that is
done," said Membership Recruitment Chairman Jordan Kranick from the
Iota Zeta chapter at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, when asked how her
chapter was so successful during recruitment this semester. Planning for
recruitment creates a less stressful experience for sisters during recruitment.
There are those situations that you cannot control, but you can have a plan for
how you will react and what actions you will take to resolve the problem.
the planning process for recruitment, it is important not to forget about bid
day. You can involve the sister development chair in this process for additional
ideas to make it a day that the new member will never forget!
This semester the
Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University created a fall
bid day video.
This video highlights the importance of making bid day memorable for new
members, and Delta Iota created an experience for their new members that will
never forget. They will also be able to use this video as a recruitment tool in
the future. Below are the top ten reasons that the Delta Iota chapter did an
amazing job planning for recruitment. We trust that once you watch the video,
you too will agree with our reasons!
Here are the top ten reasons we love this recruitment video:
1. They had a sister (MRC Caitlin Rempalski) plan
ahead of time to record the sequence of bid day events
2. Signs were prepared
for the new members
3. The sisters ordered
bid day shirts ahead of time, which made them look classy and put together
4. Welcomed the new
members with hugs and smiles
5. Used big wooden Phi
Sigma Sigma Greek letters (great recruitment tool)
6. They planned to have
an event after the bid day event to celebrate with their new members
7. The new members were
showered with gifts of appreciation
8. Interviews with the
new members allowed for viewers to feel the excitement of their new members
9. Lots of photos were
taken to commemorate the day
10. Most importantly, it
is very obvious the sisters of the Delta Iota chapter did a lot of planning
ahead to prepare for this day to make sure their new members felt loved and
overwhelmed with joy
you are looking forward to the spring semester and completing your 2013
recruitment plans, remember the 5Ps - Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
Phi Sigma Sigma believes that its most successful recruiting chapters are the
ones who plan ahead. Aim High!