Long before your committee sets out to conquer a mountain of planning tasks, each team member must honestly access their ability, willingness, and capacity to commit to the task at hand. Months prior to the fun-filled weekend (or week!), the planning committee must orchestrate:
- Food and Beverage Support
- Awards & Presentations
- Ancillary Events
To ensure the greatest participation and success of a reunion effort, the best-structured committees begin planning 12-18 months beforehand. That said, when the committee possesses the traits of an effective team, they can create a memorable experience by maximizing time, talent and tenacity.
In his article, The Seven Traits of Effective Teams, Aaron Stannard brilliantly captures the elements of a high-functioning team.
- Great Communication
- Extensive Collaboration
- Full of Initiative
- Able to Adapt
To that end, if your committee’s effectiveness is not becoming to you; you should be coming to an Event Planner!