Campus Chapter Best Practices: Transitioning Your Leadership

As the spring semester comes to a close, chapters should transition their leadership in advance for the 2016-2017 school year. By holding elections for new officer positions before the school year ends, you can ensure the transfer of critical knowledge and best practices to ensure that next year is the best one yet.


Does your chapter have a protocol for giving new officers the necessary information to take over a leadership role? If not, then your chapter should consider establishing a transition period. Transition periods are helpful for both the outgoing and the incoming leadership teams to both transfer knowledge and recognize the contributions of outgoing leaders. Listed below are some suggestions for establishing a transition period in your chapter.


A few non-logistical questions new leaders should ask their predecessors include:


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