Looking for new ideas on engaging with your Squad members? Here are some actions you can take to bring your Squad to the next level:
Action Tip #1 - Be active in your Group Conversation
From reminders about an upcoming Hot Seat or Hot Topic, to quick updates on progress in your career, it's important to communicate regularly with your Squad. You can bookmark www.ellevatenetwork.com/messages for easy access to your group message. Remember, you can send messages anytime, anywhere by logging into the Ellevate site from your smartphone or tablet.
Action Tip #2 - Remember to say Thank You
A simple 'thank you' goes a long way in recognizing Squad members for their contributions. Set a positive example by sending 'thank you messages' after a member finishes their Hot Seat, recommends a resource, or facilitates an introduction to someone in their network.
Action Tip #3 - Encourage members to share updates
Thirty minute meetings go by in the blink of an eye! Celebrating successes and wins along the way is part of everyone's professional and personal journeys. In between meetings, encourage members to send at least one update from the week before. Some ideas include: starting a new project at work, completing a marketing strategy for a new business, or even attending a workshop to learn a new skill.
Action Tip #4 - Find activities to do together
For Local Squads, consider attending an Ellevate event together or meeting for dinner. You could even consider replacing your weekly meeting with dinner if everyone can attend. For Global Squads, consider attending an Ellevate Jam Session or webinar. All Squads can work together to write an article about their experience in the program. This is a great way to highlight success stories and lessons learned.