New Organization Institute

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About NOI

The New Organization Institute (NOI) is a series of training workshops dedicated to student leaders who have a created a new student organization within the last year. NOI will provide access to resources and intentional training to assist in the viability and future success of new organizations.

These workshops are intended for leaders of newly registered student organizations which have been registered for the first time in either 2021-22 or organizations which have re-registered for the first time in several years. This program is not limited to chief officers; however, participants should hold a leadership role within their organization.

NOI will provide access to resources and intentional training to equip leaders of new student organizations for future success of their organizations. By participating in NOI, leaders of new student organizations will:

  • Examine and articulate their own leadership philosophy
  • Gain foundational training in various student organization processes
  • Plan for the future success of their organization by developing a membership engagement plan and learning how to facilitate a 3-5 year organization plan
  • Engage with a cohort of peers and University resources
  • Be guaranteed space to table in major Engagement Fairs and Mini Engagement Fairs

Fall 2022 NOI Dates

This fall, we will be hosting 3 New Organization Institute Workshops.

At this first workshop of New Organization Institute, we will take a deep dive into navigating university policies, including making reservations, fundraising and funding your student organization, UGA trademarks, and working alongside the ELS. We will highlight important features on the Involvement Network that will support you in effectively managing and marketing your organization, and we will cover best practices for organization management. RSVP Here.

As you continue to grow your campus presence and your membership base, it’s important to develop marketing and recruitment strategies that align with your mission and vision for the organization. Join us for this workshop on Marketing, Recruitment, and Member Engagement and map out your plan for growing your organization.

As a new student organization, it is important to plan for the long term sustainability of your organization. Join us for this workshop on Organization Transitions, Long-Term Goals, and Strategic Planning to develop a map for the long-term success of your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

To register, please visit https:/ Registration will close on September 15, 2021.

The New Organization Institute has been scheduled across two days to give students the chance to form connections with their small group. Below you will find a brief schedule overview that gives more specific times of NOI:  

Friday, September 24 (5:00-9:00 PM)

5:00 PM | Check-in & Boxed Dinner 

5:30 PM | Introductions & Welcome from ELS Staff 

6:15 PM | Kick-off Leadership Speaker – Taylor Cain, Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service

6:30 PM  | Funding & Fundraising

7:15  PM | Leading your Organization

8:00 PM  | Small Group Meeting 

Saturday, September 25 (9:00 AM-3:00 PM)

9:00 AM | Overview of Resources

11:30 AM  | New Organization Panel

12:30 PM | Lunch

1:00 PM | Final Small Group Meeting

2:30 PM | Closing

To get the most out of NOI, it is important that you are present for all the sessions. As a result, you will be unable to participate in the New Organization Institute if you have a conflict with one of the sessions. Check back for information on future programming and workshops!