The chair coordinates the events and the use of the guild’s resources. He or she acts as the board coordinator and gives mental support. Caring for these tasks and managing external relations of Kaplaaki requires input and an understanding of time management. The chair represents the guild, takes care of relations, and convenes / chairs board meetings.
• Preparation of board meetings and agendas
• Leading of meetings, distributing the floors and taking care of the meeting order
• Ensuring the fulfillment of the action plan
• Ensuring continuity
• Maintaining and deepening the relationship network
• Encouragement and motivation
• Good atmosphere within the board and between the board and the members
• Interaction between the board and clerks and compliance with the action plan
• Enabling change
• Improving and maintaining relationships with parties outside the guild
• Continuity (next year’s board will not have to step on the blank)
Recommended features of the applicant:
You like challenges and your ability to organize is at least moderate. You may be interested in detail-level knowledge, but you will also be able to see the whole. If necessary, you will be able to stick to the design level and let others take care of the implementation.
You have enough time and interest to take care of the guild affairs. Unexpected situations can arise, so resilience to pressure and prioritization of things are absolute abilities to accomplish this task. You will be able to motivate yourself even in tough situations.
You are not satisfied with the former, but you are encouraging your board to change. Diplomacy is an important feature when transforming one’s own goals into common goals of the board. You know what’s going on. You will be able to allocate human resources so that different tasks are performed by motivated people. If necessary, you will be able to motivate even more for the people you are interacting with.
You have previously taken action on a guild board or similar.
You can gain the trust of other people and trust them.
What would the task offer you?
• Development in leadership and organizational skills
• To give feedback
• Leading people
• Improved time management
• The emergence of a network of relationships: companies, other guilds and subject associations, institute, department, other actors
• Improved performance
• Improved problem solving
• Encouragement to make decisions and take responsibility