The Board Retreat
This is supposed to go along with a response to a question about the audit on the UTSU facebook page. It’s an explanation of what goes on at the UTSU board retreat.
UTSU 101: includes stuff like our organizational structure, bylaws, policies, mission, etc.
Events and Programming: A workshop on how to run events.
The Budget: How the budget process works.
Services: What our services are now, and what they might be in the future.
Creating Inclusive Spaces: a.k.a. Equity Training
Educate Agitate and Organize: How to get stuff done for students (think provincial lobbying)
Activities: Free Time, basically. I spent mine playing volleyball, convincing someone that it would be good to have elections for the student commons management board, and doing laundry, as the only “packing” I did was throwing all my dirty clothes from my big suitcase for working in the field in rural Saskatchewan into my little suitcase. I got back to the office in saskatoon from kindersley, took a cab home, packed with the meter running in 5 minutes, and headed to the airport.
CFS Presentation: Some people from the CFS came and told us who they are and what they do, which is good because we give them lots of money.
Socials: Flipcup and Political Debate
Robert’s Rules of Order: Made by a sea captain, generally regarded as a necessary evil.
Board meeting: we had elections for the committees.
Departure: because I had to go back to work searching for rare plants in Kindersley.