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August 1st, 2019
Welcome to the Fun Enterprises Monthly Newsletter
You do not need to always go off site and have large expensive parties. Have small intimate celebrations at your offices.
- Lunch and Learn Series – you can offer a potluck lunch or cater it, but the teams can bond over lunch and an activity right on site, at work. Paint parties, Office Feng Shui, Trivia Parties, Game shows.
- Benefits Fair FUN – If you make this an event more people will come and participate. Caricatures Artists, Almost Famous Magazine Covers, Astrology or Tarot card readers.
- Halloween/Fall/Holiday FUN – Bring in catering, bar services and entertainment. No need for employees to have to rearrange their personal schedule to get to the company event. Let it happen late afternoon or early evening during the week and your staff will always be engaged and will still have that team bonding time that is so important.
- Relaxation Ideas - On-site massage or On-site yoga.
Ken Abrahams Hosts Round Table Meeting
"What are the top challenges you face at your job today?"
Ken hosted a round table meeting on July 22, 2019 from 5-9pm at our Stoughton Headquarters. Attendees were served great pizza from a local hot spot, salad, and desserts prior to the meeting.
(yes, the table is rectangle)
Ken Abrahams has been working on college campuses for 30+ years and has seen the culture change a time or two. Knowing that student activities staff rarely have an opportunity to discuss challenges and find solutions outside their own campuses, Ken facilitated this group to give his local clients a forum to speak freely. Knowing that no matter how different your campus may be, that everyone faces similar challenges today and finding solutions together is rewarding for everyone involved. A bonus is making new friends who share your profession and have common goals.
14 attendees from local colleges and universities came together to discuss the top challenges on campuses today. Breaking things down into 3 smaller groups, participants were asked to share their schools' top 3 challenges and brainstorm solutions.
One of the main challenges outlined was engagement, with 8 of the 14 schools weighing in on how difficult it is to get students to attend programs, stay at programs longer and finding activities that Gen Z students are interested in. Also, attracting and retaining student leaders is an issue for many as well as finding creative ways to keep committed students. Marketing strategies were also high on the list with many schools identifying with low attendance numbers because students report not knowing about the event. Quality vs. quantity, smaller budgets and trying new things vs. traditions were also topics of discussion.
In addition to the many creative ideas presented on how to increase attendance at programs, a very popular solution across several challenges was collaboration. Collaborating with departments, student groups, organizations as well academic programs. Not only for recruiting student leaders and increasing involvement and attendance, but collaboration was also identified as a marketing strategy.
All answers and solution will be organized and emailed to participants for reference materials in working toward solutions on their own. (completely anonymous, of course!)
If anyone is interested in attending the next Round Table meeting, please email Ken at [email protected]
Do you communicate effectively? Check out Michael's latest #3things on Better Connecticut
Motivational and leadership speaker, Michael Miller. is on Better Connecticut with advice for giving feedback and making sure we are understood. To learn more about how Michael motivates people, at companies and colleges, across the country visit, speakeducators.com.
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Back to School/Welcome Week
3 - National Watermelon Day
10 - National S'mores Day
13 - Left Hander's Day
14 - V-J Day
30 - National Marshmallow Toasting Day
Family Weekends/Homecoming/Fall Festivals/Carnivals
2 - Labor Day - first Monday
8 - Grandparents Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
11 - 911 Remembrance
13 - Friday the 13th
23 - Autumnal Equinox - date varies
27 - Native American Day the fourth Friday of the month
29 - Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
Newsletter written and edited by Debra Holland - July 2019