Friday, June 28, 2024

Summer Staff Questions - Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Series (3 of 10)

 


Inspired by E.J. Lugo

This is our 3rd week this summer, I'll be posting several questions that you should consider asking our staff team at Summer Camp.

These questions can help camp directors and supervisors assess the engagement levels of their staff, providing insights that can be used to enhance the overall camp experience for both staff and campers.

BACKGROUND: I spent several months in research and consultation with human resource professionals as well as the most common questions that monitor team engagement, establish connection with team, and help improve team engagement with your campers. They can lead to thoughtful conversations about, summer goals and aspirations, setting priorities, and developing new ideas as well as skill enhancement.

Remember, all questions are like Ogres. Okay, if you don't get the reference, but here is the video link. Questions or layered and you can dig deep or go in a deep dive in a discussion.




The questions are organized into three categories. Chose to use one or all three. Just make sure that your team members know that they are going to be asked.

1) Camper Engagement Questions - designed to make sure that your team member is engaging with their campers.

2) Personal Development Question - designed to "check in" and connect with a team member.

3) Overall Check In Question

 

OUR NEXT SERIES OF QUESTIONS ARE

Engaging summer camp staff is crucial for a successful camp experience. Here is the third set or 3 of 10 questions designed to determine the engagement levels of summer camp staff:

1)  What activities do each/all of your campers enjoy? Which camper is your most serious? Who is your silliest?

2) Who have you made friends with? OR Which staff member have you admired the most?

3) Can you share a memorable moment or highlight from your time here? (By now your engaged staff often have positive experiences they are eager to share.)

 

I hope you and your team our having a great week. Check back next week for the next set of questions.

 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Summer Staff Questions - Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Series (2 of 10)


Inspired by E.J. Lugo

This is our 2nd week of summer, I'll be posting several questions that you should consider asking your staff team at Summer Camp.

These questions can help camp directors and supervisors assess the engagement levels of their staff, providing insights that can be used to enhance the overall camp experience for both staff and campers.

BACKGROUND: I spent several months in research and consultation with human resource professionals as well as the most common questions that monitor team engagement, establish connection with team, and help improve team engagement with your campers.They can lead to thoughtful conversations about, summer goals and aspirations, setting priorities, and developing new ideas as well as skill enhancement.

Remember, all questions are like Ogres. Okay, if you don't get the reference, but here is the video link. Questions or layered and you can dig deep or go in a deep dive in a discussion.



The questions are organized into three categories. Chose to use one or all three. Just make sure that your team members know that they are going to be asked.

1) Camper Engagement Questions - designed to make sure that your team member is engaging with their campers.

2) Personal Development Question - designed to "check in" and connect with a team member.

3) Overall Check In Question


LET'S CONTINUE

Engaging summer camp staff is crucial for a successful camp experience. Here is the second set or 2 of 10 questions designed to determine the engagement levels of summer camp staff:

1)  What campers are not buying into camp experience? What campers are having homesick issues on the second and third nights?

2) What did you not expect that happened this week?

3) How would you describe your experience working here so far? (The purpose of this open-ended question is to allow staff to express their thoughts and feelings about their job, which can indicate their level of engagement.)


My best to you and your team his week. Check back next week for the next set of questions.


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Friday, June 14, 2024

Summer Staff Questions - Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Series (1 of 10)

 


Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

Inspired by E.J. Lugo

Every week this summer, I'll be posting several questions that you should consider asking your staff team at Summer Camp.

These questions can help camp directors and supervisors assess the engagement levels of their staff, providing insights that can be used to enhance the overall camp experience for both staff and campers.

BACKGROUND: I spent several months in research and consultation with human resource professionals as well as the most common questions that monitor team engagement, establish connection with team, and help improve team engagement with your campers.They can lead to thoughtful conversations about, summer goals and aspirations,  setting priorities, and developing new ideas as well as skill enhancement.

Remember, all questions are like Ogres. Okay, if you don't get the reference, but here is the video link. Questions or layered and you can dig deep or go in a deep dive in a discussion.




My suggestion is front load this as part of your training and orientation so your team knows that you will be asking them. No surprises or "gotcha" questions.

Never do this!


These are organized into three categories. Chose to use one or all three. Just make sure that your team member know that they are going to be asked.

1) Camper Engagement Questions - designed to make sure that your team member is engaging with their campers.

2) Personal Development Question - designed to "check in" and connect with a team member.

3) Overall Check In Question


LET'S BEGIN

Engaging summer camp staff is crucial for a successful camp experience. Here is the first set or 1 of 10 questions designed to determine the engagement levels of summer camp staff:

1)  Introduce me to your campers at the dining room table on the first night (At the first meal, fgo from table to table in the dining hall or that evening's activity - this makes sure that cabin leaders getting to know their campers)

2) What are hoping for this summer? (personally)

3) Remind me, (or cehck your notes and reask the question about how that is going) what motivated you to work at this summer camp? (Purpose is to understand their initial motivation and reveal their level of commitment and passion for the current role.)


My best to you and your team. Check back next Friday for the next set of questions.


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Summer Staff Questions - Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Series (5 of 10)

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