Can’t believe I’m already writing my final blog post for NACA 2011. Not to get too sentimental or anything, but it does seem like just yesterday I was writing my first blog saying how excited I was to be going to CT!! Well NACA has come and gone, and for my interview I will be talking with Lisa Goodspeed! Not only were we roommates during our days at NACA, but she was also the only person in the office at the time of writing this post :). So Lets begin!
Question 1: What are two things you learned that you didn’t know before:A) From another School and B) From someone in the BSU delegation
A: Lisa says she learned how the range of programming budgets from other schools is so broad, and how it compares to Program Committee. Bottom line, BSU does so much programming for such limited budget. Also we learned how to program healthier and wellness events, and also to provide healthier snack options at events.
B: She also learned more about how differently everyone works under stress and that it is important to learn how to work together to complete one task as a team. Lisa also learned that everyone on the delegation had different interests in the performers, so that shows us to keep an open mind when choosing which performers to bring back to our campus.
Question 2: From attending NACA,
A) What will you be bringing back to your organization
B) What impact did NACA have on you personally
A. Lisa says she will bring back block booking, meaning the performers that we are really interested in and things the campus will enjoy.
B. The personal impact NACA had on Lisa she says was definitely winning the Kenneth M. Bedini student leader award, saying it shows that your hard work as a student leader pays off, and people do in fact recognize your efforts.
Question 3: What is one thing you would recommend to next year’s delegation to prepare for this experience?
3. Lisa says she would reccomend watching the NACA Road Show(coming to a P.C. meeting near you!) before hand so that future delegates understand what they are getting themselves into. NACA can be a difficult thing to throw yourself into, but if you have some previous knowledge about it, you can turn it into a really positive experience!
So as you can see everyone learns something different from attending this great conference. Overall it was a whirlwind weekend, but its so worth the late nights and early mornings that you must endure. Not only do you get to see great performers, but getting to meet them is really awesome as well. In addition to that, the free stuff you acquire over the weekend doesn’t hurt either 🙂
This is Mayor Mason signing off for the last time!
Thats the way the cookie crumbles 🙂