Outriggers

Learn About What Outriggers Does!

 

out·rig·ger [definition]-a framework extended outboard from the side of a boat; supporting a float that gives stability.

 

Just like the definition of an “outrigger” states, Outriggers is dedicated to helping others maintain balance and improve all aspects of their organization. Outriggers work by request to develop individualized programs catered to the particular desires of the organization in need.  We develop programs catered towards team building, communication, group dynamics, leadership, and group goals. Requesting Outriggers is a great opportunity to mix up your weekly meeting or add to trainings, retreats, etc. Outriggers serves groups and organizations in the Harrisonburg and JMU community. We provide the opportunity for organizations to recognize and fulfill their highest potential.

 

Here’s how it works:

Outriggers facilitates programs that include hands on activities and in depth discussions. Request a program, and we will create an individualized program for you. Programs generally last between 30-90 minutes. We have helped out in executive meetings, committee meetings, hall meetings, general meetings, after school programs, retreats, sports practices, and many other events.

Fill out the following form online: Online Outriggers Program Request Sheet  to request a program! We ask that you submit a program request at least 10 business days before the requested program date.

We can’t wait to work with you! If you have any questions or comments please contact the Outriggers Program Assistant, Lauren Rowell at outriggers@jmu.edu. Also feel free to stop by our office in Madison Union 320B!

Interested in joining our team?

 

 

We look for members who…

  • Are enthusiastic about helping others grow and learn
  • Enjoy teamwork, communication, leadership, and organizational development
  • Can commit at least 3 semesters
  • Feel comfortable speaking in front of others

We accept applications every Fall! Keep your eyes open for applications over the summer.

Meet the Outriggers!
Lauren Rowell
Lauren Rowell

Program Assistant

Justice Baird
Justice Baird

Workshops Committee Head

Tara Phelan
Tara Phelan

Training Committee Head

Josh Bensink
Josh Bensink

Internal Affairs Committee Head

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
Kimmy Ewen
Kimmy Ewen
Brittney Mason
Brittney Mason
Emily Hivick
Emily Hivick
Hannah Pelligrino
Hannah Pelligrino
Rachel Bensink
Rachel Bensink
Jessie Stratton
Jessie Stratton
Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller
Morgan Billingsley
Morgan Billingsley
John Lobdell
John Lobdell
Harry Hudome
Harry Hudome
Ryan Strand
Ryan Strand
Lizzet Suarez
Lizzet Suarez
Katie Lese
Katie Lese

Advisor

Questions? Contact the Outriggers Program Assistant, Lauren Rowell, at outriggers@jmu.edu or stop into her office hours (Madison Union 320B) during the following times: Monday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM; Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM; or Thursday from 12:30 PM to 5 PM.