Your Mission Statement: Look at the big picture of what your Team would like to focus on. To be effective, your team needs to figure out its mission. A mission clearly articulates what your team is going to do, and why it's going to do this. This will not only direct your efforts toward something that is both important to you all and achievable, but it will also help you recruit others to your cause. A mission statement should inspire Team Leaders, as well as potential Team Leaders, to action.
Some general guiding principles about mission statements to keep in mind are that they are:
Concise. Mission statements generally get their point across in one or two sentences.
Outcome-oriented. Mission statements explain the fundamental outcomes your organization is working to achieve.
Inclusive. While mission statements do make statements about your group's key goals, it's important that they do so very broadly. Mission statements should reflect your commitment to engaging stakeholders and impacting your institution and/or community.