Program

Learn from fun, interactive workshops.

This weekend conference features nearly 10 intense hours of practical help, research, and advice on how to improve your Student Government and how to become more effective and influential on your campus.

Conference Location

The conference is being held at Brookhaven College, H Building, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244.

There is free parking in P-4 or P-5 lots near the H Building.

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

Workshop Guide & Descriptions

2018 Conference Schedule

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

H125

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee

H125

9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Networking Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Training Block I

  •  A  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    H125
  •  B  SGA Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    X-1004
  •  C  From Vision to Reality: How to Achieve Your SG Goals – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    X-1091
  •  D  PRoactively Marketing Your Student Government: 12 Tools to Give Your SG a Positive Image – Sam Gordon
    X-2008

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Training Block II

  •  E  The 25 Worst Mistakes Your Student Government Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    H125
  •  F  Change Agents: Diversity Training for SG Leaders – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    X-1004
  •  G  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    X-1091
  •  H  Campus Elections: How to Increase Voter Turnout, Decrease Negative Publicity and Avoid Scandals – Sam Gordon
    X-2008

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

H125

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – ASGA Halftime

H125

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Training Block III

  •  I  How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    H125
  • Leadership Reloaded: Skills For Effective SG Members – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    X-1004
  •  K  Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    X-1091
  •  L  How to Market Yourself as an Effective President, Vice President, or E-Board Member – Sam Gordon
    X-2008

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Networking Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables

  1. Senators, Representatives, Judicial Branch, and Committee Members – H125
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – X-1004
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – X-1091
  4. Advisors – X-2008

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Networking Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Training Block IV

  •  M  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    H125
  • No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    X-1004
  •  O  New Leaders of Tomorrow: Moving Apathy to Activism through C.A.R.E. – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    X-1091
  •  P  Public Relations Crisis Management: What to Do When (and Before) the Worst Case Scenario Happens – Sam Gordon
    X-2008

4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Networking Break

4:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Raffle

  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
  • The Importance of Your Student Government – Butch Oxendine
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

H125

Sunday, November 4, 2018