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 Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114 in the Education and Technology Center. (Campus Map)

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Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2020 Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 18, 2020

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

AUDITORIUM

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Russell D Barefoot, Emcee

AUDITORIUM

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
    AUDITORIUM
  • Extreme Makeover: Constitution Edition – Christopher Jachimowicz
    ROOM 211
  •  C  Leadership: How to Drive the Mission, the Passion, and the Teamwork! – Russell D Barefoot
    ROOM 212
  • D   NEW WORKSHOP  Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 311

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
    AUDITORIUM
  •  F  Administrators Are Not Your Enemy: Learn How to Get Along with Yours – Christopher Jachimowicz
    ROOM 211
  •  G  Meetings That Make Sense – Russell D Barefoot
    ROOM 212
  • H   NEW WORKSHOP  Retention Matters – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 311

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

AUDITORIUM

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

AUDITORIUM

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
    AUDITORIUM
  • J   NEW WORKSHOP  Meetings Made Simple: Democratic Rules of Order – Christopher Jachimowicz
    ROOM 211
  •  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    ROOM 212
  • L   NEW WORKSHOP  Challenging the Process: Balancing Assertiveness and Diplomatic Governance – Amanda Mouser
    ROOM 311

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 – AUDITORIUM
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – ROOM 211
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – ROOM 212
  4. Advisors – ROOM 311

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
    AUDITORIUM
  •  N  Ten Toxic Timewasters: Practices that Poison Productive Meetings – Christopher Jachimowicz
    ROOM 211
  •  Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    ROOM 212
  • P   NEW WORKSHOP  Building Bridges With Your Student Government: Involving Out-Group Members – Amanda Mouser
    ROOM 311

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

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

  • “The Importance of Your Student Government”
  • Russell D Barefoot, Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

AUDITORIUM

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Workshop Guide & Descriptions