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 hosted at North Park University, located at 3225 West Foster Avenue, Hamming Hall, Chicago, IL 60625 (Campus Map).

All visitors should park in designated visitor parking spots located at Foster & Kedzie Parking Lot, 5141 N. Kedzie. Parking is free on the North Park campus.

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2018 Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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

Hamming Hall Foyer

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D., Emcee

Hamming Hall

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
    Hamming Hall
  •  B  Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting In Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 206
  •  C  Who Said There’s No “I” In Team? – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Johnson Center RM 208
  •  D  What Big Assumptions are You Making That are Standing in the Way of You Accomplishing Your SGA Goals – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 209

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
    Hamming Hall
  •  F  Structural Integrity: Is Your Ship Ready for the Voyage Ahead? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 206
  •  G  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Johnson Center RM 208
  •  H  Is Your SG Running Like a Machine or a Brain? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 209

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Hamming Hall Foyer

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

Hamming Hall

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
    Hamming Hall
  •  J  Managing Multiple Priorities: Important vs. Urgent – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 206
  • Mission SGA! – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Johnson Center RM 208
  • Five Tools for Bringing Innovative Ideas to Your SG – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 209

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 – Hamming Hall
  2. Advisors – Hamming Hall
  3. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Johnson Center RM 206
  4. Secretaries and Treasurers – Johnson Center RM 208
  5. BONUS WORKSHOP  Leading Through a Custom of Care – Carmen Gardner, Johnson Center RM 209

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
    Hamming Hall
  •  N  D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.–Just Do It! – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 206
  • O   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders within Your SG – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Johnson Center RM 208
  •  P  The Power of Ongoing Regard – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    Johnson Center RM 209

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

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

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

Hamming Hall

Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Community Service Project (on your own)
  • ASGA Overtime: Private Consulting Appointments at conference hotel in 4th floor Concierge Lounge (must be arranged in advance)
    (Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments or book your appointment when you register for the conference)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions