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

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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

  • Suzette Walden Cole, 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  New Leaders of Tomorrow: Moving Apathy to Activism through C.A.R.E. – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    CARL 13
  •  C  We’re in this Together: Representing All Students on Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    CARL 28
  •  D  What Big Assumptions Are You Making That Are Standing in the Way of You Accomplishing Your SGA Goals – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CARL 43

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  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    CARL 13
  •  G  Stoke the Fire: Seven Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Potential – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    CARL 28
  •  H  Is Your SG Running Like a Machine or a Brain? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CARL 43

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  Actions Speak Louder than Words: Cultivating Allies, Partners, & Champions – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    CARL 13
  • Who Cares? Transforming Apathy into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    CARL 28
  • Five Tools for Bringing Innovative Ideas to Your SG – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CARL 43

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 – CARL 13
  4. Secretaries & Treasurers – CARL 43

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   NEW WORKSHOP  Inclusive SG Leadership: Tackling the Difficult Conversations – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    CARL 13
  • Creating Student Government Advocacy that Effects Change – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    CARL 28
  •  P  The Power of Ongoing Regard – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CARL 43

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

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

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

HAMMING HALL

Sunday, October 25, 2020

  • 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