Educational Session Descriptions

Educational Session #1 - 11:10 am
Please attend one of the following:

Title: Freedom of Expression
Location: Stuart Hall 101
Descriptions: TBD

Title: Successful Leadership Transition
Location: Stuart Hall 102
Description: You may be new to your leadership role, but it's never too early to start laying the groundwork for a leadership transition! This session will cover strategies for identifying and mentoring future RSO leaders, maintaining records, planning and facilitating a transition retreat, and leaving the leadership legacy.  Preparing proactively for the future will ensure your RSO is organized and successful for years to come.

Title: SFGC Funding
Location: Stuart Hall 104
Description: The Student Government Finance Committee (SGFC) is a key source of financial support for many RSOs.  This session will provide an overview of the funding body, including: the timeline and application process, tips and best practices for creating budgets, and a review of key factors the committee considers.  Whether you will be new to the SGFC process or are just looking for a refresher before the new year, this session should help you position your organization for success.

Educational Session #2 - 11:50 am
Please attend one of the following: 

Title: Ready, Set, Plan: Tools and Tips to Create Successful Events from Start to Finish
Location: Stuart Hall 101
Description: This session will focus on successful event planning techniques and strategies for RSOs by examining all of the components needed from the moment an idea is born to the moment the last receipts are submitted after the event is over. RSO leaders will learn how to plan an event from start to finish, with special focus on goal-setting, budgeting, thinking through logistics with the Community Development & Operations Staff, marketing your event, staffing/volunteer management, day-of event management, and assessing the event once it is over. The session will feature both a presentation and an interactive workshop component where we plan a mock event as a group!

All participants will walk away with an Event Planning resource packet that included event planning tips, timelines, worksheets, and information about hosting events in CLI venues.

Title: Center for Identity + Inclusion Session
Location: Stuart Hall 102
Description: TBD

Title: Engaging With Community Organizations
Location: Stuart Hall 104
Description: If your RSO does any sort of civic engagement work, chances are you're working alongside community organizations.  This breakout will engage strategies for navigating some of the common challenges of community partnership -- assessing and ensuring mutual benefit, opening and maintaining strong communications with partners, setting the tone for reliability among your members, accessing on-campus resources for partnership, and other topics.  Led by representatives from the University Community Service Center and the Office of Civic Engagement, this session will help your RSO build and maintain strategic, intentional partnerships with off-campus organizations.