Educational Session Descriptions

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

Title: Freedom of Expression
Presenter: Mike Hayes, Assistant Vice President for Student Life
Location: Stuart Hall 101
Descriptions: Workshop to focus on the university’s commitment to free speech and how that intersects with RSOs on campus. 

Title: Successful Leadership Transition
Presenter: Casey Talbot, Student Involvement Advisor    
Location: Harper Library 140
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
Presenter: Arthur Lundberg, Senior Assistant Director, Administration and Financial Advising
Location: Stuart Hall 105
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.

Title: Goal Setting and Strategic Planning: 
Presenter: Tempris Daniels, Student Involvement Advisor
Location:  Stuart Hall 102
Descriptions: What are your student organization’s goals for the year? What about the organization's 2-year plan? 4-year plan? Do you have a strategy to achieve your goals while growing your organization? As a student leader, how will you leave your mark on campus? This interactive workshop will help you develop goals and a strategic plan to meet those goals. We will chat about how to include a amount of diverse perspectives while setting the organization’s goals and different ways to maintain momentum throughout the year. 

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
Presenter: Derek Bundy, Assistant Director for Community Development and Operations    
Location: Stuart Hall 102
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
Presenter: Ravi Randhavi, Senior Director for the Center for Identity + Inclusion and Assistant Dean of Students in the University
Location: Harper Library 140
Description: The Center for Identity + Inclusion will give updates on their office’s initiatives and programs for the upcoming year.  This session will talk about how the university and RSOs can create intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success    

Title: Engaging With Community Organizations
Presenter: Nick Currie, University Community Service Center Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Advising
Location: Stuart Hall 101
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.

Title: SFGC Funding
Presenter: Arthur Lundberg, Senior Assistant Director, Administration and Financial Advising
Location: Stuart Hall 105
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.