Educational Session Descriptions

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

Title: Student Leaders and Positive Mental Health
Presenter: Layla Matariyeh and Delia Sosa, Health Promotion and Wellness Health Educators
Location: Stuart Hall 101
Descriptions: As RSO leaders and members, you do a great deal to ensure your organizations are running smoothly and making an impact on and off campus, but what impact are school and life having on you? In this breakout session, we will be discussing how to create a culture of positive mental well-being within your RSO and the groups and communities with which you interact.

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: Elvis Guzman, Student Involvement Advisor
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: UMatter @ UChicago
Presenter: Shea Wolfe, Director, Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Location:  Stuart Hall 102
Descriptions: This educational session addresses Title IX, the University-wide student disciplinary process, and prevention techniques. Content will include information on group dynamics, consent, risk management, bystander intervention, policies/processes, and support. We will discuss how organizations navigate sexual misconduct concerns from a trauma-informed perspective, and what resources are available for student leaders.

Title: Civic Engagement and Your RSO
Presenter: Shaz Rasul, Executive Director for Student Civic Engagement
 & Nick Currie, University Community Service Center Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Advising
Location: Stuart Hall 104
Descriptions: Curious how to make civic engagemetn programming part of your RSO's work, or wanting to access new resources? Want to know about how to connect with partners in the community and navigate potential pitfalls, or to plug into an on-campus network of students, facutly, and staff working to bridge campus and city? Want your work for social change to get off the ground, or grow bigger and more excellent? Join the Office of Civic Engagement's Executive Director for Student Civic Engagement, Shaz Rasul, and the University Community Service Center's Assistant Director, Nick Currie, for a session outlining resources, tools, and opportunities which can take your RSO's civic engagement work from good to great.

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

Title: Student Centers 101: Campus Space and How to Reserve It!  
Presenter: Derek Bundy, Associate Director for Event Management
Location: Stuart Hall 102
Description: This summer, we've made a great number of improvements to how you and your RSO are able to reserve space on campus and the resources available to you in those spaces.  Come learn more about the new Office of the Student Centers, the changes we've made, and how to reserve space and put on great events for your RSO!

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: How to Recruit and Embrace New Members
Presenter: Carrie Grogan, Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development
Location: Stuart Hall 101
Description: Leadership teams are constantly changing as members graduate or head in other directions. Recruiting new members can bring great ideas and a fresh outlook, but organizations can sometimes struggle with how to fully include them. Let’s look at some techniques for recruiting, training and assisting these members as they assimilate into your organization and its culture.

Title: SFGC Funding (Repeat of Session #1)
Presenter: Elvis Guzman, Student Involvement Advisor
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.