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 will be held at Otis College of Art & Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

There is no parking fee on the Otis campus.

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

Forum

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D., Emcee

Forum

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
    Forum
  •  B  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 1) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 301
  •  C  New Leaders of Tomorrow: Moving Apathy to Activism through C.A.R.E. – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 315
  • D   NEW WORKSHOP  What You Know Gets You Hired, But What You Say Or Do Can Get You Fired – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., MA
    Ahmanson Hall Room 316

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
    Forum
  •  F  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 2) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 301
  •  G  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 315
  • H   NEW WORKSHOP   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    Ahmanson Hall Room 316

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Forum

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

Forum

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
    Forum
  •  J  Origins of War: Communication, Non-Communication and Everything in Between – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 301
  •  K  Actions Speak Louder than Words: Cultivating Allies, Partners, & Champions – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 315
  • L   NEW WORKSHOP  Student Government is a Bunch of C.R.A.P. – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., MA
    Ahmanson Hall Room 316

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 – Forum
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Ahmanson Hall Room 301
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – Ahmanson Hall Room 315
  4. Advisors – Ahmanson Hall Room 316

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
    Forum
  • Impeachment: The Last Frontier – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 301
  • O   NEW WORKSHOP  Inclusive SG Leadership: Tackling the Difficult Conversations – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Ahmanson Hall Room 315
  • P   NEW WORKSHOP  Emotional Intelligence: I Hear You, But I Don’t Understand You! – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., MA
    Ahmanson Hall Room 316

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
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)
  • The Importance of Your Student Government – Butch Oxendine

Forum

Sunday, November 17, 2019

  • Community Service Project (on your own)
  • ASGA Overtime: Private Consulting Appointments at conference hotel (must be arranged in advance)
    • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      (Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions