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 held at Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus, 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. Parking is free at the conference location. Please park in lot 3 and walk to the conference in building CN, which is the student center. Parking at the college is free.

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2020 Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

CN 1000

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Butch Oxendine, Emcee

CN 1000

9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Networking Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Training Block I

  • 13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    CN 1000
  • B   NEW WORKSHOP  What Big Assumptions are You Making That are Standing in the Way of You Accomplishing Your SGA Goals – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CN 2220
  • C   NEW WORKSHOP  Managing the 3 Ps: People, Projects, and Priorities – Walter P. May, Ph.D.
    JIM CHERRY LRC 1100
  • D   NEW WORKSHOP  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    CN 2240

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 to 12:00 p.m. – Training Block II

  • The 25 Worst Mistakes Your Student Government Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    CN 1000
  • F   NEW WORKSHOP  Is Your SG Running Like a Machine or a Brain? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CN 2220
  • You’ve Won the Election, Now What? Strategies for Effectively Transitioning into a Leadership Role – Walter P. May, Ph.D.
    JIM CHERRY LRC 1100
  • H   NEW WORKSHOP  Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    CN 2240

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

CN 1000

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

CN 1000

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Training Block III

    • How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
      CN 1000
    • J   NEW WORKSHOP  Five Tools for Bringing Innovative Ideas to Your SG – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
      CN 2220
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
      CN 2240

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Networking Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables

  1.  BONUS WORKSHOP  How Your SG Can Connect With Students: Survey Them! – Butch Oxendine – CN 1000
  2. Presidents/Vice Presidents/Secretaries/Treasurers – CN 2220
  3. Senators/Representatives/Committee Members – CN 2240
  4. Advisors – CN 2250

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Networking Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Training Block IV

  • What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    CN 1000
  • M   NEW WORKSHOP  The Power of Ongoing Regard – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    CN 2220
  •  Retention Matters – Dessie Hall
    CN 2240

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

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

  • “The Importance of Your Student Government” – Butch Oxendine, ASGA Founder & Executive Director
  • Butch Oxendine, Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

CN 1000

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Workshop Guide & Descriptions