Student Group Leadership Conference 2010: Workshops

Educational Workshops 1

 

Goal Setting And Inspiring A Shared Vision

Janice Murray-Laury, Vice President for Student Affairs

This workshop will provide an understanding of how to plan your semester for success by introducing goal setting practices and strategies for inspiring a shared vision within your organization’s executive board and general body.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
University Center 228

 

All Together Different: A Look At Diversity

Charlie Williams, Office of Affirmative Action Programs

Kean University has been named amongst the top 5 colleges and universities in the nation for its diversity by Diversity, Inc. magazine. As a student leader at a diverse university, you have an obligation to meet the needs of and appreciate a diverse student population. This workshop will discuss concepts of diversity in regards to age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, experiences and how your organization plays a role in meeting the needs of a diverse population.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
University Center 226A

 

Time Management: Personal Productivity and Effectiveness

Manuel Donelson, Undergraduate Admissions

365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, or 31,536,000 seconds per year. Time is forever moving forward. Are you prepared to handle it? Time management is essential to any student, but is even more crucial for student leaders. How are you managing your time? This workshop will help you examine your schedule to assist you in prioritizing and making the best use of your time.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
University Center 226B

 

Walk, Talk, And Look Like A Leader

Kerrin Lyles, University Center Administration

You only get one first impression – don’t ruin it. Being a leader requires taking personal responsibility for yourself and your organization. How student leaders live their lives will impact how they are perceived and how much their organization can achieve. This workshop is designed to allow student leaders to reflect on their appearance, conduct and verbal and non-verbal communication at meetings, events and in their everyday lives.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
University Center 337A

 

Cougar Link - A Student Group Leader’s Best Friend

Scott K. Snowden Jr., Student Life & Media Services

Kean University’s new student involvement management system will allow current and prospective members to connect with your organization like never before. This workshop will provide the basic group administrator information so that your organization can take advantage of all the system can provide.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
University Center 337B

 

Educational Workshops 2

 

What’s Available? Room and Space Reservations for Student Groups

Sheila Philbert, University Center Administration

This workshop will outline the Kean University Room and Space Reservation Process. Need to schedule a room or reserve a table for a bake sale? Kean University is implementing a new online room reservation process that will make it easier for student groups to schedule their meetings.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
University Center 228

 

What's Your Style?

Kerrin Lyles, University Center Administration

This workshop teaches student leaders to learn their own communication styles and tendencies, plus how to appreciate and work with the styles and tendencies of others. This workshop focuses on the diversity of relationships and situations, and helps student leaders learn to be flexible when connecting with others.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
University Center 226A

 

Leading By Example

Michael A. Tripodi, Esq., Ethics Liaison Officer

As a student leader, there are many students who look up to you. Being a leader requires ethical decision making and leadership. This workshop will allow student leaders to identify their values and the consequences of their actions if they betray the trust of the students they serve.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
University Center 226B

Greek Life 101: Greek Policies And Procedures

Alex Louis, Center for Leadership and Service

For chapter presidents and executive board members, this one day workshop brings the leaders of the Kean University Greek community together to begin building a sense of community on campus. The workshop will go over policies and procedures for leadership development initiatives and will include topics such as the leading with your letters, developing relationships with Greek advisors, changing campus culture, image is everything, and alcohol and the impact on campus culture.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
University Center 337A

 

Manage Your Stress, Don't Let Your Stress Manage You

Felice Nathans M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Kean Counseling Center

Being a student leader is a lot of responsibility. In addition to managing your organization, you must also manage your personal life. Life isn’t always as easy as we would like and there comes a time to ask yourself how ‘you’ are doing. Many factors can lead to stress in your life and in your organization. It is almost expected, but you can learn to manage stress instead of your stress managing you. This workshop is designed to help you manage ‘you’ and will teach you to identify stress indicators and techniques to manage your stress.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
University Center 337B

Educational Workshops 3

 

Leading Your Organization: Who Is Robert and Why Are We Following His Rules?

Steven Kubow, Ph.D., Center for Academic Success

This workshop will provide student group leaders with the foundation of running an effective meeting by utilizing Robert’s Rules of Order. Robert’s Rules of Order introduces common rules and procedures for deliberation and debate in order to place the organization’s entire membership on the same footing where the majority rules, but the rights of the minority are protected.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 228

 

Second-in-Command: The Vice President

Gabryelle Brooks, Beta Kappa Sigma Black and Latina Sorority, Inc.

Vice Presidents serve an important role within any organization, but that role can vary from organization to organization. In general, Vice Presidents are responsible for committee assignments and keeping the membership engaged in the governance of the organization. This workshop will focus on ways to identify and tap into the strengths and talents of the general membership so that they too can play a role within your organization. Being a Vice President also requires being able to assume the duties and responsibilities of the President at any given time, but until that time, the Vice President assists the President in the management of the organization. This workshop will also explain the importance of a shared vision for your organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 226A

 

Dollars And Sense: The Treasurer

Haithem El Gobji, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. and Danyelle Brooks, Beta Kappa Sigma Black and Latina Sorority, Inc. with Liscet Duran, Student Organization of Kean University

As the treasurer of your organization you are responsible for your organization’s finances. Each organization is different, the banquet and this amount may vary, but one thing will always remain constant: you are spending someone else’s money! This workshop is designed to provide an overview to your role as a treasurer and focuses on accountability, transparency and organization. In addition, several key avenues for funding will be discussed including fundraising, joint programming and special project grants from the Kean University student government.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 226B

 

Secretaries: More Than Taking Notes

Jennifer Fong, Center for Leadership and Service

As Secretary you are keeper of your organization’s records. These records include correspondence, agendas and minutes. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining the Student Group Structure and Purpose statement, which is your organization’s most important document. Any document produced by the organization’s Secretary and approved by the membership is considered a legal document and thus must be as accurate as possible. In addition, as Secretary you are responsible for member relations and notifications. This workshop will explain the importance of accurate documentation in minutes, agendas and attendance so that your organization is organized!

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 337A

 

Can You See Me Now?

Scott K. Snowden Jr., Student Life & Media Services

Is your organization the best kept secret at Kean University? Marketing your organization is more than just hanging flyers on bulletin boards and spamming your friends on social networking sites. This workshop is designed to explain the importance of an overall marketing plan and strategy for your organization. How do you want your organization to be seen? What is the message you want to project? It is all up to you. Learn how to market and publicize your organization, events and, most importantly, your mission utilizing the Kean University resources at your disposal. Take your organization’s marketing and branding to the next level.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 337B

 

Educating The Future: New Member Educators

Alex Louis, Center for Leadership and Service

New Member Educators of the Kean University Greek community will be provided with leadership training and education essential for the success of their New Member Education Program. This workshop is designed to help you with new member education activities, duties, and the amount of time the activities will take and their purpose.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University Center 345

 

Educational Workshops 4

 

Walk, Talk, And Look Like A Leader

Kerrin Lyles, University Center Administration

You only get one first impression – don’t ruin it. Being a leader requires taking personal responsibility for yourself and your organization. How student leaders live their lives will impact how they are perceived and how much their organization can achieve. This workshop is designed to allow student leaders to reflect on their appearance, conduct and verbal and non-verbal communication at meetings, events and in their everyday lives.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
University Center 228

 

Let My People Grow: Recruitment and Retention

Kathleen Struthers, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Inc.

General body members are the foundation of any organization. A leader without followers is just a person taking a walk. This workshop is designed to assist your organization in the recruitment of dedicated members who will ensure a lasting legacy for your organization. Participants will learn ways to retain and strengthen the involvement of their new and current members through inclusion and shared governance of the organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
University Center 226A

 

Bank Your Money On It

Christopher Vas, Luis D. Yepez , and Lianna Villavicencio, Wachovia Bank

Where are you keeping your organization’s money? If your organization has money, how are you ensuring you have a fair, accurate and transparent record of your finances? Any organization that has its own finances is strongly encouraged to establish an official organizational bank account. This workshop is designed to teach your organization to have a transparent financial system and use your organization’s bank account effectively to write checks and make deposits.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
University Center 226B

 

Dealing with Change

Michael Worlds, Center for Academic Success

Change is all around us. Sometimes dealing with change can be difficult. Sometimes change is a good thing. Tired of hearing “this is the way we’ve always done it”? This workshop will not only address how to become an agent of positive change, but how to embrace change within your life and organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
University Center 337A

 

Cougar Link: Advanced Student Group Management For Presidents and Secretaries

Scott K. Snowden Jr., Student Life & Media Services

As the President and Secretary of your organization, you play an important role in validating your members’ involvement record. Kean University’s new student involvement management system will allow current and prospective members to connect with your organization like never before. This workshop will provide advanced group administrator information so your organization can take advantage of all the system can offer and provide an accurate account of your members’ involvement.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
University Center 337B

 

Educational Workshops 5

 

Presidential Forum

Former Student Group Presidents

There is no better teacher than experience. Hear from experienced Kean University student leaders as they share their wisdom, guidance and complications as they led their student organizations.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
University Center 228

 

Leading Through Service

Beverly Desch and Samir Abdul, Center for Leadership and Service

Participation in community service opportunities with Kean University’s community partners provides a great opportunity to enhance your members’ educational, personal, and professional development in a safe and structured atmosphere. This workshop will outline the process for you and your members to become registered, well-trained, effective volunteers and assist your organization in planning community service projects.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
University Center 226A

 

Let My People Grow: Recruitment and Retention

Kathleen Struthers, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Inc.

General body members are the foundation of any organization. A leader without followers is just a person taking a walk. This workshop is designed to assist your organization in the recruitment of dedicated members who will ensure a lasting legacy for your organization. Participants will learn ways to retain and strengthen the involvement of their new and current members through inclusion and shared governance of the organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
University Center 226B

Making A Statement: Group Structure and Purpose

Sandra Espinal, Center for Leadership and Service

Your organization’s Student Group Structure and Purpose Statement is your organization’s guiding document. It establishes your organization’s official name, purpose, executive officers, officer duties and responsibilities, membership requirements and amendment procedures. Your Student Group Structure and Purpose Statement defines what your organization is and how it is run. This workshop will explain how to interpret, understand, and if necessary, amend your Student Group Structure and Purpose.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
University Center 337A

 

Can You See Me Now?

Scott K. Snowden Jr., Student Life & Media Services

Is your organization the best kept secret at Kean University? Marketing your organization is more than just hanging flyers on bulletin boards and spamming your friends on social networking sites. This workshop is designed to explain the importance of an overall marketing plan and strategy for your organization. How do you want your organization to be seen? What is the message you want to project? It is all up to you. Learn how to market and publicize your organization, events and, most importantly, your mission utilizing the Kean University resources at your disposal. Take your organization’s marketing and branding to the next level.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
University Center 337B

 

Educational Workshops 6

 

Managing The Risk Within Your Organization

Michael A. Tripodi, Esq., Ethics Liaison Officer and Joe DiMichele, Office of Student Conduct

Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities. Anyone who has ever planned an event knows that nothing ever goes according to plan. Are you as prepared as you could be if something doesn’t work out? This workshop will help you identify and formulate a possible action plan to manage risks within your organization and understand the implications for your organization if things do not go according to plan.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
University Center 228

 

Successful Event Planning

Jennifer Fong, Center for Leadership and Service

Does your organization put on events? No event can be a success without proper planning. This workshop will teach you how to properly plan an event at Kean University, starting with the idea, completing the paperwork, hosting the event to following up with an assessment of your event. Event planning requires organization, teamwork, and most importantly, TIME! Don’t wait, learn to properly plan your events today.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
University Center 226A

 

Becoming A Funded Group

Benito Nieves, Student Organization of Kean University

The full-time undergraduate student government funds up to 20 campus organizations annually. Each fall semester, groups have the opportunity to apply for funding status for the upcoming academic year. This workshop explains the process of becoming a funded group and outlines the criteria established by the student government that all groups must meet to receive funding.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
University Center 226B

 

Cougar Link - A Student Group Leader’s Best Friend

Scott K. Snowden Jr., Student Life & Media Services

Kean University’s new student involvement management system will allow your current and prospective members to connect with your organization like never before. This workshop will provide the basic group administrator information so your organization can take advantage of all the system can provide.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
University Center 337B

 

Educational Workshops 7

How Did Hazing Get Started?

Alex Louis, Center for Leadership and Service

Despite the fact that much progress has been made, one of the most damaging instruments to the fraternity/sorority system is the employment of a program of education which includes hazing. This unproductive and hazardous custom persists today because some believe it is a “TRADITION”, but the truth is hazing has no rightful place in the fraternity/sorority system. This workshop will teach the different types of hazing and the consequences it has on Greek life at Kean University and legally.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
University Center 228

 

Conflict Resolution: Listen, Learn, Speak

Joe DiMichele and Nicole Rodriguez, Office of Student Conduct

A conflict within your organization can be detrimental to your board and inhibit your organization’s success. This workshop looks at conflict and ways to mediate and move your organization forward. The workshop will include different techniques to resolve conflict within your group, executive board and members.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
University Center 226A

 

Communication and Delegation: If You Want It done Right, You Don’t Have to Do It Yourself!

Latysha Gaines, Office of Residence Life

Together everyone achieves more. This workshop will focus on the importance of teamwork and working together through effective group communication and delegation. Participants will learn about delegation of tasks to executive board members and the inclusion of general body members while maintaining an appropriate level of mutual respect and appreciation for the roles each person plays in the larger organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
University Center 226B

 

The Transition From Student to Student Leader

Sandra Espinal, Center for Leadership and Service

Assuming a leadership role is a lot of responsibility. The transition from being a student to a student leader can be complicated and challenging. This workshop is designed to prepare new student leaders for the transition, educate them on their new responsibilities and their conduct as they learn to represent their organization.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
University Center 337A

 

Taking The Next Step

Audley W. Bridges, Center for Leadership and Service

This workshop is designed to teach you about the importance of developing and maintaining an awesome supplement to your professional resume as you prepare to embark into the career world. You will learn how to plan and monitor your own personal record of achievement and contributions to your organizations and community service. The Co-Curricular Transcript demonstrates the skills, expertise and proficiency you have developed through participation of extra-curricular activities and learning about opportunities outside of the classroom.

Monday, May 24, 2010: 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
University Center 337B

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