Program

Learn from fun, interactive workshops.

This weekend, two-day training summit features nearly 16 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 being hosted at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306. The conference is in the first floor Banquet Room. (Campus Map)

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

Parking

Impark Parking Garage
Address for GPS: 130 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Phone: 201-420-8523 or 201-420-8525
Entrance also at 2854 Kennedy Blvd.

Culinary Conference Center guests receive a $2.00 discount for the Impark parking structure, located across the street. The ticket must be stamped at the security desk in the lobby of the Culinary Conference Center.

2020 Conference Schedule

Saturday, May 30, 2020

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

BANQUET ROOM

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

BANQUET ROOM

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
    BANQUET ROOM
  • SGA Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  C  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 1) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    ROOM 511
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 512

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
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  F  Leadership Reloaded: Skills For Effective SG Members – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  G  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 2) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    ROOM 511
  • Retention Matters – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 512

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

BANQUET ROOM

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

BANQUET ROOM

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

  •  I  Perspective Leadership: Are You the Owl or the Racehorse? – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  J  Change Agents: Diversity Training for SG Leaders – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  Origins of War: Communication, Non-Communication and Everything in Between – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    ROOM 511
  • L   NEW WORKSHOP  A Seat at the Table – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 512

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 – BANQUET ROOM
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  3. Secretaries & Treasurers – ROOM 511
  4. Advisors – ROOM 512

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

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

  •  M  Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  N  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • Impeachment: The Last Frontier – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    ROOM 511
  • P   NEW WORKSHOP  Is Your Student Government a Joke? – Dessie Hall
    ROOM 512

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

4:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Raffle

  • Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

BANQUET ROOM

Sunday, May 31, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

BANQUET ROOM

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Welcome

BANQUET ROOM

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Networking Break

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Training Block V

  • How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • S   NEW WORKSHOP  Leaving A Legacy: How To Create Impact Beyond Your Term in Student Government – Christopher “Coach” Browne
    ROOM 511
  • T   NEW WORKSHOP  Many People Communicate but Few Connect – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    ROOM 512

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Networking Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Training Block VI

  • What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • W   NEW WORKSHOP  Getting the Most Out Of Your Student Government Experience – Christopher “Coach” Browne
    ROOM 511
  • TBD – TBD
    ROOM 512

12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. – Networking Break

12:20 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Raffle

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

BANQUET ROOM

Workshop Guide & Descriptions