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 held at the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista, 13351 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32821.

Download the hotel floorplan.

2023 Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 25, 2023

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

  • Discovery Room Foyer (Conference Registration)
  • Discovery & Magic Rooms (Continental Breakfast)

9:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. – Welcome

  • Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., Emcee

Discovery Room

9:25 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Break

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

  •  A  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Discovery Room
  • SGA Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Magic Room
  •  C  Who Said There’s No “I” in Team? – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • D   FOR ADVISORS  Good Leadership Needs H.E.L.P. (Honor, Encouragement, Loyalty, Professionalism) – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., Ed.D.
    Adventure Room

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
    Discovery Room
  •  F  Leadership Reloaded: Skills For Effective SG Members – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Magic Room
  • G   NEW WORKSHOP  Jumanji! Leveling Up Your SGA Leadership – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • H   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Adventure Room

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Discovery & Magic Rooms

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

Discovery Room

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
    Discovery Room
  •  J  Change Agents: Diversity Training for SG Leaders – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Magic Room
  • K   FOR ADVISORS  Student Development and the Art of Advising (What Does Chickering Have to Do With It?) – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • L   NEW WORKSHOP  Magnus Principles: I am, You Are, We Are Magnus! #Greatness – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Adventure Room

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 – Discovery Room
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Magic Room
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – Wonder Room
  4. Advisors – Adventure Room

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

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

  •  M  How Your SG Can Connect With Students: Survey Them! – Butch Oxendine
    Discovery Room
  •  N  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Magic Room
  • O   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders Within Your SG – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • Student Government is a Bunch of C.R.A.P. (Communication-Respect-Attitude-Professionalism) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Adventure Room

4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Break

4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Raffle

  • Raffle

Discovery Room

5:00 p.m. to ? – Dinner, entertainment (on your own)

Sunday, March 26, 2023

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

Discovery & Magic Rooms

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Welcome

Discovery 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 Improve Your SG’s Web & Social Media Presence – Butch Oxendine
    Discovery Room
  • R   NEW WORKSHOP  Making Your Campus & Student Government Inclusive – Kat Klawes
    Magic Room
  • Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • T   NEW WORKSHOP  Vulnerability: The Real Super Hero for Student Government – Edson O’Neale
    Adventure Room

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
    Discovery Room
  • V   NEW WORKSHOP  SG 101: Getting Student Feedback, How & Why – Kat Klawes
    Magic Room
  • Mission SGA! – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Wonder Room
  • X   NEW WORKSHOP  Will the Real Student Government Please Stand Up – Edson O’Neale
    Adventure Room

12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. – Break

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

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

Discovery Room

Workshop Guide & Descriptions