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. The American Student Leader Awards will be presented at this conference on Saturday night.

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, March 28, 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  TBD – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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  TBD – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • Retention Matters – Dessie Hall
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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  How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  J  Change Agents: Diversity Training for SG Leaders – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  Perspective Leadership: Are You the Owl or the Racehorse? – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • TBD – Dessie Hall
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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 and Treasurers – SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  4. Advisors – JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  N  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • TBD – Dessie Hall
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – American Student Leader Awards

Be honored as Best SG, Best SG Advisor, or Best SG President

  • Student Government President of the Year
  • Student Government Advisor of the Year
  • Student Government of the Year

Nominate your institution at www.asgahome.com/awards

BANQUET ROOM

Sunday, March 29, 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

  • TBD – Butch Oxendine
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • TBD – TBD
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • TBD – TBD
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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

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

  • TBD – TBD
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • TBD – TBD
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • TBD – TBD
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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

BANQUET ROOM

Workshop Guide & Descriptions