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 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
  •   NEW WORKSHOP  Student Government is a Bunch of C.R.A.P. – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  C  Who Said There’s No “I” In Team? – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • We’re In This Together: Representing All Students On Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    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   NEW WORKSHOP   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  G  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • Stoke the Fire: Seven Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Potential – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    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  Perspective Leadership: Are You the Owl or the Racehorse? – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  •  Mission SGA! – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • Who Cares? Transforming Apathy Into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    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  Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies  – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    FOLLETT LOUNGE, 5th Floor
  • O   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders within Your SG – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    SCOTT RING ROOM, 2nd Floor
  • Creating Student Government Advocacy That Effects Change – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    JOHNSTON ROOM, 2nd Floor

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
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

BANQUET ROOM

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Workshop Guide & Descriptions