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.

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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

  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee

BANQUET ROOM

9:20 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
    BANQUET ROOM
  •  B  SGA Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    JOHNSTON 214-215
  •  C  What Big Assumptions are You Making That are Standing in the Way of You Accomplishing Your SG Goals? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE 515
  • D   NEW WORKSHOP  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    ROOM 510

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – 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 Irving, Ed.D.
    JOHNSTON 214-215
  •  G  Is Your SG Running Like a Machine or a Brain? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE 515
  • H   NEW WORKSHOP  Perspective Leadership: Are You the Owl or the Racehorse? – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    ROOM 510

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 Irving, Ed.D.
    JOHNSTON 214-215
  •   NEW WORKSHOP  Five Tools for Bringing Innovative Ideas to Your SG – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE 515
  • L   NEW WORKSHOP  Chess Vs Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    ROOM 510

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – 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 – JOHNSTON 214-215
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – FOLLETT LOUNGE 515
  4. Advisors – ROOM 510

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – 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 Irving, Ed.D..
    JOHNSTON 214-215
  •  O  The Power of Ongoing Regard – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    FOLLETT LOUNGE 515
  • P   NEW WORKSHOP  Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies – Shawn M. Livingston, MPA
    ROOM 510

4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – 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
  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

BANQUET ROOM

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Workshop Guide & Descriptions