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.

IMPORTANT: ID Information & Directions

Conference Location

The conference is being held at Emerson College, in the Semel Theater, 3rd Floor, 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116 (See interactive map/virtual tour). Although Emerson does not have parking facilities on campus, there are a number of nearby garages (See Directions/Parking).

IMPORTANT: Emerson College will require each person to show ID and proof of ASGA Conference registration upon entering the building.

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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

Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D., Emcee

Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor

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
    Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor
  •  B  Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting In Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Greene Theater, 6th floor
  •  C  Who Said There’s No “I” In Team? – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Walker Classroom 202
  •  D  We’re In This Together: Representing All Students on Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Walker Classroom 233

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 to 12:00 p.m. – Training Block II

  •  E  The 25 Worst Mistakes Your Student Government Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor
  •  F  Structural Integrity: Is Your Ship Ready for the Voyage Ahead? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Greene Theater, 6th floor
  • Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Walker Classroom 202
  •  H  Stoke The Fire: Seven Ways To Maximize Your Leadership Potential – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Walker Classroom 233

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor

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

Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor

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
    Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor
  •  J  Managing Multiple Priorities: Important vs. Urgent – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Greene Theater, 6th floor
  • Mission SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Walker Classroom 202
  • Who Cares? Transforming Apathy Into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Walker Classroom 233

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 – Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor
  2. Advisors – Greene Theater, 6th floor
  3. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Walker Classroom 202
  4. Secretaries and Treasurers – Walker Classroom 233

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
    Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor
  •  N  D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.–Just Do It! – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Greene Theater, 6th floor
  •   FOR ADVISORS  From a Mess to a Yes! – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Walker Classroom 202
  •  P  Creating Student Government Advocacy That Effects Change – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Walker Classroom 233

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
  • Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D., Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

Semel Lobby and Theater, 3rd floor

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Workshop Guide & Descriptions