Program

Learn from fun, interactive workshops.

The conference features 32 workshop sessions, 4 roundtables, and more than 12 information-packed hours of practical help, ideas, tips, and advice on how to improve your Student Government.

This 2021 conference will be available ONLINE only.

Ideally, your SG officers, members, and advisors will attend in person on your campus together (using your institution’s required safety protocols). However, if you can’t attend as a group, each person is welcome to log-in from their own computers/phones/devices, no matter where they are.

How to Maximize Your ASGA Virtual Experience:
  • Choose sessions to attend ahead of time
  • Download handouts ahead of time for each speaker/presentation (if provided)
  • Review webinar log-in instructions with all participants
  • Use classrooms/meeting rooms that can broadcast the webinars on a large screen and with a good sound system
  • Choose one representative in each meeting/classroom to interact with the presenter on Zoom (to unmute you and ask questions via chat)
  • Sign up for a Zoom account, and have it downloaded and installed before the conference kickoff for an uninterrupted experience (https://zoom.us/)
  • Registered Attendees: To access the private schedule with Zoom room login information, utilize the link/passcode provided via email to the person who registered your group
2021 Conference Schedule
All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Friday, November 12, 2021

All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Welcome Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Conference Kick-Off

  • Butch Oxendine, Emcee
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Training Block 1

  • 13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • Inclusive SG Leadership: Tackling the Difficult Conversations – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Training Block 2

  • What Big Assumptions are You Making that are Standing in the Way of Accomplishing Your SG Goals? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Training Block 3

  • How to Improve Your SG’s Web and Social Media Presence – Butch Oxendine
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • F   NEW  Movement Making: Supporting Survivors and Title IX on Campuses – Kat Klawes
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — End Of Day Wrap-Up

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Welcome Back Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Training Block 4

  • The 25 Worst Mistakes Your Student Government Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • H   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders within Your SG – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Lunch Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Training Block 5

  • Doing The Most! Minimize Obligations, Maximize Performance – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • Mission SGA! – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • K   NEW  SG 101: Getting Student Feedback, How & Why – Kat Klawes
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Training Block 6

  • L   NEW  Movement Making: Advocating for Legislative Change and Students Right Advocacy – Kat Klawes
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • M   NEW  Vulnerability: The Real Super Hero for Student Government – Edson O’Neale
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Training Block 7

  • How Your SG Can Connect With Students: Survey Them! – Butch Oxendine
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • O   FOR ADVISORS  All Great Advisors Need H.E.L.P. (Honesty, Empathy, Loyalty, Professionalism) – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., M.A.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • Building a Puzzle with Your SGA Members – Kimberly Jones, M.Ed.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — Training Block 8

  • What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • R   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., M.A.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)
  • Rock and Role – Kimberly Jones, M.Ed.
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 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)
    Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Networking Break

Zoom (Registered Attendees: See Group Leader for Access)

Conference Program
  • 2021 Conference Program (No Zoom Details) (Schedule • Workshop Descriptions • Presenters • Workshop Guide)
  • 2021 documents with all Zoom information will be available to registered attendees using the link/password provided via email to the person who registered your group