Schedule

Conference Day 1 – Thursday, April 6, 2017

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2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hotel Check-In
Hyatt Jersey City and Courtyard Jersey City Newport

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Conference Check-In
Courtyard Jersey City Newport Lobby

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Conference Welcome/Opening Session
Saint Peter’s University
Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Opening Activity: The Student Leader All-Star Weekend Experience
Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room

7:30 p.m. to 8:15p.m.
Workshop: All-Star Team Break Out Session
Your MEGA Team has been assigned to you on your name tag. At the appropriate time in the program you will be asked to join other student leaders with the same number. These students will serve as your leadership teammates for the conference. Your first session will involve each person introducing themselves to the group and their leadership role, establishing a group facilitator for the weekend, and coming up with a new team name that best describes your group.


Conference Day 2 – Friday, April 7, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Mega Team Roll Call
Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Mega Conference Block: A

Mega Workshop I: Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room
How to Make Students Care about your Student Government
Description: Your SG must do something real that matters to fellow students if you ever want to be respected and appreciated. This workshop will give real examples of innovative and exciting “signature programs” that are being used by SGs nationwide to get the attention of students and administrators. These programs will make your SG much-admired and “relevant,” and will help you with everything from member recruiting to voter turnout to relations with administrators.
Delivery Format: Because of the significant amount of information provided, it is presented in a lecture format. The presenter welcomes and encourages feedback through direct questions as well as fielding impromptu questions throughout. The presenter calls on volunteers to help illustrate key points.
Presentation Resources: The session utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint, printed handouts, and props
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 4
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Be aware of the 800 programs you could bring to your campus
• Understand what makes a “signature program” and how do you find one that will work for you
• Understand which signature programs are best

Mega Workshop II:
No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way”
Description: Conflict in any government is an inevitable consequence when diverse and charismatic leaders are brought together for a common goal. However, how these leaders deal with those conflicts can determine how effective the group will operate. This workshop is geared towards empowering SG leaders with effective conflict resolution skills that they can use to help facilitate difficult conversations, meetings, or events. Furthermore, attendees of this workshop will leave the session having explored their own comfort with conflict as it pertains to their own SG.
Delivery Format: This workshop utilizes interactive activities that are thought provoking and are skills based. Most times participants will feel like that are playing fun and interesting games in this session only to be hit with the “ah ha” moment at the end.
Presentation Resources: This workshop utilizes the participants though interactive experiences.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes:
• Content knowledge regarding theories & values of conflict, as well as the applicable terminology
• Participation in experiential activities that enhance self-knowledge, team-building and awareness of your SG
• Appreciation of the win-win concept and the value it brings to compromise in SG

Mega Workshop III:
Women’s Issues – TBA

Mega Workshop IV:
Unity Not Uniformity: Collaborating with Other Councils
Description: IFC, MGC, NPC, NPHC -what does it all mean? All of these councils are a part of the Greek family and share universal principles of brotherhood/sisterhood, academic excellence and service. Even though they share universally applicable principles some vary on why they were formed and how they focus their service and programs. Additionally, learn about unique traditions such as stepping, strolling, and hand signs and how they influence Greek life overall.
Delivery Format: This presentation includes interactive exercises, group processing, and interactive dialogue (question/answer). Questions/answers are inter-dispersed through the session for constant flow between the presenter and audience
Presentation Resources: A combination of multimedia presentations.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 4
Learning Outcomes: After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Clearly articulate the purpose of varying Greek councils and their roles on their respective campuses
• Identify traditions and understand the culture associated with them
• Learn best methods and strategies to better understand what these organizations can do to collaborate to expand their positive impact on their campuses and communities

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Mega Conference Block B

Mega Workshop I: Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room
How to Get What You Want
Description: You have a great idea. Your students want it. How do you take a good idea to making it a reality for your students. This workshop will give you step-by-step instructions about how to get what you want by developing a plan that considers the financial, legal, and chain-of-command considerations.
Delivery Format: Because of the significant amount of information provided in this session, it is presented in a lecture format. Half of the workshop, however, is an interactive exercise that includes all participants working in small groups. The presenter welcomes and encourages feedback through direct questions as well as fielding impromptu questions throughout.
Presentation Resources: The session utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as printed handouts.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 4
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Understand that getting what you want requires a plan and process
• Execute the 6 steps from idea to plan to execution
• Realize the time and work it will take

Mega Workshop II:
Change Agents: Diversity Training for SG Leaders
Description: Far too many students on our campuses have to confront bias, discrimination, and prejudice on a daily basis. This workshop will involve different techniques that student leaders can utilize to recognize issues of diversity within their college community. The participants will also be given the opportunity to learn how to effectively speak out against different forms of discrimination with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Delivery Format: This workshop utilizes interactive activities that are thought provoking and are skills based. Most times participants will feel like that are playing fun and interesting games in this session only to be hit with the “ah ha” moment at the end.
Presentation Resources: This workshop utilizes the participants though interactive experiences.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Content knowledge regarding issues of discrimination and privilege, as well as the applicable terminology
• Critical intrapersonal and interpersonal skills (e.g. self-awareness, communication skills, problem-solving skills and empathy) for working effectively with diverse individuals and groups
• Participation in experiential activities that enhance self-knowledge, team-building and diversity awareness
• Understanding the importance of race and culture in the United States

Mega Workshop III:
Women’s Issues – TBA

Mega Workshop IV:
The Gift and the Curse: Talented and Overextended
Description: Stressed out? Too tired to make it to that next meeting? Same small group of people doing all the work? Well this powerful session is for you! It is time for you to break this vicious cycle with the cure for the curse! This high energy exchange is a unique blend of energy and time management, personal and professional prioritizing and leadership delegation/training best methods/strategies. Minimize obligations, maximize performance, transform leadership!
Delivery Format: This presentation is divided into two components. Part I is very interactive and engaging. It includes icebreakers, group breakouts/discussions and individual self-reflective assessments/processing. Questions/answers are inter-dispersed through the session for constant flow between the presenter and audience. Part II is centered more around group breakouts so participants can share best practices/strategies from their respective institutions to achieve session goals.
Presentation Resources: A combination of multimedia presentations handouts, and group breakouts.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 4
Learning Outcomes: After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Reduce their daily workload by cutting back and increase their performance by working smarter
• Learn how to decrease student apathy by targeting different sections of the student body to increase overall participation in leadership
• Better manage their expectations with a better understanding of time, priorities (as it relates to opportunities) and consistently reevaluating their involvement to achieve their

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
MEGA Team Meeting I


Conference Day 3 – Saturday, April 8, 2016

(Wear your College/University T-Shirt Day)

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
MEGA Team Roll Call
Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
MEGA Team Meeting II

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mega Conference Block: C

Mega Workshop I: Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room
How Your SG Can Connect With Students: Survey Them!
Description: When you tackle an issue, you must be certain that students want you and need you to work on that project. Your SG can’t rely on word of mouth, a handful of private conversations, or the few responses you get from a survey at a table in the cafeteria. Surveying in person is the ultimate way to spread the word about your SG and connect with your peers on a daily and personal level that they have never seen before from your SG. Your SG must reach out to your student body constantly, daily, throughout your term of office. You can’t expect students to come to your SG with their concerns. You must go to them!
Delivery Format: Because of the significant amount of information provided, it is presented in a lecture format. Half of the workshop, however, is an interactive exercise that includes all participants. The presenter welcomes and encourages feedback through direct questions as well as fielding impromptu questions throughout.
Presentation Resources: The session utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as printed handouts.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Understand how surveying can transform your Student Government
• Know what questions to ask, when to ask them, and who to ask
• Know how to gather and analyze the results and use them to initiate changes

Mega Workshop II:
Micro-Agressions and the Power of Words
Description: Far too many students on our campuses have to confront bias, discrimination, and prejudice on a daily basis. This workshop will involve different techniques that student leaders can utilize to recognize issues of diversity within their college community. The participants will also be given the opportunity to learn how to effectively speak out against different forms of discrimination with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Delivery Format: This workshop utilizes interactive activities that are thought provoking and are skills based. Most times participants will feel like that are playing fun and interesting games in this session only to be hit with the “ah ha” moment at the end.
Presentation Resources: This workshop utilizes the participants though interactive experiences.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Content knowledge regarding issues of discrimination and privilege, as well as the applicable terminology
• Critical intrapersonal and interpersonal skills (e.g. self-awareness, communication skills, problem-solving skills and empathy) for working effectively with diverse individuals and groups
• Participation in experiential activities that enhance self-knowledge, team-building and diversity awareness
• Understanding the importance of race and culture in the United States

Mega Workshop III:
Women’s Issues – TBA

Mega Workshop IV:
Origins of War: Communication, Non-Communication and Everything in Between
Description: Instagram, twitter and text messaging. Social media and smartphones now provide instantaneous communication. Unfortunately, more often than not, expeditious delivery does not translate into quality content. The result: our communication is often diluted, ineffective and many messages get lost in translation. This interactive session revolves around what you’re saying, how you’re saying it and empowers participants to leverage that into transformative communication.
Delivery Format: This presentation includes a general session interactive exercise, group processing, and individual interactive activities. Questions/answers are inter-dispersed through the session for constant flow between the presenter and audience
Presentation Resources: A combination of multimedia presentations handouts, and a general group activity.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 4
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Clearly articulate and advocate utilizing the proper form of communication
• Identify the three ways people process information and customize their communication accordingly
• Learn best methods and strategies to better understand what others are communicating to them by observing body language, being more attentive listeners and assessing overall context of the communication

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
MEGA Team Meeting III

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
Mega Conference Block: D

Mega Workshop I: Mac Mahon Student Center-Sky Room
Administrators Are Not Your Enemy: Learn How to Get Along With Yours
Description: SG-friendly administrations are easy to spot. They’re easy to talk to, treat student leaders as peers in the governance process, respect the SG’s autonomy, and value SG’s input on key institutional decisions. This useful workshop, which is a companion to the “SG Effectiveness Test,” identifies the top 11 characteristics that make for an SG-friendly administration. Through ASGA’s exclusive “Administrator Test,” you’ll decide how well your administration meets these ideals and give it a score. Then you’ll know if it’s time to thank your administration for their assistance– or if you should take time to build a better relationship.
Delivery Format: The facilitator provides context for the 11 characteristics and invites participants to share experiences from their own campuses. The session is largely lecture format with the opportunity for both formal and informal question and answer.
Presentation Resources: The session utilizes visual display media (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote) as well as printed handouts.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 3
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Consider the perspective of administrators in relationship to the SG
• Form new behaviors to develop a better long-term relationship with administration
• Implement additional surveys to better assess the relationship with administration

Mega Workshop II:
Student Leader Training With An “Attitude”
Description: This workshop is designed for student leaders to develop a repertoire of techniques and skills for creating an effective and supportive team during your leadership training. Participants increase their self-awareness, communication skills, problem-solving skills, and empathy through group discussions and unique activities. SG organizations benefit as leaders turn-key activities inviting their membership to gain greater self and inter-personal awareness, understanding and skills.
Delivery Format: This workshop utilizes interactive activities that are thought provoking and are skills based. Most times participants will feel like that are playing fun and interesting games in this session only to be hit with the “ah ha” moment at the end.
Presentation Resources: This workshop utilizes the participants though interactive experiences.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Understanding of the value of SG trainings and their place in goal setting
• Learn critical elements for creating and sustaining a strong team
• Create a unified foundation for “success” for all members of your SG

Mega Workshop III:
Women’s Issues – TBA

Mega Workshop IV:
Sheed 1 More


Conference Day 4 – Sunday, April 10, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Mega Teams Roll Call

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Mega Conference Block: E

Mega Workshop I:
Ten Toxic Timewasters: Practices that Poison Productive Meetings
Description: You’re short on time. You want to get into the SG meeting, get the business done, and get onto your next responsibility. You get to the meeting and it seems as if time is standing still. Why do these meetings take so long and what can be done to make them not only shorter, but more effective? This session uncovers ten common but unnecessary practices that make meetings longer than they need to be.
Delivery Format: Due to the significant amount of technical information provided in this session, it is presented in a lecture format. The presenter welcomes and encourages feedback through direct questions to the audience as well as fielding impromptu questions throughout.
Presentation Resources: The session utilizes visual display media (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote) as well as printed handouts.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 3
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Identify practices within their own meetings that waste time
• Explain more appropriate practices to expedite meetings
• Participate with greater confidence in organizational meetings

Mega Workshop II:
Leadership Reloaded: Skills For Effective Student Leaders
Description: This interactive workshop will explore the different skills needed for student leaders to become elements of social change on their campus. Through a series of experiential activities the participants will work to establish an understanding of the “Relational Leadership” approach. The Relational Leadership training centers around a T.E.A.M. approach to group successes. Participants understand how their interactions and relationships with each other have a large impact on their organization and the campus community.
Delivery Format: This workshop utilizes interactive activities that are thought provoking and are skills based. Most times participants will feel like that are playing fun and interesting games in this session only to be hit with the “ah ha” moment at the end.
Presentation Resources: This workshop utilizes the participants though interactive experiences.
Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5, five being very interactive): 5
Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Content knowledge regarding theories and values of leadership, as well as the applicable terminology
• Critical intrapersonal and interpersonal skills (e.g. self-awareness, communication skills, problem-solving skills and empathy) for working effectively with groups
• Collaborative planning to improve the work culture and climate

Mega Workshop III:
Women’s Issues – TBA

Mega Workshop IV:
TBA

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
MEGA Team Meeting IV

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Conference Closing and Evaluation

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