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.
The conference is being hosted at Rush University, located at 1725 W Harrison, Chicago, IL 60612, on the 5th floor (Searle Conference Center) of the Professional Building. Download the conference floorplan.
If you’re staying at the Marriott Medical Center District hotel, walk to the conference! It’s about 1,000 yards. Take Harrison Street West until you come to the Professional Building. Take the East Entrance next to the Yellow Emergency Call pole. Look for ASGA signs!
You may park in the main garage at Paulina and Harrison streets. The rate is $8 if you show your ASGA Chicago conference update letter that you received by e-mail. This is an enclosed garage with a fourth-floor walkway leading to the Armour Academic Center, then to the Professional Building.
Parking is also available for $27 in the Wood-Ogden-Jackson lot located at the northeast corner of Jackson and Paulina streets.
Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604
2017 Conference Schedule
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome
- Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed., Emcee
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
- B The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 1) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
- C From Vision to Reality: How to Achieve Your SG Goals – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
- D What Big Assumptions are You Making That are Standing in the Way of You Accomplishing Your SGA Goals – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
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
- F The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 2) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
- G Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
- H Is Your SG Running Like a Machine or a Brain? – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – ASGA Halftime
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
- J Origins Of War: Communication, Non-Communication and Everything in Between – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
- K Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
- L NEW WORKSHOP Five Tools for Bringing Innovative Ideas to Your SG – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Break
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables
- Senators, Representatives, Judicial Branch, and Committee Members – BRAINARD
- Presidents & Vice Presidents – MAIN LOUNGE
- Secretaries and Treasurers – HERRICK
- Advisors – BILLINGS
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
- N Impeachment: The Last Frontier – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
- O New Leaders of Tomorrow: Moving Apathy to Activism through C.A.R.E. – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
- P The Power of Ongoing Regard – Sarah E. Schoper, Ph.D.
4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Break
4:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Raffle
- Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed., Emcee
- The Importance of Your Student Government – Butch Oxendine
- Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)