Student Group Leadership Conference 2013

The Student Group Leadership Conference was designed to provide all student group leaders (presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, secretaries, public relations directors and new member educations) from all student organizations (funded groups, Greek letter organizations, non-funded groups and student governments) with a comprehensive training program to prepare them for their roles during the upcoming academic year. By having all of the student group leaders together, the Student Group Leadership Conference became the ideal arena to promote the core values of Kean University’s student organizations which include, but are not limited to, collaboration, inclusion, common purpose, ethical decision-making, university pride, knowledge of their organizational mission and purpose and the ability to produce goal-orientated, innovative and cost-effective programming for the Kean University student community.

 


Conference Goals

The goals for the program were to:

  • To provide newly elected student leaders with a common comprehensive foundation of leadership training;
  • To provide an opportunity for student leaders to engage with other student leaders, staff and faculty in a cohesive learning environment;
  • To provide an opportunity for student leaders to learn critical skills as leaders and advocates for their organizations;
  • To give student leaders the tools to build, strong, responsible, goal-focused organizations;
  • To show leaders how to lead an organization with insight, effectiveness and integrity.

The ultimate goal of the Student Group Leadership Conference is to provide student group leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully lead and strengthen both their organizations and memberships for the betterment of the Kean University student community.

 


Conference Dates

 

Group A: May 29, 2013

Group B: May 30, 2013

  • Accents/International Club
  • Accounting Club
  • Alpha and Omega International Student Association
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Beta Kappa Psi
  • Biology Club
  • Biotechnology Club
  • Catholic Newman Club
  • Coptic Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Design Gallery: A Creative Group at Kean.
  • Educators of Tomorrow
  • Filipinos Uniting Nations at Kean
  • Gamma Psi Epsilon
  • Graduate and Part-time Student Council
  • Haitian Student Association
  • Historical Society
  • International Students Organization
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kean Dance Theatre
  • Kean Theatre Council
  • Kean University Council for Exceptional Children
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Metalsmith Student League
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nu Delta Pi
  • Nu Sigma Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Otaku Anime Society
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Beta Tau
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Theta Chi
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Student Association
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • The Black Rose Society
  • The Kean University Social Justice Organization
  • West Indian Culture Club
  • African Students Association
  • Alliance of E.O.F. Students of NJ
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Association of Latin American Students
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Beta Kappa Sigma
  • CAKE
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Club Colombia
  • Cru at Kean University
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Earth Science Club
  • Elite
  • Global Graduate Business Club
  • Hall Council
  • Human Rights Club
  • IMPACT
  • Kean Student Union
  • Kean University's Gay Alliance Reformation
  • Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Men's Group
  • Military & Veterans Club
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Nu Sigma Tau
  • Nu Theta Chi
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Omega Sigma Psi
  • Operation Smile
  • Pan-African Student Union
  • PSY ORGANIZATION
  • Recreation Major Club
  • Rho Theta Tau
  • Sigma Beta Chi
  • Student Organization Class of 2014
  • Student Organization Class of 2015
  • Student Organization Class of 2016
  • Student Organization of Kean University
  • Students at Kean Action Team for Sustainability
  • The Cougars Blank Slate
  • The Music Circle: A Student Organization
  • Theta Phi Alpha
  • Women's Circle
  • Zeta Phi Beta

Group C: June 11, 2013 - Kean Ocean

 
  • Kean Ocean Accounting Club
  • Kean Ocean Creative Writing Club
  • Kean Ocean Education Club
  • Kean Ocean Forensic Psychology
 

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2013 Student Group Leadership Conference is now open! The conference is required for all presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, secretaries, public relations directors and new member educators of all non-funded, funded, governmental and Greek letter organizations. Student group leaders are only required to attend one day of the conference (or the equivalent number of student group workshops throughout multiple days).

  • Group A: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Main Campus
  • Group B: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Main Campus
  • Group C: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Kean Ocean

Failure to attend and participate in the 2013 Student Group Leadership Conference may jeopardize your student group's recognition status for the Fall 2013 semester.



Student Group Training Requirement

To fulfill the 2013 student group training requirement, each student group executive board member must obtain seven (7) workshop credits with the following breakdown:

  • 3 Organizational Development Workshop Credits
  • 2 Group Fundamentals Workshop Credits
  • 1 Leader Development Workshop Credit
  • 1 Elective Workshop Credit (Any Workshop Category)

Group Fundamentals

Group fundamental workshops are designed to provide essential and technical information related to running a recognized Kean University student group or organization or hosting a student group activity or event.

Organizational Development

Organizational development workshops are designed to develop and enhance the functioning of the student group as a team or their events, activities and programs.

Leader Development

Leader development workshops are designed to develop and enhance a student’s leadership abilities or promote personal wellness.

Professional Development

Professional development workshops are designed to provide the student leader with information that will help the student articulate the experiences gained through their various student leadership roles or help develop the leader’s skills and abilities for the professional/career world.

Elective Workshop

Fulfillment of this item is met when a student attends any group fundamentals, professional development, leader development, or organizational development workshop outside of the workshop category requirements.

Track Your Completion Progress Through Cougar Link

Progress towards completing the student group training requirement can be monitored through the curriculum feature in Cougar Link at https://kean.collegiatelink.net/curriculumstatus/map.

 


Conference Schedule

Time Period

Program

CHECK-IN

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.

CHECK-IN

University Center Atrium

WELCOME

10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Welcome

University Center Little Theatre

GENERAL OVERVIEW

10:20 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Group Expectations and Requirements

University Center Little Theatre

KEYNOTE

11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

ONE YEAR TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

University Center Little Theatre

LUNCH

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch

Downs Hall

UC228

UC226A

UC226B

UC315A

UC315B

UC GREEK

UC 303

UC PC Lab

EDUC. WKSP. 1

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F 1G

EDUC. WKSP. 2

2:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F 2G 2H

EDUC. WKSP. 3

3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

3A 3D 3E 3F 3G 3H

BREAK

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

BREAK

Light Refreshments - University Center 2nd Floor

EDUC. WKSP. 4

3: 50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4B/5B 4D 4E 4F 4G 4H

EDUC. WKSP. 5

4:35 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

4C/5C 5D 5E 5F 5G 5H

DINNER

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

DINNER (Optional)

University Center room 228

KEYNOTE

One Year to Make it Happen

Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. - University Center Little Theatre

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development (x2)

How do you make sure that THIS year—your year—amazing things happen? How do you make this year the one where membership multiplies, events rock, finances flourish and you emerge a hero on the other side? In this transformational keynote, Pete illustrates practical approaches to catapult your organization to the next level by inspiring real direction, delivering real value, and engaging in real conversations.

Keynote Speaker: Pete Mockaitis

Pete Mockaitis (Muh-KITE-iss) is an author and coach who’s served clients in over 30 countries. Pete’s work has enhanced Fortune 100 corporations, high-growth startups, major nonprofits and an assortment of student groups.
Having led nine student organizations, he believes students make tremendous impact right now—rather than waiting for “when they become leaders.” This conviction led him to write The Student Leader’s Field Guide and Team Up while a student at the University of Illinois.
Pete began his “real-world” career at The Bridgespan Group and Bain & Company, a firm CNN has called the “the elite in the already elite field of management consultants.”
His work with students has earned him recognition from the Jaycees as 1 of 10 outstanding young people of Illinois, alongside professional athletes and other notables.

LUNCH

12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. - Downs Hall

Lunch is provided to all conference attendees and facilitators in Downs Hall.

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: SESSION 1

1A: Being Presidential

Eric Capito, Filipinos Uniting Nations at Kean (FUNK), and Eduardo Bustamante, Center for Leadership and Service

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - University Center, room 228

Group Fundamentals

The president is the highest ranking executive board member in an organization and is one of the most honored roles to obtain. This workshop will provide student group presidents with the insight on how to manage a group from the top of command downward. Discussions will cover the integration of ideas and leadership types to fit a common vision, conflict resolution, and adherence to Robert’s Rule of Order for operational practices.

 

1B: Second-in-Command: The Vice President

Andrew Abuan, Center for Leadership and Service, and James Williams, Kean University Gay Alliance Reformation (KUGAR)

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - University Center, room 226A

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Vice Presidents serve an important role within any organization, but that role can vary from organization to organization. In general, Vice Presidents are responsible for committee assignments and keeping the membership engaged in the governance of the organization. This workshop will focus on ways to identify and tap into the strengths and talents of the general membership so that they too can play a role within your organization. Being a Vice President also requires being able to assume the duties and responsibilities of the President at any given time, but until that time, the Vice President assists the President in the management of the organization.

 

1C: Show Me the Money: How to be an Effective Treasurer

Christopher DaSilva, Physcial Therapy Club (PTC), and Alanny Fernandez, Lambda Theta Alpha

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - University Center, room 226B

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

As the treasurer of your organization you are responsible for your organization’s finances. Each organization is different, the banquet and this amount may vary, but one thing will always remain constant: you are spending someone else’s money! This workshop is designed to provide an overview to your role as a treasurer and focuses on accountability, transparency and organization. In addition, several key avenues for funding will be discussed including fundraising, joint programming and other information regarding funding.

 

1D: Secretaries: More Than Minutes

Lester Bosea, Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC), and Rinamae Morton, Filipinos Uniting Nations at Kean (FUNK)

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - University Center, room 315A

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

As secretary you are the keeper of your organization’s records. These records include correspondence, agendas and minutes. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining the student group structure and purpose statement, which is your organization’s most important document. Any document produced by the organization’s Secretary and approved by the membership is considered a legal document and thus must be as accurate as possible. In addition, as Secretary you are responsible for member relations and notifications. This workshop will explain the importance of accurate documentation in minutes, agendas and attendance so that your organization is organized and your information is effective.

 

1E: Student Government: The Importance of Your Voice

Stephanie Faser, Alexa Cantres and Carli Hench, Office of Student Government; Chazz Fellenz, Student Organization of Kean University, and Ruth Ma, Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC)

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - University Center, room 315B

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

This training will review the key components of student government. In addition, student government members will learn information that is necessary for their service to the organization.

 

1F: Who Are You? Public Relations 101

Camara Edwards, Elite - Media Production Arts Organization

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - Greek Lounge - University Center, room 6

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

“Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their public.”Marketing your organization is more than just hanging up flyers on bulletin boards on campus and posting information on the wall of social networking sites. This workshop is designed to explain the importance of an overall marketing plan and strategy for your organization. How do you want your organization to be seen? What is the message you want to project? It is all up to you. Learn how to market and publicize your organization, events and, most importantly, your mission utilizing the Kean University resources at your disposal. Take your organization’s marketing and branding to the next level.

 

1G: Educating The Future: New Member Educators

Marie Olaya, Center for Leadership and Service

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. - Involvement Center - University Center, room 303

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

New member educators of the Kean University Greek community will be provided with leadership training and education essential for the success of their new member education program. This workshop is designed to help you with new member education activities, duties, and information regarding the amount of time the activities will take as well as their purpose.

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: SESSION 2

2A: Leading By Example

Scott Snowden, Center for Leadership and Service

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center, room 228

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

As a student leader, there are many students who look up to you. Being a leader requires ethical decision making and leadership. This workshop will allow student leaders to identify their values and the consequences of their actions if they betray the trust of the students they serve.

 

2B: Service Ideas and Programming

Stephanie Clervoyant and Alyssa Leccese, Center for Leadership and Service

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center, room 226A

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

Service Ideas and Programming will go through the strategies for brainstorming and planning ideas for creative service oriented events. It will also outline all the policies and procedures for having a service event with your organization.

 

2C: Information Session: 6-Week Wenzhou Kean University English Immersion Staff Recruitment

Kerrin Lyles, University Center Operations and Event Management, and Stephanie Faser, Office of Student Government

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center, room 226B

Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

This summer a group of students from Wenzhou Kean University in China will be coming to main Kean University campus for a 6-week English immersion program from mid-July until late-August 2013. During their stay they will attend classes and visit local educational and historic sites. A group of dedicated Kean University upper-class students is needed to serve as mentors and tutors for the 6-week program. If you are interested, come to this information session to learn more.

 

2D: Emotional Literacy

Melissa O'Brien and Corinne Crowhurst, Center for Leadership and Service

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center, room 315A

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

As a student leader, it is imperative to be able to learn the skills required to successfully communicate one’s emotions. The techniques that will be over-viewed includes saying “I feel…” instead of saying “I feel that you…” This workshop will teach the participants how to take responsibility for their own emotions and how much weight all of their words hold.

 

2E: Walk, Talk and Look Like a Leader

Gerard Smithwrick and Brandon Horsley, Student Organization of Kean University

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center, room 315B

Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Being a leader requires more than just hard work. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results and not attributes. A leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, and a little less than his share of the credit. This workshop is designed to allow student leaders to reflect on their appearance, conduct verbal and non-verbal communication at meetings, events, and in their everyday lives. It’s easy to call yourself a leader, but are you willing to sacrifice, work hard, and be committed so that you can walk the walk, talk the talk, and look the part?

 

2F: Conflict Resolution: Listen, Learn and Speak

Giselle Torres and Deanna Columbia, Center for Leadership and Service

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - Greek Lounge - University Center, room 6

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

Conflicts within your organization can be detrimental to your executive board and members as well as inhibit your organization’s success. This workshop looks at conflicts and ways to mediate these issues to allow your organization to move forward. The workshop will include different techniques to resolve conflict within your group, executive board and members.

 

2G: Lets Get Involved!: The Involvement Center

Strawberry Gallagher and Ojilvis Nunez, Center for Leadership and Service

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - Involvement Center - University Center, room 303

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

In this workshop, participants will become acquainted with the Involvement Center, which is a student group resource room, that provides a vast amount of services to organizations. Some of these services include mailboxes, lockers, conference rooms, supplies and much more. Participants will receive a tour of the Involvement Center as well as become familiar with all the policies and procedures to use the resources.

 

2H: Hosting An Event 101

Lester Bosea and Ruth Ma, Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC)

2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - University Center Computer Lab

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Event planning is critical for promoting your organization campus wide, attracting prospective members, and retaining current members. This workshop will provide information on room and space reservations, security agreements, food waivers and all applicable policies and procedures for hosting an event at Kean University. This workshop will also educate student group leaders on their roles and the procedures to follow to successfully plan an event.

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: SESSION 3

3A: Making Meetings Matter

Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - University Center, room 228

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

It’s okay to admit it: sometimes meetings suck. In this hands-on workshop, Pete combines his hard-earned insights from corporate consulting and student organizational leadership to transform your meetings forever. Pete also facilitates conversations from students to surface the best DO’s and DON’T’s for making meetings matter.

 

3D: Membership Recruitment: Let My People Grow

Jonathan Wortman, Greek Senate, and Ana Claro, Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC)

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - University Center, room 315A

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

General body members are the foundation of any organization. A leader without followers is just a person taking a walk. This workshop is designed to assist your organization in the recruitment of members who will ensure a lasting legacy for your organization. Participants will learn ways to retain and strengthen the involvement of their new and current members through inclusion and shared governance of the organization.

 

3E: Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) and Résumé Workshop

Stephanie Clervoyant and Alyssa Leccese, Center for Leadership and Service

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - University Center, room 315B

Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

This workshop is designed to teach student leaders about the importance of developing and maintaining a Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) as a vital supplement to your professional resume and academic transcript. The CCT documents student learning and development outside of the classroom. It chronicles campus and community involvement such as volunteering, group memberships, honors and awards and leadership training. This workshop will also explain what a resume is, how to create one and the relation between a CCT and résumé in both the collegiate and professional world.

 

3F: Manage Your Stress, Don't Let Your Stress Manage You

Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Kean University Counseling Center

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - Greek Lounge - University Center, room 6

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

Being a student leader comes with a vast amount of responsibility. In addition to managing your organization, you must also learn how to manage and balance your personal life. Life is not always as easy as we would lik it to be and there comes a time to ask yourself how ‘you’ are doing. Many factors can lead to stress in both your life and in your organization. Student leaders must learn to manage their stress instead of letting their stress manage them. This workshop is designed to help you manage ‘you’ and will teach you to identify stress indicators and techniques to manage your stress.

 

3G: Student Groups of Excellence

Andrew Abuan, Center for Leadership and Service

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - Involvement Center - University Center, room 303

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

The Student Groups of Excellence workshop will discuss the different groups that have been outstanding this past year at Kean University are declared by Student Organization and the Center for Leadership and Service. These departments follow a different criteria to determine which groups qualify for these honors. The Center for Leadership and Service began the Student Group Honor Roll which determines which groups have been active on Cougar Link and on campus. Groups could receive honor roll or honor roll with distinction based off of how active they are and how much they have accomplished. Student Organization also declares one group "Funded Group of the Year" annually. This workshop will provide information on how your group can obtain their honors and recognition.

 

3H: Cougar Link Advanced

Eduardo Bustamante and Ojilvis Nunez, Center for Leadership and Service

3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. - University Center Computer Lab

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Kean University’s Cougar Link system allows student groups to communicate with and track members online. From messaging your members with ease, sharing photos and promoting your events, Cougar Link can help your organization prosper. This workshop will teach executive board members how to take full advantage of Cougar Link and allow their organizations to grow. Topics to be discussed include tracking attendance at events and meetings, creating events, starting online discussions, customizing the look and feel of your organization’s profile, creating forms, messaging all members and much more.

 

BREAK

3:40 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. - University Center, 2nd Floor

Light snacks are provided to all conference attendees and facilitators on the University Center 2nd Floor.

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: SESSION 4

4B/4C/5B/5C: Funded Group Training: Taking Your Group to the Next Level

Stephanie Faser, Alexa Cantres and Carli Hench, Office of Student Government; Jonathan Yearwood and Shaquan Page, Student Organization of Kean University; and Cymone Worrell, Pan-African Student Union (PASU)

3:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - University Center, room 226

Group FundamentalsOrganizational DevelopmentGroup Fundamentals & Organizational Development

This training is dedicated to giving Funded Group Officers the skills needed to ensure their group is effective and purposeful. The officers will learn key skills that are essential in running a successful organization. In addition, officers will learn the Office of Student Government policies and procedures that are essential in maintaining their funding status.

 

4D: How Did Hazing Get Started?

Giselle Torres, Center for Leadership and Service

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - University Center, room 315A

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Despite the fact that much progress has been made, one of the most damaging instruments to the Greek system is the employment of a program of education which includes hazing. This unproductive and hazardous custom persists today because some believe it is a “TRADITION”, but the truth is hazing has no rightful place in the Greek system. This workshop will teach Greeks the different types of hazing that exist and the consequences it has on Greek life at Kean University.

 

4E: Membership Appreciation: How to Keep Your Members Happy

Megan Lovelace, Center for Leadership and Service, and Dana Reynolds, Theta Phi Alpha

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - University Center, room 315B

Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

The ability to recruit new members and retain existing ones is an essential skill. In this workshop, student leaders will learn a variety of ways for gaining new members for their organization as well as retaining them. Student leaders will learn that an organization needs support, cooperation and a strong membership to prosper. They will also learn to be passionate about their organization as well as to value their members. Members that feel as though they are appreciated and valued are often the members that stay in the organization. This workshop will provide creative techniques on how to show member appreciation and ways to expand membership.

 

4F: The Four Frustrations of Student Leadership

Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Greek Lounge - University Center, room 6

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

Student leaders have challenges coming at them from every direction; sometimes, it’s enough to drive you to the edge of sanity! In this engaging workshop, Pete shares proven tactics and facilitates the sharing of student tips for preventing burnout, boosting attendance, promoting events, and preventing flaking.

 

4G: Fundraising and Funding For Your Organization

Courtney Hartnett and Katelynn Shoemaker, Center for Leadership and Service, and Glorivee Otero, Office of Student Government

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Involvement Center - University Center, room 303

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Each year, groups have the opportunity to apply to become a funded group for the upcoming academic year. This workshop explains the process of becoming a funded group and outlines the criteria established by the student government that all groups must meet to receive funding. This workshop will also cover the fundraising process for groups as well as the other funding opportunities that are available on campus.

 

4H: Service Nuts and Bolts

Stephanie Clervoyant and Alyssa Leccese, Center for Leadership and Service

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - University Center Computer Lab

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Participation in community service opportunities with Kean University, both on and off campus, provides a great opportunity to enhance your members’ educational, personal, and professional development in a safe and structured atmosphere. This workshop will outline the process for you and your members to become registered, well-trained, effective volunteers and assist your organization in planning community service projects.

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: SESSION 5

5D: Greek Life 101: Greek Policies And Procedures

Toni Rose Sarasua, Center for Leadership and Service

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - University Center, room 315A

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

For chapter presidents and executive board members, this workshop brings the leaders of the Kean University Greek community together to begin building a sense of community on campus. The workshop will go over policies and procedures for leadership development initiatives and will include topics such as the leading with your letters, developing relationships with Greek advisors, changing campus culture, image is everything, and alcohol and the impact on campus culture.

 

5E: Battling Negativity

Robert Bock and Alyssa Leona, Center for Leadership and Service

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - University Center, room 315B

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

Negativity in an organization can infect the members like a bad flu. It can strike unexpectedly, spread throughout the group in no time, and seem almost impossible to cure. Symptoms include dwindling morale, poor recruiting, and wasted time debating trivial issues. The group gets a bad rap because the rumor of this negative epidemic spreads across campus. Ultimately, students will avoid the club like the plague. This workshop will help student leaders acknowledge what constitutes as negativity and how to change adverse situations within an organzation.

 

5F: Leading By Example

Scott Snowden, Center for Leadership and Service

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - Greek Lounge - University Center, room 6

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

As a student leader, there are many students who look up to you. Being a leader requires ethical decision making and leadership. This workshop will allow student leaders to identify their values and the consequences of their actions if they betray the trust of the students they serve.

 

5G: Time Management

Dr. Andrew Lee, Kean University Counseling Center

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - Involvement Center - University Center, room 303

Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

There is 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, or 31,536,000 seconds per year. Time is constantly changing and we must change with it. Time management is essential for any student, but is even more crucial for student leaders. Are you managing your time effectively? This workshop will help you examine your schedule to assist you in prioritizing and making the best use of your time to perform adequately in your organization,classroom and other aspects of your life.

 

5H: Hosting An Event 101

Lester Bosea and Ruth Ma, Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC)

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. - University Center Computer Lab

Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

Event planning is critical for promoting your organization campus wide, attracting prospective members, and retaining current members. This workshop will provide information on room and space reservations, security agreements, food waivers and all applicable policies and procedures for hosting an event at Kean University. This workshop will also educate student group leaders on their roles and the procedures to follow to successfully plan an event.

 

DINNER

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - University Center, room 228

An optional dinner is provided to all conference attendees and facilitators in University Center, room 228.

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