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Conference Goals

The goals for the Student Group Leadership Conference are:

  • 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.

 


Keynote Speaker

Pete Mockaitis

Pete Mockaitis (Muh-KITE-iss), is an author and coach who’s served clients in over 50 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 should make a 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.

 


    Conference Assignments

    Please refer to the list below to determine which group your organization has been assigned to attend the conference as a part of. If you are a member of multiple groups and assigned to attend multiple dates, you only need to select one day to attend. Please speak with all of your executive board members to determine the best date for you to attend.

    • Accounting Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Actuarial Society of Kean: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • African Students Association : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Alliance of E.O.F. Students of NJ: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Alpha Phi Alpha: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • American Chemical Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • American Institute of Architecture Students : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • American Medical Women's Association : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • American Sign Language Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Association for Computing Machinery: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Association for Computing Machinery - Women : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Athletic Training Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Beta Kappa Psi : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Beta Kappa Sigma: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Biology Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Biotechnology Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Business Research Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Caribbean Student Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Catholic Newman Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Chi Upsilon Sigma: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Community Standards and Student Conduct Peer Volunteer Group : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Coptic Orthodox Christian Fellowship: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Cougars In Motion : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Criminal Justice Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Cru at Kean University: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Delta Phi Epsilon: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Delta Sigma Theta: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Earth Science Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Equality for All: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Filipinos Uniting Nations at Kean: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Gamma Psi Epsilon: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Global Business Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • GO! The Graphic Organization: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Good Eats at KU: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Graduate and Part-time Student Council: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Student Organization: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Greek Senate: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Haitian Student Association : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Hall Council: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Historical Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • I am Woman : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • IMPACT Apostolic Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Industrial Design Society of America: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • International Student Association : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Iota Phi Theta: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Italian Cultural Experience : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Dance Theatre : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy): Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Gospel Choir: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean L.I.F.T Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Musical Movements : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Ocean Communication Club: Date - TBA at Kean Ocean
    • Kean Ocean Criminal Justice Club: Date - TBA at Kean Ocean
    • Kean Ocean Entrepreneurship Club : Date - TBA at Kean Ocean
    • Kean Ocean Forensic Psychology: Date - TBA at Kean Ocean
    • Kean Ocean Psychology Club: Date - TBA at Kean Ocean
    • Kean Psychology Graduate Council : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean SAFE: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Smash: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Theatre Council: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University Anime Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University Council for Exceptional Children: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University Hillel: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University Rotaract Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University Student Education Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University's Men Of Excellence: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean University's Top Knotch: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Kean Women of Excellence : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Delta Chi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc.: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Theta Alpha: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Theta Phi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Men's Group: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Metalsmith Student League: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Military & Veterans Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Mu Sigma Upsilon: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Multicultural Greek Council: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Muslim Student Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • National Association for Music Education: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • National Council for Negro Women: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • National Pan-Hellenic Council: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Nu Delta Pi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Nu Sigma Phi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Nu Theta Chi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Omega Psi Phi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Omega Sigma Psi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Operation Smile: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Order of Melchizedek: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Pan-African Student Union : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Phi Beta Sigma: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Physical Education and Health Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Physical Therapy Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Point and Shoot: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Portuguese American Club at Kean: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Pre-Law Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Association : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Pre-Physician Assistant Organization: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Project Alpha: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Project Pengyou: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Prosper Above The Hardships : Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • PSY Organization: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Public Relations Student Society of America: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Rec - N - Crew: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Sample Organization of Cougar Link: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Screenwriter's Society: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Sigma Beta Chi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Sigma Beta Tau: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Sigma Theta Chi: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Social Work Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Speech, Language and Hearing Student Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • STEM Educators: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Student Occupational Therapy Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Student Organization Class of 2018: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Student Organization Class of 2019: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Student Organization Class of 2020: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Student Organization of Kean University: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Tau Kappa Epsilon: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • The Poetry Club: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Theta Phi Alpha: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • THREADS: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    • Wenzhou-Kean University Student Association: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

     


    Conference Registration

    Registration for the 2017 Student Group Leadership Conference for Group A on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 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 were only required to attend one day of the conference (or the equivalent number of student group workshops throughout multiple days).

     


    Student Group Training Requirement

    To fulfill the 2017-2018 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

    9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast and Check-In
    9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening
    10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation
    11:20 a.m. - 12 noon Educational Workshop 1
    12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Educational Workshop 2
    12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
    1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Educational Workshop 3
    2:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Educational Workshop 4
    3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Break
    3:25 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Educational Workshop 5
    4:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Educational Workshop 6
    5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner (optional)

    Keynote

    One Year to Make It Happen

    Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

    10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    You’ve got a new, energetic group of officers and big plans to dominate this year. But a few years rarely results in legendary leaps. Most only maintain the organization’s status quo. How do you make sure that THIS year—your year—amazing things will 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. Pete reveals proven strategies for students to: (a) inspire high engagement among members, (b) keep it real and promote thoughtful exchanges, (c) ensure that members follow through on their commitments, (d) stay passionate and focused in the heat of challenges, and (e) learn important lessons from their successes and failures. Pete’s hilarious, passionate delivery provides enough laughs and real-world examples to kick your organization into high gear. You can make this a legendary year, and Pete will show you how.

    Educational Workshops: Session 1

    1A: Being Presidential

    Terrance McCornell

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Group FundamentalsGroup 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: Stepping Up in Absence of Executive Board Members

    Samantha Adams

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    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: Maintaining Your Organization Records Through Cougar Link

    Brianna Crawford

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    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.

     

    1D: Managing Your Organization's Finances and Banking

    Scott Snowden

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    As the treasurer of your organization you are responsible for your organization’s finances. Each organization is different and the budgets 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.

     

    1E: Managing Your Funded Group's Budget and Finances

    Carli Hench

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    As a funded group treasurer, you are given a lot of responsibilities and one of those is being able to budget and determine where your money is going as a organization. The biggest thing to learn when it comes to this aspect of running an organization is budgeting. In this presentation you will be given tools that can help you betting understand budgeting and how it can pertain to your organization.

     

    1F: Greek New Member Policies and Your New Member Process

    Vanessa Lupo

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    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.

     

    1G: Advertising and Promoting Your Organization and Events on Campus

    Luis Nieves

    11:20 a.m. to 12 noon - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 208

    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.

    Educational Workshops: Session 2

    2A: The Four Frustrations of Student Leadership

    Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    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! Have you ever found yourself losing sleep because too few members are coming to meetings? Too few officers and chairs are doing their stuff? Too few people are coming to events? Too few members are paying their dues on time or meeting deadlines? Have you ever just felt exhausted from the whole “leader thing?” There’s hope. In this engaging keynote, Pete helps you put things into perspective and offers tactics to immediately transform frustrations into possibilities. This program can be conducted as a keynote for a large group, or an interactive workshop or a breakout session for smaller groups. Pete offers his perspectives and then facilitates group dialogue so everyone’s solutions can be used to restore the fun—and successes—to student leadership.

     

    2B: Member Appreciation

    Michelle Zuzock & Dawn DeMarco

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Happiness leads to success!  This workshop will highlight why it is important to keep your members happy and enjoying the organization. We are going to have examples of ways different organizations can keep members engaged, happy, and enjoying their time in the club or organization.

     

    2C: Manage Your Stress, Don't Let Your Stress Manage You

    Dr. Vidal Annan

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    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 like 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.

     

    2D: Marketing Yourself Through Co-Curricular Involvement

    Susan Figuerora

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

    Learn what a Co-Curricular Transcript is. Students who attend this workshop will become aware of the differences between an official and unofficial CCT. Learn what can be and what can not be included on a Co-Curricular Transcript as well as the process to request and obtain a CCT.

     

    2E: Passing The Torch: Building Up Future Leaders

    Jonathan Lopez

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    With each new year members come and go. Which also means leaders come and go. As an organization you always have to prepare for the next set of leaders. In this workshop you will learn how to "pass the torch" and teach new E-board members the ins and outs of your position to prepare them for the future.

     

    2F: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Caroline Antonio, Dawn DeMarco & Anthony Sanchez

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

    Effectiveness is the only sure way to know that everything is getting done. You want to learn how to do things in time effcient and effective ways. In this workshop you will be given seven habits that you can incorporate into your day which can help make you a more effective person.

     

    2G: Conflict Resolution: Listen, Learn and Speak

    Tierra Hooker

    12:05 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 208

    Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

    When working with other people there's going to be conflict. Conflict of interest, opinions ect. One important skill to learn is conflict resolution, most importantly: listening, learning and speaking. In this workshop you will be given tips on how to accomplish these three aspects of conflict resolution effectively.

     

    Educational Workshops: Session 3

    3A: Making Meetings Matter

    Pete Mockaitis, Keynote Speaker

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    It’s okay to admit it. Sometimes meetings suck. Attendance is low and those who do show up talk around in circles, achieving little. Or maybe you’ve just got a nagging feeling that your meetings have some extra hidden potential. In this hands-on workshop or breakout, Pete combines his hard-earned insights from corporate consulting and student organizational leadership to transform your meetings forever.

     

    3B: Managing Your Organization's Events Successfully

    Kenny Ibe

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    When getting ready for an event you want to make sure the event is effectively managed and presented for the best results possible. In this workshop you will learn how to effectively manage your events so that the executive board, members, and attendees benefit from the results.

     

    3C: Promoting Your Organization Through Cougar Link

    Luis Nieves & Shayne Mcleod

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Cougar Link is a simple and efficient way to promote your organization. With the use of cougar link you can share everything from your meeting times to future events. Cougar Link is a huge resource for new members to learn what your organization is about. In this workshop you will learn how to better use Cougar Link to help promote your organization.

     

    3D: Managing Your Organization's Community Service Efforts

    Susan Figuerora

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Want your organization to host a service project? There can be a lot of processes and procedures that hold you back. Let the Service team clear the air for you and come learn the steps in planning, executing and finalizing service projects.

     

    3E: Setting Goals and Getting Buy-In from Within Your Organization

    Brianna Crawford

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    As you approach the start of a new year, you want to set new or maintain existing goals and standards. In this presentation you're going to be given examples on how to set goals for your organization. You want to set these goals in way in which it grabs the attention of the organization members and gain their support as you try to become a successful group.

     

    3F: The Involvement Center and Your Organization

    Ymani Hawkins

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    The Involvement Center offers an array of resources for student groups. In this workshop you will learn all of the resources we have to offer here on campus and how we can help your organization this upcoming semester. You may be surprised at what the Involvement Center offers

     

    3G: KDM Recruitment

    Ashley Buchanan

    1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 208

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Like this year’s Kean Dance Marathon theme says, Miracles Have No Limits! This workshop will explain what KDM is, where the money raised goes, and how to join. Attendees will leave wanting to start a team for KDM 2018 and join us in dancing 12 hours for the kids!

     

    Educational Workshops: Session 4

    4A: Funded Group Executive Board Training: Part 1

    Carli Hench

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational 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.

     

    4B: Emotional Literacy & Effective Communication

    Leanne Manna, Tibian Hassan & Catarina Cordeiro

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    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 outlined include 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.

     

    4C: Managing Meetings

    Samantha Adams & Ashley Bongiorno

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    One major part of any organization is the meetings. These are an essential part to your organization so you want to make sure these meetings are organized and managed properly. In this work shoop you will learn how to mange your meetings. How to use your time wisely and efficiently during these meeting times.

     

    4D: Finding Balance by Managing Your Time

    Mei-ling Chen

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Leader DevelopmentLeader Development

    There are 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.

     

    4E: Fundraising Policies

    Service Staff

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Fundraising is important for a successful student group and/ or organization. Through this fundraising workshop, groups can learn funding opportunities, benefits methods, and technology behind fundraising; as well as working together to accomplish successful events as a group or organization.

     

    4F: Walk, Talk, Look like a Leader

    Lennox Mars

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    Leader DevelopmentLeader 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 one's share of the blame, and a little less than one's 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.

     

    4G: Branding and Marketing Your Organization

    Lucas Hernandez

    2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 208

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Good branding and marketing can make an unappealing group appealing. The same can be said of the opposite that bad branding and marketing can make an excellent organization seem not so excellent. In this workshop you'll learn what it takes to take your organizations branding and marketing to the next level. Don't let a member pass you by because of bad branding or marketing.

    Educational Workshops: Session 5

    5A: Funded Group Executive Board Training: Part 2

    Carli Hench

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    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.

     

    5B: Partnering with Kean's Service Initiatives

    Susan Figuerora

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hunger and Homelessness Week. 9/11 Day of Service. These are just some of the service initiatives hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service. Learn how to partner with the Center, through hosting or attending service projects, during one of the many campus wide service initiatives.

     

    5C: Social Media Best Practices for Student Groups

    Lucas Hernandez

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    This presentation will consist of the many ways in which student groups can use social media to benefit them. It will explain the importance of why they should each have a social media accountant for their group and proper ways to use it. Tips and advice on how to improve their social media practices will be explained as well. The presentation will offer the groups extremely useful information that they can use to grow themselves and increase involvement.

     

    5D: Hazing Prevention and Awareness

    Antonio Brito

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Hazing is an unfortunate reality for some college students interested in joining a Greek Organization. In this workshop you will learn how to be proactive in the event that hazing is suspected. Take part in learning your role regarding this important issue and how to take action against some of the early warning signs of hazing.

     

    5E: Opening a Bank Account for Your Organization

    Jonathan Lopez

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Where are you keeping your organization’s money? If your organization has money, how are you ensuring you have a fair, accurate and transparent record of your finances? Any organization that has its own finances is strongly encouraged to establish an official organizational bank account. This workshop is designed to teach your organization to have a transparent financial system and use your organization’s bank account effectively to write checks and make deposits.

     

    5F: Creative Fundraising Strategies for Your Organization

    Sandra Espinal & Caroline Antonio

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Tired of hosting the same fundraisers every semester? Come learn how to maximize your organizations fundraising efforts and how to create new and fresh fundraising ideas. Get advice from the Kean University Leadership Institute who has raised a total of over $29,000 for various organizations.

     

    5G: Motivating the Middle

    Leanne Manna

    3:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 208

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Often times in groups and organizations, 20% of the members do 80% of the work. As a leader in your group, you need to motivate a specific set of overlooked members. Stop focusing on members who check out or complain about problems but have no suggestions for solutions. Start focusing on those "middle third members" who hate drama, care for your organization and prefer to play a supporting role. This workshop will help student leaders direct their efforts toward the middle and understand what they can contribute, which may solve an organization's most pressing leadership challenges.

    Educational Workshops: Session 6

    6A: Event Planning at Kean University

    Kerrin Lyles

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium

    Group FundamentalsGroup Fundamentals

    Events are 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.

     

    6B: Rethinking Your Resume

    Gina Miseo

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 109

    Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

    Your resume is something that should always be evolving and growing like you. It is a representation of you and what you have done in your academic and professional life. In this workshop you will be given tools that can help you enhance your resume with co-curricular involvement.

     

    6C: Recruiting & Retaining Group Members & Officers

    Tierra Hooker & Kenny Ibe

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 115

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    After the music fades and the hard work sets in, it might feel like you are the only one left doing all the work. Every year a massive number students join student groups only to disappear a few months later. Why does this happen and how can you prevent it in your group? In this session we’ll break down the hidden secrets to recruiting & retaining group members & officers so that the party keeps going on long after you’ve left the dance floor.

     

    6D: PULSE Program Board Information Session

    Alexa Cantres & PULSE

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 205

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    Are you someone who thinks there can be more happening on campus and have some great ideas on how to increase campus life? Come learn how to join the PULSE program board and bring your creative ideas to the table.

     

    6E: Connecting to Off Campus Service Opportunities

    Natalie Siedhof

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 206

    Organizational DevelopmentOrganizational Development

    "Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large." This workshop will cover how your organization can create off campus service projects and connect to off campus organizations, in order to enhance your members college experience.

     

    6F: Representing Yourself and Your Organization

    Ymani Hawkins

    4:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), room 207

    Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

    It is essential for student groups to represent themselves appropriately. It is important to focus on the concept that what you do, say, post, etc. has a personal and group consequence (whether-positive or negative).This presentation will also assess the many ways a group can and should be ethical- abiding by their core principles and values to ultimately foster a socially responsible environment. This presentation aims to uncover the many ways an organization can be more socially responsible through their personal and collective image, the behavior and practices of the organization itself, and the outreach and events orchestrated by these organizations.

     

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