Program

Learn from fun, interactive workshops.

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.

Conference Location

Hilton New Orleans Airport
901 Airline Drive
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504-469-5000

Download the hotel floor plan

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom A/B

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee

Grand Ballroom A/B

9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Networking Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Training Block I

  •  A  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  B   NEW WORKSHOP  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    Grand Ballroom C
  • Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting In Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Pontchatrain

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Networking 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
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  F   NEW WORKSHOP  Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    Grand Ballroom C
  •  G  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Effective Student Legislators: You Won the Senate Seat…Now What? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Pontchatrain

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Grand Ballroom A/B

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – ASGA Halftime

Grand Ballroom A/B

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Training Block III

  •  I  How to Make Students Care About Your Student Government: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  • J   NEW WORKSHOP  Actions Speak Louder than Words: Cultivating Allies, Partners, & Champions – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: Important vs. Urgent – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Pontchatrain

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Networking Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables

  1. Senators, Representatives, Judicial Branch, and Committee Members – Grand Ballroom A/B
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Grand Ballroom C
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – Grand Ballroom D
  4. Advisors – Pontchatrain

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Networking Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Training Block IV

  •  L  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  M  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • N   FOR ADVISORS  Advising 2.0: Navigating and Negotiating Institutional Politics – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom D
  •  O  D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.–Just Do It! – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Pontchatrain

4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Networking Break

4:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Raffle

  • “The Importance of Your Student Government” – Butch Oxendine, ASGA Founder & Executive Director
  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

Grand Ballroom A/B

Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • Community Service Project (on your own)
  • ASGA Overtine: Private Consulting Appointments at conference hotel (must be arranged in advance)
    • One hour of private consulting (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
    • One hour of private consulting (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
    • One hour of private consulting (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
      (Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions