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

2020 Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 15, 2020

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  SGA Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom B
  • Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
    Grand Ballroom D

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
  • F   FOR ADVISORS  Advising 2.0: Navigating and Negotiating Institutional Politics – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • Retention Matters – Dessie Hall
    Grand Ballroom D

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

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

  •  H  How to Make Students Care About Your Student Government: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A
  • Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting In Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • TBA – Dessie Hall
    Grand Ballroom D

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
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Grand Ballroom B
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – Grand Ballroom C
  4. Advisors – Grand Ballroom D

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

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

  •  K  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A
  •  L  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom B
  • D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.–Just Do It! – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  •  N  TBA – Dessie Hall
    Grand Ballroom D

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 16, 2020

  • 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