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

2024 Conference Schedule
All times in Central Standard Time (CST)

Friday, February 16, 2024

All times in Central Standard Time (CST)

Community Service Project (on your own)

Saturday, February 17, 2024

All times in Central Standard Time (CST)

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

  • Michael A. Cadore, Sr., 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
  • Who Said There’s No “I” in Team? – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • C   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Pontchartrain

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  Jumanji! Leveling Up Your SGA Leadership  – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • Student Government is a Bunch of C.R.A.P. (Communication-Respect-Attitude-Professionalism) – Michael A. Cadore, Sr., Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • H   FOR ADVISORS  Advising 2.0: Navigating and Negotiating Institutional Politics – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Pontchartrain

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   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders Within Your SG – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • Magnus Principles: I am, You Are, We Are Magnus! #Greatness – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Goal-setting & Fulfilling Your Mission: What are You Doing? – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Pontchartrain

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

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables

  1.  BONUS WORKSHOP  How to Improve Your SG’s Web & Social Media Presence – Butch Oxendine – Grand Ballroom A/B
  2. Senators, Representatives, Judicial Branch, and Committee Members – Grand Ballroom C
  3. Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers – Grand Ballroom D
  4. Advisors – Pontchartrain

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Networking 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
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  N  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • O   FOR ADVISORS  Good Leadership Needs H.E.L.P. (Honor, Encouragement, Loyalty, Professionalism) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Inclusive SG Leadership: Tackling the Difficult Conversations – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Pontchartrain

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

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

  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)
  • “The Importance of Your Student Government” – Butch Oxendine, Emcee

Grand Ballroom A/B

Sunday, February 18, 2024

All times in Central Standard Time (CST)
  • Community Service Project (on your own)
  • ASGA Overtime: Private Consulting Appointments at conference hotel (must be arranged in advance)
    • One hour of private consulting (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
    • 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.)
      (Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions