Wilson Commons Student Activities

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Fall Leadership Training
Leadership Appreciation Dinner
Medallion Program
Mid-Year Training


Fall Leadership Training 2017 

Tuesday, August 29th, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm, Wilson Commons

The Fall Leadership training's mission is to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they will benefit from and in turn strengthen their organization. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership. Breakout sessions will be led by professional staff and experienced student leaders.

Each group is expected to send two executive board representatives to the training; if your organization has a business manager, that person should attend. It is also recommended that those executive members that have the responsibility for Event Registration or maintaining CCC information should attend. Fraternity & Sorority, Club Sports, and Special Interest Housing organizations are limited to 2 members. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.

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We hope this training will prove engaging and beneficial for the University of Rochester's 250+ student organizations. Our student organizations bring great richness, innovation, awareness, and energy to our campus. Student Organization Leaders that have primary advisors from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Interfaith Chapel, Athletics & Recreation, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Residential Life, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to attend the Fall Leadership Training on Tuesday, August 29th.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30am—9:30am – Registration & EXPO (Light Breakfast), Bridge Lounge & May Room 

9:45am—10:35am – Opening Session–Opening Remarks; Things to Know, Douglass Ballroom

10:45–11:45pm – Break Out Session 1, Various Locations 

  1. Accountability Students will understand what accountability means for student leaders and organizations and how to develop a system of holding themselves and others accountable.
    Career Related Alumni Engagement  In this session student leaders will learn about building and maintaining relationships with alumni of their organization. Students will learn about resources available through the Career Center, and will be able to apply alumni outreach strategies to enhance their own organization's members job search. 
    Club Sports Training With assistance from the club sports council president you will learn the dos and don’ts of club sports. We will review the club sports manual, talk paperwork needs, budget, and discuss completion dates. Our goal will be to get everyone on the right page and cover several common mistakes. 
    Interfaith Encounters Interfaith literacy is an integral part of intercultural competence in our religiously diverse campus and country. Strong leaders are those who understand the needs of religiously diverse constituents and know how to leverage the strengths that come with religious and cultural diversity. Come test your own interfaith literacy and acquire important interfaith skills to enhance your ability to be an effective leader both on and off campus.
    Motivating The Middle Whether or not we realize it, the effectiveness and success of student organizations on campus is--in large part--an issue of motivation. In this breakout session you'll learn about motivation in organizational contexts. 
    New Leader Roundtable   No mater what position you have, being a new leader of a student organization requires you to get-up-to-speed quickly. Come network with other new leaders to learn some inside tips and lingos. You'll benifit most if you come ready to engage and ask questions.  
    Presidents’ Roundtable  While you might have held an officer position before, being president of an organization for the first time can be both exciting and daunting. Come network with other presidents to share perspectives and gain new ideas to help you be successful in your new role within your organization.
    Programming 101 In this session you will learn the ins & outs of planning a successful program including event registration on the assessment process. Participants will also gain an understanding of University guidelines and will review campus resources. 
    Running Effective Meetings This interactive session will help you plan and lead effective meetings, keep your discussions on target, encourage cooperation, and accomplish your action items. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm solutions and practice new strategies and will leave this session with a list of important tools and resources for improving their meeting management.
    Teambuilding: learning different activities and then practicing them  This breakout session will feature several interactive teambuilding activities accompanied by a
    conversation about the importance of working cohesively within an organization. Participants will learn about effective communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution.
    The Practices of Leadership (Medallion Level 2 intro)  During this session you will complete the Leadership Practices Inventory to understand your unique leadership style and how it can benefit your organization. We’ll also discuss how leaders work collaboratively to help a group succeed. 
    Understanding Leadership (Medallion Level 1 intro: offer in two locations Leadership is not just about holding a position. It is more about navigating through a process that results in some kind of change. This interactive workshop focuses on leadership concepts, perspectives and viewpoints. It provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership which is necessary for you to become effective contributors to your organization(s).

11:45am – Lunch with Advisor, Various Locations 


1:00–2:00pm
– Break Out Session 2, Various Locations

Accountability Students will understand what accountability means for student leaders and organizations and how to develop a system of holding themselves and others accountable.
Building strong collaborations and partnerships on and off campus Innovation comes through collaboration. That’s why we collaborate: to create new and memorable programs, to build more inclusive communities, to make the most of our diverse backgrounds and experiences, and to better utilize our resources. Collaboration is in your own best interest…but it requires work. During this session you will learn—among other things—practical steps to successful creative
collaborations!
Business manager training  Mandatory comprehensive training on the proper procedures to access funds in the SAAC office. Training must be attended by Business Managers of SA Funded AND non-SA Funded groups. Topics include but are not limited to; SAAC Polices & Procedures, purchasing methods, form types, assignment of Student Accountants and updates from previous year. 
Goal Setting  This session will go over setting SMART goals and how personal/organizational goals can work with each other. 
Motivating The Middle Whether or not we realize it, the effectiveness and success of student organizations on campus is--in large part--an issue of motivation. In this breakout session you'll learn about motivation in organizational contexts.
New Leaders Roundtable  No mater what position you have, being a new leader of a student organization requires you to get-up-to-speed quickly. Come network with other new leaders to learn some inside tips and lingos. You'll benifit most if you come ready to engage and ask questions.  
Presidents’ Roundtable  While you might have held an officer position before, being president of an organization for the first time can be both exciting and daunting. Come network with other new presidents to share perspectives and gain new ideas to help you be successful in your new role within your organization.
Conflicts 101: Harnessing the Power of Ideas During this hour together we will explore: (1) how trust and creativity relate to conflict; (2) the costs of unresolved conflict; and (3) two frameworks for resolving conflict with self and others. 
Get Connected: Linking alumni and student organizations In this sessions student leaders will learn ways to connected with their organization’s alumni. Alumni Relations will review their Get Connected program, and students will learn all the ways in which Alumni Relations can help them connect with their alumni. 
Teambuilding: learning different activities and then practicing them  This breakout session will feature several interactive teambuilding activities accompanied by a
conversation about the importance of working cohesively within an organization. Participants will learn about effective communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution.
The Practices of Leadership (Medallion Level 2 intro)  During this session you will complete the Leadership Practices Inventory to understand your unique leadership style and how it can benefit your organization. We’ll also discuss how leaders work collaboratively to help a group succeed. 
Understanding Leadership (Medallion Level 1 intro: offer in two locations Leadership is not just about holding a position. It is more about navigating through a process that results in some kind of change. This interactive workshop focuses on leadership concepts, perspectives and viewpoints. It provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership which is necessary for you to become effective contributors to your organization(s).
 Using Effective Marketing, Branding, and Identity Learn how you can use various online, digital, and print platforms on campus to connect with the University community and outside media. Plus, get informed on effective and not-so-effective strategies to employ, resources available to you, and what you can really do with Rocky the yellowjacket mascot. 
Programming to the next level  So you know all about the Event Registration process and feel confident with the resources for programming, however attendance is low, your organization does the same thing over and over or has no annual events, in this session you will engage with others on what can you do to make a bigger impact on the campus community. 

2:15pm—2:45pm – Closing Session–CCC, Douglass Ballroom w/ Dessert

2:45pm—3:15pm – Closing Session–Student Leader Panel, Douglass Ballroom w/ Dessert

 

Slam-dunk Success:  Leading from Every Position on Campus

Thursday, September 21

Event description: Byron Scott won championships as basketball player and coach in the NBA. Charles Norris is a UR alum who has achieved success as a leader in business. Though from very different backgrounds and experiences, Scott and Norris have formed a deep relationship and partnered to write a book on leadership. In this luncheon they’ll share their strategies for motivating others, listening, delegating and turning failure into learning opportunities. These important insights will help you exercise successful leadership regardless of what position you occupy on campus and beyond.

Invitation Only: RSVP here

 

Mid-Year Leadership Training 2017 

Monday, January 16th; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Wilson Commons

The Mid-Year Leadership training's mission is to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they will benefit from and in turn strengthen their organization. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership. Breakout sessions will be led by professional staff and experienced student leaders.

The focus is for new leaders (new to a position or first time on an executive board) as a number or organizations hold elections at the end of the calendar year.  It is HIGHLY ENCOURAGE that each organization send one executive board representative to the training. More can attend especially for new leaders. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.

RSVP closed!

Please make sure your CCC site is up todate with your current executive board members for the spring semester. 

We hope this training will prove engaging and beneficial for the University of Rochester's 250+ student organizations. Our student organizations bring great richness, innovation, awareness, and energy to our campus. Student Organization Leaders that have primary advisors from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Interfaith Chapel, Athletics & Recreation, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to this training. 

 

 

Leadership Appreciation Dinner (Spring Semester)

LAD2017

The Leadership Appreciation Dinner honors and recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have enriched the University of Rochester's community through their varied programs, publications, activities, and community service. Four awards will be given during the dinner 1) Alice DeSimone, 2) Ana Hubbard 3) Outstanding New Student Organization and 4) Student Organization Photo Winner. This year's Leadership Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in the Douglass Ballroom. This event is invitation only and for organizations who are advised by Rochester Center for Community Leadership and Wilson Commons Student Activities. Attire is business casual.

RSVP to the dinner closed

Awards

Alice DeSimone Award

Applications closed

The Alice DeSimone Award is given each year in memory of Alice DeSimone, who served for seventeen years as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Students. This award is presented to students whose contributions to co-curricular life at the University have strengthened community spirit and involvement.Nominees need not be in high profile or formal positions of leadership to be considered. Instead, this award recognizes dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, and positive role modeling as leadership traits that help promote and maintain a strong quality of life for all. This award can and will be given to more than one student of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (KEY or Take 5).

2017 Winners:

Ana Hubbard Award

Applications closed

2017 Winner: Aurek Ransom

The Ana Hubbard Award was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Ana Hubbard, class of 1999. Wilson Commons Student Activities presents the Ana Hubbard Award in recognition of a student whose participation in a student organization has improved their life, provided valuable skills and contributed to the vitality of their student organization and campus community. This award will be given to a member of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (Take 5 or KEY).

Outstanding New Student Organization Award

Awarded to an undergraduate, University-recognized student organization that has been around between 1-4 years and is advised by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership or Wilson Commons Student Activities. This student organization is moving beyond the expectations of a startup organization. They demonstrate a long-lasting impact on the campus environment for all students.

All nominators (self-nominations accepted) need to provide is 3-5 sentences telling us what stands out about this organization. Referencing outstanding collaboration, programming, productivity and how it aligns with their mission.

2017 Winner:

SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group)

Student Organization Photo Winner

Winners 2017:

  1. Chinese Students' Association (CSA)= Best Group Portrait - the selected photo best captures an organization's members in a thoughtful reflective moment.
  2. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)= Best CCC Page - this prize is given to the organization that best utilizes the options on CCC to visually showcase their organization.
  3. Korean Percussion Group (HON)= Best Creative Group - the selected photo captures the vision and spirit of an organization in an inspired way.

Submit to the contest by RSVPing to the dinner. You can submit photos even though they don't fit into the photo contest categories. Photos submitted should showcase the spirit of your organization. Please do not submit blurry images.

Medallion Program

Medallion

The Medallion Program aims to educate student leaders by providing opportunities for intentional learning, self-reflection, and skill development. Students enrolled in the Medallion Program will gain a strong sense of self-awareness, work effectively with others, and become civically and socially engaged.

Students from all majors, class levels, and degrees of leadership experience who wish to enhance their personal lives and the lives of others are welcome. The Medallion Program provides a balance between structure and creativity. Participants will need to meet specific requirements, but they also have the freedom to choose events and programs that meet their needs.

The program is divided into three different levels, each building on the last. A student can choose to complete all levels, some levels, or even just a few workshops. At any point students can move in and out of levels or choose to only take a few workshops. Those that complete all levels will be welcomed into the Medallion Leadership Society! 

For more information and to start your journey visit the program website