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Mid-Year Leadership Training

The Mid-Year Leadership Training provides student organization executive board members with a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they can use to strengthen themselves and their organization. Since a number of organizations hold elections at the end of the calendar year the training’s focus is for new leaders (new to a position or first time on an executive board) or those who missed the Fall Leadership Training. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership.

Who Should Attend

Executive board members from:

  • College Student Organizations
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Residential Life Groups

New leaders or those who missed attending Fall Leadership training need to attend the whole training. This means registering for opening, advisor, and breakout sessions.

Returning leaders can register for individual breakout sessions they would like to attend in order to Level Up their leadership.

Please make sure your CCC site is up to date with your current executive board members.

When & Where is it

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, the day before classes start. New leaders check-in at Douglass Feldman Ballroom by 2 p.m.

How to Register

  1. Download the Campus Groups App
  2. Select "University of Rochester"
  3. Select "2020 Mid-Year Leadership Training"
  4. View the "Session Information" and register for one in each section.

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Schedule

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: Opening Session

2:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.: Meet with your Advisor

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Breakout Session One

4:40 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Breakout Session Two

Breakout Session One Details:

Understanding Leadership

(Medallion Level 1 Opening Session)

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 philosophy of leadership which is necessary for you to become effective contributors to your organization(s).

Practices of Leadership

(Medallion Level 2 Opening Session)

During this session you will complete the Leadership Practices Inventory to understand your unique leadership style and how it can benefit your organizations. We’ll also discuss how leaders work collaboratively to help a group succeed.

Teambuilding: Learning Different Strategies and Practicing Them (Medallion Level 2: Interpersonal Competence)

This session features 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.

How do I do that?

From Advertising to Zip-cars this session will talk about those and everything in-between. The resources that are available to you as a student organization are in abundance, but how do you use them, how do you access them, where is that form? This session will go over all that so you can be the most efficient leader because you have access to use the resources provided. You’ll learn about time lines and tips to help you delegate effectively to your members.

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 the Rocky the Yellowjacket mascot.

Programming 101

In this session you will learn the ins and outs of planning a successful program, including event registration and the assessment process. Participants will also gain an understanding of University guidelines and will review campus resources.

Business Manager Training

MANDATORY comprehensive training on the appropriate use of SA funding and the process for accessing funds in the Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO). Training must be attended by the E-Board member that functions as a Business Manager for a student organization that: receives a budget from the Students’ Association Appropriation Committee (SAAC), intends to seek funding from SAAC or has an established account in SOFO. Topics include but are not limited to: SAAC Polices & Procedures, purchasing methods, form types, Student Accountant assignments and updates from previous year.

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Breakout Session Two Details:

Unpacking Sexual Misconduct: Student Org. Edition

When was the last time you talked about sexual misconduct? Was it in orientation? How long ago was that, and what do you remember about it? Does it feel like it was a lifetime ago?! Was it all just a blur?! Do you have some questions that would be helpful to unpack? Revisit and expand on your sexual misconduct training from your first year by discussing how you can be leaders in preventing sexual assault and promoting a safe, consensual environment for yourself, friends, and community. Its on all of us to prevent sexual assault at the University of Rochester.

Non-Violent Communication

Would you like to get what you want in a way that doesn’t upset others but instead builds trust and connection? Nonviolent communication is a process that is taught around the world. Check out this workshop offered by the Gandhi Institute.

President’s Panel & Roundtable

This session is for returning Presidents. A panel of young presidents from Rochester companies will be coming in to share their best practices, challenges they have over come, and answer any questions you might have.

Motivating the Middle (Medallion Level 2: Interpersonal Competence)

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.

Understanding Leadership

(Medallion Level 1 Opening Session)

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 philosophy of leadership which is necessary for you to become effective contributors to your organization(s).

Practices of Leadership

(Medallion Level 2 Opening Session)

During this session you will complete the Leadership Practices Inventory to understand your unique leadership style and how it can benefit your organizations. We’ll also discuss how leaders work collaboratively to help a group succeed.

Intercultural Communication and Awareness

(Medallion Level 1: Knowledge Acquisition)

Intercultural awareness is the foundation of communication and involves the ability to self-reflect and become aware of our cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions. Intercultural awareness becomes central when you have to interact with people who differ from yourself. This workshop explores the interplay of language, communication, and culture in interpersonal interactions, providing participants with an overview of the basic principles of intercultural communication.

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