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Fall Leadership Training

Registration is OPENfor Fall Leadership Training 2018 on Tuesday, August 28thfrom 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to register. Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21st.

If you are no longer able to make Fall Leadership Training after registering, it is required that you submit this Cancellation form. Cancellations must be done prior to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th.

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. It is also a time you can Level Up Your Leadership by attending breakout sessions that fulfill a level of the Medallion Program. Look for the Medallion Program logo next those sessions that also count towards the Medallion Program. If you haven’t enrolled into the program yet, you can do so here.

Fall Leadership Training in 2017:

  • 426 student organization leaders attended
  • 82% said the benefited from attending the leadership training
  • 26% attendees were first time leaders
  • 76% would recommend the experience to future student leaders
  • The Graphic Service table at the Expo received the highest review

It is mandatory to send a minimum of two executive board representatives to the training, one of which needs to be the business manager. Since Fraternity & Sorority and Special Interest Housing organizations are not required to participate in the Student Organization Annual Review (SOAR) you are limited to two members. Please talk amongst your executive board about who is going and which sessions each person is going to. It is best to divide and conquer all the important information shared.

Student Organization Leaders that have primary advisors from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Interfaith Chapel, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Residential Life, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to attend the Fall Leadership Training.

Schedule at a Glance:

8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Registration in Hirst Lounge & Expo (Breakfast), Bridge Lounge & May Room

9:55 a.m.-10:50 a.m.: Opening Session–Opening Remarks; Things to Know,Feldman Ballroom

11 a.m.12 p.m.: Break Out Session 1, Various Locations 

12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Discussion Groups, Feldman Ballroom 

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Break Out Session 2, Various Locations

2:15 p.m.-3 p.m.: Closing Session–CCC, Feldman Ballroom w/ Dessert

Breakout Sessions:

Session One: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session Title

Session Description

Learning Outcomes

Finding success through Delegation and Accountability

SESSiON FULL

There are real struggles to delegating effectively and implementing accountability. This session will peel away barriers of restrictive thinking and reasoning to find success in your ability to delegate and successfully hold your members/peers accountable. 

 

Participants will understand barriers to delegate and resources to delegate better

Participants will learn when to and when not to delegate

Participants will gain tools to hold themselves and others accountable

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.

Identify techniques that improve group morale and communication

Understand concepts of the importance of working cohesively within an organization

Learn new activities to implement within a team.

Building Time Management Habits & Strategies

SESSION FULL

 What does your week look like? How many people rely on you? Regardless if it is overwhelming or not, this session will help you manage what you’ve got and provide new strategies to strengthen your capacity.

 

Interfaith Skills for Leadership

 

This workshop will briefly introduce you to issues and concerns that you should be aware of as you lead student groups on a religiously and culturally diverse campus.  We will identify key areas of concern as you plan and execute events on campus where interfaith literacy is important to the success of your work.  This workshop offers important leadership tools even for those leaders who do not consider themselves religious and for groups that are engaged in secular programming and activities.

 

Distinguish between bridged and bonded social capital and how it applies to campus leadership

Understand what it is to be an interfaith leader in a secular context

Identify important issues to consider in planning student events on campus with sensitivity to the religious diversity of the student body

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..

Through some interactive activities, participants will understand the different levels of engagement in their members from T.J. Sullivan’s book “Motivating the Middle” and identify motivating factors for the different levels of engagement. Participants will learn how certain organizational practices and habits can negatively impact motivation and engagement in their members as well as new strategies they can take back and implement within their student organization.

Safe Zone Training

 Safe Zone at the University of Rochester is a dynamic, interactive session for students that includes activities and discussion around:

• Inclusive and respectful language

• The process of coming out

• Understanding sexual and gender identity

• Taking action on our campuses and in our workplaces

• Where to go for help

Participants learn inclusive and respectful language around LGBTQ issues.  Participants gain the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive. 

Programming 101

In this session you will learn the ins & 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.

 

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.

Participants will acquire a set of concrete strategies for: developing an effective meeting agenda; understanding how a skilled facilitator can improve an organization's communication; and improving meeting outcomes.

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.

 

The Practices of Leadership

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.

Attendees articulate three ways to use their preferred leadership practice when participating in their student organization.
Attendees correctly identify each of the five leadership practices when observing it in a scenario.
Attendees explain the importance a follower plays in effective leadership.

Understanding Leadership

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).

Describe what effective leadership looks like in action

Understanding of the breadth of leadership concepts
Critically analyze myths regarding leadership
Awareness of key assumptions of leadership

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.

 

Intercultural Communication & Awareness

 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.

 As a result of this workshop, participants will:

• Learn some key concepts about intercultural communication

• Heighten your awareness of differences in communication styles across cultures

• Reflect on some of your assumptions about the various ways that we can and have communicated with each other

Session Two: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Session Title

Session Description

Learning Outcomes

Finding success through Delegation and Accountability

SESSION FULL

There are real struggles to delegating effectively and implementing accountability. This session will peel away barriers of restrictive thinking and reasoning to find success in your ability to delegate and successfully hold your members/peers accountable  

 

Participants will understand barriers to delegate and resources to delegate better

Participants will learn when to and when not to delegate

Participants will gain tools to hold themselves and others accountable

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 Policies & Procedures, purchasing methods, form types, assignment of Student Accountants and updates from previous year.

Understand importance of being responsible with school funds, and using funds in accordance with our guidelines and core principles.

Building Club Sports Leadership

This session will lead you through the dos and don’ts of club sports. We will review the club sports manual, talk paperwork needs and discuss completion dates. Our goal will be to get everyone on the right page and cover several common mistakes.

Participants will learn all the ways to communication with the club sports council and advisor

Participants will know how to hire a Coach (and the R Club Process)

Participants will understand how to uphold their membership and eligibility for their sport

Setting SMART Goals

Do you set goals for yourself but never reach them? Does your group, team, or organization feel stalled or as if you’re not sure you’re accomplishing what you set out to? In this session you’ll learn how to set SMART goals for you or your organization that will lead to even better results!

After attending the workshop students will:

 

Know the importance of goal setting.

 

Be able to identify the characteristics of a SMART goal.

 

Have developed personal and organization-focused SMART goals.

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. I
n this breakout session you
’ll learn about motivation in organizational contexts.

Through some interactive activities, participants will understand the different levels of engagement in their members from T.J. Sullivan’s book “Motivating the Middle” and identify motivating factors for the different levels of engagement. Participants will learn how certain organizational practices and habits can negatively impact motivation and engagement in their members as well as new strategies they can take back and implement within their student organization.

Active Listening: the ways to being a better communicator

 Are you really listening or just waiting for the person to stop talking so you can insert your thoughts? Active listening skills will change your behaviors in a conversation and help you communicate better.

Define active listening and its relationship to communication

Describe active listening skills and their components

Engage in and model active listening skills

 

Safe Zone Training

Continual from Break Out Session One

 

Conflicts 101: Harnessing the Power of Ideas

During this hour 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.

Participants will have new tools to resolve conflict.

Participants will understand the complexity of conflict and when it needs to be addressed.

Student-Alumni Networking: Asking for Directions

In this session student leaders will re-frame the concept of networking to effectively build and maintain relationships with alumni of their organization(s). Students will learn about resources available through the Greene Center, and apply alumni outreach strategies to enhance the career exploration and preparation of their own organization's members.

Attendees will understand the importance of establishing a professional network.

Attendees will be able to identify strategies for maintaining their professional network.

Attendees will be able to identify the diversity of mentorship roles within their professional network.

The Practices of Leadership

SESSION FULL

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.

Students articulate three ways to use their preferred leadership practice when participating in their student organization.

 

Students correctly identify each of the five leadership practices when observing it in a scenario.

 

Students explain the importance a follower plays in effective leadership.

Understanding Leadership

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).

Describe what effective leadership looks like in action.

 

Understanding of the breadth of leadership concepts.

 

Critically analyze myths regarding leadership.

 

Awareness of key assumptions of leadership.

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.