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Fall Leadership Training

Fall Leadership Training aims to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they can use to strengthen their organizations and personal leadership skills.

Our goal for this training is to provide a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership.

You can also Level Up Your Leadership by attending breakout sessions that fulfill the Medallion Program. Look for the Medallion Program logo next those sessions that also count towards the program. If you haven’t enrolled into the program yet, click this link to enroll in the medallion program.

Fall Leadership Training 2018 Stats:

  • 460 leaders attended
  • 82% said they benefited from attending the leadership training
  • 25% attendees were first time leaders
  • 80% would recommend the experience to future student leaders
  • The Campus Community Connection (CCC) table at the Expo received the highest review

Who Should Attend

A minimum of TWO Executive board members who have primary advisors from one of the following offices are invited to attend:

  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (limited two members)
  • Interfaith Chapel
  • Rochester Center for Community Leadership
  • Office for Residential Life and Housing Services (limited two members)
  • Wilson Commons Student Activities

Mandatory for Business Managers of 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.

Talk with your primary advisor if you have questions about your organizations attendance requirements at Fall Leadership Training. 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 at the training then share out to the whole eboard information gained.

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

When is it

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 (the day before classes start) 9:20 a.m. - 3 p.m.

How to Register

  1. You'll need to have a University Tickets account. Simply go to University Tickets and click on the yellow "Login/Register" button, and select the “Students/Faculty/Staff” button. If you have issues please contact kenneth.beck@rochester.edu
  2. Visit Fall Leadership Training on University Tickets to sign up for all your sessions through our ticket platform.
  3. Registration opens June 10th 2019.

Registration does not close, however we do have a 475 capacity and breakout sessions will fill up fast! Registration is FREE. When completing your University Ticket Account there is no payment information required.

Registration cancellation: If you cannot attend you must let us know so we can open up your registration spots to another leader. Please complete the cancellation form as soon as you know you cannot attend.

Schedule at a Glance:

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Registration: Hirst Lounge; Breakfast: Bridge Lounge 

9:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Opening Session–Opening Remarks; Things to Know, Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons

10:40 a.m.–11:40a.m.: Break Out Session 1Various Locations

11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Expo, Hirst Lounge, Bridge Lounge, May Room in Wilson Commons

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

2:10 p.m.-3 p.m.: Closing Session with AdvisorVarious Locations w/ Dessert

 

Breakout Session One

Programming 101

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Gain a general idea of how to put on a program for new student leaders
    • Learn the steps involved in planning, executing, and evaluating a program
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Running Effective Meetings

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
      • Improving meeting outcomes.
    • Who Should Attend: New Students

Building Time Management Habits and Strategies

  • Description: How can we remain productive when there are distractions vying for our attention? Developing time management strategies is important for scholarly success and beyond. In this workshop, we will explore time management strategies through discussion and interactive activities.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand the differences between myths and reality for time management
    • Gain tools to create personal time management goals
    • Be able to identify distractions to accomplishing goals
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Safe Zone Training

  • Description: 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 and much more. These trainings are for students, presented by their peers, and gives participants the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn inclusive and respectful language around LGBTQ issues. 
    • Gain the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Get Connected: Linking alumni and student organizations

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn how to get connected to alumni from their organization
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

The Practices of Leadership

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Articulate three ways to use their preferred leadership practice when participating in their student organization.
    • Correctly identify each of the five leadership practices when observing it in a scenario.
    • Know the importance a follower plays in effective leadership
  • Who Should Attend: New and Returning Students

Understanding Leadership  

  • Description: 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).
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
  • Who Should Attend: New and Returning Students

Motivating the Middle  

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Presidents' Roundtable

  • Description: 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.
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Finding success through Delegation and Accountability  

  • Description: 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 implement accountability successfully.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand barriers to delegate and resources to delegate better
    • Learn when to and when not to delegate
    • Gain tools to hold themselves and others accountable
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Student-Alumni Networking: Asking for Directions  

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand the importance of establishing a professional network.
    • Be able to identify strategies for maintaining their professional network.
    • Be able to identify the diversity of mentorship roles within their professional network
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Unpacking Sexual Misconduct: Student Org. Edition  

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn what defines sexual misconduct at the University, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, affirmative consent, and incapacitation definitions.
    • Be able to identify warning signs leading up to a potentially harmful situation or unhealthy relationship and learn about strategies to intervene.
    • Know options for reporting sexual misconduct, their rights in making a report, and resources available.
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Using Effective Marketing, Branding, and Identity  

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn what resources are available and how to develop a marketing plan.
    • Gain knowledge of what will help make their marketing efforts successful.
    • Know the rules surrounding the University marks/logos.
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

New Leader: finding your footing    

  • Description: Newly elected to your first position can be daunting when you received no transition from your predecessor. This session will go over where to start and how to navigate the basic responsibilities of your role. This session will also provide you with a chance to connect with veteran leaders on how they succeed.
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Breakout Session Two

Teambuilding: different activities and practicing them

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Identify techniques that improve group morale and communication
    • Engage in a discussion about the importance of working cohesively within an organization
    • Facilitate collaborative activities.
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Intercultural Communication & Awareness

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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.
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Interfaith Skills for Leadership

  • Description: 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 discuss the concepts of bridged and bonded social capital, and what it means to be a leader in a religiously pluralistic environment.  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.
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Finding success through Delegation and Accountability

  • Description: 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 implement accountability successfully.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand barriers to delegate and resources to delegate better
    • Learn when to and when not to delegate
    • Gain tools to hold themselves and others accountable
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Business manager training

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand the appropriate use of SA Funds, how to initiate transactions and who to contact for help and additional resources
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Building Club Sports Leadership

  • Description: This session will lead you through the dos and don’ts of club sports. We will review areas of the club sports manual, talk paperwork needs, and go over expectations for the year. Our goal will be to get everyone on the same page in an effort to continue to expand and grow Club Sports.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn all the ways to communication with the club sports council and advisor
    • Know how to hire a Coach (and the R Club Process)
    • Understand how to uphold their membership and eligibility for their sport
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Setting SMART Goals

  • Description: 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 ever better results!
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Know the importance of goal-setting
    • Be able to identify the characteristics of a SMART goal
    • Have developed personal and organization-focused SMART goals
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Motivating the Middle

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Safe Zone Training (must attend the 10:40am session)

  • Description: 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 and much more. These trainings are for students, presented by their peers, and gives participants the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn inclusive and respectful language around LGBTQ issues. 
    • Gain the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Conflicts 101: Harnessing the Power of Ideas

  • Description: 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.
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

The Practices of Leadership

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Know three ways to use preferred leadership practice.
    • Correctly identify each of the five leadership practices when observing it in a scenario.
    • Know the importance a follower plays in effective leadership
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Understanding Leadership  

  • Description: 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).
  • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Unpacking Sexual Misconduct: Student Org. Edition  (must attend 10:40am session)

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Learn what defines sexual misconduct at the University, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, affirmative consent, and incapacitation definitions.
    • Be able to identify warning signs leading up to a potentially harmful situation or unhealthy relationship and learn about strategies to intervene.
    • Know options for reporting sexual misconduct, their rights in making a report, and resources available.
  • Who Should Attend: New or Returning Students

Programming to the next level  

  • Description: 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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Develop skills that will help plan better, more efficient programs.
    • Understand how to outline clearer objectives when planning events and how you can measure those objectives
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Membership Retention  

  • Description: You have members in your organization, great, now it's time to take it to the next level. In this workshop we will talk about the layers of membership and how to identify where members are to create strategies for their growth. From this connection with your members you can harness their leadership for your organization in transformational ways. This workshops is geared towards students who hold an officer position in a student organization.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Identify the life cycle of a member
    • Come up with at least two strategies to positively impact your organization members
    • Handle when the needs of a member are disconnected to the organizations activities/mission/priorities
  • Who Should Attend: Returning Students

Utilizing Technology  

  • Description: This session is designed to provide a demonstrable overview for the use of technology for individuals, small groups, and larger organizations. Its purpose is to provide a breadth of physical and theoretical tools for emerging leaders to stay (become) organized, task focused, and progression drive. Its focus will be on web based technologies for time, people, and project management as enhancements to self-reflection and motivation.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Ability to understand how technology can be used in support of self, group, and student organization management.
    • Understand different technologies that support of self, group, and organization management.
  • Who Should Attend: New Students

Closing Session with Advisor

Advisor

Organizations/Org. Categories

Brian Magee

2020 Class Council, MelCap,

Heather Maclin

Performing & Fine Arts, Entertainment Programming, 2021 Class Council

Denise Yarbrough & Tina McAuliffe

Religious

John DiSarro & Casey Dowling

Fraternity/Sorority, Order of Omega, MGC, Panhell, IFC

Kyle deManincor

Club Sports, Inter-collegiate competition, Club Sports Council

Anne-Marie Algier

Campus Times, WRUR, eSports, SA Gov

Laura Ballou

2022 Class Council, SA Gov

Stacey Fisher

Awareness, Hartnett Gallery Committee, Creative Arts Club, UR Makers, UR Robotics

Madeleine Aborn

Academic Honor Societies, Academic Undergraduate Councils, Pre-Professional, 2023 Class Council, D’Lions,

Lydia Crews

Cultural

Ken Beck

Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Sea & Anchor Detail, URSGA, URFOOT, Urban Exploring

Eric Howard

1st Gen Society, RC MERT, Publication/Media

Mary Beth Spinelli & Glenn Cerosaletti

Community Service, Political, CSN

Brian Gordinier

Special Interest Housing