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Mid-Year Leadership Training 2018 (Spring Semester)

Tuesday, January 16th; 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm; Morey Hall

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 of organizations hold elections at the end of the calendar year.  It is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that each organization send one executive board representative to the training. More can attend, especially new leaders. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.

Register to attend HERE


2:00pm-2:30pm - Registration (Rettner Gallery, 3rd floor Morey)

2:30pm-3:20pm - Opening Session (Morey 321)

3:30pm-4:30pm - Breakout Session One: Medallion Program Offerings (various locations)

See below for session offerings

4:40pm-5:30pm - Breakout Session Two: Specialized Offerings (various locations)

See below for session offerings

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session One: Medallion Program Offerings

Understanding Leadership (Medallion Level 1 intro: offer in 4 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).

The Practices of Leadership (Medallion Level 2 intro: offered in two locations)

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.

Teambuilding: learning different activities and then practicing them (Medallion Level Two)

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.

Conflicts 101: Conflict without Contempt (Medallion Level 2)

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.

Breakout Session Two: Specialized Offerings


Students will understand what accountability means for student leaders and their respective organization. Learn ways on how to develop a system of holding yourself and others accountable.

Business manager training

Training session for new Business Managers to learn the basics of transacting in the SAAC Office, and have an opportunity to have questions answered regarding their organization's finances. 

Club Sports Training

At this session you learn the dos and don'ts of club sports. Review of the club sports manual, logistics, and deadlines. Our goal will be to get everyone on the right page and cover several common mistakes.

Motivating the Middle (Medallion Level Two)

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.

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.

Programming 101

In this session you will learn the ins & outs of planning a successful program. This includes the event registration process and completing thoughtful assessments of the things your organizations does. Participants will also gain an understanding of University guidelines and will review campus resources.

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. Tips on effective and not-so-effective strategies to employ the resources available to you. Plus, what you can really do with Rocky the yellowjacket mascot logo.

Transitioning Leadership

Learn how to effectively transition leadership from one executive board to the next.

Campus Community Connection Roundtable

Learn to maximize the tools of CCC such as tracking involvement and experiences, connecting social media to your page, elections, and more. CCC is your organization's tool to manage all the work you do.

Please make sure your CCC site is up to date 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.