Clubs

Student Organization Academy

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:30am - 4:00pm

Check-In Begins at 10:30am.
We ask that everyone be checked-in and seated by 11am to start the program.

 

This one day conference is built to offer you, as a club leader, a comprehensive and tailored training for your role ahead. We'll bring in experts from around the University and beyond to offer you tools to navigate policies and procedures and direction to make your organization a success.

This event is mandatory for student organization Presidents and Treasurers - early departures will not count toward your attendance for the day. Brunch is provided.

 

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Andrew McPeak
National speaker and co-author of Marching off the Math: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World.

Xavier is honored to welcome Andrew McPeak as our keynote speaker for the 6th annual Student Organization Academy. Andrew is a sought-after millennial communicator who brings a unique generational perspective to audiences.  He is the co-author of Dr. Tim Elmore’s latest book Marching Off the Map and he has shared insights from this resource with educators, coaches and business leaders around the country. He also co-hosts the Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore podcast.

Andrew also serves as the Director of Program Excellence at Growing Leaders where he and his team work closely with schools, universities and sports teams on effectively implementing Habitudes as a tool to teach life and leadership skills.

2019 EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS


12:00 pm -12:55 pm

Habitudes: The Art of Life Giving Leadership
Andrew McPeak (he/his) | Director of Program Excellence, Growing Leaders 
Conference Room 1 & 2

Learn about the type of leader who is effective at transforming organizations and having a positive influcnce on others. When practiced, Habitudes represent an entirely different style and approach to leadership.

Leading Change: Navigating University Systems to Create Change
Dr. Dave Johnson (he/his) | Associate Provost for Student Affairs
Conference Room 3

To make big things happen on campus, student leaders need to know how Xavier is organized and how our systems work.  In this workshop, Dr. Johnson will review the University's top leaders and the systems they use to guide planning and decision-making.  Together, participants will discuss strategies for how student leaders can work with University adminsitrators to get things done.  Participants will be invited to share with one another their priorities for the year, to identify initiatives where they might collaborate.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Dr. Molly Dugan (she/hers) | Assistant Director for Orientation & Transition Programs, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 4

Emotional intelligence is a quality that can be found in leaders that are both aware of their own emotions and are intune with the emotions of those around them. They exhibit characteristics of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and also social skills. Learn more about your emotional intelligence and how being an emotionally intelligent leader can benefit you as a student leader and beyond.

12:00 pm -12:25 pm

Why Do Clubs Matter?
Autumn Richards (she/hers) & Jessie Arnold (she/hers) | Success Coach & Academic Advisor, Student Success Center
Conference Room 5

Your student organization is so much more than just a club, a meeting, or an event. For some students being actively involved outside the classroom really makes their Xavier experience and helps them feel like they belong. Hear real stories about the good and the bad of how XU clubs have impacted student experiences and how you can get and stay on track to make the most out of Xavier to your members!

12:30 pm -12:55 pm

Big Picture Thinking: Setting Attainable Goals
Jordan Lobsiger (she/hers) | Involvement Intern & Commuter Activities Board President
Conference Room 5

Being "big picture" oriented is a detriment to student organizations - or is it? Learn how to guide your organization's growth by setting small, attainable goals with your members.

1:00 pm -1:55 pm

Strengths 101
Dustin Lewis (he/his) | Associate Director, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 1

Explore your StrengthsQuest top 5 and learn more about your potential in harnessing the power of your strengths and applying that to every aspect of your life, including your involvement!

Strengths 101
Deb Ayoade (she/hers) | Assistant Director for Leadership & Activities, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 2

Explore your StrengthsQuest top 5 and learn more about your potential in harnessing the power of your strengths and applying that to every aspect of your life, including your involvement!

Strengths 101
Dr. Molly Dugan (she/hers) | Assistant Director for Orientation & Transition Programs, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 3

Explore your StrengthsQuest top 5 and learn more about your potential in harnessing the power of your strengths and applying that to every aspect of your life, including your involvement!

Strengths 101
Chris Marshall (he/his) | Gallagher Student Center Director, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 4

Explore your StrengthsQuest top 5 and learn more about your potential in harnessing the power of your strengths and applying that to every aspect of your life, including your involvement!

StrengthsQuest Revisited
Connie Perme (she/hers) | Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Conference Room 5

This session is being offered for anyone who has previously attended Strengths 101 as a deeper dive into exploring your top 5 and Strength Domains.

2:00 pm -2:55 pm

Inclusive Programming
Deb Ayoade // Dr. Molly Dugan (she/hers // she/hers) | Assistant Director for Leadership & Activities, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services // Assistant Director for Orientation & Transition Programs, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 1

Inclusivity means that everyone is welcome and that all people have access. Many of the programs, events and even meetings that we create as student organizations may have unintentional barriers or feel closed off and uninviting to certain populations on campus. Come to this session to explore how your club can create a more open and welcoming environment to all people through an inclusive programming model.

Exploring Your Identities 101
Rosalyn Collins (she/hers) | Associate Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Conference Room 2

The idea of having a multitude of identities can be overwhelming to think about. During this introductory session, learn more about the various identities that make up who you are and what it means to live in the intersection of those different identities. Nobody is just one thing - we all have a number of backgrounds and cultures that make up who we are as unique individuals. When we acknowledge and celebrate our differences, we can work together to reach our shared goals.

2:00 pm -2:25 pm

Collaboration
Dr. Kyra Shahid (she/hers) | Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Conference Room 3

Collaboration is more than just asking another group or an office for money. Authentic collaboration is when groups build a partnership with equitable interests and responsibilities toward the event or program. Learn more about how you can be a better collaborator with others in this session.

Managing Risk & Emergencies
Joel Houlette (he/his) | Husman Hall Director, Office of Residence Life
Conference Room 5

Every event has a certain amount of risk involved and an emergency could happen any time - even in a meeting. Are you prepared? Learn more about how to manage your risks and also about emergency response best practices in this session.

2:30 pm -2:55 pm

Collaboration Roundtable
Dr. Kyra Shahid (she/hers) | Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Conference Room 3

This session will be a Collaboration Roundtable offered for any student organizations that wish to learn more about what others are planning for this year and to start working on some potential collaborations and co-sponsorships for the 2019-2020 year. The facilitator will start the conversation and then you'll have the opportunity to network and talk with other student leaders about their ideas for this year. 
Advisor Relationships

Kirby Bell (she/hers) | Brockman Hall Director, Office of Residence Life
Conference Room 4

Every club has an advisor but not every club has the same relationship with their advisor. Learn more about how to establish mutual expectations and build a stronger relationship with your faculty/staff advisor to better benefit your officer team and your club's members.

The Travel Session
Jillian Dolciato (she/hers) | Assistant Director for Aquatics & Risk Management, Recreational Sports
Conference Room 5

30 minutes is not a lot of time to cover everything in the world of travel, but if your organization travels away from campus or you're interested in incorporating a trip to a conference or other travel, then this is the session for you! Learn about travel policies and best practices when it comes to spending and reducing your risk.

3:00 pm -3:55 pm

Campus Event Planning
Deb Ayoade // Sara Hamer (she/hers // she/hers) | Assistant Director for Leadership & Activities, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services // Student Activities Council President
Conference Room 1

Learn tips and tricks for how to successfully plan events from A to Z. Everything from reserving the right space, to logistics, managing volunteers and creative ways to promote.

Finance and Budgeting Workshop
Dustin Lewis (he/his) | Associate Director, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services
Conference Room 4 & 5

This session will be a crash course on student organization finances and how budgets work. All treasurers are highly encouraged to attend.

3:00 pm -3:25 pm

Engaging Commuter Students
Chris Marshall // Ryan Spolar (he/him // he/him) | Gallagher Student Center Director, Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services // Graduate Assistant, Commuter Services
Conference Room 2

Xavier has a vibrant and active commuter population but they are also an untapped resource. How do you plan events and engage students that don't live on or near campus? Come to this session to learn about how your club can engage, recruit and even plan events for this largely underserved group on campus.

Translating Experiences to a Resume
Rachel Dieter (she/hers) | Career Coach, Career Development Office
Conference Room 3

Your time spent leading a club gives you some real life, practical experience that you can actually include in a resume or in a job interview, but you have to know how to use it and include it correctly. Come to this session with one of our Career Coaches to learn how you can translate your club experience into a valuable resume and interview skill.

3:30 pm -4:00 pm

Incorporating Service
Grace Hohman (she/hers) | Involvement Intern
Conference Room 2

Part of the Jesuit motto is being people for and with others but not every organization incorporates service into their mission. Learn more about the benefits and value to your organization and its members by incorporating service opportunities for you to be in service to others. Its easy to get started and can be a lot of fun and bonding for your club as well as beneficial to the community.

Officer Transitions
Cole Stautberg (he/his) | Involvement Intern
Conference Room 3

Nearly every new club president says, "I really wish they had given me / told me about…." Learn how you can prepare now to better transition the next group of officers so that your club has a future filled with prepared leaders for carrying the group forward.