Program

Learn from fun, interactive workshops.

This weekend conference features nearly 10 intense hours of practical help, research, and advice on how to improve your Student Government and how to become more effective and influential on your campus.

Conference Location

Hilton New Orleans Airport
901 Airline Drive
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504-469-5000

Download the hotel floor plan

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom A/B

9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome

  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee

Grand Ballroom A/B

9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Training Block I

  •  A  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  B  We’re In This Together: Representing All Students on Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • SGA Training With an “Attitude – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    Pontchatrain

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Training Block II

  •  E  The 25 Worst Mistakes Your Student Government Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  F  Stoke The Fire: Seven Ways To Maximize Your Leadership Potential – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Grand Ballroom C
  •  G  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  • Leadership Reloaded: Skills for Effective SG Members – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    Pontchatrain

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Grand Ballroom A/B

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – ASGA Halftime

Grand Ballroom A/B

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Training Block III

  •  I  How to Make Students Care About Your Student Government: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  J  Who Cares? Transforming Apathy Into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Grand Ballroom C
  •  K   NEW WORKSHOP  Together We Are Stronger: Communication, Connection & Collaboration – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Roundtables

  1. Senators, Representatives, Judicial Branch, and Committee Members – Grand Ballroom A/B
  2. Presidents & Vice Presidents – Grand Ballroom C
  3. Secretaries and Treasurers – Grand Ballroom D
  4. Advisors – Pontchatrain

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Training Block IV

  •  L  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Grand Ballroom A/B
  •  M  Creating Student Government Advocacy That Effects Change – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Grand Ballroom C
  • N   FOR ADVISORS  Student Development and the Art of Advising (What Does Chickering Have to Do With It?) – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Grand Ballroom D
  •  O  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
    Pontchatrain

4:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Break

4:50 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Raffle

  • “The Importance of Your Student Government” – Butch Oxendine, ASGA Founder & Executive Director
  • Christopher Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
  • Ultimate Connectors Raffle (return your evaluation form to enter)

Grand Ballroom A/B

Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • Community Service Project (on your own)
  • Private Consulting Appointments at conference hotel (must be arranged in advance)
    • One hour of private consulting (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
    • One hour of private consulting (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
    • One hour of private consulting (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
      (Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)