Throughout the day you will meet 88 other student organization officers and discuss your strengths and challenges for leading groups. The day will be filled with engaging activities and workshops led by Student Life staff and experienced student leaders.
Within this community of peers and facilitators, you will build a strong network on campus, assess your strengths as a leader, learn the best strategies for engaging your group members, and understand the dynamics of teamwork. Most importantly, you will develop a bold and challenging vision for your student organization.
The content for LeadingOrgs came directly from the responses of Student Org Officers in the Spring 2013 survey. Directly.
Rough Overview of the Day:
8:30am - 9:00am - Check in & Breakfast
9:00am - 11:00am - Hands on learning about group leadership & teambuilding
11:00am - 12:30pm - Super Secret Shenanigans (emphasis on communication skills)
12:30pm - 3:00pm - Lunch & Strengths-Based Leadership Activities
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Former SGA President & Alumna Catie Collins leads activities on organizational leadership & what she wishes she knew as a UMBC student org officer
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Choose-Your-Own-Workshop (see application below)
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Dinner & low-risk networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Choose-Your-Own-Workshop (see application below)
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Dessert & Strategic Planning with Dr. Nancy Young
Please complete this registration form by September 12th for best consideration. You will be notified of your attendance status by September 19th. Please do not make other plans for September 27th from 9am - 8pm in the meantime. We promise to move quickly in our registration process.
Attending LeadingOrgs includes some pre-retreat work on your part. You will need to commit 45 minutes for completing an online self-inventory (StrengthFinder) by Friday September 26th. (Invited participants will be emailed the online self-inventory on Sept 19th).
There is no cost to you for participating in LeadingOrgs.We will be very sad if someone registers but does not show up on September 27th. Please consider your plans for the day -- participants are required to attend the entire program (9am - 8pm).
To offer this event to a diverse group of student organization officers, we can only allow up to 4 members per organization. Each member must register independently.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Virginia Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you on September 27th