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Mid-Year Leadership Training

The Mid-Year Leadership Training provides student organization executive board members with a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they can use to strengthen themselves and 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.

Who Should Attend

New student organization executive board members who have primary advisors from one of the following offices are invited to attend:

  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
  • Interfaith Chapel
  • Department of Athletics and Recreation
  • Rochester Center for Community Leadership
  • Office for Residential Life and Housing Services
  • Wilson Commons Student Activities

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. We encourage each organization to 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.

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


Registration Closed


2–2:30 p.m. – Registration (Rettner Gallery, 3rd floor Morey)

2:30–3:20 p.m. – Opening Session (Morey 321)

3:30–4:30 p.m.Breakout Session One: Medallion Program Offerings (various locations)

4:40–5:30 p.m.Breakout Session Two: Specialized Offerings (various locations)

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session One: Medallion Program Offerings

Understanding Leadership (Medallion Level One)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 Two)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 two)During this hour together we will explore:
  • How trust and creativity relate to conflict
  • The costs of unresolved conflict
  • Two frameworks for resolving conflict with self and others

Breakout Session Two: Specialized Offerings

AccountabilityStudents will understand what accountability means for student leaders and their respective organization. Learn how to develop a system of holding yourself and others accountable.
Business Manager TrainingTraining session for new business managers to learn the basics of transacting in the Students' Association Appropriations Committee (SAAC) office, along with opportunities to have questions answered regarding their organization's finances.
Club Sports TrainingLearn the do’s 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 RoundtableWhile 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 101In this session you will learn the ins and 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 IdentityLearn how you can use various online, digital, and print platforms on campus to connect with the University community and outside media. Discover tips on effective and not-so-effective strategies to employ the resources available to you. Plus, learn what you can really do with Rocky the Yellowjacket mascot logo.
Transitioning LeadershipLearn how to effectively transition leadership from one executive board to the next.
Campus Community Connection RoundtableLearn 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.