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Fall Leadership Training 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm, Wilson Commons

The Fall 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.

  • Last year 423 student organization leaders attended
  • 81% said the benefited from attending the leadership training
  • The Graphic Service table at the Expo received the highest review

Each group is expected to send two executive board representatives to the training; if your organization has a business manager, that person should attend. It is also recommended that those executive members that have the responsibility for Event Registration or maintaining CCC information should attend. Fraternity & Sorority, Club Sports, and Special Interest Housing organizations are limited to 2 members. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.

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, Residential Life, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to attend the Fall Leadership Training on Tuesday, August 29th.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30am—9:30am – Registration & EXPO (Light Breakfast), Bridge Lounge & May Room 

9:45am—10:20am – Opening Session–Opening Remarks; Things to Know, Douglass Ballroom

10:20am—10:35am – Opening Session–Activity, Douglass Ballroom

10:45–11:45pm – Break Out Session 1, Various Locations 

11:45am – Lunch with Advisor, Various Locations 


1:00–2:00pm
 – Break Out Session 2, Various Locations

2:15pm—2:45pm – Closing Session–CCC, Douglass Ballroom w/ Dessert

2:45pm—3:15pm – Closing Session–Student Leader Panel, Douglass Ballroom w/ Dessert

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Leadership Appreciation Reception (Spring Semester)

The Leadership Appreciation Reception honors and recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have enriched the University of Rochester's community through their varied programs, publications, activities, and community service. Four awards will be given during the dinner 1) Alice DeSimone, 2) Ana Hubbard 3) Outstanding New Student Organization and 4) Student Organization Photo Winner. This year's Leadership Appreciation Reception will be held on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in the Douglass Ballroom. This event is invitation only and for organizations who are advised by Rochester Center for Community Leadership and Wilson Commons Student Activities. Attire is business casual.

RSVP opens November 27, 2017

Awards

Alice DeSimone Award

Applications OPEN

Accepting Applications on November 20, 2017

The Alice DeSimone Award is given each year in memory of Alice DeSimone, who served for seventeen years as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Students. This award is presented to students whose contributions to co-curricular life at the University have strengthened community spirit and involvement. Nominees need not be in high profile or formal positions of leadership to be considered. Instead, this award recognizes dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, and positive role modeling as leadership traits that help promote and maintain a strong quality of life for all. This award can and will be given to more than one student of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (KEY or Take 5).

2017 Winners:

  • Vivian Li
  • Sarah Bjornland
  • Kylie Sargeant
  • Md. Tanveer Karim
  • Isabel Miller
  • Margaret Curtis
  • Kathryn Labine

Ana Hubbard Award

Applications OPEN

Accepting Applications on November 20, 2017

The Ana Hubbard Award was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Ana Hubbard, class of 1999. Wilson Commons Student Activities presents the Ana Hubbard Award in recognition of a student whose participation in a student organization has improved their life, provided valuable skills and contributed to the vitality of their student organization and campus community. This award will be given to a member of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (Take 5 or KEY).

2017 Winner: Aurek Ransom

Outstanding New Student Organization Award

Nominations OPEN

Outstanding New Student Organization Award: Awarded to an undergraduate, University-recognized student organization that has been around between 1-4 years. The organization also needs to have a primary advisor from the Rochester Center for Community Leadership or Wilson Commons Student Activities office.  This student organization demonstrates moving beyond the expectations of a startup organization. Organizations will also exhibit a long-lasting impact on the campus environment for all students. Self-nominations accepted. Organizations must be in good standing with the Students' Association Government and Wilson Commons Student Activities.

2017 Winner:

SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group)

Student Organization Photo Winner

Winners 2017:

  1. Chinese Students' Association (CSA)= Best Group Portrait - the selected photo best captures an organization's members in a thoughtful reflective moment.
  2. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)= Best CCC Page - this prize is given to the organization that best utilizes the options on CCC to visually showcase their organization.
  3. Korean Percussion Group (HON)= Best Creative Group - the selected photo captures the vision and spirit of an organization in an inspired way.

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Medallion Program

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The Medallion Program aims to educate student leaders by providing opportunities for intentional learning, self-reflection, and skill development. Students enrolled in the Medallion Program will gain a strong sense of self-awareness, work effectively with others, and become civically and socially engaged.

Students from all majors, class levels, and degrees of leadership experience who wish to enhance their personal lives and the lives of others are welcome. The Medallion Program provides a balance between structure and creativity. Participants will need to meet specific requirements, but they also have the freedom to choose events and programs that meet their needs.

The program is divided into three different levels, each building on the last. A student can choose to complete all levels, some levels, or even just a few workshops. At any point students can move in and out of levels or choose to only take a few workshops. Those that complete all levels will be welcomed into the Medallion Leadership Society! 

For more information and to start your journey visit the program website.


Mid-Year Leadership Training 2018 (Spring Semester)

Tuesday, January 16th; 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm; Wilson Commons

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.

Registration opens November 27, 2017.

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

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