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Student Organization Leader Development (SOLD) Workshops


What is SOLD?

Looking for an opportunity to take your Student Organization to the next level? Attend Student Organization Leader Development (SOLD) Workshops and learn what it takes to make your org the best it can be! While these workshops target student organization officers, students looking to become officers in the future can benefit as well. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a prize at the end of each workshop. There will be light refreshments served at each workshop. For our planning purposes, an RSVP is requested, but not required, for each workshop. Click the appropriate link within each workshop to RSVP. 

NEW for Spring 2018: We will now offer 2 sessions per workshop, and each will only be 30 minutes long!

Spring 2018 Workshops

Tuesday, February 13, 3:30-4:00pm & 4:00-4:30pm in WH 222: “Event Planning: Banquet Style”

Let us help you take your banquet to the next level! It's time to start planning end-of-year banquets. This workshop will present you with the tools, tips, and formalities necessary to plan a successful event and is highly recommended for students who are assigned to plan banquet-style events for their student organization.

Thursday, March 1, 12:30-1:00pm & 1:00–1:30pm in MATT 112: "Motivating the Middle"

Getting a group motivated can be a difficult task. This workshop focuses on some of the major elements involved in group motivation and will hopefully guide you in creating a more motivated and successful organization. The workshop is based on the book "Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations" by T.J. Sullivan. To RSVP for the 12:30pm session, click HERE. To RSVP for the 1:00pm session, click HERE.

Wednesday, March 21, 4:00-4:30pm & 4:30-5:00pm in MATT 102: “Passing the Torch: Officer Transition”

Officer Transition is a BIG DEAL! Is your organization looking to improve the transition process between last year's team and next years? Incoming and outgoing officers are encouraged to attend this workshop and find out how to achieve a successful transition of leadership.

Thursday, April 12, 11:00-11:30am & 11:30-12:00pm in MATT 311: “SWOT Analysis Workshop”

When developing strategic plans for the future, every organization needs to understand what its internal strengths and weaknesses are, and what opportunities and threats are in the environment. Understanding these four elements creates an effective foundation for planning. Join us to learn how to turn your organization's weaknesses into strengths!

*All of the above workshops will be held TWICE with the same material reviewed in each session.

Discovery Park SOLD Workshop

Wednesday, February 21, 2:00-3:00 pm: “What Conflict Style Do You Lead With” (Location TBD)

Does your organization have an environment that allows for differences of opinion to be openly shared? Do you or your team members have the knowledge and skills to work through conflict situations rather than allowing conflict to undermine the team's effectiveness? This workshop will help you learn techniques to use within multiple contexts, develop an awareness of communicating across difference, and employ active listening skills. You will learn to recognize multiple forms and factors of conflict and practice different approaches of conflict management.  

Past SOLD Workshops