Program

The National Student Government Summit is a four-day conference.

See 2019 Conference Schedule Below

The conference features 51 workshop sessions (7 more than 2018), 14 brand-new workshops with several led by student leaders and advisors, 37 round-table caucuses, one dozen one-hour private consulting appointments, and more than 24 information-packed hours of practical help, ideas, tips, and advice on how to improve your Student Government.

Even Better in 2019
  • New location two blocks from the U.S. Capitol (you’ll save money and time on transportation. Walk to the Capitol, museums, and restaurants)
  • New conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the closest hotel to the Capitol
  • Lower transportation costs! No need to rent a car or pay for taxis/Uber/Lyft. You can walk everywhere!
  • More time to visit Capitol Hill (you can walk in five minutes! Save two hours every day riding the Metro and waiting for hotel shuttles!)
  • New! Pre-conference Presidential Leadership Institute and parliamentary procedure/meetings training
  • All workshops/roundtables on the same floor in the conference hotel
  • More hotel elevators for quicker and easier access to meeting and sleeping rooms
  • Free Internet at the conference hotel (normally $14.95 per day)
  • More free time for sightseeing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • New workshops and speakers (six new speakers and 13 new workshops!)
  • New workshops led by student leaders and advisors
  • More interactive training sessions
  • More training sessions for advisors
  • Free reception Thursday night (for students) at the conference hotel
  • Free “ASGA Loves Advisors” reception on Thursday (free food and open bar for advisors)
  • New Workshop Guide to help you choose which workshops will help you most
  • More detailed training Workshop Descriptions to help you choose which workshops will help you most
  • More facilitated and structured round-table caucuses focused on hot issues and problems
  • Later start times each morning
  • SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)
Conference Attire
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Business Casual Business ASGA T-Shirts & Jeans College/University Shirts & Jeans


2019 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

  • Visits to U.S. House of Representatives members and U.S. Senators (on your own)
  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Conference Attire • Thursday — Business casual

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Pre-conference Presidential Leadership Institute (sign up when you register for this conference)

  • Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    TBD

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Parliamentary Procedure/Meetings Training (sign up when you register for this conference)

  • Chris Jachimowicz
    TBD

4:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency Ballroom Foyer

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Conference Registration & Networking

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Conference Kick-Off (doors open at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to get the best seats)

  • Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
    Regency A/B (Ballroom)

8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Reception

Regency Ballroom Foyer

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. —  FOR ADVISORS  “ASGA Loves Advisors” Reception

  • Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D., Host
    Thornton Lounge, 11th floor

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 1 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • ROUNDTABLE: Community Colleges (Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D., facilitator)
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Private Colleges & Universities (Chris Jachimowicz, facilitator)
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Public Colleges & Universities (Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., facilitator)
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super-Evolved Student Governments (Ernest J. Robinson, facilitator)
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  A   FOR NEW & POTENTIAL ASGA MEMBERS  How to Maximize Your ASGA Membership – Butch Oxendine
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • PRIVATE CONSULTING (arrange in advance by writing conferences@asgaonline.com)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:00 p.m. — Free for Evening

Suggested Night-Life Activities
• Late Dinner on the Town—find out where to eat and see ASGA’s restaurant recommendations and discounts

Friday, October 11, 2019

Conference Attire • Friday — Business

6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 2 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  B  How You Can Connect With Students: Survey Them! – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  C   FOR ADVISORS  Keeping HOPE Alive: How to Sustain & Grow Your Student Leaders – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  D  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  F  Death by Committee: How SG Committees Should Work – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 1) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • H   ADVISOR-LED  Leadership: How to Drive the Mission, the Passion, and the Teamwork! – Russell D Barefoot
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything and Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Networking Break

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 3 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  I  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  J  SG Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • On the Right Foot: Building Rapport with Your SG  – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • Chess vs. Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  M  Extreme Makeover: Constitution Edition – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •  N  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part 2) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • O   NEW  Movement Making: Creating Mental Health Supports on Campuses  – Katerina “Kat” Klawes
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Networking Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Sit-down Lunch

Regency A/B/C/D (Ballroom)

  • Visits to Conference Exhibitor Booths
    Regency Ballroom Foyer

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 4 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  P  The 25 Worst Mistakes Your SG Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  Q  Hail to the Chief: The Power and Purpose of Being SG President – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  R  Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • S   FOR ADVISORS  Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage) – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  T  Administrators Are Not Your Enemy: Learn How to Get Along with Yours – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •  U  Origins of War: Communication, Non-Communication and Everything in Between – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •  Meetings That Make Sense – Russell D Barefoot
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super Student Governments (Vicky Goodin, Ed.D., facilitator)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Networking Break

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 5 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • ROUNDTABLE: Senators, Representatives, and Committee Members (Butch Oxendine, facilitator)
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Presidents & Vice Presidents (Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., facilitator)
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words: Cultivating Allies, Partners, & Champions – Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • Student Government is a Bunch of C.R.A.P. – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Secretaries & Treasurers (Chris Jachimowicz, facilitator)
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • Y   FOR ADVISORS  Student Development and the Art of Advising (What Does Chickering Have to Do with It?) – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • Z   NEW  Fostering Free Speech on Campus  – Katerina “Kat” Klawes
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super Student Government Officers (Advanced) [TBD, facilitator)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Lobbying on Capitol Hill (Meet your Representatives and Senators)
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

(Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)

Suggested Night-Life Activities
All of these suggested activities are either within walking distance or are convenient via the Metro, taxi, Lyft, or Uber::

Also check out “Experience DC.”

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Conference Attire • Saturday — ASGA T-Shirts & jeans

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Networking Break

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 6 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • AA   NEW  What You Know Gets You Hired, But What You Say Or Do Can Get You Fired – Michael A. Cadore Sr., MA
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  BB  Managing Multiple Priorities: Important vs. Urgent – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • CC   ADVISOR-LED  Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Hall
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • DD   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders within Your SG  – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • EE  Ten Toxic Time-Wasters That Can Poison Your Meetings – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • FF   NEW  Building the Pipeline of Women In Politics – Starting On Your Campus! – Running Start
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •  GG  Who Cares? Transforming Apathy Into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Networking Break

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 7 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • HH  How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  II  Structural Integrity: Is Your Ship Ready for the Voyage Ahead? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • JJ   ADVISOR-LED   NEW  A Seat at the Table – Dessie Hall
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • KK  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • LL  Just a Minute! A Guide to Taking Accurate Minutes – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • MM   NEW  Building a Puzzle With Your SGA Members – Kimberly Herrera, M.Ed.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •  NN  We’re In This Together: Representing All Students on Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 8 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • OO  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • PP  Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting in Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • QQ   NEW  Mental Health On Campus – Chris Clark, Founder, TimelyMD
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • RR  Who Said There’s No “I” in Team? – Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • SS   NEW  Online Voting: How It Legitimizes Student Governments and the Work You Do – Simply Voting
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • TT   NEW  Walking the Walk With Congruence – Kimberly Herrera, M.Ed.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • UU  Stoke the Fire: Seven Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Potential  – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

12:15 p.m. — Lunch (Leave to go to Union Station at 12:15 p.m)

Union Station

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — (OPTIONAL) Training/Roundtable Block 9 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

Meeting Space Available (reserve in advance to meet with other students from your state, branch campuses, etc. Reserve at ASGA Registration table.)

  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building (must have reservations in advance)
    PLEASE NOTE: If you’re going on an ASGA-reserved Capitol Tour, leave the hotel no less than 45 minutes before your tour time. Walk to the Capitol Visitor Center on the east side of the Capitol. The walk will take 10-15 minutes.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)

Suggested Night-Life Activities
All of these suggested activities are either within walking distance or are convenient via the Metro, taxi, Lyft, or Uber:

Also check out “Experience DC.”

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Conference Attire • Sunday — College/University shirts & jeans

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — (OPTIONAL) Non-denominational Worship Service

Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 10 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • VV   NEW  Leaving a Legacy: How to Create Impact Beyond Your Term in Student Government  – Christopher Browne
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  WW  How to Get What You Want – Butch Oxendine
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • XX  D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.-Just Do It! – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • YY   NEW  Rock and Role – Kimberly Herrera, M.Ed.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • ZZ   ADVISOR-LED    FOR ADVISORS  Management to Mentorship: For the New SG Advisor – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything and Everything)
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Networking Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 11 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • AAA   NEW  Getting the Most Out Of Your Student Government Experience – Christopher Browne
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  BBB  TBD – Russell D Barefoot
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • CCC   ADVISOR-LED   NEW  Is Your Student Government a Joke – Dessie Hall
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • DDD   NEW  TBD – Ronald Reagan Institute
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • EEE   ADVISOR-LED  Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • PRIVATE CONSULTING (arrange in advance by writing conferences@asgaonline.com)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Networking Break

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Wrap-up & Raffle

  • Stamp to Win Raffle Drawing (must be present to win) Fitbit Flex 2 Activity Tracker • Amazon Echo Spot • ENACFIRE E18 Wireless Earbuds
  • The Importance of Your Student Government – Butch Oxendine
  • Butch Oxendine, Emcee
    Regency A/B (Ballroom)

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

Check out “Experience DC” for ideas on sight-seeing and restaurants

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

  • Visits to U.S. House of Representatives members and U.S. Senators (on your own)
  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions
Capitol and Holocaust Museum Tours