Program

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

See 2022 Conference Schedule Below

The conference features 51 workshop sessions (7 more than 2018), 17 brand-new workshops with several led by student leaders and advisors, 9 new presenters, 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 2022
  • Location two blocks from the U.S. Capitol (you’ll save money and time on transportation. Walk to the Capitol, museums, and restaurants)
  • 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 (nine new speakers and 17 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 College/University Shirts & Jeans College/University Shirts & Jeans


2022 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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

Thursday, October 6, 2022

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.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)

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

  • Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)

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 (popcorn and lemonade)

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

  • Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.D., Host
  • Raffle
    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 7, 2022

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. — Continental Breakfast

MENU: pastries, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, coffee, tea
Regency Ballroom Foyer

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)
  • K   FOR ADVISORS  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  – 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 & Raffle

MENU: pasta with chef’s choice of chicken/meatballs, salad, dessert, iced tea
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 (Rasheed Ali Cromwell, J.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  – Kat Klawes
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super Student Government Officers (Advanced)
    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 8, 2022

Conference Attire • Saturday — College/University 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

MENU: pastries, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, coffee, tea
Regency Ballroom Foyer

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   FOR ADVISORS  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   NEW   ADVISOR-LED  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 Struggles Are Real: Ignoring They Exist Is Not an Option – 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 & Raffle (Leave to go to Union Station at 12:15 p.m)
UNION STATION INSTRUCTIONS: Not all food court vendors accept the vouchers. Please see the menus and participating vendors below:

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)

  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)
  • 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 9, 2022

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 at Union Station

UNION STATION INSTRUCTIONS: Not all food court vendors accept the vouchers. Please see the menus and participating vendors below:

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 “Coach” 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   NEW  Serving In E.R.N.E.S.T. – Ernest J. Robinson
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything and Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

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 “Coach” Browne
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • BBB   NEW  Developing Values-based S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Your SGA – Russell D Barefoot
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • CCC   NEW  The Power of Student Expectations on Campus Technology Decisions – Transact
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • DDD   NEW  Are You a Citizen Leader In Your Community? – Ronald Reagan Institute
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • EEE   NEW  Lobby For a Hobby – Ernest J. Robinson
    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) ROKU Streaming Stick+ • Amazon Echo Spot • True Wireless Earbuds • Lots more
  • 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 10, 2022

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