The Involvement Ambassadors provide monthly workshops for all student organizations. The purpose of these presentations is to help facilitate student organizations as they progress throughout the school year. Each seminar/presentation will focus on a special topic of interest that may apply to many student organizations and are designed to aid the organization leaders to meet their goals. All new organizations are required to attend 1 Organization Leadership Training and 3 of the 6 workshops before being eligible to become a permanent organization. Workshops are led by the Involvement Ambassadors. Below are the descriptions of each presentation by their topic:
How to Use AUinvolve- September 24, 2013 5:00 PM (Student Center 2222)
AUinvolve is a new, revolutionary online tool that will be launched as the official web source for the Office of Student Involvement. This innovative program will enable students to customize the way they wish to receive updates and information regarding not only student involvement, but also their academic calendar, applications for clubs and organizations, campus events, articles regarding campus issues, among a countless number of other features. Students who attend this tutorial will be able to learn how to use this to their advantage as well as get an opportunity to have their organization listed on the website with various useful updates.
Membership Recruitment Workshop- October 22, 2013 6:00 PM (Student Center 2222)
This presentation will cover the importance of publicizing the organization as well as effectively recruiting new members in order to catalyze growth of the organization as a whole. Students will be able to learn about various useful methods to recruit and/or select new members, holding info sessions to allow interested applicants/prospects to learn more about the organization in general, and efficient ways to process applications/membership forms.
Finance Workshop- November 19, 2013 6:00 PM (Student Center 2222)
As the common saying goes, money is the root of all problems. However, the real problem many student organizations often face is the LACK of money. This seminar will tackle the topic of finance and budget, allowing students to be as efficient with their financial resources as possible. Some features of this seminar include, but are not limited to: how to carefully set a budget for the year, how to categorize costs and purchases depending on importance, and how to avoid making common financial mistakes.
Goal Setting/Strategic Planning- January 21, 2014 5:00 PM (Student Center 2227)
Perhaps one of the most important responsibilities of the leaders of the student organizations is to set a goal. What do we wish to accomplish this year? How much money would we like to raise for our philanthropy? What are some improvements we need to make immediately? What are the short term goals? Long term goals? The list goes on and on… This workshop will incorporate an extremely effective system for goal planning and teach participants how to manage their organization effectively to strategize their to-do list for the year.
Leadership Strategies– February 25, 2014 5:00 PM (Student Center 2227)
No organization can function properly without unity among its members. To fully incorporate each member as an active part of the organization, the executive officers must learn to bind all of the members through team building exercises and opportunities for everyone to play a part so no one feels as if they are wasting their time. This workshop will feature some fun, effective demonstrations of ice breakers and games that can promote unity and bonding among all of the members.
Event Planning Workshop- March 18, 2014 5:00 PM (Student Center 2222)
Hosting events is a critical part of any student organization on campus. Whether it’s a fundraiser or a philanthropy event, it is vital that students learn how to effectively plan their event, delegate responsibilities, and successfully execute the said event to meet their goals. By attending this workshop, students will be guided step-by-step on how to smoothly plan events sponsored by their organization.
Officer Transition Workshop- April 15, 2014 5:00 PM (Student Center 2222)
The spring is a unique time for every organization as current campus leaders transition out and new leaders transition in. By attending this workshop, students will be introduced to techniques that will be beneficial as organizations make the transition with new leadership and also prepare officers to take on the additional responsibilities of their new positions.