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Student Officer Workshops

Student Officer Workshops

The student workshop series is designed for any student leader seeking to develop their individual leadership capabilities and within a student organization.  Some topics may be general leadership focused while others are geared towards organization functions.


Program and Event Planning (9/23, 10/18, 10/21)

Thursday September 23 | 5-6:30pm (Willard Straight Hall Music Room 411) Click here to register.
Monday October 18 l 6-7:30pm (Virtual) Click here to register.
Thursday October 21 | 5-6:30pm (Willard Straight Hall Music Room 411) Click here to register.

Does your group plan on holding events on campus this year? Come hear about how your organization can hold successful events, including learning about: 

  • how to find the best location for your event (and how to request that location)

  • resources that are available to you and your group
  • how to sell tickets for your event, or collect money
  • how to safely have food at your event
  • what safety & security procedures you must follow
  • how your group may use Cornell's name, logo, and artwork correctly

Presented by Joseph Scaffido, Director of Campus Events, Conference & Event Services.

Branding, Marketing, Promotions (9/27, 9/30, 11/08)

Monday September 27 | 6-7:30pm (Willard Straight Hall Garden Room - access downstairs from stairs near 4th floor women's restroom) Click here to register.
Thursday September 30 | 5-6pm (virtual) Click here to register. 

Monday November 8  l  5-6pm (virtual) Click here to register.

The goal of any brand marketing workshop is to help identify and create a brand that best reflects an organization’s vision and values. Come dive deeper into how your organization can develop a successful brand image that connects and resonates with others. Learn the ins and outs of social media, helpful tools for marketing and visuals, and best practices for writing compelling language to get students to attend events and workshops.

Presented by Amy Gaulke, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, SCL and Kyle Schillace, Assistant Director, Campus Activities  

Learning to Work with Your Advisor (10/04, 10/25)

Monday October 4 | 6-7:30pm (Willard Straight Hall Garden Room - access downstairs from stairs near 4th floor women's restroom) Click here to register.
Monday October 25 | 6-7pm (virtual) Click here to register.

Learn how to maximize the advisor/advisee relationship to support your organization’s goals and enhance your skills as a student leader.

Presented by Enrique Humberto Boche, Jr., Assistant Director in Sorority and Fraternity Life, MGFC Advisor

Active Listening (10/07, 10/14)

Thursday October 7 | 5-7pm (Willard Straight Hall Music Room 411  Click here to register.
Thursday October 14 | 5-7pm (virtual)  Click here to register.

Our workshops are centered around what empathy and active listening are, and the skills that allow students to demonstrate their empathy to others. By participating in the workshops, students will know how to better promote wellbeing and a culture of support in their student organizations.

Presented by EARS 

Sustainable Events (10/07, 10/18)

Thursday October 7 | 5-6:30pm (virtual)  Click here to register.
Monday October 18  | 6-7:30pm (virtual)  Click here to register.

Learn practical ways to make your organization’s events more sustainable, from concept to clean-up. Gain firsthand experience using guides and decision-making tools designed to make any campus event more sustainable. Walk away with an action plan to jumpstart your organization’s sustainability practices, ranging from purchasing food to managing waste, advertising, transportation, giveaways, and more. 

Presented by Kimberly Barth Anderson, Cornell University Campus Sustainability Office

Conflict Mediation (10/21, 11/04)

Thursday October 21 | 5-7pm (virtual) Click here to register.
Thursday November 4  | 5-7pm (Willard Straight Hall Music Room 411) Click here to register.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define different conflict resolution methods 

  • Compare the goals of each method 

  • Formulate an approach based on the specific conflict and their organization’s need 

Presented by Vin Ciampolillo, Associate Judicial Administrator, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards 

Creating an Inclusive Environment: Skills and Practice (10/28, 11/11)

Thursday October 28 | 5-7pm (Willard Straight Hall Music Room 411) Click here to register.
Thursday November 11  | 5-7pm  (Virtual) Click here to register.

This in-depth workshop is designed to take diversity education from theory to practice. Participants will examine their potential unconscious biases and implicit assumptions, explore the skills necessary to be an active ally, identify the obstacles that stop them from being an active bystander, and add communication tools to their toolbox. All of these outcomes will lead to more inclusive, welcoming environments. This highly interactive workshop includes PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, activities, small group work, and scenarios.

Presented by Greta Kenney Takaoka, Associate Dean of Students, Director of the Women’s Resource Center

Are you SMART with your goals? (11/01, 11/04)

Monday November 1 | 6-7pm (Willard Straight Hall Garden Room second floor) Click here to register
Thursday November 4 | 6-7pm  (Virtual) Click here to register.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with the SMART framework for setting goals, measuring success, and staying motivated. This is an easy to use tool that can be utilized for organizational, personal, and professional goal setting. 

Presented by Perdita Das-Humphrey, Assistant Dean, Hans Bethe House

Cornell Branding Do's and Don'ts (11/01)

Monday November 1 | 5-6pm (Virtual) Click here to register.
This interactive workshop will provide participants with an understanding of when and how to use Cornell's name and marks for the representation and promotion of your organization.
Presented by Kyle Kubick, Senior Director, Administration and University Licensing and Clive Howard, Design Director and Brand Manager, University Relations.