SOLiD Workshops/Trainings

SOLiD Workshops/Trainings

We know that leading a student organization is a dynamic and exciting challenge. That’s why SORC hosts a variety of Student Organization Leadership (SOLiD) workshops throughout the academic year to empower you to achieve your leadership potential. Participating in these training sessions can help your group earn points for the SORC Rewards program!


Fall 2018 Workshops and Trainings

 

August-1

 

President & Business Manager Mandatory Training
Tuesday, August 28 @ 6-8pm; WPU Ballroom

Come learn about SORC services, updated policies, and basic financial information.  Your organization’s President or Business Manager MUST attend one of the four training workshops in order to remain active this semester. Register for your session today.

 

SORC Mini
Friday, August 31 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310

Brush up on useful knowledge and skills for managing a student organization during this half-hour “how to” session! Student organizations will have an opportunity to vote each week on which topic will be offered, from contracts to updating your organization roster on Engage. This does not substitute for other mandatory SORC training sessions.

 

 

September-1

 

President & Business Manager Mandatory Training
Thursday, September 6 @ 6-8pm; WPU Assembly Room
Friday, September 14 @ 2-4pm; WPU Assembly Room
Saturday, September 22 @ 12-2pm; David Lawrence Hall Room 122

Come learn about SORC services, updated policies, and basic financial information.  Your organization’s President or Business Manager MUST attend one of the four training workshops in order to remain active this semester. Register for your session today.

 

SORC Minis
Friday, September 7 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310
Friday, September 21 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310
Friday, September 28 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310

Brush up on useful knowledge and skills for managing a student organization during these half-hour “how to” sessions! Student organizations will have an opportunity to vote each week on which topic will be offered, from contracts to updating your organization roster on Engage. This does not substitute for other mandatory SORC training sessions.

 

How Strategic Planning Can Help Your Student Organization
Wednesday, September 19 @ 7pm; 527 WPU
Tuesday, September 25@ 4pm; 527 WPU

Strategic planning is a must-have skill for leaders in any field. Every leader has ideas, but few know how to develop realistic plans to accomplish them. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to get your leadership team to work together on setting goals and how to create effective plans to achieve them (Presented by Greg Weston, WPTS FM General Manager). Register for your session today.

 

Start Up Your New Organization
Monday, September 24 @ 5pm; 837 WPU
Friday, September 28 @3pm; 538 WPU

Are you interested in registering a new student organization with the SORC? Learn everything you need to know about SORC and University policies and procedures during this presentation. Students interested in registering during the October 2018 New Organization registration period MUST attend one of these workshops in order to qualify for registration status. Sign up for your session today.

 

 

October

 

Start Up Your New Organization
Tuesday, October 2 @ 6pm; 837 WPU
Thursday, October 4 @ 4pm; 837 WPU
Wednesday, October 10 @ 3pm; 538 WPU

Are you interested in registering a new student organization with the SORC? Learn everything you need to know about SORC and University policies and procedures during this presentation. Students interested in registering during the October 2018 New Organization registration period MUST attend one of these workshops in order to qualify for registration status. Sign up for your session today.

 

Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30pm; 548 WPU
Thursday, October 11 @ 4pm; WPU Dining Room A

There is a 99.9% chance that on your first professional interview you will be asked, “tell us about a time that you resolved a conflict….”

Conflict is something that most of us would like to avoid.  But what happens when we decide to meet it halfway instead? Let’s talk about conflict and how addressing it makes us better, stronger, and more resilient. Sign up for your session today. (Presented by Deena Kelly, Associate Director of Student Life)

 

SORC Minis
Friday, October 12 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310
Friday, October 19 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310

Brush up on useful knowledge and skills for managing a student organization during these half-hour “how to” sessions! Student organizations will have an opportunity to vote each week on which topic will be offered, from contracts to updating your organization roster on Engage. This does not substitute for other mandatory SORC training sessions.

 

Presidents Roundtable
Tuesday, October 16 @ 8pm; WPU Kurtzman Room

Presidents of student organizations are invited to attend this event to network with peers who serve in similar roles, talk about common obstacles, and share best practices and successes of being a President. Register for your session today.

 

Vice Presidents Roundtable
Monday, October 22 @ 8pm; 548 WPU

Vice Presidents of student organizations are invited to network with peers who serve in similar roles to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities to serving as the second-in-command of a student organization. Register for your session today.

 

 

November

 

SORC Minis
Friday, November 2 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310
Friday, November 9 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310
Friday, November 16 @ 2pm and 2:30pm; WPU 310

Brush up on useful knowledge and skills for managing a student organization during these half-hour “how to” sessions! Student organizations will have an opportunity to vote each week on which topic will be offered, from contracts to updating your organization roster on Engage. This does not substitute for other mandatory SORC training sessions.

 

Utilizing Your Advisor
Wednesday, November 7 @ 7pm; 527 WPU
Thursday, November 8 @ 3pm; 527 WPU

A workshop focused on helping students connect with their organization’s advisor in a genuine and meaningful way. We will cover appropriate ways to maintain communication and relationships, in addition to understanding the true role of an advisor. Register for your session today. (Presented by Allie Chornick, WPU Building Manager)

 

Fundraising- When It’s More Than Just Calling And Asking For Stuff!
Monday, November 12 @ 7pm; 548 WPU
Friday, November 16 @ 3pm; 548 WPU

“I have been working with sponsorships/fundraising for close to 15 years, and the biggest lesson I’ve learned from it is if done right, it’s less ‘begging’ and more trying to find a win-win idea.” This informal discussion will go through determining a process, writing a fundraising letter/email, and applying best practices in identifying donors and how to ensure both parties are meeting their goals. Register for your session today. (Presented by Mike Dolinger, Parent & Family Liaison)

 

Business Managers Roundtable
Monday, November 26 @ 6pm; 548 WPU

Business Managers of student organizations are invited to network with peers who serve in similar roles to discuss their roles and duties regarding strategic money management. Register for your session today.

 

 

December

 

SORC Winter Wrap-Up
Wednesday, December 5 @ 6pm; WPU Kurtzman Room

Join the SORC for this fun end-of-term celebration where we will recognize the winners from the SORC Rewards program!