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Student Leadership Conference
August 11–13, 2016
On behalf of the California State Student Association and Associated Students, Inc. of California State University
San Marcos, welcome to the 5th annual CSUnity Conference. We are thrilled to open our campus to you and
look forward to a successful weekend.
As one of the 23 outstanding CSU’s we are honored to host such a committed group of student leaders. With
over 500,000 students, the California State University system is the most dynamic and diverse system in the country. Each campus has their own unique culture, identity, and traditions. At the conference, you will have the opportunity to represent not only these campus cultures, but the CSU as a whole.
The purpose of the CSUnity conference is to bring together representatives from each campus to build relationships and create meaningful experiences for those involved. CSUnity strives to empower students and strengthen their bond to the CSU. During the conference you will be surrounded by some of the most dedicated student leaders in the world. Use this opportunity to improve your networking and leadership skills.
We truly appreciate the time and commitment you offer to this conference and we know that you will enjoy your time here. We are all in this together, working to better our own campus communities and create change.
As you participate in this conference keep an open mind, engage with others, make friends, and be proud that you are made in the CSU!
David Lopez Collin Bogie CSSA President CSUSM ASI President #CSUnity2016 ii Contents CSUnity Student Leadership Conference August 11–13, 2016 Conference Information
Welcome & Keynote
Day One Breakout Sessions I & II
Coalition Building Breakout I
Day Two Breakout Session III
Coalition Building Breakout II
Breakout Session IV
Campus Map & USU Floorplans
Things To Do & Places To See
Schedule of Events
#CSUnity2016 Conference Information
Registered guests can check in on Thursday afternoon from 3:00–5:00 pm on the USU Rooftop. Feel free to come and go as you please. We will provide afternoon snacks/light refreshments. Don’t forget to kick off the weekend with a snapshot in front of our photo backdrop (#CSUnity2016)! If you are not arriving until Friday, you can check in outside of the USU Ballroom on Friday morning.
The CSUnity committee and volunteer team are here to answer any questions, concerns, or requests you may have throughout the conference. We’re friendly people, we promise. Make your way over to the Hub just outside of the USU Ballroom and we will happily assist you in any way we can.
If you are reading this (in hard copy), you are the proud owner of a name badge—congrats! Make sure you hang this nifty lanyard around your neck every day. Your name badge is your “golden ticket” for sessions, plenaries, and meals! If you happen to lose your name badge, swing by The Hub and we’ll help you out.
The CSUnity conference is in its fifth year and we are always seeking to improve. You will receive an evaluation during the CSUnity closing. Make sure you turn in your evaluation on the way out. If you have to take off early, you can grab one at The Hub. After all, feedback is the gift we give our friends, right?
We know you will be traveling on Thursday, so come as you wish to check in. We encourage you to dress in business casual attire on Friday. Saturday is all about school spirit! Bring your proudest campus gear and live up the CSUnity.
Parking is included with your registration. The top (6th) floor of Parking Structure 1 (PS1) is reserved for conference goers. If you have a staff/faculty permit from a CSU, you are free to park in any, regular parking spot on campus. If you choose not to park on the 6th floor of the parking structure, you must purchase a parking permit or you will be ticketed. We would suggest parking on the 6th floor.
It is the closest to the conference and no one really likes parking tickets. Flip to the campus map for more information.
Prior to Conference
1 #CSUnity2016 Welcome & Keynote WELCOME Dr. Lorena Checa, Vice President of Student Affairs, CSU San Marcos Dr. Checa currently works at Cal State San Marcos as Vice President of Student Affairs. She provides leadership and oversight for the Division of Student Affairs, which encompasses Enrollment Management Services, Student Development Services, Student Academic Support Services, Associated Students, Inc., and the University Corporation.
Previously, Dr. Checa worked as the Associate Vice President for Student Academic Support Services and Interim
AVP for Enrollment Management. Prior to that, she has held positions in various areas in higher education:
Assistant Dean in the School of Education at the University San Diego, Assistant to the Director of Enrollment Services, Assistant to the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program, Summer Bridge Coordinator and Reading Instructor, Admissions Specialist, and Counselor/Instructor. Dr. Checa holds a B.A., Literature and Writing Studies, California State University, San Marcos; M.A., Education/Multicultural Counseling, San Diego State University; M.B. A, California State University San Marcos; and has a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies/Higher Education Administration from the University of San Diego.
KEYNOTE Assembly Member Shirley Weber, District 79 California Assembly Member Shirley Nash Weber represents California’s 79th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City and San Diego.
Born to sharecroppers from Hope, Arkansas, Shirley Weber has lived in California since the age of three. Her parents, in particular her father, valued education and supported their daughter’s academic aspirations. She attended UCLA, where she received her BA, MA and Ph.D. by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University at the age of 23. Dr. Weber also taught at California State University Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College before coming to San Diego State University.
Weber has lived in the 79th Assembly District for over 30 years. Deeply committed to community service, she served on the boards of the NAACP, the YWCA, the YMCA Scholarship Committee, Battered Women Services, United Way and the San Diego Consortium.
She eventually made a successful run for a seat on the board of the San Diego Unified School District. As a trustee and subsequent school board president, she became known for her advocacy for closing the achievement gap and setting a higher standard of excellence for all children.
As an Assembly Member, Weber has translated her commitment to education and social justice into her ambitious legislative agenda. She has authored bills on K-12 education reform, increasing access and affordability for higher education for California’s students, and a law to address the issue of racial profiling in policing. Other bills signed include legislation addressing civil rights, education, forced arbitration, protections for person with disabilities and voting rights. She is also outspoken on the importance of investing in early childhood education as a means of preventing drop-out rates, dependence on social services, incarceration and unemployment.
Advocacy 101 This workshop will give students the skills and toolkit to successfully advocate for the CSU, both in their individual districts and in the Capitol. Additionally, it will give a background on the legislative process and CSSA’s policy agenda.
Presenter: Ryan Brown, Vice-President of Legislative Affairs, CSSA Location: Balloom A The Secret… Why Diversity and Sustainability Should Work Together This workshop seeks to engage its participants in a conversation that makes the connections between diversity and sustainability.
During this session, students will discuss topics such as social and environmental justice. These topics are often seen as separate and apart from one another; yet, when you critically examine the social and environmental realities, the connected nature of these becomes apparent.
Presenters: Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, CSU San Marcos Ariel Stevenson, Diversity Coordinator, CSU San Marcos Location: Balloom C Working with Administration In this session, Dr. Ceppi will share reflections from former student leaders on how they worked with administration during their term in ASI office as well as what they would have done differently. He will reflect on his own experiences as both a former student leader and current administrator in the CSU system. He will also share skills ASI alumni learned during their time in office that transferred over to how they approach relationship building and negotiation in their professional positions today.
Dr. Matt Ceppi, Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning Analysis, and Chief of Staff, CSU San Marcos
Location: Balloom BD Leading with Mindfulness The goals of this workshop are (1) to introduce student leaders to the concept of mindfulness in general, and (2) to consider how mindfulness can be applied to leadership. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a variety of mindfulness activities.
Presenter: Dr. Marie Thomas, Professor of Psychology, CSU San Marcos Location: USU 2310
Love Your Role Love Your Role is an interactive session with students that sparks the conversation around connecting to the mission of an involved club or organization, internalizing expectations around titles and calling the question of what made each of us take on leadership roles. Many roles come with privilege and challenges; these obstacles can distract or detour one from why they chose to be a part of something greater than self. This session is meant to show you the value of what we do as student leaders, regardless of our titles.
Presenter: Jordan Sylvestre, ASI President, CSU Dominguez Hills Location: Balloom A Gloria and Robert – Your new BFFs for Your Term in Office If you are brand new to and somewhat perplexed by the world of Open Meeting Laws and Rules of Order or you are apprehensive about running your first meeting, this is the session for YOU! This “nothing heavy” presentation will introduce you to the critical main points of the Gloria Romero Open Meeting Act and provide you with a useful road map of the simplified use of Robert’s Rules of Order. Who knows … this session may turn you into the parliamentarian you never thought you would be!
Presenter: Jon Slaughter, Director, AS Programs and Governmental Affairs, CSU Chico Location: Balloom C Say My Name: Building Trans Inclusive Practices This workshop will provide an overview of the Preferred Name Policy available to CSUSM students. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the process that CSUSM used in order to implement this new policy. The workshop will also use the Preferred Name Policy to highlight strategies for advocating for other inclusive policies and practices on campus Presenters: Robert Aiello-Hauser, Director of Student Engagement & Inclusion, CSU San Marcos Abrahán Monzón, Assistant Director of Community Centers, CSU San Marcos Location: Balloom BD Professionalism This presentation will explore the importance of maintaining professional CSUnity in your organization, and how your words, actions, and decisions impact your individual and organization’s reputation and respect across the campus community. We will discuss how being a leader requires “customer service” both in and outside of the organization as well as the value of understanding the deeper meaning of teamwork.
Presenter: Allie Serrano, Resident Director, UVA & The QUAD at CSU San Marcos Location: USU 2310
Responding After a Campus Crisis:
What are some common immediate and long-term needs of students in the aftermath of a campus crisis? How can universities, AS/ASIs, and fellow students respond effectively to address students’ needs?
MODERATOR Dr. Laura de Ghetaldi, Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, CSU San Marcos Dr. Laura de Ghetaldi is entering her 43rd year of teaching. During that time she taught K-12 and then went on to teach at the University of Colorado Boulder for 16 years. She is entering her 13th year here at CSUSM. Laura has worked passionately during those years, giving workshops and publishing regarding conflict mediation in schools, while also addressing school violence. She has presented as a Keynote speaker both nationally and internationally with Columbine survivors regarding school violence. She was invited by the Attorney General of Colorado to present before the Colorado Bar Association in the aftermath of the Columbine High School tragedies. She has created lesson plans for the Colorado Mediation Project to be used by K–12 teachers. Having been a victim of a violent crime herself, Laura believes that it is critical we move towards a more caring and empathetic understanding of one another.