Student Government Training and Retreats

Dave has workshops and training specific for leaders, officers, executive boards, and members of student governments.  He has developed these based on his experience as a student senator, committee chair, executive officer, state delegate, staff lobbyist for a state student government association, and his knowledge of organizational leadership to address current areas of concern on college campuses.

Schools love to have Dave work with their student government leaders and members. Here is what one recent, happy student government advisor wrote after Dave worked with her students:

“Thank you again for a dynamic and informational presentation last week at our SGA Training.  It was exactly the blend of “nuts and bolts” and “servant leadership motivation” we were hoping for.

 We look forward to working with you more in the future.”  Rachel Lerner-Colucci, Dean of Student Life & Conduct, Bergen Community College (NJ)

Here are the titles of Dave’s student government specific programs and sessions; click on “More about this program” for descriptions of each, along with Learning Outcomes (also check out Dave’s Running Better Organizations topics, such as recruitment and retention, motivation and delegation, conflict resolution, and more to round out your student government training):

Student Government Training and Retreats:

  • Parliamentary Procedure for Student Government Leaders
  • Risk Management Leadership for Registered Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Shared Governance: Lobbying to Make Your Voice Heard
  • Confidence as a Leader: Finding Your Purpose
  • Secrets of Motivation and Delegating Authority
  • Playing Well With Others: Dealing with Conflict and Drama
  • Using Community Service to Promote Your Student Government
  • Build Your Leadership Through Service and Serving

Booking Dave will not break the bank – check out his Affordable Pricing Model for a quote! Click on his calendar to find a date for your school!

You can invite all of your students to learn from Dave during his visit to your campus by adding some general leadership topics from his Student Leadership Workshop Series.


Shared Governance: Lobbying to Make Your Voice Heard

Your student government leaders will get the benefit of Dave’s experience and knowledge as a lobbyist on student issues and his experiences working with local, state, and national legislators.

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Using Community Service to Promote Your Student Government

Community service is a great way to engage students on campus. It can also be an opportunity to promote your student government in a positive way.

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Parliamentary Procedure for Student Government Leaders

Have you ever been to a meeting that had no point? How about an SGA meeting with too many points? Such as “Point of Order”, “Point of Information”, and “Point of Privilege”? Ever get lost in all of those points or too may amendments to the amendment to the amendment? This session will help clarify all of that and more!

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Risk Management Leadership for Registered Student Clubs and Organizations

This is a fun, interactive way to present the material that engages students, despite the mandatory nature of the program in many cases. It might scare them, but it will reassure them that they can lead in a way that is productive and keeps their organization and its members from making decisions and choices that have long-term consequences

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Build Your Leadership Through Service and Serving

This presentation gets to the basic concept: “If you are asking what’s in it for me, then you are asking the wrong question.” This is great as a keynote, workshop, seminar, leadership program, or as the foundation of a conference or retreat and can be presented in 45 minute or longer formats, up to three hours!

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Confidence as a Leader: Finding Your Purpose

One of the most important attributes that employers are looking for in a potential employee, that people look for in a mate, and organizations need in leaders is confidence!

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Playing Well With Others: Dealing with Conflict and Drama

Do you know how to deal with conflict and drama in organizations and relationships? Several different approaches are used in this program, including a one-on-one role playing game and discussion of real situations provided by the attendees.

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Secrets of Motivation and Delegating Authority

Delegation can be one of the hardest things for student leaders to master. Too often they take the approach that it is just easier to do it themselves…

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