Student Group Leaders Attend New SGA Workshop

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, the Self Government Association organized three-hour leadership workshops which were attended by 220 student leaders (including several students from Haverford and Swarthmore) interested in receiving SGA funding. In years past, student groups seeking SGA funding were required only to attend a budget workshop.

“This is the first time we’ve done this, and we’re hoping it’s something that will continue into the future,” says SGA president Yong Jung Cho ’12. “While we want students to be empowered to start groups, we also want to make sure that their efforts will be successful and that funding isn’t being wasted. Maintaining a successful student group isn’t an easy task; hopefully these workshops will give students the tools to make it a little less daunting.”

Cho describes the new event as a “networking, leadership-development and information-gathering opportunity.” In addition to an updated budgeting presentation and a presentation on “Bryn Mawr Club basics”, student leaders participated in a leadership-development exercise.

Attendees felt that the workshop was helpful and enjoyed the opportunity to meet fellow student leaders, says Cho.

‘The SGA Executive Board ’11-’12 is proud that the spirit of self governance is thriving and hopes that this sort of workshop will become a new tradition,” she adds.

Images of the workshops by Amelia Lee Zhi Yi are available online.

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