Program and Events

Three concurrent sessions will feature nine workshops and discussions designed to address the four conference pillars of Leadership, Innovation, Fellowship, and Transformation.

Concurrent Session Schedule At-A-Glance

Time HML 2206 HML 2108 HML 2134
Session #1:

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Beyond Good Intentions: Assessing the Impact of Our Service Dealing with Stress: Demands of Being a Student Leader Developing True Allyship with Communities: Reciprocal, Respectful Relationships with Communities
Session #2:

11:35 AM – 12:25 PM

Managing Conflict in a Group Setting Now That You’re ‘Woke,’ What’s Next? Food Insecurity and Basic Needs
Session #3:

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM

How to Make Your Campus More Sustainable Through Campus and Community Engagement Digging Deep: Bringing Meaning to One-Day Service Events Meaningful, Ongoing Outreach: The Key to Maximizing Engagement

Concurrent Session Schedule & Abstracts

Breakout Session #1: 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Beyond Good Intentions: Assessing the Impact of Our Service
Giovanna Castellanos | Sonoma State University
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2206

When we create and lead our service opportunities, we often go into it with good intentions. But how can we measure the impact that our service has in our community? And most importantly, what can we do to mitigate any unintended harm? This workshop will highlight the practices JUMP uses in order to create intentional service opportunities while being mindful of community needs.

Dealing with Stress: Demands of Being a Student Leader
Whitney Ballard, Karla Juarez, Carlos Gonzalez, Keila Reyes, and Vanessa Rodriguez  | Fresno State
Issue Discussion | Value Alignment: Leadership, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2108

In this session, presenters will discuss the pressures and demands of being a student leader and how to balance that with school, work, family, and clubs/organizations. We hope participants are able to learn new coping styles to reduce stress and promote self-care.

Developing True Allyship with Communities: Reciprocal, Respectful Relationships with Communities
Kathryn Zarasua and Itzel Arevalo | California State University Monterey Bay
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2134

Service Learning Student Leaders have the task of helping students approach the community with cultural humility, as participants rather than helpers.   Through discussion and demonstration, we share our approaches to developing high quality relationships with the community that are reciprocal and respectful.

Breakout Session #2: 11:35 AM – 12:25 PM

Food Insecurity and Basic Needs
Karen Vielma-Cortes and Gabriella Morin | Sonoma State University
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2134

This session will touch upon food insecurity and basic needs around campus and our community. I will talk about Sonoma State’s food pantry and pop-up pantries. I will also talk about food insecurity and ways Human Services address it on our campus and community along with other basic needs.

Managing Conflict in a Group Setting
Lizbeth Huerta | California State University East Bay
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2206

The session will discuss the importance of managing conflict when working in a group setting. Conflict is inevitable so the goal of this session is to leave attendees with tips on how to manage conflict and turn it into an opportunity for growth and collaboration.

Now That You’re ‘Woke,’ What’s Next?
Genesis Medellin Cabaccang, Gisselle Barron, Maximilian Gastelum-Morales, and Rajanae Stone | California State University Monterey Bay
Issue Discussion | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Fellowship, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2108

Getting “woke” to social injustice is just the first phase of becoming agents of social change. Where do we begin to make meaningful, lasting change? How do we go beyond the t-shirts and rallies to creating lasting change and how do we maintain our hope and energy for the struggle?

Breakout Session #3: 1:45 PM – 2:35 PM

Digging Deep: Bringing Meaning to One-Day Service Events
Maria Contreras Magaña, Katie Grootendorst, Inez Hill, Miriam Hernandez, Janet Medel, Linda Torres | Fresno State
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2108

Presenters will simulate a one-day service event, demonstrating the impact of long-term community partnerships and meaningful service experiences. The impact these events have on student leaders who plan and implement the events, the volunteers who participate in the events, and the community benefit organizations we partner with will be discussed.

 How to Make Your Campus More Sustainable Through Campus and Community Engagement
Peter Forte, Madison Hayes, Kaitlin Cahill, and Sinoun Phoung | Sonoma State University
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Fellowship, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2206

Attendees will be introduced to Join Us Making Progress and how our Sustainability Coalition created some of the programs and partnerships we offer to our student volunteers. We will emphasize our coordinator and director responsibilities as well as how we believe this educates the general public.

Meaningful, Ongoing Outreach: The Key to Maximizing Engagement
Shifra Teitelbaum, Tracy Chuong, Jorge Ortiz, Juan Limeta-Rios, Jacadi White, Briana Sanchez, Monica Deaquino, Tracy Chuong, and Yahaira Mayen | Cal State LA
Best Practices Workshop | Value Alignment: Leadership, Innovation, Fellowship, Transformation
Henry Madden Library, Room 2134

It can be hard for students to connect at a large, urban, commuter campus. Changemakers work to create a warm, welcoming campus community. One key to their effectiveness is engaging, ongoing outreach activities. Session participants will experience several of these activities, hear about Changemakers’ engagement strategies, and discuss lessons learned.

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