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Open Workshops

Student Activities is excited to offer development workshops to student organization leaders and advisors throughout the semester. Topics address elements required to ensure the success and sustainability of student organizations. Dates are listed below. It is recommended that the president and/or officer that oversees the related function attend the workshop

Our Open Workshops will only be offered virtually via Zoom this fall unless otherwise noted. Any in-person workshops will have limited capacity.  RSVP is required to attend all workshops. You must log into HornsLink and RSVP for each workshop at least 24-hours advance to receive the Zoom link and further directions.

If you have questions or would like to meet with a staff member to discuss your organization, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Student Organization Leaders Workshops

Accessible Org Workshop

Attend this workshop to learn how to ensure your organizations meetings and events are accessible and welcoming for all participants. This workshop is hosted in partnership with Services for Students with Disabilities.
This workshop is tbd

Constitutions 101

Constitutions contain important framework for student organizations that guide members in conducting organization business. Participants in this workshop will review the Constitution Guidelines for Student Organizations worksheet and receive feedback on creating a constitution tailored to their organizations specific needs.
This workshop will be held on November 10: RSVP for Constitutions 101

Discover HornsLink for Orgs

HornsLink has many useful tools and features! Student organization officers will learn the basic in's and out's of HornsLink and how to maximize them for their organizations.
This workshop will be held on August 24, September 1, September 23, & September 29: RSVP for Discover HornsLink for Orgs

Member Recruitment and Retention

With over 50,000 students on the Forty Acres, there are many opportunities to recruit new organization members. This workshop helps officers build awareness of resources, identify key strategies for effective membership recruitment and retention, and gain an understanding of best practices for membership engagement.
This workshop will be held on August 25 & September 3: RSVP for Member Recruitment and Retention

Officer Orientation

As a student leader, it is important to understand your registered student organization's privileges and responsibilities. This orientation highlights campus resources, university policy, and the Student Organization Center.
Weekly workshops available in the fall through November: RSVP for Officer Orientation

Officer Transition

A successful leadership transition is a year-long process and can make or break the sustainability of an organization. Student Activities invites you to attend one of our Officer Transition workshops to help ensure your org is on the right path. Whether you've already transitioned or will by the end of the semester, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will be held on October 28: RSVP for Officer Transition

Program Planning

Planning an in-person or virtual event on the Forty Acres isn't always a walk in the park. This workshop provides useful tools and resources to help support your student organizations in the programming planning process. Topics include but are not limited to: planning timelines, working with campus partners, logistics, risk management and compliance withInstitutional Rules.
This workshop will be held on September 9 & October 1: RSVP for Program Planning

Room Reservations 101

Reservations for spring 2020 tentatively open Tuesday, November 3 at 10 A.M.! Is your organization ready? Join Student Activities as we help your organization build awareness of current reservation policies and guidelines. This workshop is specifically for organizations that reserve general purpose classrooms and/or outdoor space on the Forty Acres.
This workshop will be held on October 27: RSVP for Room Reservations 101

Student Organization Travel

Student organizations travel for many reasons including service work, competitions, conferences or just for fun but it's important to plan so the trip can be successful. This session will highlight some tips and tricks for travel, review University policies and procedures and identify resources to help student leaders as they prepare for their next trip.
This workshop will be held on September 16: RSVP for Student Organization Travel

Student Organization Advisors Workshops (Faculty/Staff Advisors Only)

Discover HornsLink for Advisors

HornsLink has many useful tools and features. Advisors will learn the basics of HornsLink, and how to support their respective student organizations as they maximize the platform.
This workshop will be held on August 21, October 6: RSVP for Discover HornsLink for Advisors

Program Planning for Advisors

Planning an event on the Forty Acres isn't always a walk in the park. This workshop provides useful tools and resources to help support your student organizations in the programming planning process. Topics include but are not limited to: in-person vs. virtual events, planning timelines, working with campus partners, risk management and compliance withInstitutional Rules.
This workshop will be held on September 16: RSVP for Program Planning for Advisors

Student Organization Advisor Seminar

The Student Organization Advisor Seminar is a half day seminar that takes place each December. The goal of the seminar is to provide valuable training and resources to current UT faculty and staff to aid them in being successful advisors to student organizations. Advisors also have the opportunity to connect and network with other advisors from across campus.
This seminar will be held in December 2020. Email Student Activities to learn more about the Student Organization Advisor Seminar.


Please be sure to visit our Leading Successful Organizations page for quick reference guides to help support the success of your organization.  If there is a training topic that is not listed that you would like Student Activities to provide, please email your request to studentactivities@austin.utexas.edu.