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Administrators, Relations With
Find out how to get along with the administration and improve relationships. When you work together, everybody wins. Students get served and the school better fulfills its mission.

Students, earn how to make your advisor a true resource and help to your SG. Advisors, get tips on fulfilling your role successfully and working with SGs.

Budgets & Finance
Trying to get financially fit? This is the place to start.

Find out how to write a good constitution, what goes into one, and how to handle rewrite--but only if it's absolutely necessary. Check out the
SG Database to see ones from other SGs.

Elections, Campaigns
Learn how to run an effective and victorious SG campaign.

Elections, Voting
Discover creative and practical ways to improve voter turnout.

Discover creative and practical ways to fund SG projects, programs, and events.

Group Management, Member Relations
How to get along with your team and learn to work well together.

Group Management, Recruiting & Retention
Get creative ideas on attracting new members, then keeping them involved.

Group Management, Team-Building
Learn to make your team a cohesive, well-oiled group that's effective and influential.

Improving Your SG
What are the ingredients of Super SGs? Learn from our recipe for success.

Issues and Advocacy
Get lobbying tips and advice on how to be a strong advocate for your students and causes.

Leadership, Ethics
Ethical leadership has never been more important. Find out how you can become a leader of honor.

Leadership, Techniques
Learn to become a more effective leader for your group.

Leadership, Training & Development
Get ideas on how to make sure your team is ready and eager to accomplish great things this year.

ASGA doesn't lobby, but we point you to every possible national, regional, and statewide group that does.

Media, Legal Issues
Your campus press is vital--and constitutionally protected. Learn how to live peaceably with your paper.

Media, Press Coverage
The campus press can be your ally--if you view them more as a partner than a nuisance.

Media, Relations
Learn strategies about how to get better and more positive press and build relationships with reporters and editors.

Parliamentary Procedures
How to conduct an orderly SG and meetings such as the approval of minutes, whether a chairman should vote, etc.

Publicity & Promotions
Learn how to get more attention for your event or group, boost attendance, get more press, and devise creative and clever promotions that make a difference.

Service, Campus and Community
Servant SGs are the most effective and influential in America. Make community service a key part of your SG's mission.

Structure of SGs
What's the best SG structure? How do you choose? Find out what works nationwide.

Student Services/SG Programs & Events
SGs need tangible services to prove their value and worth to fellow students. Get ideas on innovative programs that you can tailor for your campus.

Student/Constituents, Relations With
Remember, students are your constituents, not a nuisance. Learn how to reach out to them efficiently and effectively.

Time Management
Learn how to balance being your role as a leader with the responsibilities of being a student.

Transition Planning & Execution
If you plan now for the transition between your administration and the new officers, your SG can remain effective.

Web Sites & Electronic Communications
There's just no excuse for having a lame web site. Start here to learn from the best about web site design, and see the benefits of using e-mail to communicate to your officers and constituents.


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