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Student Organization Leadership Development (SOLD) Sessions

Student Organization Leadership Development (SOLD) sessions are available to provide foundational education for student organization leaders or aspiring leaders to effectively manage and lead their organizations. Students are able to gain insight and expertise from others around the UH Community while discovering their abilities in areas such as decision making, money management, goal-setting, event planning and more.

To complete the SOLD program, participants must complete 6 workshops.

Mandatory Activities

There is one mandatory activity for students. Students must complete RSO Orientation (On Demand) or the SOLD 101 (On Demand) as the first step in the SOLD program.

Electives

Students have the option to select 5 (five) sessions from the opportunities below to complete the SOLD Series program, either On Demand or in a live Zoom. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. Workshops are a mix of On Demand (red hyperlinks) and Live Virtual Sessions (RSVP here buttons).

If you’d like to tailor your experience to a more specialized approach, we have grouped sessions based on focus areas.

After the completion of each session, students will be prompted to complete a quiz to reflect their understanding of the content.

SOLD Sessions

Required

Electives

  • Leadership Styles - Coming Soon!
    • Do you want to know more about your personal leadership style and how others in your organization may lead? If so, this session is for you. Come learn about various leadership styles, how to lead within your student organization, and work with others who may have a different leadership style than you!
  • Communication Skills 101 - On Demand
    • This SOLD Session will dive into communication skills. We will review why communication is important, tips for better communication, and different communication mediums. Join us to learn more about effectively getting your message across!
  • Officer Transitions
    November 12, 2020 - 1-2 PM

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    • Need help creating an officer transition plan for your organization? We've got you covered! We will help you discover how to create a transition plan and implement it into your organization practices. Additionally, we discuss the benefits and help you understand our CREW Officer Transition model.
  • Conflict Management
    October 15, 2020 - 11-12 PM

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    • Does your organization need strategies to help manage conflict? If so, this SOLD Session is for you! We will explore tools, methods, and strategies to aid you in understanding conflict styles and expose you to methods for approaching, managing, and resolving conflicts.
  • Conflict Management -External Partnerships
    October 27, 2020 - 2-3 PM
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    • Does your organization need strategies to help manage conflict while working with external groups or partners? If so, this SOLD Session is for you! We will explore tools, methods, and strategies and expose you to methods for approaching, managing, and resolving conflicts.
  • Collaboration Techniques - Coming Soon!
    • Are you interested in working with other orgs, but aren't sure where to get started or how? Then come out to a SOLD session to learn all about student organization collaboration and find out ways you can collaborate or get involved on UH's campus!
  • Group Dynamics - Coming Soon!
    • Does your organization need help to come together? Do you need to find ways to make your executive board operate in synergy? If so, this session is for you. We want to help you understand group dynamics so that your organization can make a greater impact at UH! Come out and learn how to lead groups, how to develop individuals and why it's important to invest in Team Building!
  • Mission, Vision, Values - On Demand
    September 8, 2020 – 11–12 PM 
    • Is your organization having trouble articulating your purpose? Do you need to re-tool your mission and vision statements? Have you discussed implementing core values? If so, this session is for you. Come and get practical tools to start your organization on the path to success!
  • How to Effectively & Efficiently Budget - On Demand
    • Do you need information on how to manage your organization's money? Do you need information about banking with TDECU? Has your organization developed good bookkeeping practices? If you need help in any of these areas this SOLD session is for you! We want to equip student leaders with great resources to effectively manage their financial responsibilities.
  • Positioning Your Organization for Success - Coming Soon!
    • Positioning your Organization for Success explores 7 ways organizations can position themselves to stand out amongst the crowd of 500 student organizations at UH. We will explore these tactics that will take your organization to the next level.
  • Recruitment and Retention - Coming Soon!
    • Does your organization need help to recruit members? Are you looking for innovative ways to attract dedicated students? We have some great strategies we would like to share that will help you recruit members as well as keep them engaged!
  • Group Dynamics - Coming Soon!
    • Does your organization need help to come together? Do you need to find ways to make your executive board operate in synergy? If so, this session is for you. We want to help you understand group dynamics so that your organization can make a greater impact at UH! Come out and learn how to lead groups, how to develop individuals and why it's important to invest in Team Building!
  • SMART Goals
    October 5, 2020 - 1-2 PM

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    • Do you have big plans for yourself or your student organization, but unsure where to start? Then come to our SOLD session on Goal Setting. We will walk through the best ways to set reasonable and measurable goals for your organization and will provide you with an opportunity to work through creating a goal!
  • Best Event Ever
    September 17, 2020 - 2-3PM

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    • Looking to plan events at UH? Do you need information on how to get catering and drink donations? How about reimbursement for your expenses? This session is for you!
  • Time Management - Coming Soon!
    • Are you struggling with Time Management? Have you thought about re-organizing your priorities to fit your schedule better? Balancing student organizations, classes, work, and life in general can be hard. This SOLD session will dive into more information and suggestions on how you can make the most out of the 24 hours in a day. We will also cover how you can use technology to make the most out of your time!

  • SMART Goals
    October 5, 2020 - 1-2PM

    RSVP Here

    • Do you have big plans for yourself or your student organization, but unsure where to start? Then come to our SOLD session on Goal Setting. We will walk through the best ways to set reasonable and measurable goals for your organization and will provide you with an opportunity to work through creating a goal!
  • Communication Skills 101 - On Demand
    • This SOLD Session will dive into communication skills. We will review why communication is important, tips for better communication, and different communication mediums. Join us to learn more about effectively getting your message across!
  • Leadership Styles - Coming Soon!
    • Do you want to know more about your personal leadership style and how others in your organization may lead? If so, this session is for you. Come learn about various leadership styles, how to lead within your student organization, and work with others who may have a different leadership style than you!
  • Best Event Ever
    September 17, 2020 - 2-3PM

    RSVP Here

    • Looking to plan events at UH? Do you need information on how to get catering and drink donations? How about reimbursement for your expenses? This session is for you!
  • Recruitment & Retention - Coming Soon!
    • Does your organization need help to recruit members? Are you looking for innovative ways to attract dedicated students? We have some great strategies we would like to share that will help you recruit members as well as keep them engaged!
  • Branding & Marketing - On Demand
    • This SOLD session will explore branding and marketing for your student organization. We will review why these concepts are important and good resources your organization can use on the UH campus. Come learn how to successfully promote your organization and events.
  • SOLAR - On Demand
  • Involvement to Your Resume - Coming Soon
    • Are you graduating soon and looking to translate your involvement to potential employers? This session is for you! We will invite a Career Services representative to come talk about how to make your involvement look great on your resume.