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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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The Student Activities office (CSU 173) makes it our mission to ensure that all Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), and their Advisors, are well prepared to conduct business throughout the year.  To that end, our staff offers a vareity of trainings.

Mandatory Training

One mandatory training is the Fall Inauguration Event. One member-- preferably the President or Vice President-- from each organization seeking recognition must attend on behalf of the student organization. During this event, student leaders will learn much of what they need know in order to run their day-to-day operations. 

Fall 2017 Inauguration Event Date: Monday, September 18 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the CSU 
*We will begin in CSU Ostrander Auditorium and move to multiple rooms on the 2nd floor thereafter.

Optional Training

Lunch & Learn's

 The RSO staff offer educational sessions that are open to organization leaders and their members. For a list of the 'Lunch & Learn's' scheduled for Spring 2017, please click here.

In-House Training

The RSO staff make themselves available to do "in-house" trainings with student organizations upon request. We have staff who will join you during your meeting, or other specified time, to facilitate any of the following workshops:

OrgSync 101

This one-hour training will cover the basic functions of your organization's OrgSync portal.

StrengthsFinder/ Strengths Quest

StrengthsFinder is all about focusing on the unique talents of each individual, rather than their shortcomings. It is sometimes helpful for organizations to understand the unique talents of their team members, so they can strategically position people to meet the goals of the organization.

A strengths training can be scheduled for 1-3 hours depending on the objectives of your organization. Regardless, the training will include the cost to purchase an access code for each participant to take the strengthsfinder assessment. That cost is $10.

Intercultural Development--Gaining a Competitive Edge

The Intercultural Development Inventory

The Student Leadership Challenge
The Social Change Model of Leadership Development