Each fall all recognized student organization leaders and advisors attend training provided by the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership Development (SELD) in conjunction with their responsibilities outlined in the Student Organization Handbook. Over the years the training has evolved from only including the organization president to specialized training specific to the four leadership roles required for each student organization, as well as the advisor.
Training also provides an opportunity for student leaders to hear from campus departments whom they interact with throughout the year. This includes the Office of Event Services, Finance and Accounting and the Office of the Dean of Students. The fall training has specific learning outcomes for the student leaders and advisors in order to ensure an authentic leadership experience as well as fruitful training. Examples of learning outcomes from prior trainings include:
- Manage the event planning process on a confidence scale of four out of five
- Understand how to utilize the finance function within BruinLink on a confidence level of four out of five
- Identify opportunities for additional leadership development throughout the fall semester provided by SELD
- Comprehend all student organization policies and procedures as identified in the Student Organization Handbook on a confidence level of four out of five