Club Recharge takes place at the beginning of each academic year and is an opportunity for your organization to gather all information necessary to ensure a successful and productive year.
During Club Recharge we provide you with information about event management, understanding the roles of your SDA, OMA, and CAE advisers and ABC/SGB/IGB representatives. Information about fiscal management and the governing boards' policies and procedures is also provided.
It is recommended that presidents and treasurers of all ABC, IGB and SGB recognized student organizations attend or that at least one executive board member of each organization be present at Club Recharge. These board members will be provided with valuable information regarding the management of your organization’s budget, achieving organizational goals, and avoiding complications. Club Recharge is open to all students involved in ABC, IGB and SGB recognized organizations.
Club E-Finance (formerly known as Treasurer’s Training)
Club E-Finance is a workshop series designed to promote fiscal responsibility and management among the student organizations and their leaders. The Student Affairs Central Business Office (SACBO) requires all group treasurers to undergo financial and treasurer’s training.
This training includes:
- A general overview of Columbia University policies and procedures
- A knowledge assessment combined with a series of concentrated workshops focused on topics relevant to student group activity
- Broad exposure to the financial process, effective budgeting and account management practices, and methods for properly completing paperwork and forms
More information about this year's training will be coming soon!
Leadership Evolution and Development (LEAD)
Leadership Evolution and Development consists of the collective offerings of leadership programs and initiatives through the Office of Student Development and Activities (SDA), Civic Action and Engagement (CAE), the Office of Residential Programs, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).
This program offers leadership development opportunities, skill-honing workshops, and community building programs to students interested in cultivating their abilities and campus connections to fully discover their leadership potential. Students may choose from various tracks depending on their needs and interests including the Emerging Leaders Track, the Current Leaders Track, the Constituency Leaders Track, and the Action and Engagement Track. Please refer to Leadership Evolution and Development for additional information and important application deadlines.
Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an interactive training program for first and second year undergraduate students at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. The goal is to create a personal development laboratory where participants can grow in their leadership competence through a range of modalities including individual reflection, group experiences, development tools, and information resources. The ELP is designed to help aspiring leaders navigate the challenge of student leadership at Columbia University and beyond. The program contributes to a lifelong pursuit of leadership development and accomplishment. Please refer to the Emerging Leaders Program for additional information.
ADVANCE! is an initiative through the Office of Student Development and Activities in partnership with other University offices, geared towards enhancing leadership development opportunities for 3rd and 4th year students. ADVANCE! is focused on:
- Extensively preparing students for leadership roles at the onset of their careers and civic involvement.
- Capitalizing on the leadership experiences students have cultivated in student organizations and student government, within their classrooms and residence halls, as athletes and interns, and as community volunteers.
Please refer to Advance Leadership for additional information.
Women’s Ways of Leading Conference
The Women’s Ways of Leading (WWL) Conference connects a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators and alumni of the Columbia community in an exploration of the triumphs and challenges facing women in leadership. As such, the conference assists women in developing their identities as leaders, explore the roles women play in the leadership of their communities, and form networks of support for women in the Columbia University community.
Through large-group discussion, small-group brainstorming, and self-reflective exercises, participants explore the purposes, practices and issues of women’s leadership. The conference focuses on sharing personal experiences, identifying areas of concern and expressing needs, fears, frustrations, hopes, and dreams. It also involves processing new insights, generating suggestions for ways to support/transform women’s leadership, and preparing for the future. Please refer to Women's Ways of Leading for additional information.
Student Retreats and Workshops
In addition to the programs listed above, Student Development & Activities, the Office of Student Group Advising and the Office of Multicultural Affairs offer the following student leadership retreats and workshops:
- Columbia College/Columbia Engineering Student Government Retreat
- Activities Board at Columbia Leadership Retreat
- Student Governing Board Leadership Retreat
- Students of Color Leadership Retreat
- New Student Orientation Committee Retreat
- Intercultural House Retreat
- LGBTQ Leadership Retreat
- Interfaith Community Retreat
- United Students of Color Council Retreat
- Women’s Ways of Leading Leadership Retreat
- Intercultural House Retreat
- National Coalition Building Institute, Inc.’s Welcoming
SDA, CAE and OMA staff are available to help you plan, implement and facilitate a retreat for your club or organization. Retreats are beneficial to the development and success of your club. Common reasons for requesting a special retreat are the need to re-build the club’s mission, philosophy, constitution, and focus, and to address and resolve extensive internal challenges or conflicts. Contact your adviser for more information.