SALAD was just what the doctor ordered. The workshop was very effective in revealing many of the stereotypes and preconceptions that existed on our campus—(it) led to dialogues that began bridging many of the gaps on our campus.

Graduate Assistant for Greek Life, Illinois State University

Building a collaborative and cohesive community based on values, commitment and shared experiences

Are you looking for an innovative way to create stronger unity among all student leaders on campus? In this workshop, participants will get to know one another and make connections that will help them tackle the important issues facing their community. Students will foster a greater understanding of organizational similarities and differences while discussing values, examining current and potential relationships and exploring perceptions about campus organizations. Participants will improve communication and collaboration while strengthening commitment to work together for the benefit of the campus community.

SALAD gives students an opportunity to acknowledge and conquer preconceived notions, identify common areas of concern and seek opportunities for collaboration. Once the baggage is out in the open, the focus turns to “the big picture” as the student leaders talk about their common goals and the benefits of working together to improve the campus environment. This workshop builds unity among leaders and organizations by increasing communication and trust.

It is time to focus on the organizations as part of a community instead of the members that make up each group. Give your dedicated leaders a chance to explore all of the possibilities there are when collaborating with others. Participants will also become more aware of the resources and support available within the community. Students will also commit to an action plan that will ensure the advancement of each organization and the community as a whole. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the differences and similarities of the diverse students and organizations of their campus
  • Create opportunities for establishing and expanding relationships with various student leaders on campus
  • Create a plan for implementing change and developing collaboration on an organizational and community level
  • Be able to articulate organizational and community values and align them with actions

Workshop Details

  • 3-hour or 5-hour track options
  • Includes a participant workbook and a post assessment
  • Can be hosted for just fraternity and sorority organizations or all student organizations

Who Is This Ideal For?

  • Student Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Fraternity and Sorority Organizations

For more information about SALAD, call CAMPUSPEAK at 303-745-5545 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).