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SRPU Virtual Conference: Breakout Session Information

We are excited that you will be joining us for our virtual conference! Below you will find more information about the breakout sessions you can attend this year.

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Breakout Sessions1

2/17 at 6pm

Breakout 1

Presenter: Rocco Wlodarek, University of Illinois Chicago Transportation

 

Location: Primary Room

Synopsis: This workshop will cover how UIC Transportation has been providing SafeRide Services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Breakout 2

Presenter: Aaron Lynch, RamRide, Colorado State University & Logan McLeod, Lyft, Senior Business Development Manager

Location: Secondary Room

Synopsis: This presentation seeks to showcase the current functioning of our safe ride program in partnership with Lyft, Inc. We’ll cover topics such as how we chose which company to partner with, how we determined parameters for the program, and ways we went about promoting it within our student body. We’ll conclude with notable trends in operation that have influenced further modifications we’ve made since launch. Following this presentation, Lyft will speak about their services and the offerings they can bring to potential partnerships with other institutions in the future. 

Breakout Sessions 2

2/18 at 4:15pm

 

Breakout 1

Presenter: Cienna Wall and Isabel Brinck,  ASOSU SafeRide, Oregon State University

Location: Primary Room

Synopsis: We will discuss multiple ways to keep drivers engaged, and ways to create a fun and healthy work community through staff meetings and other events.

Breakout 2

Presenter: Kelsey Wiley,  SafeRides, James Madison University

Location: Secondary Room

Synopsis: During this workshop you’ll learn how a typical night of operations would work pre-covid, how we have managed during online since March, and how we’re utilizing social media and technology to connect with one another.

Breakout Sessions 3

2/18 at 5:15pm

Breakout 1

Presenter: Lindsay Mason,  RamRide, Colorado State University

Location: Primary Room

Synopsis: A supervisor/mentor/leader needs to consider the needs of their employees/mentee/followers, which change over time. This workshop will cover concrete examples and actionable steps you can take to apply the Situational Leadership Model to your supervisor/leadership roles to better support your safe riders.

 

Breakout 2

Presenter: Jazmin Gonzalez, RamRide, Colorado State University

Location: Secondary Room

Synopsis: In Spring of 2020, RamRide paired up with Rams Against hunger, CSU’s food insecurity program, to create “Food Ops”, a program in which student volunteers would drive patrons’ home from the on campus-mobile food pantry. We only had the opportunity to run this model for a couple weeks before shutting down due, to COVID. But we adapted a new model in Fall 2020, in which we now deliver food boxes to the patron’s home from the mobile food pantry. In fall 2020, staff members were the ones to deliver food boxes but as of Spring 2021, we switched to a volunteer model. This presentation will evaluate how we were able to keep our Food Ops program going during the Pandemic, and evaluate why we switched to a volunteer model.

Breakout Sessions 4

2/19 at 1:30pm

Breakout 1

Presenter: Benjamin Bethke & Courtnee Oglesby, Undergraduate Student Government Safety Escort Service, Arizona State University

Location: Primary Room

Synopsis: Dive into the world of the greatest program in the desert: Arizona State University Undergraduate Student Government Safety Escort Service. We are a student-run safety ride program that is dedicated to providing the safest experience possible for all who use our service. We offer various forms of transportation, golf cart or van, as well as a Covid free ride to each individual. To do so, we have implemented several measures to provide the comfort and confidence they desperately need during this ongoing pandemic. Join us while we share how we have successfully operated during one of the most stressful and unpredictable times of our lives.

Breakout 2

Presenter:  Lina Majdalawie, SafeRides, James Madison University

Location: Secondary Room

Synopsis:  My presentation will explain the significance of teams within JMU SafeRides. Joining a large organization can be daunting, but in having teams, JMU SafeRides brings its members closer to both the mission and each other. In creating a more cohesive group of individuals we are creating a more successful program. Team bonding time both during meetings and outside of meetings keep members motivated and our mission alive. Without efficient and dedicated team leaders and a group of strong willed individuals, this organization would not be able to thrive the way it has!