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Training Requirements

Excel Curriculum

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Training for student organizations creates a common experience for all organizations and further develops individual members' capacity to connect multiple areas of the University experience. By fulfilling the Excel Curriculum training requirements, members will:

  • Understand and practice efficient communication skills when reporting back to the organization membership
  • Develop strategies to recruit, retain, and continually motivate contributing members to the organization
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other student organizations, University departments, and community partners
  • Foster a campus environment in which students thrive intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically

Instructions for Completing Training

All student organizations are required to complete training by the end of the academic year. Training can be completed by executive board or general members, except for specific President and Treasurer trainings which must be completed by those specific officers.

Your members must join the Excel Curriculum portal to RSVP for upcoming training events or to request credit.

Training is broken up by the following categories. After attending an event, you must complete the appropriate post event form to request credit. You can find these forms on the MyBC Excel Curriculum portal forms. 

 

Mandatory Training icon
 
All Student Organizations are required to complete the madatory training curriculum. A pdf schedule overview of the mandatory training sessions can be found here (new window).  Go to the Excel Curriculum portal MyBC events to find specific dates and times of sessions. 

By completeing the mandatory trainings, student organizations will be able to:

  • Describe and locate student organization resources, policies, and involvement opportunities.
  • Articulate and model the mission of Boston College and the organization when serving as a representative
  • Manage organization funding using the SOFC and SABSC processes
  • Utilize the tools and resources available for the most efficient and effective event planning
  • Identify where to receive support and additional information

Examples Include: Student Organization Day, Member Motivation & Retention, and Collaboration.

Heath and Wellness training icon
 

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Career and Professional Development.  Those in the Ingatius curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Career and Professional Development.

By attending Career and Professional Development sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • Learn their personality type to understand how it affects their leadership style and work with others.
  • Craft a compelling resume to market their BC leadership experiences to better positions themselves for internships, jobs and graduate school. 
  • Utilize social media to expand their network and effectively market themselves. 
  • Make meaningful connections through networking and learn how to effectively follow-up in order to create lasting relationships.
Religious and Spirituality Training icon

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Civic Engagement.  Those in the Ingatius training level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Civic Engagement.

By attending Civic Engagement sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • Articulate how their organization is affecting the community and ways to expand their impact
  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice
  • Assume a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to public life

Examples Include: Winston Center Events, Clough Center Events, and political lectures

Cultural and Diversity training icon

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Cultural and Diversity.  Those in the Ingatius curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Cultural and Diversity

By attending Cultural and Diversity sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • View themselves and organization members as global citizens
  • Display sensitivity and appreciation for human differences within their organization and beyond
  • Work effectively with those different from themselves
  • Be proactive in understanding other cultures and respect diversity in ideas, cultures, and people

Examples Include: Ethnic Heritage Months, Family Weekends, and Culture Shows

Leadership training icon

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Health and Wellness.  Those in the Ingatius curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Health and Wellness. 

By attending Health and Wellness sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions for themselves and develop skills that enhance well-being
  • Reflect on the behaviors of their organization and individual members
  • Identify areas of health and wellness concern within an organization

Examples Include: Alcohol and Drug Education, Love your Body Week, and Bystander Intervention Education

Civic Engagement training icon

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Leadership.  Those in the Ingatius curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Leadership.

By attending Leadership sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • Reflect an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork in their organization
  • Understand the Social Change theory of leadership and their own personal leadership style
  • Demonstrate a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively leading change, resolving conflict, and motivating others

Examples Include: Let's Talk Leadership and Career Center Events

Career and Professional Development training icon

Student organizations who self select into the Magis curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, as well as one session in each of the six additional tracks, including Religious and Spirituality.  Those in the Ingatius curriculum level must complete the mandatory curriculum sessions, and additionally two sessions within each of the additional tracks, including Religious and Spirituality. 

By attending Relgious and Spirituality sessions, student organizations will be able to:

  • Enrich the personal and organizational integration of faith and reason through co-curricular opportunities
  • Understand a religious or spiritual tradition more fully
  • Incorporate religious and spiritual discussions into discussions had by organization members

Examples Include: Agape Latte, Examen Reflection, and C21 Center Events