When is the Blitz? The Blitz takes place from 8:30 am - 5 pm on Saturday, April 27. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the first session at 9 am. Please be careful about cutting it close that morning. We know it's tempting. We like to sleep in as well, but if everyone arrives at 8:55 am to check in, we won't be able to start on time.
Where is the Blitz? Registration will be in Pigott Atrium and most sessions will take place in the Pigott Building, although some session will require a little walking. If you have mobility needs that we should accomodate, let us know in advance.
Who is the Blitz for? Is it true that only positional leaders can go? The Blitz is for EVERYONE. Some positional leaders are required or ecouraged to attend by the organizations or departments that have selected them, but all SU students are invited. The material is aimed at the undergraduate level, but graduate and law students are welcome to attend.
What's the theme this year? Our theme is a quote by fashion designer, Donatella Versace, "Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas". We will be focusing on conflict from a positive place. Participants will get to learn about their own individual approached to conflict and how that can interact with the styles of others. We'll also talk about a model for intentionally encouraging divergent ideas within a group, while maintaing a spriit of civility.
Who are the speakers? Our keynote speaker will be Judge Mary Yu, Superior Court Judge and Seattle U School of Law Faculty Member.
Facilitators of sessions will be SU students, staff and faculty. If your have facilitation experience and would like to apply to be a small group discussion facilitator, contact Miranda Sulley for information.
Can I get a detailed schedule? We give out the schedules to participants as a part of the packets at check in the day of the Blitz, but the general flow of the day is: an opening session which gives an overview of the day and introduces the framework we'll use for conflict, a meeting with a small group to explore personal conflict styles, a keynote speaker, discussion groups over lunch and an interactive session in the afternoon where participants will review skills for managing conflict and get to apply these to a case study. We'll end the day with a closing session featuring Dr. Jake Diaz, Vice President of Student Development.
What is the dress code? This is an informal event, so feel free to dress casually. Jeans and a t-shirt are appropriate. We will be walking outside, so think about the weather. If it looks like rain or like the temperature might be chilly, you'll likely want a jacket.
Will there be food? We will serve a continental breakfast during check in, as well as lunch. We try to plan for common food allergies with our menu, but be sure to let us know if you have needs so we can double check to make sure you can eat.
Is it free? The Blitz is free, but please note that late cancelations are suject to a fee of $20 (see below).
What should I bring? All you need is yourself and something to write with.
Do I get a t-shirt? The first 20 people to sign up will receive a t-shirt after the event. To make the budget stretch further, we've had to reduce our costs and sadly a t-shirt for everyone is a luxury. If you'd like, you're welcome to purchase a shirt at cost from us.
What if I want to attend part of the Blitz? We do ask that participants attend the full day, but we also know that sometimes things come up. There are two parts to this. First, if you are required by a department or organization because of a role, first talk with the person requiring you (eg- Laurie Prince for orientation staff) to understand the implications on your role. We offer the program, we're not the ones requiring attendance. If you still want to try to attend part of the event, email Michelle Etchart with your request. Please include the time you would like to attend and the reason for your request. Because material builds throughout the day, we'll review your request and let you know what's possible.
I'm required to attend, but I have a conflict? If you are required by a department or organization because of a role, talk with the person requiring you (eg- Laurie Prince for orientation staff) to understand the implications on your role. We offer the program, we're not the ones requiring attendance.
I told my group's leader that I'll attend. Do I have to register myself or will they do it for me? All participants to have to register themselves online. We need specific information from each participant that most organization leaders won't have about you. Unless they want to complete the form for you, you'll need to do that in addition to telling them that you'llbe there.
I saw there's a fee if I cancel after a certain point. What's that about? We set the date for this after the date we need to make changes to the catering order with Bon Appetit. The cost covers what we pay for the food ordered and the supplies purchased for you. If you have an emergency, please contact Michelle Etchart and we may be able to waive the fee by sliding a "walk up" attendee in that place. The sooner you contact us, the easier this will be.