New Workshop Encourages Collaborative Mindset


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#NotMyProblem features group tasks requiring attendees to work together to meet their teams’ objectives.

The office of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) on the San Jacinto College Central Campus will host #NotMyProblem on Oct. 28, a problem-solving workshop aimed at fostering cooperation and encouraging a collaborative mindset.

Workshop leader Amanda Garza, also an SEA specialist on the Central Campus, brought up group projects as an example of a typical situation where some students contribute the majority of the work while others sit on the sidelines. Specific activities vary from one session to another, but all feature group tasks requiring collaboration to meet team objectives.

Garza said the title of the workshop uses social media culture to appear relevant and relatable to younger students.

“Everything in this day and age is hashtags,” she said.

Moreover, Garza said she and her counterparts want the workshop to be more than just a slide show presentation highlighting a few talking points. Instead, they focus on hands-on activities that create dialog among attendees.

Mostly, she said she hopes the workshop has a lasting effect that inspires participants to take charge when the opportunity presents itself.

“A little impact,” she added, “goes a long way.”

#NotMyProblem takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Room 208 of the Student Center (C14) on the Central Campus.