Organizational Development Course

Organizational Development Course 

The Fall 2021 Organizational Development Course (ODC) has arrived! Starting at 5 pm August 17, 2021, student organization presidents and treasurers will be required to complete ODC through the Presence platform to regain University recognition. Here are some important notes for you to know as you prepare to complete this training: 

  • The course is required for presidents and treasurers ONLY, no other officer position should complete ODC at this time. (Officers or members interested in the training can complete it after the recognition period has ended.) 
  • This virtual training is asynchronous and will require a total of three to four hours to complete in total.  
  • The training consists of the following three modules and should be completed in this order:  
    • Module 1: Student Organization Policies and Procedures presentation is requirefor all organizations.  Each attending President and Treasurer must complete this module.
    • Module 2: Campus Events & Reservations presentation is required for all organizations.  Each attending President and Treasurer must complete this module.
    • Module 3: Club Banking: (required for organizations who bank with the University-Student Union)   
    • Module 4: Associated Students, Incorporated Funding (required for student organizations planning on applying for ASI funding)
  • All officers and organizations will be responsible for all the information covered in the modules and will be held accountable for your organization’s compliance with these policies and procedures.   

By September 17, 2021, at 5 pmALL recognition requirements and forms, including ODC, must be completed in order for your new/returning organization to regain University recognition for Fall 2021.  

If you have any questions regarding this recognition requirement or need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for more information. 


How to Access ODC through Presence

Accessing the student portal to complete the ODC training is easy!

Step 1: Using your @calstatela.edu email please log into Presence. 

Login screen shot to Presence platform with example of Cal State LA email address. 

Please note that your Presence account linked to your MyCalStateLA login credentials.  If your email cannot be found or if you have any issues with accessing the platform with your email address, please contact CSI at [email protected] for support. 

Step 2.  Find the Opportunities Tab from the Student Portal

Once you are logged into the student portal, on the top right-hand side of the screen you will see the Opportunities tabclick on it and select the Experiences option. This will prompt you to the page where all the ODC modules can be found.  

Screen shot of the Presence student portal with the Opportunities tab opened and the Experiences option previewed.  The words Center for Student Involvement are shown at the bottom.

Step 3. From the Experiences Page Select the Organization Development Course Banner

Screenshot of the Presence Experiences page that has the Organizational Development Course banner presented as an option to click on.

Clicking on this banner will show you all of the available ODC modules:

Screen shot of the Organizational Development Course Opportunity on the Presence platform with images of the modules presented that include Student Organization Policies and Procedures, ASI Club Funding, Club Banking, and ODC Completion. 

The training consists of the following four modules and should be completed in this order:  

  • Module 1: Student Organization Policies and Procedures presentation is requirefor all organizations.  Each attending President and Treasurer must complete this module.
  • Module 2: Campus Events & Reservations presentation is required for all organizations.  Each attending President and Treasurer must complete this module.
  • Module 3: Club Banking: (required for organizations who bank with the University-Student Union)   
  • Module 4: Associated Students, Incorporated Funding (required for student organizations planning on applying for ASI funding)

​Step 4.  Complete All Modules

Once all required sections of the modules have been completed, you will be done with this part of the recognition requirement. 

For the Student Organization Policies and Procedures, Campus Events & Reservations, and Club Banking Modules, the final step will be to complete the Apply for Opportunity form. When completing that form you will want to select the appropriate fields:

Apply for Opportunity Form example for Club Banking Module

Presidents and Treasurers will need to enter their First and Last names as well as the name of your student organization for each quiz they complete in order to receive full credit.  (At a minimum, each organization should complete the quizzes for modules 1 and 2.) 

This form will quiz you on the content covered in each of the modules.  Please submit a form with all of the correct responses in order to complete each of these two modules.  If you see this message on the form you have chosen at lease one incorrect answer and will need to change your responses before submitting the form:

example of wrong response prompt saying Unfortunately, one or more of your responses in this section is incorrect.  Please review and revise your answers.  Once they are all correct, this message will disappear and you can successfully submit this form.

By September 17, 2021, at 5 pmALL recognition requirements and forms, including the Apply to Earn ODC form/quizes, must be completed in order for your returning organization to regain University recognition for Fall 2021.  


ODC Support 

If you have any questions regarding this training requirement, you can email CSI at [email protected]

For your convenience, you can schedule a 15-minute appointment with a member of the CSI team by emailing [email protected]. A follow-up email will be sent to you with a Zoom link to access the meeting. Please be prepared to share your availability.