Join us on May 28 to participate in one of two Pre-Conference workshops to strengthen your skills in assessment or vicarious trauma.
Option #1 Evidence Based Management
Facilitated by Dr. Darby Roberts
As educators, we have a responsibility to our students and other stakeholders to provide high quality programs and services. This fast-paced pre-conference session will provide foundational knowledge to housing professionals new to the assessment world, explaining why assessment is important to Student Housing and providing practical understanding of how to implement an assessment project from beginning to end. The session will move through the assessment cycle, exploring: outcomes, data collection methods, sharing information, and using results for decision making and improvement. The session will provide hands on practice and valuable resources.
Learning outcomes for this 6-hour pre-conference opportunity are as follows:
(Following this session, attendees will be able to...)
1. Define assessment terminology.
2. Apply an assessment cycle to their work.
3. Write learning and program outcomes.
4. Choose appropriate assessment methods.
5. Implement data collection strategies.
6. Apply simple data analysis techniques.
7. Create a plan for using and sharing assessment results.
TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: University Centre
Option #2 Advanced Topics in Mental Health: Responding to Trauma and Minimizing Vicarious Trauma
Facilitated by Janet Griffin and Candy MacNeil, Registered Psychotherapists
Living in residence can be an exhilarating experience for some people, and an extremely difficult experience for others. As staff trying to meet the needs of young people during a challenging time in their life, your job can be a really hard one too! Without the proper mindset and tools, you run the risk of burnout and vicarious trauma with symptoms like increased anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and isolation or discord with coworkers. This half day workshop is designed to help you explore beliefs that can help and hurt your efforts and give you specific, easy to implement strategies that will benefit you, your staff, your students and maybe even the people in your personal life.
In this high energy, interactive presentation, we will explain concepts related to trauma, the ripple effect, resilience. and care of self and others. Using humor, compassion and practicality, we’ll teach you techniques you can use and teach others that will create a mentally healthier community for everyone on your campus. These include:
1) Identifying “Big T” and “little t” traumas and their impacts on everyone involved
2) Early identification, tolerating and decreasing distress
3) Understanding and practicing radical acceptance when a situation can’t be changed or fixed
4) Balancing care for self vs. care for others
5) Finding meaning in trauma
6) Healing together instead of in isolation
TIME: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: University Centre