Addressing Burnout & Vicarious Trauma: Compassionate Self-Care for Faculty & Staff
Do you feel overwhelmed given the immensity of the trauma that you navigate in your professional role and in your daily life? Would you like to feel more empowered to better support yourself? Join us for Part 2 of the trauma-informed series to foster wellness. In this interactive workshop, we will learn and apply tools and strategies to help us build strong and resilient organizations that support community care.
On a daily basis, higher education professionals are interacting with increasing trauma and are supporting students who are struggling with their mental health. What is being asked of us is immense, and thus, we need systems to feel empowered in our own mental health and resilience, as well as practices to support our well-being.
What is powerful about adopting a trauma-informed lens is that it not only appreciates the impact of trauma on our students, but also on communities, and those that serve them. Join us for Part 2 of the trauma-informed series! This session will focus on addressing the symptoms of burnout and vicarious trauma and empower participants with frameworks and practices to transform the way they approach their work and conversations with their staff, set boundaries, manage their energy, prioritize their well-being, and support their students in a sustainable way.
Applying Appreciative Advising in our Practice
Do you want to practice how to engage students in reflective conversations about their educational goals, challenges, and experiences? Do you want to help them become more self-aware and accountable? Please join us for an interactive workshop to learn about and apply the six phases of Appreciative Advising, a research-based advising model that “entails the intentional and collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials” (Bloom et al., 2008).
Career Education 101: Empowering ourselves and our Students through the Career Development Process
Career development is an individual process that requires self-reflection, and an assessment of personal values, skills, and interests. Would you like to learn more about the Career Development Process to intentionally support your students as they navigate this journey? Join us in an interactive workshop to learn tools and strategies that you may apply not only with your students, but also to your own career trajectories.
What Makes for a Dream Job? Here’s What the Evidence Says
Integrating a Trauma-Informed Lens to Foster Student and Staff Wellness
Do you feel overwhelmed given the immensity of the trauma that you navigate in your professional role and in your daily life? Would you like to feel more empowered to better support students, colleagues, and yourself? Join us for Part 1 of a 2-part series for integrating a trauma-informed lens to foster student and staff wellness. In this interactive workshop, we will learn and apply tools and strategies to engage in a more trauma-informed practice.
While this workshop will begin the discussion of how to identify tools and strategies for integrating self-care in our work-day, Part 2 (2019 Summer) will focus on self-care in further depth.
Trauma influences how students approach and respond to services, making it essential for staff and organizations to recognize expressions of trauma and acknowledge the role that trauma plays in people’s lives. Trauma-informed means helping traumatized students stay engaged and connected throughout their experience of working with your organization by understanding the impact of trauma and how to create safe and inclusive environments that empower students and enhance their resiliency.
This workshop will focus on how to be trauma-informed in your work with students and will include: an overview of the impact of trauma; a thorough review of the core principles of a trauma-informed culture; tools and strategies for integrating a trauma-informed lens when working with students; integrating self-care for staff; and a review resources to foster intentional connections.
How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis
Building Cultures of Care: A Guide for Sexual Assault Services Programs
Training your Creative Muscles: Applying Design Thinking to your Work, your Life, and Yourself
Would you like to learn about Design Thinking? Do you want to know how it can be leveraged in academic advising and in the workplace to find solutions, to improve student experience and outcomes, and to energize departments? Do you want to discover how you can embrace design thinking in your own professional development?
Design thinking is a framework for idea-creation and implementation, characterized by empathy with ‘users,’ an appreciation for failure, and a “prototyping culture.” In recent years, the application of design thinking has expanded to business, K-12 and higher education, nonprofits, and more. Design thinking’s value is in its applicability to complex problems without an easy-to-see solution and in its “human centered” focus.
This interactive workshop will introduce you to the phases of design thinking: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Iterate. You will have an opportunity to practice each phase and discuss the applicability and challenges of the design thinking framework.
Design thinking would be impossible without creativity. In addition to being a vital component of the design thinking process, creativity is an essential skill for any professional, and an indelible part of the human experience. During this workshop, you will have guided opportunities to engage with and develop your own creativity, and will have the opportunity to develop a creative action plan.
Design Thinking Bootleg