Learn how to apply best practices to develop or improve your peer mentoring program.
Learn best practices for varying types of peer mentor programs. You will leave this event with practical, easy-to-follow advice for developing or improving your peer mentor program, as well as assessment tools to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your program. Conference sessions will help you:
During the event, you will have an opportunity for small group consultation time with one of our diverse speakers as well as breakout sessions with peer institutions. You will leave with action steps to help you develop a highly-successful peer mentor program.
The conference will provide you with numerous opportunities for consultation, working time and peer reviews to further enhance your learning and help you walk away with actionable ideas. During breakout sessions, you will have the chance to work with similar institutions as well as those at similar stages in developing a peer mentoring program.
Learn specific activities you can utilize in face-to-face and online training for peer mentors. These activities don’t just give information, they also help develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and communication—bringing out the very best in your peer mentors.
You should attend this program if you are responsible for implementing or revamping a peer mentor program on your campus. This program will also benefit professionals looking to create a mentorship program for niche student populations including multicultural students, international students, and transfer students.
To encourage team participation, when you register 2 people from your institution, a third can attend at half price.
Contact Elizabeth Hubbell, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-988-1218 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to apply best practices to your peer mentoring program that serves your unique needs at your institution.
Bryce is a former Associate Director for First-Year Mentoring and has extensive experience in orientation, first-year seminars, admissions, academic support, and academic advising. Bryce holds a doctorate in instructional design and focuses his research on transformative learning, the application of learning theory to student affairs practice, early alert systems, and high-impact practices. His research on peer leadership was published in a special issue of The Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. He has presented nationally and internationally with the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
In her current role, Carly provides leadership for a variety of programs and initiatives that support the transition of first-year students. This includes direction and coordination of peer education including peer mentors for the first-year seminar and academic coaches. In addition to her work with these peer educators, Carly created Campbell’s orientation leader program, bringing a dynamic student presence to the summer orientation program. In addition to her significant role in the training, development, and support of peer educators, Carly has a passion for orientation, transition, and retention initiatives. Carly received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and a Master’s of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.
Wayne’s office provides academic programming and support services for more than 21,000 multicultural and first-generation students on the UCF campus. He is a two-time, national retention award recipient; he received the 2010 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit for his leadership in directing the Seizing Opportunities for Achievement and Retention (SOAR) program, and the 2003 Noel-Levitz Retention Excellence Award for his work in directing the Minority Mentoring Program at the College of New Jersey. Wayne has consulted for several institutions on how to help develop mentoring programs and increase student retention rates. He speaks nationally on how to increase the retention of at-risk students.
Jessica joined Hennepin Technical College in 2012 where she launched the first Student Life office to provide leadership and engagement opportunities for the college’s primarily non-traditional student population. In 2014, she started a peer mentor program which resulted in an 11% increase in retention for first-year students. This year, Jessica will now lead Career Development as well as Student Life. In this role she oversees the department responsible for successfully placing 94% of the graduates into careers within their field. Before joining Hennepin Technical College, Jessica held similar leadership roles in residence life, student activities, new student orientation, and student conduct at the University of St. Thomas, Loyola Marymount University and St. Cloud State University.
Jessica obtained her Master’s Degree in Education: Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas.
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