How to Train Your Student Staff

In person, online, and in between

September 29 – October 1, 2020

Join members of the Student Staff Development Task Force, as well as other rising stars in recreation’s student staff development world, for three sessions addressing virtual staff training during COVID.

Student Staff Training Foundations

Student Staff Training Foundations

September 29, 2020, 1:00pm ET

Presented by

  • Matthew Altendorf, Training & Development Coordinator, The Ohio State University
  • Liz Feldman, Student Development Coordinator, Iowa State University
  • Jenny Larson, Associate Director for Recreation Programs & Facilities, Elon University

A good training starts at the end by asking “what do I want my students to learn?” Armed with the skill of intentional planning and a little knowledge of student development theory, anyone can create a meaningful training aimed at developmentally challenging students. This first session of the series will skim easily accessible student development theory related to student employment, examine best practices in learning and development, and review the key components of building a training from the ground up. Three presenters with backgrounds in student development theory will share knowledge gleaned from both inside the classroom and their own experiences organizing student employee training.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Session participants will examine select student development theories and integrate concepts into training topics and formats.
  2. Session participants will be able to implement best practices in student training when selecting training topics, writing learning outcomes, and constructing student trainings.
  3. Session participants will acquire training strategies and modalities that will make for more student learning and effective training creation.

NIRSA CEUs: 1.0

Core Competencies

  • Programming
  • Philosophy & Theory
  • Personal & Professional Qualities
Register for this Workshop
  • NIRSA Members
    (professional/institutional):
    $25 per webinar

  • Nonmembers: $49 per webinar

Creating Community in a Physically Distanced Environment

Creating Community in a Physically Distanced Environment

September 30, 2020, 1:00pm ET

Presented by

  • Chrissy Galli, Staff Development & Student Experience Specialist, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jeff Heiser, Associate Director, Recreation, University of California, Davis
  • Dylan Johnson, Assistant Director of Campus Life, Emory & Henry College

As we adapt to the adjustments of a physically distanced work environment, some of the key words we hear often are “fluidity, flexibility, and adaptability”. The new academic year brings challenges for supervisors, however, student staff managers must keep their tools sharp and ‘buy’ new tools to create community in a physically distanced space. This session will offer time for self-evaluation, a chance to learn about the benefits of maintaining community in a physically distanced space, and resources to sharpen or supplement your virtual supervisor “toolbox”. Attendees will leave the session with the tools to take their management style from transactional to transformational.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and articulate the importance of implementing virtual student development in the physically distanced student employment experience.
  2. Understand and articulate the importance of implementing virtual community-building practices in the physically distanced student employment experience.
  3. Identify practical tools and ideas to augment and improve their supervisor skill toolkit.

NIRSA CEUs: 1.0

Core Competencies

  • Programming
  • Philosophy & Theory
  • Personal & Professional Qualities
Register for this Workshop
  • NIRSA Members
    (professional/institutional):
    $25 per webinar

  • Nonmembers: $49 per webinar

Training in a Digital World

Training in a Digital World

October 1, 2020, 1:00pm ET

Presented by

  • Chett Miller, Training and Development Coordinator – UCLA

COVID has changed how we will need to prepare our student staffs for success. From reduced budgets, limited sized gatherings and usage of space how, we train and prepare our students needs to change to reflect the new reality. This session will explore tools and techniques to get the most of your digital trainings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and create strong learning objectives.
  2. Analyze and discuss different tools to use during digital trainings
  3. Apply a variety of engagement techniques to use in digital trainings

NIRSA CEUs: 1.0

Core Competencies

  • Programming
  • Philosophy & Theory
  • Human Resources Management
Register for this Workshop
  • NIRSA Members
    (professional/institutional):
    $25 per webinar

  • Nonmembers: $49 per webinar