Thursday, November 1st • 08.00 AM – 03.00 PM
The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, guide, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. This pre-conference session runs from 8:00am- 3:00pm on Thursday, including a working lunch.
The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer health education advisor.
Advisor Academy is designed for individuals who are new to advising peer health education groups. This includes staff and graduate students who are new to the field, as well as seasoned professionals who have not previously advised peer health educators. Whether you come from a public health, student affairs, counseling, or other background, this training will provide the foundation every peer education advisor needs.
To provide advisors with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively advise a peer education group, formal training will occur during General Assembly on Thursday, November 1, 8:00am to 3:00pm. A working lunch will be included in the training.
Advisors Academy will include five modules, including:
- Models of Peer Education
- General concepts, definitions, and theories for peer education advising
- Recruitment, Retention, and Training Models
- Supervisory/Leadership Styles
- How to hold student-leaders accountable
- Obtaining and sustaining resources for your peer education group
- Student development and learning outcomes
- Leadership development