Effective Programs To Improve Self-Efficacy and Optimism For Students, Faculty & Staff
Resilience, or the ability to quickly recover from difficulties and stress, can help protect us from negative life outcomes as well as lead to higher levels of happiness and greater life satisfaction. Prior to the pandemic, many college students were not faced with adversity where resilience was needed. Thus, when they arrive on campus and are met with even minor adversity, such as a roommate conflict or a “bad grade” such as a C, they show fragility and become overwhelmed by these situations. Even worse, many of these students dwell on these problems, develop unhealthy coping mechanisms, and show increased levels of anxiety and depression. These outcomes lead to increase demands on campus resources as well as decreased student retention.
For many years, higher education professionals have been focused on the resilience of our students. But what about those who focus on our students? Professionals within higher education are, at times, just as overwhelmed and fragile as students are. This program will address the need for resilience in both populations.
Our expert presenter – Dr. Marcus Hotaling, Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College and President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) – focuses on the factors known to be predictive of increasing resilience in college students, as well as identifying various strategies to foster increased resilience skills in students, with a focus on problem solving, social skills, and a focus on health and well-being. This presentation will also examine various programs and curricula designed to help improve and strengthen resilience in students. Beyond students, this training will also focus on “helping the helpers,” focusing on what higher education professionals can do to improve resilience within departments, as well as what institutions of higher education can do to improve the resilience of their faculty and staff.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify the negative outcomes and positive benefits of resilience in both the student and higher education professional populations – focus on developing action items and programs to increase resilience in your students and your higher education professionals.
- Identify and build an action plan for students to build resilience – help students help themselves in improving a growth mindset, optimism and self-efficacy so they can stay the course when challenges arise.
- Focus on the variables we all need to develop and maintain resilience – help your helpers too!
- Knowledge about the importance of resilience programs and skills – draw from programs and curricula that have proven effective so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
- Recognize what changes higher education leadership can make to improve the resilience of faculty and staff – impact personal and professional growth in a positive manner.
Dr. Marcus Hotaling currently serves as the Director for the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College. He has been active in local and national psychological organizations, serving as the Mental Health Chair and Secretary for the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Mental Health Chair and President of the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), and served on the board and is the current president for the Association for University of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Additionally, he currently leads the Mentoring Program for AUCCCD and a Resiliency Task Force for ACHA.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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