New Trends in RA Positions – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Better Meet Current Student Needs

By adjusting what it means to be a Resident Assistant (RA), we can reinvigorate this important role and infuse a new level of excitement among student leaders.

Many RA programs across the U.S. have remained stagnant, resulting in decreased participation, increased student burnout, and overall sense of uncertainty as to why the position is integral to a positive residential experience. Rethinking what an RA can do – and recognizing that they can serve a role beyond just a resource to Residence Life – can reinvigorate your program, encourage increased interest and maximize human and fiscal resources.

Our presenter will help participants explore new trends in RA positions and roles and better meet the demands of today’s students.

The RA role does not have to operate as a silo – develop more cross-departmental collaboration and incorporate other curriculum into the RA experience so you can maximize your resources and better serve your campus community.

Topics Covered

Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Understand the importance of cross-departmental collaboration and why incorporating other curriculums, such as first-year experience classes, into the RA role can better support your institution and meet the demands of today’s current students.  
  • Stop assuming what students want to engage in, and instead, actively and consistently assess to avoid wasting human and fiscal resources.
  • Develop strategies to align the work-life harmony conversation we are seeing among residence life professionals into the RA role – help your students manage living where they work so you can retain them – and recruit them
  • Be smarter with programming requirements and leverage the relationship-building abilities of an RA to keep a closer eye on students’ mental health and overall well-being.


Dr. Sara Weinstein currently serves as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life at Randolph-Macon College located in Ashland Virginia.
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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

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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