Program Ideas
BUDGETING/DEVELOPMENT/
FISCAL PLANNING
  • Budget basics for the housing professional
  • Making the most of a hall/department budget
  • Helping students learn fiscal responsibility
  • Personal budgeting for the professional ( saving, investing spending)
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / ADVISING
  • Stragegies for creating successful student leaders
  • Motivating and recognizing leaders
  • Group and student development theories/ technologies
  • Promoting diversity through student leadership
TECHNOLOGY
  • Computer basics (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.)
  • Student use of technology (games, Facebook, Instant messenger, etc.)
  • Creating websites for professional or personal use
  • Technology in the halls
DIVERSITY / SOCIAL JUSTICE
  • Supporting students
  • Ways to increase personal appreciation, knowledge and respect
  • Helping students and staff develop multiculral competencies
  • Integrating diversity and social justice into programming
  • Mentoring programs
PERSONAL / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Career development, motivation, and advancment
  • Transitioning to a new position (graduate, professional, entry level)
  • How to job search (process, etiquette, opporunities)
  • Networking and building professional connections
  • Contiuing education for the professional
  • Summer internships
THEME HOUSING / LEARNING COMMMUNITIES
  • How to and why create learning communities?
  • Communities at your institution
  • Research on learning communites and community developement
  • Programming models that work (or don’t)
  • Creativ programs and unique challenges of a (freshman, upperclass, female, diverse) community
  • Service learning initiatives
EMOTIONAL / MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
  • Emerging trends in the halls self-harm, depression, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders)
  • Responding to students in crisis (grief, suicide, sexual assault, PSD)
  • Emotional/mental health basics - what does it all mean
  • The role of housing staffff in emotional/mental health issues
SERVICE LEARNING
  • Research and role service learning in the halls/ community
  • Creating environmental or community service initiatives
  • Programs that work
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMING
  • Campuc wide programming
  • Departmental/institutional initiatives (environmental initiatives, etc.)
  • Existing or newly implemented programs
  • Student initiated programs (include role of professional staff)
  • Staff initiated programs