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2013-14 Webinar Series

Lead The Break: Make It Safe
Safe Spring Break Campaign

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
2 pm ET/1 pm CT/Noon MT/11 am PT

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Lead The Break: Make it Safe is the theme for the 2014 Safe Spring Break Campaign. This webinar is free thanks to the co-sponsorship of the Century Council. Learn about the Lead the Break social media contest and how your campus and peer education group can participate. Presenters will discuss Safe Spring Break programming ideas and how to involve students.

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Webinar Pricing

Each webinar is affordably priced and includes the purchase of the podcast for download after completion of the live program. 
Through June 30, 2014, Webinars will be $99 and include the podcast.


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2013 Fall Webinar Schedule 

Fall 2013 Topics

Description

Date

Eastern Standard
Time

Start Something! Getting Students Involved in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Weeks and High-Risk Drinking Prevention

#startsomething is the theme for the 2013 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. A panel of experts will share their experience on how to increase the involvement of students in preventing high-risk drinking on college campus. This webinar is free thanks to the co-sponsorship of the Century Council.

Tuesday, 9/10/13

2 pm

Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse on Campus

 

Though the majority of students do not abuse prescription drugs, the non-medical use of prescriptions by college students is a growing problem. Misinformation and the perception that prescription drugs are "safe" add to the problem. Presenters will discuss the issue and resources to address the issue.

Tuesday, 9/24/13

 

2 pm

Beyond Stretching Condoms Over Your Head: What's New In Collegiate Sexual Health Education

Collegiate sexual health continues to be a very important health promotion topic, but are our programs changing behaviors? This webinar will highlight new research and explore strategies to improve our sexual health messaging and programs. Presenters will share methods to build effective sexual health strategies and to involve peer educators in effective outreach. Resources available to help you plan and assess your sexual health education efforts will be provided.

Tuesday, 10/8/13

2 pm

Finding Great Student Leaders: Developing Your Peer Educator Recruitment Plan

Whether you are looking to increase the number of peer educators in your group or recruit a wider variety of students, successful peer educator recruitment requires organization, planning and effective communication skills. The presenters will

share their strategies for finding great student leaders. Recruitment resources will be shared with participants.

Tuesday, 10/22/13

2 pm

Collegiate Smokeout: Great Events to Pump Up Campus Tobacco Programming

 

Collegiate Smokeout in November is a great time to hold events that raise awareness about tobacco issues and resources for cessation. Presenters will highlight events and programs to address cessation, secondhand smoke impact, environmental impacts, and new tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Events can be implemented year-round.

Tuesday, 11/5/13

2 pm

"I Heard on the Internet That...": Helping Students Find Reliable Health Information Online

This webinar examines the information that is available online and what types of education we can do for students in teaching them about accessing reliable information. Participants will learn a step-by-step guide to assist them to purposefully include online health literacy as part of their efforts.

Tuesday, 12/3/13

2 pm




2013 Spring Webinar Schedule

Did you miss the a webinars? You can still purchase the podcast and create a great learning opportunity for you, your colleagues, and your peer educators. Contact Ann to purchase the podcast of any of the webinars listed.

Spring 2013 Webinars

Description

Date

Eastern Standard
Time

Audience

Sexual Responsibility Week and Beyond: Program Planning for Collegiate Sexual Health

Week-long sexual responsibility campaign raise awareness about collegiate sexual health issues, but planning a comprehensive approach to sexual health throughout the year creates greater impact and reaches larger numbers of students. Presenters will share methods to build effective sexual health strategies and to involve peer educators in effective outreach. Panelists will describe how they have implemented successful sexual health strategies on their campuses, such as Get Yourself Tested and inclusive healthy relationship efforts. Resources available to help you plan and assess your sexual health education efforts will be provided.

Wednesday, January23, 2013

 2 pm

Advisors and Peer Educators

Hookah and New Tobacco Products Go to College: Fiction, Facts, and Fixes

The tobacco industry has target marketed its products to college students for many years. As more and more campuses pass smoke free and tobacco free policies, new tobacco products and new ways to consume tobacco are being advertised to young adults. Misperceptions about the harmfulness of these products are common and pose challenges to campus tobacco policies and enforcement. Participants in this webinar will learn about hookah use and its harmful effects, new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, and how to address these products through education and policy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2 pm

Advisors and Peer Educators 

And the Kitchen Sink: Managing Multiple Collegiate Health Topics with Peer Education

With so many issues affecting college students, how can health promotion and Student Affairs staff effectively address multiple health and safety issues? Peer education programs can assist professional staff to reach many students on a variety of topics. Presenters will discuss how to decide what topics to address, tapping into campus experts for help, passive vs. active programming, using peer educators for outreach, and how to respond when a health or safety issue attracts media attention. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 2 pm

Advisors and Peer Educators

Learning to Love the Biennial Review: Meeting the Reporting Requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations

All institutions are required to complete a review of their alcohol and other drug prevention efforts every two years. This is known as the Biennial Review. However, the required Biennial Review doesn’t have to be a chore! It can actually be a great resource in moving forward with administrative buy‐in, grant funding, and strategic planning. This webinar will discuss the requirements and importance of the Biennial Review and how to leverage your report to achieve your goals. And because assessment is a huge part of the Biennial Review, this session will touch on popular population‐level assessment tools and tips on how you can gather data without really trying.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 2 pm

Advisors 

What’s the Plan for 2013-2014? Strategies for Planning Your Peer Education Program for the New Academic Year

This webinar will help you jump start your planning for your peer education program for the next academic year. Participants will learn practical tips and tools to develop a plan specific to their campus health promotion needs. Topics to be covered include assessing campus need, involving peer educators in planning, and measuring outcomes. Presenters will provide templates to help guide the needs assessment and planning process. Self-guided activities that can be completed by graduate assistants, new staff, or summer interns will also be discussed.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

 2 pm

Advisors and Peer Educators 

 

Fall 2012 Webinars

Description

Date

Eastern Standard
Time

Audience

What the Tweet! Using Social Media to Increase Student Involvement in NCAAW and other Health Education Campaigns

#makeSMARTchoices is the theme for the 2012 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. A panel of experts will provide tips to utilize social media to engage your students when it comes to alcohol, be SMART. This webinar is free thanks to the co-sponsorship of the Century Council.

Wednesday, 9/5/12

2 pm

Peer Educators and Advisors

Recruiting Great Student Leaders: NPES Findings and How They Will Change Your Recruitment Strategies

Recruiting new peer educators can be difficult, but the National Peer Educator Study (NPES) and the experience of seasoned peer education advisors will provide participants with great ideas of how to recruit motivated students.

Wednesday, 9/19/12

2 pm

Peer Educators and Advisors

“Butt It's My Right!” How to Address Challenges to Passing Tobacco-Free Policies

Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in this country, yet opposition to tobacco-free campus policies often stops more campuses from becoming tobacco free. Learn what is behind the opposition, how to respond to it, and how to move your campus toward passing policy.

Wednesday, 10/10/12

2 pm

Peer Educators and Advisors

Beyond the Survey: Making Assessment of Peer Education Programs Easy

How do we know when our programs are successful?  Dr. Jason Simon from the University of North Texas will present on assessment for peer education groups, including methods of indirect evidence – collecting information from your programs without using a survey! You will walk away from this webinar with at least 10 ideas to assess what your participants think and know about your programs and services.

Wednesday, 10/24/12

2 pm

Advisors

Finding Your Way Through the Weeds: Building a Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Marijuana on Campus

Medical marijuana laws and the push for legalization are changing the landscape of marijuana use on campus. Building a comprehensive approach of policy, prevention and intervention is needed. You will learn about policies and programs used by campuses to address marijuana use.

Wednesday, 11/14/12

2 pm

Advisors

Helping Them to Make a Difference: Providing Feedback to Peer Educators

We know that peer educators gain valuable knowledge and skills from their experiences. Learn several methods to help peer educators to improve their skills and make their efforts more effective, including rubrics, 360 reflections, and individual performance evaluations.

Wednesday, 12/5/12

1:30 pm

Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2012 Webinars

Description

Date

Eastern Standard
Time

Audience

Practical Aspects of Working With Smokeless Tobacco Users

Smokeless Tobacco (ST) use rates are on the rise. Join us for a webinar focused on practical ways you can partner, work with, and treat ST users. We are pleased to have Dr. Jon O. Ebbert from the Nicotine Dependence Center at the Mayo Clinic as our presenter.

Dr. Ebbert is a primary care practitioner in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine, the Associate Director for Research of the Nicotine Dependence Center, and a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Thursdsay, 2/2/12

2 pm

Advisor

Ask the Sexperts! Using Informed Practice to Promote Sexual Responsibility Among Students

College students have many questions about sex, sexuality, safety, relationships and health. As peer educators and health educators how do we use informed practice to move our students from just knowing about sex to making safer choices? The webinar panelists will share strategies to: build effective sexual health programs; train peer educators to provide effective outreach; conduct sexual health programs on religiously-affiliated campuses; and to focus the conversation on what students “need” regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Tuesday, 2/21/12

2 pm

Students and Advisors

Effectively Engaging College Students in High-Risk Drinking Prevention

While there are numerous high-risk drinking prevention initiatives across the nation, few have explored the crucial role effective communications plays in increasing awareness about the issue and providing a platform for the students, themselves, to find their voice on the issue of over consumption. The University of Alabama’s Less Than You Think campaign offers a unique opportunity to see what happens when students become part of the solution. Based on key insights from students, The Century Council explored messaging platforms, tested the tonality and resonance of specific messages and, for the first time ever, explored the fundamentals of consumer segmentation among high-risk college drinkers.  Participants will learn how

  • Effectiveness and delivery of high-risk drinking prevention messaging among students is key to communicating effectively on the issue of over consumption
  • Student-generated communications and other research initiatives are fundamental to creating a new dialogue on the issue of high-risk drinking  
  • To encourage additional stakeholders to join the effort to change the culture of high-risk drinking on campus

Tuesday, 3/6/12

2 pm

Advisors

Creating Great Awareness Weeks and Orientation Programs

Awareness weeks and orientation campaigns can focus attention on important health issues. They can also bring positive recognition to your peer education group and health promotion programs. Can an awareness weeks and orientation programs be effective and fun to plan and implement? This webinar provides the framework and tips you need to plan awareness weeks and orientation campaigns that fit your budget and have an impact on your campus. Participants will learn:

  • Ingredients for an effective awareness week or orientation campaign
  • Strategies to reduce expenses
  • Steps for planning and implementation
  • Methods for measuring effectiveness

Tuesday, 4/10/12

2 pm

Students and Advisors

Hope Illuminated: Engaging College Students Mental Health

Two experts on peer education and collegiate mental health programming will discuss how college students can promote mental wellness on campus.

Monday, 4/16/12

3 pm

Students and Advisors

Making a Leadership Change: Strategies for Successful Student Leadership Transition

Successful transitions to new student leaders helps peer education groups maintain momentum. There is a continuum of ways that student organizations generally transition from one group of student leaders to the next. Participants will learn transition strategies and what questions advisors, new officers, and outgoing officers should ask to successfully transition your group’s leadership.

Tuesday, 4/24/12

1 pm

Students and Advisors

         

Fall 2011 Webinars

Description

Date

Eastern Standard
Time

Audience

Using Data and Standards to Drive Prevention Programming

Learn how to use existing data and standards of practice to strengthen peer health education programs.

Tuesday, 9/27/11

2 pm

Advisor Focus

Documenting Peer Education Success

Peer education is successful on many levels: for the student leaders involved and your campus. Documenting success helps to maintain administrative support

Tuesday, 10/25/11

2 pm

Advisor Focus

Creative Marketing

How do you gain students’ attention for your programs and events? Learn how to do it from successful peer education groups.

Tuesday, 12/6/11

4 pm

Peer Educator Focus

Hitting the Target: Creating a Positive Peer Education Brand Identity

Create a positive brand for your group to increase your visibility on campus.

Tuesday, 12/13/11

2 pm

Advisor Focus

 

For more information about the webinar series, contact Ann.