RA Training for Residential Curriculum: Tone Setting and Basics

RA Training for Residential Curriculum: An Overview

ResLife Myth #4: RA Training Needs To Be Two Weeks To Be Effective

A number of departments and institutions have recognized that as the roles of residential education staff have evolved and technology has advanced, many of the assumptions upon which training programs were previously built no longer hold true. For example, resident assistant and student staff training programs typically occur in August, before residence halls open for the academic year, and can often last as long as two weeks. But do they need to be this long? And do they always need to occur in-person and in August? In my opinion, we need to re-evaluate and… Read More

8 Apps and Ideas For Integrating Social and Digital Tech Into Your #RATraining

Integrating digital and social media tools into RA training programs can be an exciting and innovative way to hold your RAs’ attention. Below are some useful sites, apps, and services that you can use and some examples of how to use them. Have other ideas?

5 Funny Videos To Use in Your RA Training Presentations

RA Training and residence hall opening is upon us and I wanted to share some videos I’ve used in training presentations that I think you might want to use too.  There are a lot of AMAZINGLY talented folks out there who have put together some great videos, but it’s hard to find the ones that are high quality and hit the right messages in the right ways.  Of course, almost any video can be used if processed in the right way–even if some of the messages are problematic.  Here are 5 videos I… Read More