The Power Of Peer Mentorship: Benefits, Challenges & Student Success

 

Recorded on: April 28, 2016 (60 minutes)

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The Power Of Peer Mentorship: Benefits, Challenges & Student Success

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Overview:

Many colleges and universities train upper-level students to mentor peers in a variety of capacities including tutors, academic advisors, resident assistants, instructors/assistants, orientation leaders, and more. This model often proves valuable for both students and the institution, providing student mentors a rich leadership experience, student mentees a strong peer connection, and schools with excellent staff. It is a win-win situation for all and when you consider the cost savings for a college to employ peer mentors, you cannot ignore this productive model.

This webinar will explore the benefits and value of peer mentorship programs by providing insight into theory, research, and creative programmatic initiatives. Additionally, the challenges associated with peer mentorship will be discussed. Finally, participants will be encouraged to consider the possibilities for their own campuses.

Objectives:

  • Receive an overview of peer mentorship theory
  • Review, in-depth, a synopsis of research conducted by the presenter
  • Gain an understanding of the peer mentor experience, its benefits and challenges
  • Learn how to best support and supervise peer mentors
  • Discover the creative, and often cost-saving, employment of peer mentors

Who Should Attend?

  • 2 & 4-year institutions
  • Deans
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Program Directors
  • Advisors and Counselors
  • Faculty
  • Student Success and Retention Specialists
  • Educators who currently supervise peer mentors, and those considering this valuable option