Peer Mentoring 2-Pack

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Webinar 1: Peer Mentoring: How To Support First-Generation Students From The First Year Through Degree Completion
On-Demand
In these difficult economic times of budget cuts and limited resources, determining best practices for making the most of existing assets while continuing to serve students effectively is criticalespecially for student populations that statistically continue to struggle. First-generation college-goers experience a variety of challenges as they enter and move through higher education. In fact, much of the current research indicates that students whose parents did not attend college are more likely than their non first-generation counterparts to be less academically prepared for college, have less knowledge of how to apply for college and for financial assistance, and have more difficulty in acclimating themselves to college once they enroll (Tym, et al., 2005). As Vargas (2004) explains, low-income, minority, and first-generation students are especially likely to lack specific types of college knowledge. Zimmerman (2000) asserts that at-risk students are less likely to seek help when they need it. As such, educational institutions must provide students with specific types of resources and support to ensure that they move through college successfully.

This webinar will introduce a peer-mentoring program that has been successful in supplementing existing programmatic and institutional efforts to support first-generation students, while building capacity and empowering students through the development of critical college knowledge. Participants will learn how to identify and select peer mentors for this population. They will also discuss delivery systems and evaluation tools specific to their campus.

Webinar 2: Peer Mentoring For First-Generation Students: How To Recruit, Interview, Train & Retain Mentors
On-Demand
It is clear that a peer-mentoring program can help first-generation college students find the resources and support they need to be more successful in higher education. It is also clear that when implemented as a supplemental program, peer mentoring can be a cost-effective retention strategy. Youve made the decision to start a program at your institution. How do you fill the mentoring positions? How do you set expectations, encourage team building, and teach them to nurture meaningful relationships with mentees that dont cross important social boundaries? When should you launch the program? Will it be year-round?

This webinar will present best practices for implementing a year-round peer-mentoring program, with a focus on the mentors. Participants will learn how to recruit, interview, train, test, and retain peer mentors using existing resources and staff. Using a model program as an example, we will discuss specific activities and ideas for each semester: Summer Bridge, fall, and spring. We will also review different scenarios specific to the peer mentoring process.

Peer mentoring programs aimed at supporting first-generation college students serve mentors and mentees alike, and help programs and institutions build capacity in ways that can lead to greater student retention.

Paz Maya Oliverez is currently the Director of EOP & Student Success Initiatives at CSU Dominguez Hills. She has also held positions as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California and as a Program Analyst for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Dr. Oliverez has spent the last 15 years working with underrepresented and first-generation students and is passionate about ensuring that all students have access to quality K-12 education and the preparation, guidance, and support to successfully pursue their post-secondary aspirations. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

What is a live webinar?

A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?

An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online for faculty and staff to access anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You typically receive a link to the recording and handouts within 24 hours of registration.

How long are the webinars?

Webinars can be 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Please check the webinar page for the exact timeframe.

How do I register?

You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax, email (support@ieinfo.org), or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page.

How do I request accommodations?

For captioning, please contact us 7 days in advance. 303.955.0415 or support@ieinfo.org

When do I register?

You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.

What is the process for attending a live event?

The process is as follows:

  • We email participants login instructions approximately 1 week prior to the live event.
  • We email participants a link to the PowerPoint (.pdf) and any additional handouts approximately 1-2 days prior to the live event. Participants can make copies for attendees if desired.
  • We give a courtesy reminder call the day before the live event.
  • On the day of the live event, participants can login 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
  • We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

What are the technical requirements?

Innovative Educators uses WebEx as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a WebEx event, please Join a Test Meeting to make sure your computer is compatible with WebEx. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. System Requirements - Webex System Requirements

What equipment is required?

For individual or small group viewing, a computer with a reliable Internet connection and audio capabilities are all that’s needed. For large group presentations, we recommend a computer with a reliable Internet connection and speakers, as well as an LCD projector. Participants can call in via phone if they are having trouble retrieving the audio over the computer. Please be sure to reserve a meeting room prior to the live event that can accommodate these requirements as well as your attendees. You should reserve the room 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time and you may want to allow at least 15-30 minutes after the webinar for discussion.

How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
What type of payment do you accept?

You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (support@ieinfo.org), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.