The Power of Peer Mentorship: Benefits, Challenges, and Student Success

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Event Date/Time: May 28, 2009 End Date/Time: May 28, 2009
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The Power of Peer Mentorship: Benefits, Challenges, and Student Success 28 May 2009 online NOTE: Payment is not required before event. 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. 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 also be discussed. Finally, participants will be encouraged to consider the possibilities for their own campuses. This webinar will provide: -An overview of peer mentorship theory -An in-depth synopsis of research conducted by the presenter -An understanding of the peer mentor experience, its benefits and challenges -Insight into how to best support and supervise peer mentors -Insight into the creative, and often cost saving, employment of peer mentors Who should attend? *Vice Presidents *Deans *Program Directors *Advisors and Counselors *Student Success and Retention Specialists *Educators who currently supervise peer mentors, and those considering this valuable option Who is the speaker? Dr. Heath Boice-Pardee has received both regional and national recognition for his professional work in college administration, boasting over fifty national and international publications and convention presentations on topics including: Peer Mentorship, Careers and Wellness, and Judicial Affairs. Heath holds a BA in Public Communications, and a MS Ed in College Student Personnel and Counseling from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He also holds a Doctorate in Education, specifically social and philosophical foundations of education, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. His successful career has led him to work at colleges and universities in both New Jersey and New York, including Monmouth University, Rutgers University, and most recently, as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Enquiries: