Professional Development

Supporting Student Well-Being 

The Wellness Resource Center offers a number of trainings to support colleagues interested in promoting student wellness and resilience.  Trainings range from 90 to 120 minutes and are available upon request.  These conversations are excellent ways to enhance team meetings and staff retreats, but can be delivered any time.  

Join us this semester at upcoming opportunities!

Change Talk: Brief Motivational Interviewing for Effective Conversation
Training length: Two hours

Faculty and staff may encounter challenging conversations, with students and colleagues alike. Brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) is an evidence-based conversation style for having empathic, effective conversations about difficult topics and behaviors. The training will cover the basics of behavior change, foundational principles of BMI, and practice of core communication skills.

Cultivating A Supportive Climate: Addressing sexual and gender-based harassment in the workplace
Training length: 90 minutes

Everyone has the right to feel safe and work, at school, and in other parts of their daily lives – in what ways can we support safety and equity in our different roles and spheres of influence?  Andrea Seiss, Title IX Coordinator, and Liz Zadnik, Assistant Director of the Wellness Resource Center, will offer participants strategies for creating a safe and affirming climate within workplaces, as well as ways to respond to colleagues and students who experience sexual harassment.  The training will begin with definitions of sexual harassment to offer a framework for understanding and incorporate practical examples of Temple University’s protocol for addressing reports.

QPR: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Training length: Two hours

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based suicide prevention gatekeeper training designed to provide participants with knowledge about suicide and confidence in basic skills to help someone in crisis. During this training, participants will learn about suicide statistics, differentiate myths from facts about suicide, and practice the core skills—Question, Persuade, and Refer. Information about campus resources and how to access them will be given.

Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault & Harassment
Training length: 90 minutes

Effective and informed responses to disclosures of sexual assault are built on a solid foundation of research and experiential expertise.  Discussions and content will focus on the dynamics of sexual assault and how best to incorporate trauma-sensitive principles into practice.

Request one or multiple programs for your team or office.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to provide professionals with the most effective programming, we require a minimum of five registrants. Each training is subject to cancellation.  Registrants will be notified of a cancellation via email 1-2 business days before the training date.  

Upcoming Trainings

The Wellness Resource Center is partnering with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) as part of a series of "Chat with the CAT" workshops focus on enhancing student wellness. 

  1. Part One was on September 9th
    11:00am-12:00pm with the Wellness Resources Center 
  2. Part Two: October 7th
    11:00am-12:00pm with CARE Team

#MeToo #TimesUp: Sensitive Conversations & Student Well-Being
with the Wellness Resource Center & Title IX Coordinator
October 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Change Talk: Brief Motivational Interviewing for Effective Conversation
Monday, November 25th

QPR: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Friday, January 10th, 2020
Email to reserve your space