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 in length and are available upon request.  These conversations are excellent ways to enhance team meetings and staff retreats, but can be delivered any time.  Please Email to request a training.

Join us at upcoming opportunities!

Change Talk: Brief Motivational Interviewing for Effective Conversations
90 minutes
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
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? Facilitators 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.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
90 minutes
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.

Recovery Ally Training for Staff & Faculty 
60-90 minutes
This training will provide participants with the tools to be able to support students with substance use disorder(s) and those in recovery. Facilitators will review SUD basics, components of a recovery-friendly community, and resources that Temple offers to students in recovery to cultivate a Community of Care.

Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault & Harassment
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 by emailing or calling 215-204-8436 during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm).

PLEASE NOTE: In order to provide professionals with the most effective programming, we require a minimum of eight 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 Opportunities | Spring 2024

Addressing Burnout & Workplace Well-Being 
Thursday, February 1st at 2:00pm on Zoom | Register Today!
Monday, March 4th at 11:00am on Zoom | Register Today

Change Talk: Brief Motivational Interviewing for Effective Conversations 
Thursday, February 29th at 3:30pm at the WRC | Register Today!

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Staff & Faculty
Monday, February 5th at 10:00am on Zoom | Register Today!
Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00pm at the WRC | Register Today!

Recovery Ally Training for Staff & Faculty 
Check back soon for dates and times!