Student Support Certificate
Faculty & Staff Professional Development
My name is Madeline, I am the Mental Health Educator & Wellness Strategist here at Trent. I also coordinate the Student Support Certificate for staff and faculty wishing to get further training about how to best support students.
The Student Support Certificate is a series of workshops geared toward academic and non-academic staff who have direct contact with students. These courses aim to enhance the capacity of Trent faculty and staff members to effectively assist students in a variety of situations, and to help create a supportive environment that builds students’ life skills and ability to cope with a range of issues.
Below you will find information regarding workshop content, date, time, location, and a registration link. Please note: the deadline to sign up for any workshop occurs the day before the scheduled event at 12PM.
If you are a student seeking to expand your skills, please see STEPS (Skills To Enhance Peer Support). While we do accept student staff case by case, this series is intended for staff and faculty.
September 2023 Update: We are currently in the process of transitioning our sessions back to in-person format. In response to valuable feedback, we are excited to announce that starting in Spring 2024, we will be introducing hybrid options for select workshops. We appreciate your understanding as we work towards expanding this program to accommodate more of our staff and faculty members.
Series of Courses:
- Conflict Resolution with Students
- Understanding Student Development
- Effective Communication and Referrals
- More Feet on the Ground: Mental Health Awareness (available anytime online, self-paced*)
- Respecting Individuals and Supporting Equity
- safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
- Student Accessibility Services
- Just Get Over it
- Positive Space Training
- Sexual Violence on Campus: Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support
For questions about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org