Student Employee Development

Student Employee Development  A collaboration between Student Involvement and the rest of the UW-Milwaukee community. The goal of the initiative is to provide those who supervise students the resources and opportunities to develop their students into well-rounded, efficient student staff members. Below is the menu of current programs that are at the disposal of the UWM community to help develop student staff members. This list is ever changing and evolving, and if you would like to submit your own program proposal, email leadership-program@uwm.edu to complete a submission form.

CPaRC Panel

UWM Career Planning and Resource Center

Program Description: CPaRC Panels are designed for large-scale events that require multiple perspectives and are highly individualized by the requester.

Objectives:

  • Objectives are developed with the requester to best compliment the event.

How to request the program: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AbdCPZjkERjKeN or Olivia Cross at orcross@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Any Time During Weekdays

Additional Materials Required:

  • Determined with requester

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 100-300

Session Length: Flexible

 

CPaRC Presentation

UWM Career Planning and Resource Center

Program Description: CPaRC presentations are determined by the supervisor of student employees to enhance their professional development and educate on CPaRC resources. CPaRC presentations can include resume work, cover letter tips, and interviewing assistance.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate to on-campus student employees on the variety of career development resources to strengthen their professional development.
  • Discover employment opportunities through the navigation of career resources and materials.

How to request the program: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AbdCPZjkERjKeN or Olivia Cross at orcross@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Any Time During Weekdays

Additional Materials Required:

  • Access to computer/projector/screen for presentation

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Minimum of 10

Session Length: 30 Minutes – 90 Minutes

 

CPaRC Resource Tour

UWM Career Planning and Resource Center

Program Description: A CPaRC Resource Tour offers students an in-person chance for a CPaRC staff member to walk students through navigating online resources such as PantherJobs and other career development online resources.

Objectives:

  • Foster basic working knowledge for students to navigate all the digital resources offered by CPaRC.

How to request the program: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AbdCPZjkERjKeN or Olivia Cross at orcross@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Any Weekday During Office Hours

Additional Materials Required:

  • Access to computer/projector/screen for presentation

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Any

Session Length: 20 Minutes

 

CPaRC Tour

UWM Career Planning and Resource Center

Program Description: A CPaRC Tour offers students a glimpse into our office to see what our office looks like as well as the variety of resources we offer. For example, a student on a tour might see the technology available in our office and recognize that we have the resources handy to edit resumes with them or help navigate our online resources.

Objectives:

  • Help a student locate the services offered in the CPaRC office.
  • Visualize what career services look like in action as well as assists with the navigation of our office.

How to request the program: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AbdCPZjkERjKeN or Olivia Cross at orcross@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Any Weekday During Office Hours

Additional Materials Required:

  • None

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Any

Session Length: Flexible

 

Clifton Strengths for Students Coaching Session

Student Involvement

Program Description: This session is an opportunity for students to know themselves more deeply through exploring their individual strengths and how they can apply them to their work at UWM and their future. Students will be asked to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder instrument prior to the session, and we will spend the training time reviewing their results and making a plan for action. Activities for better understanding the Strengths represented within the team included!

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe each of their five Signature Themes (Strengths) and an example of how they have recently applied this talent to their lives.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least two opportunities to apply their Strengths within their student employment roles and/or goals.

How to request the program: leih@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks in Advance & Students will need to complete their assessment at least 48 hours prior to the training

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, & Weekday Nights

Additional Materials Required:

  • Access to Powerpoint via Projector/Flat Panel
  • All other materials provided by facilitator

Costs Associated with Program: Codes are $9.99 per individual competing the assessment

Preferred Number of Attendees: Flexible in size

Session Length: Minimum 2 Hours, Can do half-day or full day

 

Disability/Accommodations 101

Accessibility Resource Center

Program Description: This session will cover working with people with disabilities. We will briefly review the University’s obligations under the ADA, general disability statistics, and types of disabilities and accommodations. Service and emotional support animals, communication and customer services tips, and example scenarios will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to work effectively with people with disabilities. 
  • Participants will learn how to reduce barriers for people with disabilities. 
  • Participants will identify the use of appropriate language. 
  • Participants will learn about the available resources on campus. ​

How to request the program: barbaras@uwm.edu, cassief@uwm.edu, or archelp@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings & Weekday Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • Access to computer/projector/screen for presentation

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Minimum of 5

Session Length: 15 Minutes – 30 Minutes

 

Leading with Your Personal Values

Student Involvement

Program Description: Leaders have a set of personal values that guide the way they lead. In this session, student employees will clarify their personal values and map out how they can better align their daily actions with their values.

Objectives:

  • Participants will identify the five most important values that guide their leadership.
  • Participants will reflect on a specific experience and how their personal values influenced their decision making and actions.
  • Participants will describe the importance of aligning their actions with their values to inspire others and to live an authentic life.

How to request the program: leih@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, & Weekday Nights

Additional Materials Required:

  • Access to Powerpoint via Projector/Flat Panel
  • All other materials provided by facilitator

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Any number will work.

Session Length: 45 Minutes – 2 Hours 

 

L.I.F.T. (LGBTQ+ & Intersectionality Focused Training)

UWM LGBT Resource Center

Program Description: Through the L.I.F.T. program, the UWM LGBT Resource Center is able to provide a resource for students and community members wanting to learn about and advocate for LGBTQ+ communities.

Objectives:

  • Participants will gain knowledge about LGBTQ+ Communities and their diversity.
  • Participants will get a glimpse of the experiences and injustices LGBTQ+ individuals face.
  • Participants will learn how to better support LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at UWM.
  • Participants will be able to identify on-campus resources for LGBTQ+ students.

How to request the program: https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/services/workshops/

Time-Frame for Requesting: 3 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings & Weekday Afternoons

Program Contact: lgbtally@uwm.edu

Additional Materials Required:

  • Writing Utensils and Paper for Note Taking
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Audio Capabilities (speakers)
  • HDMI Cord
  • MAC Converter (if possible)

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 8+

Session Length: 1-1.5 Hours

 

Moving Through Conflict with Assertiveness

Norris Health Center

Program Description: This workshop will concentrate on understanding how to be more assertive in relationships and conversations. Special attention will be spent on learning how to confront others, ask for behavior change and effectively communicate our feelings in a self-respecting, confident manner.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize the characteristics of and differences between passivity, aggression, and assertive behaviors.
  • Participants will know how to apply a five-step communication model of confronting others and asking for behavior change in a respectful and assertive manner.
  • Participants will be able to understand guidelines for effective confrontation and being assertive with others.

How to request the program: Reach out to Brian Stahlkopf: stahlkop@uwm.edu or 414-229-2919

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings & Weekday Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • White Board or Easel with Paper

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 6+

Session Length: 1.5 Hours

 

Student-Approved Team Builders

Student Involvement

Program Description: Join us for team building, as we lead you through a variety of activities you can utilize with students and/or staff. All activities featured can be checked out via Student Involvement and are part of our Team Building Totes. We provide the materials and directions, you lead the rest! This is a great opportunity to add some new ideas to your facilitating tool kit!

Objectives:

  • Participants will engage one another in team building activities.
  • Participants will feel more comfortable with one another and be more open with one another.
  • Participants will work on creating different means of communication which can transcend into the work place.

How to request the program: leadership-program@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 1 Week Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings, Afternoons, and Nights & Weekend Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • None

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 10+

Session Length: 30 Minutes – 1.5 Hours

 

Student Connect

Norris Health Center

Program Description: The Norris Health Center’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness offers a student-focused training in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Using a bystander intervention model, this program offers students an opportunity to learn more about college student mental health, warning signs of emotional distress, and how to best support someone in crisis with appropriate referrals and resources.

Objectives:

  • Participants will become familiar with some basic facts related to college student mental health.
  • Participants will understand the warning signs of emotional distress and suicide.
  • Participants will be prepared to support someone in crisis.
  • Participants will learn how to refer fellow students to the appropriate campus resources.

How to request the program: Reach out to Lori Bokowy: labokowy@uwm.edu or 414-229-3001

Time-Frame for Requesting: 3 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings, Afternoons, and Nights & Weekend Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • Full AV Set-Up with Internet Access

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 5+, 10-25 is an ideal amount.

Session Length: 1.25 Hours

Additional Information: It is best to request sessions to be scheduled prior to the end of a semester.

 

Understanding and Managing Stress

Norris Health Center

Program Description: Students will learn the difference between stress, stressors and eustress. A short stress inventory will be given along with exploring the body’s reaction to stress, common warning signals of stress, and identifying 3 main sources of stress. The presentation concludes with discussing strategies for reducing stress and an interactive guided imagery exercise.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to understand the difference between stress and a stressor.
  • Participants will be able to identify three different stress reducing strategies.
  • Participants will be able to identify three common reactions to stress.

How to request the program: Reach out to Brian Stahlkopf: stahlkop@uwm.edu or 414-229-2919

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings & Weekday Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • White Board or Easel with Paper

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: 6+

Session Length: 1.5 Hours

 

You Got Served: Customer Service Basics

Student Success Center

Program Description: Come learn what it takes to deliver top tier customer service at UWM! We will practice techniques, share best practices and ensure that you are representing the best that UWM has to offer.

Objectives:

  • Participants will demonstrate behaviors that are necessary for great customer service.
  • Participants will be able to articulate what makes an outstanding employee in terms of customer service.

How to request the program: daly@uwm.edu

Time-Frame for Requesting: 2 Weeks’ Notice

Offering Availability: Weekday Mornings, Afternoons and Nights & Weekend Afternoons

Additional Materials Required:

  • Projector and Screen

Costs Associated with Program: Free

Preferred Number of Attendees: Any number will work.

Session Length: 15 Minutes – 1 Hour