Student Affairs Workshops

The Division of Student Affairs would like to assist if you ever have a need for a guest speaker related to students’ experience on campus. We can fill in if you need to attend a conference, meeting, or even a last minute emergency, and will provide information on a variety of educational topics or services, some of which may relate to your course content. Topics include finances, diversity, health, academic support, employment, leadership, involvement, service, and safety. We also have information that can be shared at a faculty meeting.

Almost all workshop lengths and topics can be adjusted to fit your needs. If you would like general information about the Don’t Cancel Class program, please contact Alicia Ambrose at aliciaambrose@weber.edu

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

50 - 60 minutes
Students will learn basic grammar skills such as punctuation rules, pronoun usage, parallelism, subject verb agreement, etc.
Contact Prasanna Reddy: preddy@weber.edu | 801-626-6804

Effective Note Taking

60 minutes
How to take notes from lectures and textbooks, then use those notes for efficient studying.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539

Improving Test Taking Skills

60 minutes
Learn methods of test preparation that can be used from the first day of class. Get test-taking strategies to improve confidence during the test, and discover how to review the test for even better performance next time.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539 or Laurie Huntington: lauriehuntington@weber.edu | 801-395-3584

Reducing Test Anxiety

1 hour
Students will learn methods and resources for reducing anxiety associated with taking exams.
Contact Laurie Huntington: lauriehuntington@weber.edu | 801-395-3584

SI Info Session

10 minutes
An informational session about what SI and Tutoring could do to hold sessions in the class. This, however, works only if the classes have SI provided to them.
Contact Prasanna Reddy: preddy@weber.edu | 801-626-6804

Testing Center Tips

15 minutes
What you need to know about testing at WSU testing centers.
Contact Laurie Huntington: lauriehuntington@weber.edu | 801-395-3584

Time Management

50 minutes
Students will learn practical steps to improve time management, overcome procrastination, and use study time to their best advantage.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539

Using Higher Level Thinking to Prepare for Exams

60 minutes
Blooms Taxonomy will be presented as a framework which can be used to generate practice test questions. Students will create potential test questions on the course material and discuss.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539

Using Metacognition to Become a Better Student

45 - 60 minutes
How to use self-awareness to plan learning strategies, analyze their effectiveness, and adjust them to become more successful.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539

Writing Academic Papers

45 - 60 minutes
Suggestions for writing successful informative or argumentative papers.
Contact Leslie Loeffel: lloeffel@weber.edu | 801-395-3539

SMART Goal Setting

30 minutes
Setting SMART goals makes it more likely for folks to achieve what they set out to do. This workshop introduces the factors that make up good goals whether they are focused on personal, academic or involvement areas. Students will be able to describe and write SMART goals.  Peer Mentors co-facilitate these workshops for added peer to peer learning benefits.
Contact Olga G. Antonio: olgaantonio@weber.edu | 801-626-7332

DIVERSITY

LGBTQ 101

1 hour
This workshop highlights distinctions between sex, gender, and sexual orientation; LGBT terminology; and Coming out. The workshop also provides the opportunity for participants to ask questions about LGBTQ related topics.
Contact Jayson Stokes: jaysonstokes@weber.edu | 801-626-7271

LGBT Safe Zone Ally Training

2 hours
This workshop covers the distinctions between sex, gender, and sexual orientation as well as terminology. Participants will also be provided information about being an ally and resources available on campus and in the community.
Contact Jayson Stokes: jaysonstokes@weber.edu | 801-626-7271

Transgender 101

1 hour
An introductory workshop covering the topics of biological sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. Information on what it means to be transgender will also be provided.
Contact Jayson Stokes: jaysonstokes@weber.edu | 801-626-7271

Undocumented Students 101

30 - 45 minutes
A presentation to understanding undocumented student experiences in higher education.
Contact Enrique Romo: enriqueromo@weber.edu | 801-626-6132
Or Maribel Nava maribelnava@weber.edu | 801-626-6379

Social Identity Wheel

30 - 45 minutes
This interactive workshop introduces the social identity wheel.  Participants will reflect on and share about their identities and learn from those of their peers, including identities they think about often or rarely, and those about which they'd like to learn more.  Peer Mentors co-facilitate these workshops for added peer to peer learning benefits.
Contact Olga G. Antonio: olgaantonio@weber.edu | 801-626-7332

Diversity Toss

30 - 45 minutes
This interactive workshop walks participants through an activity to explore multiple identities and reflect on concepts like intersectionality, salient and invisible identities. Participants will reflect on their own lived experiences as well as those of their peers. Peer Mentors co-facilitate these workshops for added peer to peer learning benefits.
Contact Olga G. Antonio: olgaantonio@weber.edu | 801-626-7332

EMPLOYMENT

Packaging & Selling Your Skills

50 – 60 minutes
This interactive session helps students identify learning outcomes and "soft skills" that give them an advantage when seeking career-related positions. The staff help students align what they are learning with the needs and desires of a global workforce.
Contact Winn Stanger: wstanger@weber.edu | 801-626-6393

Understanding the Skills Employers are Seeking

50 – 60 minutes
This session helps students understand how to apply their learning to skills and abilities sought by employers. The session is modified slightly for each presentation based on the college and class requesting the program.
Contact Winn Stanger: wstanger@weber.edu | 801-626-6393

FINANCES

Budgeting

50 minutes
This session teaches students the basics of creating and maintaining a budget.
Contact Daniel Kilcrease: dkilcrease@weber.edu | 801-626-6968

Large Purchases (Car/House)

50 minutes
Students will learn tips and get advice for buying a car and home.
Contact Daniel Kilcrease: dkilcrease@weber.edu | 801-626-6968

Managing Debt

50 minutes
Students will learn about consumer versus other types of debt. They will learn how interest rates work.
Contact Daniel Kilcrease: dkilcrease@weber.edu | 801-626-6968

Wealth Building and Investing

50 minutes
This session helps students answer the following questions: What is a 401k? What's the difference between stocks, bonds, ETFs, and Index funds?
Contact Daniel Kilcrease: dkilcrease@weber.edu | 801-626-6968

HEALTH

Custom Wellness Presentations

whatever your time needs are
The Student Wellness office can present on just about any health and wellness topic. If you have something specific in mind, let us know and we'll create it!
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Drugs, Alcohol and Positive Coping Skills

45 minutes – 1 hour
Many people find themselves in an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs, perhaps without even knowing it. Presentation covers the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol, how to spot an unhealthy or even dangerous situation and positive coping skills to employ instead of drugs and alcohol.

Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Fight or Flight: The Body's Reaction to Stress and How to Handle It

30 – 60 minutes
Understand the body's response to stress as well as strategies that can help you manage stress.
Contact Teri Bladen: teribladen@weber.edu | 801-626-8647

Fitting in Fitness for Academic Success

30 – 60 minutes
Learn the connection between physical activity and academic performance as well as strategies to accommodate physical activity into daily activity.
Contact Teri Bladen: teribladen@weber.edu | 801-626-8647

Hot Topics: Vaccinations

1 hour
Presentation helps students sort through the myths and facts surrounding vaccination; covers basics of the human immune system, the history of communicable diseases and the development and impact of vaccination up to modern day, encouraging students to think critically about vaccines in the news and what the reemergence of vaccine preventable diseases means for them.
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Intro to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center

30 - 45 minutes
An introduction to common mental health issues among college students and treatment options available at Weber State.
Contact Dianna Abel: 801-626-6406

QPR for Suicide Prevention

60 - 90 minutes
A presentation that teaches anyone how to recognize the signs of suicide and how to intervene to help save a life. A minimum of two weeks lead time required for scheduling.
Contact Dianna Abel, Donna Hunter, or Tami Robinette: 801-626-6406

Stress-Busters

1 hour
Stress is the #1 academic impact for Weber State students. In other words, it's the leading factor that causes our students to receive a lower grade on a test or assignment. We know that stress is bad...now what? No stress relief method works for every person in every situation - and that's okay! This presentation covers a variety of hands-on stress management activities to give students an idea of what will and what won't work for them.
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Student Wellness 101

45 minutes – 1 hour
What does "wellness" mean, and what does Student Wellness do at WSU.
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

The Body Project

Workshops are available in 2, 4 and 6 session formats with each session lasting approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour
The Body Project is a nationally recognized, evidence-based eating disorder prevention program.  Participants employ critical thinking skills to examine what society tells us is "attractive" and to embrace what they like about themselves and their bodies.
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Wellbeing: Strategies to Thrive!

30 – 60 minutes
Learn five elements of wellbeing as described in "Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements" as well as strategies you can implement right away to enhance your wellbeing.
Contact Teri Bladen: teribladen@weber.edu | 801-626-8647

Yoga at Your Desk

30 – 60 minutes
Stay focused by taking a movement break while studying/working. Learn basic yoga postures that can be facilitated at your desk with minimal sweat and maximal effectiveness.
Contact Teri Bladen: teribladen@weber.edu | 801-626-8647

Understanding Impostership Syndrome

30 - 45 minutes
We all feel it sometimes.  "Am I good enough? Should I even be here?" In this workshop, participants will learn about the impostership syndrome, reflect on their own experiences, and brainstorm ways to address it. Peer Mentors co-facilitate these workshops for added peer to peer learning benefits.
Contact Olga G. Antonio: olgaantonio@weber.edu | 801-626-7332

INVOLVEMENT

Experience Engagement at Weber State

50 minutes
Learn about the many types of engagement WSUSA offers students at Weber State and the ways you can get involved in the campus community and within Student Involvement and Leadership.
Contact Tara Peris: taraperis@weber.edu | 801-626-7334

Internships and High Impact Engagement

50 – 60 minutes
One of the most critical elements of preparation for the world of full time employment is practice; via internships and other relevant experiences. Career Services professionals talk with students about availability, processes for attaining these experiences, and how to use them to their greatest advantage.
Contact Winn Stanger: wstanger@weber.edu | 801-626-6393

Peer Mentoring 101

30 - 60 minutes
This session can be tailored to meet the needs of the class and professor. A fun and engaging way to learn about the positive impacts of Peer Mentoring including information on the various services and programs available at the Center for Multicultural Excellence.
Contact Olga Antonio: olgaantonio@weber.edu | 801-626-7330

So You Want to Study Abroad? It's easy, here's how

15 minutes
An informational session about study abroad programs.
Contact Rebecca Schwartz: rebeccaschwartz1@weber.edu | 801-626-8740

Stay Active and Engaged as a Wildcat

30 - 60 minutes
Your student fees at work! Learn the multitude of programs, services, and job opportunities offered through Campus Recreation to get the most out of your time as a WSU student.
Contact Campus Recreation: campusrecreation@weber.edu | 801-626-7967

What Student Involvement and Leadership Can Do for You

45 minutes
Find your niche in SIL and enhance your college experience through the many opportunities, small and large, that SIL offers... we have an opportunity for everyone!
Contact Tara Peris: taraperis@weber.edu | 801-626-7334

LEADERSHIP

Everyday Leadership

50 minutes
Exploring leadership styles and skills and how to apply them in your everyday life for success.
Contact Sheldon Cheshire: scheshire@weber.edu | 801-626-7850

StrengthsQuest 101: Knowing Your Strengths

60 minutes
Students will learn how focus on your strengths as an individual and in groups.
Contact Sheldon Cheshire: scheshire@weber.edu | 801-626-7850

SAFETY

Creating Healthy Boundaries

50 minutes (or longer)
All of us struggle with issues of closeness and distance in relationships, and often we don’t get a lot of direction on establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries. This workshop teaches participants about healthy boundaries, how to create them, and maintain them. Resources for survivors and their support systems to be covered.
Contact Women’s Center: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090 | Book Online 

It Starts with You: Bystander Intervention

50 minutes (or longer)
How many times have you witnessed something that just doesn't feel right, but you don’t really know what to do about it? Most of us say we would step in to help a friend or to stop someone from being hurt, but do we know how to do that? Be empowered with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist in the prevention of violence. This workshop will answer these questions and will leave participants knowing what they can do to help stop violence before it occurs. Resources for survivors and their support systems to be covered.
Contact Women’s Center: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090 | Book Online

Got Consent?

50 minutes (or longer)
What can we all do to ensure that all sexual intimacy is mutual, uncoerced and consenting? This workshop outlines the ins and outs of consent, and gives students tools to build their healthy consent-filled sexual communication skills. Resources for survivors and their support systems to be covered.
Contact Women’s Center: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090 | Book Online

Healthy Relationships and How to Make your Relationship even Better

50 minutes (or longer)
This workshop will help participants improve communication skills, effectively set boundaries, and better handle anger, unmet expectations, and criticism within their relationships. Resources for survivors and their support systems to be covered.
Contact Women’s Center: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090 | Book Online

Safe@Weber All in One Workshop

50 minutes (or longer)
Don’t have time to participate in all of Safe@Weber’s workshops? Don’t worry, this condensed workshop explores healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, sexual and relationship violence dynamics, risk reduction, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors.
Contact Women’s Center: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090 | Book Online

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Center for Community Engaged Learning

10 - 60 minutes
The following sessions can be tailored to the needs of the class and professor

  • How community-engaged learning prepares you for your career
  • What are the service, democratic engagement and community research program options
  • How to earn honors and scholarships by doing community engagement
  • How to highlight your community engagement on a resume and in an interview
  • Tracking 101, How to use WeberSync to track your community engagement hours

Contact CCEL: ccel@weber.edu | 801-626-7737

FACULTY MEETING TOPICS

Access & Accommodation: Working with Students with Disabilities on Campus

A training for faculty and staff members who would like to learn more about their role in providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities on campus. Overview of relevant disability law, the mission of WSU Disability Services Center, and strategies for working with students in the classroom and beyond. Training may be customized for departmental or individual need.
Contact Disability Services Center: dsc@weber.edu | 801-626-6413

Advocacy and Reporting at WSU

In this course, participants will learn more about best practices in responding to an initial disclosure from survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, as well as how to connect them to campus resources that can assist in the reporting and investigative processes.
Contact Stephanie McClure and Paige Davies: womenscenter@weber.edu | 801-626-6090

An Overview of Campus Recreation

A general overview of department services and student engagement opportunities within the many program areas of campus recreation (Aquatics & Safety, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Rec Clubs, Marketing & Operations, and Outdoor Program)
Contact Teri Bladen: teribladen@weber.edu | 801-626-8647

Disability 101

This workshop explores basic elements of disability awareness. It is designed to be a general overview with options to customize for in-depth discussions. The session will address definitions of disability/ability, myths and stigma, related laws and legislation, accommodations, assistive technology and more. When available, the session may also include a panel discussion by individuals with disabilities who can share personal experiences and advice. This workshop or follow up sessions could focus on particular areas of interest (Deafnesss, blindness, mental illness, learning disability, health care costs, sexuality, technology, education, etc.).
Contact Disability Services Center: dsc@weber.edu | 801-626-6413

Understanding the International Student Experience

An insight into the choices, challenges and expectations of international students in the U. S.
Contact Mary Machira: marymachira@weber.edu | 801-626-6853

Why Wellness Matters

Did you know that healthy behaviors like regular physical activity, good nutrition and a good night's sleep have a direct impact on a student's academic success? College is a natural time for adult habits to shape and emerge. Learn how you can encourage your students to adopt healthy behaviors that will benefit them both in the classroom and throughout their lifespan.
Contact Student Wellness: studentwellness@weber.edu | 801-626-7524

Working Together: Improving Web and Media Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities

Technology reduces the barriers faced by many individuals with disabilities, but at the same time creates new and complex challenges in public access. This interactive session will explore creative methods to respond to issues of accessibility in the classroom, online, and beyond. Participants will learn about WSU's overall efforts to ensure equal access to digital media in compliance with federal and state statutes, and will consider ways individuals and departments can effectively address these concerns.
Contact Disability Services Center: dsc@weber.edu | 801-626-6413