April 22, 2021

Community & Residence Wellbeing

Date
April 22, 2021
Venue
Online
Registration

Introduction

This module will provide clear definitions for ‘community’, ‘sense of belonging’, and ‘student wellbeing’ and the pillars upon which these can be created and cultivated. The Residence Life approach continues to evolve from the warden/collegiate model to current university & PBSA models which reflect their respective institutional and financial strategic provider values. During the module, we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of your current model, the ambition for the next three to five years, and how to succeed. Including where to begin, the staff required, and the training necessary to ensure confidence, boundaries, and guidelines for enhancing student wellbeing.

What will you learn?

After participating in this module, you will be able to

  • Gain knowledge of the fundamental requirements for cultivating and maintaining a community environment within student accommodation. This will include how this encourages staff self-development and student self-development
  • Understand the different pillars of student well-being, able to assess your community’s well-being, and will complete a SWOT analysis identifying the current position and your ambition for future positioning
  • Create a toolkit of resources for cultivating, promoting, and providing your team with the ability to cultivate a community ethos while supporting positive well-being and a sense of belonging
  • Recognize minimum training requirements for your team members, which will assist them in improving the guidance they can provide to their student residents 

Who should participate in this module?

  • Middle management within PBSA and the university student housing sector, interacting with students on a daily basis, i.e. operations (front desk), community managers, customer relations, counseling, head pf residence (life) service
  • Newcomers to the above departments/functions who joined from another industry (i.e. hospitality)
  • Middle management of HR (people) and/or L&D of PBSA and University student housing sector, who considers employees as an integral part of the community and want to be enlightened about the importance of their well-being
  • Middle management of other departments/functions, who have to understand the importance of the topic as it is directly related to the performance of the business

What does this course offer?

  • Small-scale exclusive learning environment with like-minded learners who are active in the industry: Maximum 50 learners per module, first come first serve
  • Experts and stars of the industry/topic co-creating the content and learning experience/pathway
  • Three to five weeks learning and networking period, requiring manageable 10-15 hours of study/contact hours during the period, including pre-learning and live peer group learning session
  • Rich pre-learning materials comprised of 5 pre-recorded learning materials (125 mins in total) and a reading list that can be studied at your own time
  • 90 minutes live online peer group learning with up to 25 learners per session to maximize interaction and learning outcomes
  • All learning materials also accessible after the completion as a registered student Certificate upon completion

Lecturers

Paula Dalziel

Head of Student Support, Wellbeing and Inclusion

Staffordshire University

She leads a department supporting student mental health, student inclusion, student support and experience, and chaplaincy. 

Rebecca O'Hare

Assistant Director, Residence Life & Accommodation

University of Leeds

She co-founded and co-hosts the Student Affairs podcast ‘Free Food, Free Drinks’ and was awarded the CUBO Residence Life professional award.

Case study providers

BaseCamp Student

Resa

More Information

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Students will receive a certificate as proof of their participation. Please do note you will need to have completed the pre-learning phase and have attended the live session.

When will students receive access to the learning platform?

You will receive access to the learning platform 3-5 weeks before the module's live session is planned. This way you have sufficient time to prepare and go over the pre-learning materials.

What are the costs of joining this academy?

Corporate partners of The Class Foundation receive priority registration and receive 8 complimentary credits as part of their partnership agreement. 1 credit represents 1 student for 1 module (4 modules in 2021). The credits can be used however they prefer  i.e. 8 students join 1 module or 2 students join all 4 modules.

Other parties are welcome to join the session if there are still spots available. You can register your interest per module via this waiting list link. Once public registration opens we will send you a message to confirm your registration and to pay for the course. The cost per module is 395 euros excluding VAT.

As a student, what can I except in terms of workload?

We anticipate students will need 10-15 hours to go over the pre-learning materials and attend the live peer group learning session. The pre-learning materials include a course guide, four 20 min videos (2 lecturers, 2 case providers), and a recommended reading list. The live peer group learning session will be 90 min and will include a Q&A with the lecturers and case providers, break out sessions, and presenting the findings from the breakout room to the larger group.

Who can register for the academies?

Corporate partners of The Class Foundation receive priority registration and receive 8 complimentary credits as part of their partnership agreement. 1 credit represents 1 student for 1 module (4 modules in 2021). The credits can be used however they prefer  i.e. 8 students join 1 module or 2 students join all 4 modules.

Other parties are welcome to join the session if there are still seats available. You can register your interest per module via this waiting list link. Once public registration opens we will send you a message to confirm your registration and to pay for the course. The cost per module is 395 euros excluding VAT.

How big will the peer group learning sessions be?

Per module we will have a maximum of 50 students and classes of 25. When the number of registrants exceeds 30 we will split the group into two, a morning session and an afternoon session. We believe 25 students per class and breakout rooms of 6-7 are ideal as it fosters a great setting for networking and interactivity.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.