Sessions For: Student Life

2 sessions available from June 6, 2019 to June 13, 2019
At our Second Annual Student Life Community of Practice Retreats, we will explore what Daring Leadership looks like! Using Brené Brown's new book Dare To Lead, we will spend a day of conversations and activities aimed at expanding our leadership potential. Some of this will feel similar to work we've done earlier this year at our meetings, while most content will be new.
Please register for the retreat of the Community of Practice you're currently in. If you cannot attend your groups date, feel free to register for the other date.
Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages will be provided! Registration ensures accurate counts for food, so please complete registration by May 24!
1 session on June 6, 2019
Introduction to the basic features and using and managing content on Student Life websites. We will cover the website page elements, creating articles (pages with content), adding images and or YouTube video, how to save, publish, archive, and other functionality. You can get a head start on many of the features our sites offer here:
1 session on June 20, 2019
Description: The B.U.S (Beyond University Sidewalks) trip is heading to Detroit in 2019. With an eye towards the student experience beyond campus, we will spend the day exploring Michigan’s largest city. Through our travels, participants will:
Learn about key issues impacting residents.Connect with U-M staff at the Detroit Center to learn about ways students can engage in the city.Have lunchVisit a few of the countless community assets found across the city.Make connections back to our work in Student Life and the University. This will be a full day (8-5). There is a $25 fee for Student Life employees and $50 for staff outside of Student Life. Register by May 31st. Contact the B.U.S. team at with your questions.
1 session on June 21, 2019
Women in Student Affairs affinity group meetings for University of Michigan professionals and graduate students.
2 sessions available from July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019
The Student Life Facilitation Committee and Student Life Professional Development are proud to announce that we are offering a staff-oriented facilitation training opportunity once again! A similar training has been offered to students and we have adapted the curriculum to provide staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to build confidence and ability in facilitation.
The training will be held on the following dates at the Connector (West Quad):
July 11th from 8:30am-5:00pm AND July 12th from 8:30am-4:30pm
The training is comprised of a 16-hour training curriculum designed to: 1) prepare participants to facilitate dialogues, meetings, and workshops involving two or more individuals; 2) be available to staff within Student Life; 3) supplement unit-specific trainings; 4) maximize divisional resources; and 5) be module-based and repeatable.
We encourage you to register, participate, and gain invaluable skills throughout the training. This training is free to Student Life staff and $100 for staff in other departments. Attendance at all 4 modules is REQUIRED to complete the training - please register for both days. Lunch will be provided.

NOTE: We have a minimum cap of 16 and a maximum cap of 27. If we do not meet the minimum we will need to cancel the training. If we meet the maximum you will have the opportunity to join a waitlist.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Rob Abid at
3 sessions available from July 15, 2019 to July 23, 2019
All newly hired Student Life staff are expected to attend New Staff Orientation. Prior registration is strongly encouraged: please register by Monday, July 8.
This Orientation, designed for all newly hired Student Life staff, will provide both a context and helpful trainings for the work we do. We will share Student Life mission, core work, values, and strategic direction, as well as a profile of our incoming class. The day will also include opportunities to interact with new and returning Student Life staff and students to explore how, together, we can contribute to an inclusive, respectful campus. Your Orientation will include the mandatory Responsible Employee Training, which is required for all Student Life staff members. Please complete registration for both the Orientation and the Responsible Employee Training.
Day 1 AM: Orientation - 9am-1pm (New Staff, Lunch Provided, REQUIRED)
Day 1 PM: Coaching, Feedback, & Trust: Supervision in Student Life - 1pm-4pm (New Student Life Supervisors)
Day 2 AM: Responsible Employee & Compliance Training - 8:30am-12pm (New Staff, REQUIRED)
1 session on August 30, 2019
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful tool for medical staff (lifestyle changes and medication adherence) and therapists/counselors for behavior change to support mental health. It's use is being expanded to Student Life advisers, supervisors and more. Learn basic, foundational skills for MI, including spirit, OARS (open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying and responding to change talk and discord. Lots of practice in "real plays" (you get to work on your own behavior changes that you are ambivalent about). While you won't be an expert at MI when you are done, you will be able to start the practice, know how to get good at it and maybe even want to learn more! All training dates in University Health Service (207 Fletcher), Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 on the fourth floor. Please only sign up if you are part of Student Life (unless you have prior permission) and can come for all the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. All Fridays:

August 30, 8:30-5
(Please note this is the Friday before Labor Day Weekend)

September 6, 8:30-12:30

September 13, 8:30-12:30

September 20, 8:30-12:30
1 session on September 12, 2019
Engaging experiences of conflict for interpersonal development & social change:

Join us as we examine the ways in which we might navigate experiences of conflict in classroom spaces, living environments and the workplace. We will seek to reframe our perspective of conflict, center understanding of identity, and move increasingly toward action which is oriented for collaboration across difference.