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Peer Education Virtual Leadership Weekend

April 9-10, 2021


Our Peer Education Leadership weekend during the Meeting of the Minds spring training series features three live leadership keynote sessions and live and recorded breakout session content. During April 9-10, peer educators and their advisors will gather virtually to advance their understanding of health and well-being issues on campus and how to implement evidence-based interventions to address key health concerns on campus.

Our leadership weekend will feature the following live keynote sessions:


AliPursuing Passion and Achieving Fulfillment: From the Classroom to the Boardroom and Beyond

Presenter: Kyle Ali, Global Chairman of the Black Googler Network


HarrisSocial Scripting Is a Primary Prevention Tool

Presenter: Olivia Harris, Speak About It, Inc.


HancockTools for YOU to make a difference

Presenter: Linda C. Hancock FNP, Ph.D.



Leadership Weekend Schedule

Friday

Friday, April 9
1:00pm-1:45pm

Let's Talk About Sex
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Presenters: Lacey Randall, Director of Student Involvement and Hannah Cronin, Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement, William Woods University

Join us for a discussion on sexual education programming on a college campus. We will share how our campus went from zero events on sex to having an annual Sex Fair and all that we have learned in between. We will also have opportunities for group discussion and idea sharing. This session will be great for you if you've ever wondered how the faculty might react if you hang up posters for events talking about fetishes or porn, how to get a lube tasting booth approved on your campus, or if you just want your friends to be able to have an actual (sober) conversation about sex already.

Friday, April 9
New time:
1:00pm-1:45pm

Will I Ever Be Enough: What Students of Color Need to Know About Confronting and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
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Presenter: Dr. Kamesha Spates, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kent State University

The transitional stressors associated with attending college are plentiful. Attempts to make sense of this brave “new world” can often leave college students feeling like a fraud, better yet, like an imposter. While it may appear that students “have it all together”, under the surface many are silently wondering, “What is a syllabus? What will my professor think of me? Or, I am new to campus, will I fit in?. While nearly all college students deal with imposter syndrome on some level, students of color mental health outcomes are especially impacted by this phenomenon. This course will provide participants with a better understanding of what Imposter Syndrome is, where it comes from, and how to best overcome it. This workshop is intended for undergraduate and graduate level students of color and the peer educators that support them.

Friday, April 9
New time:
2:00pm-3:00pm

Keynote Session: Tools for YOU to Make a Difference
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Presenter: Linda C. Hancock FNP, Ph.D.

Hancock

Students give a lot to our campuses so they deserve our best in return. This session will provide practical tools for understanding and addressing all substances- alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine and other drugs. The most effective prevention, early intervention and recovery support concepts will be shared. Join us to do some real-time polling via cell phone with other students.


Friday, April 9
3:15pm-4:00pm

Partying Safer
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Presenter: Olivia Harris, Speak about It

This training focuses on what party hosts can do to create safer parties for their guests, interrogates the role of alcohol in social settings, ask students to practice being an active bystander, and examines the impact of expectations in a social setting. We speak frankly about the intersections of alcohol and consent, the benefits of sober sex, and grey areas that can be exacerbated when all are not clear-headed in a non judgmental space.

Friday, April 9
4:00pm-4:45pm

Five Roles, One Peer Educator: Building the Individual Inside the Peer Education Group
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Presenter: Kaylie Cunningham, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Graduate Assistant and Triton Health Educators, University of Missouri St. Louis

Peer education is a powerful strategy being used in higher education to educate students on a variety of topics such as physical, mental, and sexual health. Come and hear how the Triton Health Educators have used the five roles of being a peer educator from the CPE curriculum to shape and mold not only a successful program but successful individuals as well. You will participate in activities we do with our own educators and hear about the challenges and successes we have had in our program. This peer education program helped create a community on UMSLs campus where students have fun learning and feel comfortable asking questions.

Friday, April 9
5:00pm-6:00pm

HAZE: The Gordie Bailey Story
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Presenter: Carl Reisch, Robert Tipton, Jr. Hazing Prevention Coordinator, The Gordie Center, University of Virginia

The 37-minute HAZE documentary tells the story of Gordie Bailey, who died three weeks into his freshman year of college as a result of a hazing-related alcohol overdose. He was found face down on the floor of his fraternity after bid day. His death was entirely preventable had someone called for help or prevented the hazing practice from occurring in the first place. Although Gordie’s death happened in a fraternity, we address how hazing occurs in all types of organizations — anywhere a hierarchy is present – and is a concern for all students.

Saturday

Saturday, April 10
New time:
9:00am-10:00am

Keynote Session: Pursuing Passion and Achieving Fulfillment: From the Classroom to the Boardroom and Beyond
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Presenters: Kyle Ali, Global Chairman of the Black Googler Network

Ali

Kyle Ali is an advocate for equal educational and workforce opportunities and has excelled as an identifier, cultivator, and developer of diverse talent. At Google, Kyle leads a team of recruiters responsible for identifying, engaging, and developing diverse student talent through the Building Opportunities for Leadership Development internship program. As Global Chairman of the Black Googler Network, Kyle lives out his commitment to inclusion through collaboration with senior leaders on initiatives focused on improving the company’s racial and gender climate. In the Austin business community, Kyle advises professionals on strategy through workshops focused on interest-based negotiation and regularly lends his expertise to companies as a panelist or facilitator on topics ranging from allyship in action to recruiting and retaining millennials. Kyle is actively engaged in several civic pursuits that support youth of color in Texas, including his work as a board member at Austin based LifeWorks and Building Opportunities and Opening Minds (BOOM) in Dallas.


Saturday, April 10
10:15am-11:00am

Bango: A Sexy Take on Bingo
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Presenter: Taylor Panczer, MPH, CHES, Prevention & Wellness Program Coordinator, Pittsburg State University

Bango is just one way to make sexual health education fun. Bango is a bingo event that normalizes sex toys and masturbation. This presentation takes you behind the scenes of a fun and exciting program. The presentation will cover how the event can be adapted from a large university to a mid-size, key collaborations that made the event successful, and how to incorporate sexual health education into a fun game. This presentation is from an advisor’s viewpoint and how they helped guide the peer educators through the process. Come learn how to plan and implement this event or an event like this at your campus.

Saturday, April 10
11:15am-12:15pm

Keynote Session: Social Scripting Is a Primary Prevention Tool
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Presenter: Olivia Harris, Speak About It, Inc.

Harris

Speak About It has worked with over 100 colleges and universities in 28 states, including Missouri. Speak About It offers students tools to communicate clearly and effectively with partners and intervene in potentially unsafe situations to keep their community safe. Though we are not experts in mental health or substance use, in the last decade we have learned about the intersections of rape culture, alcohol, mental health, and consent. Olivia Harris, the Executive Director, will offer a Keynote to address what makes good communication, factors that impact effective communication, and the value of social scripting as an education and prevention tool. Alcohol can be a driver of sexual predation. At a Northeastern university that is representative of our partners, 73% of survivors who responded to the Campus Climate Survey reported that the perpetrator consumed alcohol before nonconsensual intercourse. Among the myriad reasons that young people choose to drink and have sex, they are often looking to lower their inhibitions and express their desires in a culture that silences sexual conversations. If a person doesn’t know how to talk about sex while sober, they definitely won’t know how to do so when intoxicated. We know that young people are choosing to consume alcohol and other drugs and have sex, regardless of the law, so we encourage students to speak openly about their experiences and desires. Clear, respectful communication is the single greatest factor in all healthy relationships, whether or not they are sexual. Expressing desires effectively means you must know what you want, make it clear to your partner, listen to their desires, and be able to hear “no.” Communication is impacted by culture and power dynamics, but the skills we (and many others) teach can be applied across different contexts.


Saturday, April 10
12:15pm

Closing Session