Health Programming Guide
Though the guide is specifically tailored to Resident Advisors, the information could be valuable to any student planning to facilitate a program about health or just looking to learn more about a topic.
Each module (see the right or left side bar) contains a combination of a
presentation, several activities, a resource page, and handouts – a ready-to-go
workshop! You get to decide which components you want to include based
on your interests, time, and familiarity with the topic. You may choose to use the PowerPoint presentations to inform yourself about a topic rather than
present them during the workshop or to present the material in
Before diving into a workshop, take a look at the Effective Programming module. Here you will find tips and strategies for
facilitating successful workshops as well as important guidelines for presenting
A few tips that we would like to highlight:
- Try to make the workshops as interactive and
social as possible! Consider offering small incentives for attendance. Don’t
forget to advertise ahead of time!
- The Department of Housing & Residential
Education (DHRE) has iphones that you can borrow for your workshop to use as
buzzers for games.
- Before facilitating a workshop, become familiar
with the resources available.
- If you do present the PowerPoint slides in your
workshop, practice ahead of time so you can speak with your own style rather
than reading off the speaker notes.
- Share the learning objectives at the beginning
of your workshop. At the end, complete the online survey about your experience using the Health Programming Guide. This will give
valuable feedback to Wellness and DHRE and allow them to tailor the guide to your needs.