Sample Workshop Schedule

WEEK ONE

Sunday

  • 6:00 PM Welcome Reception, followed by team dinners
    Assignment: Come up with two ice-breaking games for tomorrow

Monday

  • 10:30–1:00 Introduction to the IBC & HSP
    Ice-breaking games
  • 2:00–6:00 The Role of the Resident Adviser: An Overview
    Campus tours led by team leaders
    Assignment: Read handbook section, prepare questions

Tuesday

  • 10:00–12:00 Communication Skills I: Private to Public
  • 2:00–5:00 Your Role as a Program Assistant
    Distribution of PA responsibilities and PA training
  • Assignment: Write Expectations Essay

Wednesday

  • 10:30–1:00 Communication Building: Sneetches
  • 2:00–5:30 Communication Skills II: Your Role as Resident Adviser
    Reality Tales: Role-Plays of HSP by IBC Interns
    University Policy and Protocol Training

Thursday

  • 10:30–12:30 Strategies in Conflict Resolution
  • 2:30–5:00 University Policy and Protocol Training
    Columbia Electronic Resources and Responsibility
    Training Review
    Assignment: Prepare reality stories for tomorrow
    Prepare written proposals for three off-campus trips

Friday

  • 10:30–1:00 Introduction to Columbia Campus Resources: Dining, University Housing & Addressing Maintenance Issues
    Reality Tales: Role-Plays of HSP by IBC Interns
  • 2:30–5:00 Introducing Columbia University
    Introduction to New York City, Part One

Saturday, Sunday

Explore New York!

WEEK TWO

Monday

  • 10:30–12:30 Health Issues and Emergency Procedures
  • 2:00–5:30 Security Awareness: Essential Safety Information
    Fire Safety

Tuesday

  • 10:00–12:00 Accommodating Students with Disabilities
    Training Review
  • 2:30–4:30 Sexuality Concerns of Adolescents
    Approaches to Leadership
    Trip Proposals Due
  • 7:00–10:00 Preparation of student folders

Wednesday

  • 10:00–12:30 Intercultural Communication or “What do you mean what do I mean?”
  • 2:30–5:00 “Introducing New York City, Part Two
    Activity Funding and Organizing Student Trips
  • 7:00–10:00 Preparation of student folders
    Assignment: Plan for decorating your suite

Thursday

  • 9:00–1:00 “Putting out the Welcome Mat”: Ideas for Readying your HSP Suite and Conducting Suite Orientation
    Primer: Getting to Know the Students in Your Suite
    Suite / Student Assignments
  • 2:30-5:00 Reading of Student Files: Getting to Know the Students in Your Suite
  • 7:00–10:00 Preparation of student folders
    Expectations essay and suite decoration plan due tomorrow

Friday

  • 10:30–1:00Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child? Your Role as an Authority Figure
    Training Review and Wrap-up
  • 2:00–6:00 Check in and Orientation Schedule
    Final Wrap-Up and Words of Wisdom
    Expectations essay due
    Suite decoration plan due

Saturday, Sunday

Prepare for student arrivals!