2023 Conference Showcases
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
"Will we be in a real room or a Zoom room?" Adapting existing outreach programs in uncertain times.
Abstract: Three years ago, all outreach professionals had to quickly change how they presented their work and reached students. Best practices were updated and shared, and experiments in communicating and marketing these changes were successful â€“ or not. Two long-running programs at University of Illinois Urbana â€“ Champaign, ACE IT and Tuesday @ 7, made major transformations in how they were facilitated at this time. Utilizing a variety of remote, hybrid, and in-person outreach facilitation, these programs made quick pivots and later leveled up professionally as more resources became available and remote learning continued. Staff continuously evaluated results and incorporated feedback from students. Outreach staff expanded skills in creating remote accommodations while ensuring our outreaches were as accessible as possible. We hope that our experiences can provide you with tools and resources that will assist in adjusting existing or new outreaches to a remote audience, gain confidence in asynchronous or synchronous prevention education, and explore how to best meet your students' needs for skill building workshops in this ever-changing environment. The technology for remote learning and expectations for flexibility in the outreach role are part of a future that we can all navigate together.
Abstract: Do you have outreach ideas but struggle with limited resources to implement them? Is it also tough to implement outreach ideas from other sources? This session will provide practical tips and insights to help participants more effectively implement outreach. Since outreach implementation is most effective when done within the context of a model, participants will: ï‚§ Use a visual representation of the model created by Gary Glass (2019) to guide: â€º Conceptualizing needs and opportunities on your campus. â€º The overwhelming expectations placed on counseling centers. â€º Identifying barriers to outreach implementation. â€º Advocating for increased time/resources for outreach. â€º Understand some advantages/benefits of outreach. Join us for evidence-based information and strategies identified from a recent literature review and new study results.
Magnifying Glass: A Detailed and Practical View of Gary Glass' Outreach Model
Abstract: Counseling Center outreach lacks a widely accepted model for implementation. In 2019, Gary Glass provided a comprehensive model that includes various outreach presenting problems, predominant paradigms, levels, modes, goals, environmental constructs, and other related concepts. This extensive framework for outreach work is described in Glass' 2019 article and Lifeshops-Outreach website (both cited below). This poster presentation complements Glass' article and website by adding a visual and interactive overview of the model. The Magnifying Glass presentation can deepen practitioners' understanding of outreach and serve as a staff and intern training resource.