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.

Presenter(s):

Kristin Manzi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rebecca Schlesinger
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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 – or not. Two long-running programs at University of Illinois Urbana – 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze a variety of remote and creative outreach delivery tools and how to incorporate them at participant's workplace through the lens of ACE IT and Tuesdays @ 7
  • Demonstrate how to ensure remote outreach is accessible and equitable for all students
  • Discuss how to incorporate and evaluate hybrid or remote options with existing outreach programming at the participant's workplace

Implementing Outreach

Presenter(s):

Jodi Carroll
University of the Cumberlands

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:     Use a visual representation of the model created by Gary Glass (2019) to guide: ›              Conceptualizing needs and opportunities on your campus. ›        The overwhelming expectations placed on counseling centers. ›          Identifying barriers to outreach implementation. › Advocating for increased time/resources for outreach.  ›   Understand some advantages/benefits of outreach. Join us for evidence-based information and strategies identified from a recent literature review and new study results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn practical tips and insights to help participants more effectively implement outreach.
  • Conceptualize needs and opportunities on your campus.
  • Identifying barriers to outreach implementation.
  • Identify strategies to advocate for increased time/resources for outreach.
  • Deepen understanding of outreach's advantages/benefits of outreach.

Magnifying Glass: A Detailed and Practical View of Gary Glass' Outreach Model

Presenter(s):

Jodi Carroll
University of the Cumberlands

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand a comprehensive model for outreach.
  • Deepen understanding of outreach.
  • Identify outreach training resources for staff and interns.


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