Conversation-based Programming: Rethinking RA Programming Requirements.
Ken Litscher, Director of Residence Life, Union University.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 29th 31, 2016 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Most universities require their student residence life staff to plan a certain number of floor events or programs each semester. A little over 5 years ago, Union University switched their model from traditional hall events to what we call Conversation-based Programming. Rather than have RAs spend time and energy planning events that had poor attendance and low student connection, our Conversation-based Programming model was developed to maximize meaningful student interaction between residents and RAs. In this webinar you will learn:
Attendees will learn:
- Why they scrapped “floor programs.”
- How they implemented “conversation” as programming
- What RAs and residents think about the residence life program after the change.
Ken Litscher, Ed.D is the Director of Residence Life at Union University in Jackson, TN. Ken has more than 10 years of experience in residence life and has served as a resident assistant and resident director. In his role at Union, he supervises the residence life program, serves as the judicial officer, and leads the retention initiatives. Ken completed an Ed.D at Union University, an M.Div at Denver Seminary, and a BA at Trinity Christian College. Joining him on the webinar are Union University residence directors Ben Bredow, Th.M., Kayla McKinney, M.C.S., and Erin Slater, MAHE, and assistant RD Cody Curtis, D.M.A. The RDs and ARDs have over 20 years of combined Residence Life experience.
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