Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute 2017

Coaching Institute

Diversifying Vision

2017 Institute Workshops
Breaking up with Expectations - Presentation
Coaching High Achieving Students - Handout
Coaching High Achieving Students - Presentation
More than Tissues - Presentation
Hook, Line, and Sink - Presentation
NSU Undergraduate Student Success - Presentation

Undergraduate Studies and Advising First is currently planning the 2017 FSU College Life Coaching Institute at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. At Florida State University, we value critical thinking, and strive to be on the cutting edge of higher education innovation. That is why we are offering an institute that will be appealing to both the student affairs professional looking to gain new skills to enhance student meetings, as well as those holding leadership positions looking for ways to innovate and motivate their departments.

This year’s theme, “Diversifying Vision,” will encourage participants to think objectively about their own roles, and the predispositions and assumptions that they carry with them into work each day. Themed workshops and discussions will seek to educate participants on how to handle delicate issues involving clashing ideations and identities such as race, gender, and privilege, to name a small few. Our hope is that by challenging ourselves and our own assumptions we will be able to see the world through the many eyes of our students, colleagues, and coworkers in order to articulate a diverse, inclusive understanding of an intricate and shared world. 

Please feel free to explore our website to get a better understanding of the Coaching Institute and contact us if you have any questions.

About   Travel/Accommodations     Register     Contact     Institute Parking

 

Garnet Itinerary
Gold Itinerary

 

About 

What is college life coaching?

At Florida State UniversityCollege Life Coaching is the process in which a trained professional collaborates with a student to facilitate growth in their personal and professional goals, aid engagement in their campus community and support various topics as prioritized by the individual student.

Why coaching?

Every year, thousands of students transition from high school to college with the expectation of having a satisfying and memorable collegiate experience, obtaining a degree upon completion of their major requirements, and having confidence in their next steps after college. This transition is dynamic and unique for each student. New levels of independence can be overwhelming for some and a welcomed challenge for others. For many, this is their first exposure to being an adult and living away from home.

College is also understood by many to be the first step in developing a career and life path. Despite the wealth of opportunities for independence, intrapersonal growth and career planning found in college, some students do not have a positive experience. Some withdraw from the institution or are dismissed due to both academic and non-academic reasons. These reasons can include the loss of financial aid, difficulty engaging in the university’s culture, homesickness, and many other factors. Universities work tirelessly to prevent these students from leaving, but finding ways to support various students with different situations remains a challenge.

Since 2008, the Florida State University Advising First Center for College Life Coaching has worked with students in order to define their transition to the collegiate setting, engage in their professional development path and overcome any obstacles that may lead to their withdrawal or dismissal. The program, comprised of a seventeen member team, consistently works with roughly 1,700 students over the course of the academic year to create and implement individual plans linked to academic and personal success. Coaches aim to empower growth and awareness in students so that students can adjust to the college setting while establishing their independence, professional development and heightened academic expectations. Coaching has proven to increase not only student satisfaction, but since its inception it has improved FSU’s first-year retention rate with the populations receiving coaching services.

Who can benefit from this institute?

The FSU College Life Coaching Institute (FSUCLCI) is comprised of two tracks, Garnet and Gold, for those interested in making a positive impact at their institution:

The Garnet Track is built specifically for academic advisors and other student affairs professionals. This track equips attendees with College Life Coaching skills and a framework to transfer each of these skills into meetings with students. Attendees can expect the following:

  • interactive role play
  • scenario-based instruction to navigate complex situations and diverse populations
  • an authentic repertoire of useful language to move conversations forward
  • advanced tutorials on how to build and strengthen connections with students

The Gold Track is built with leadership in mind, and is designed for program managers, directors, and other university administrators. This track presents the skills that make up the coaching program. It also provides each attendee with action plans for strengthening a previously established coaching program, or creating a coaching program to meet the various longitudinal goals of their institution, such as:

  • increasing retention in vulnerable populations
  • providing a space where students can find support
  • creating a greater sense of campus community
  • hiring, supporting and developing campus professionals

Concurrent workshops will be offered for both tracks.

How does the FSUCLCI differ from other conferences and institutes?

The developers of this curriculum are aware that, just like students, everyone has different needs and goals within their profession and their school’s mission. To ensure that all needs are met, the institute contains the following:

  • more discussions, as opposed to lectures, in order to share and learn with others in the field
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions and learn about emerging trends, obstacles, and the future of coaching in higher education
  • Skills to build individualized approaches
  • assistance in the development of a plan to implement coaching skills or program structure
  • support from current practitioners and leadership to attain realistic movement beyond the institute

 

Travel Accommodations 

Tallahassee Tour Guide

Recommended Lodging

Four Points Sheraton 

Standard King or Double Bed at $129.00/night
Breakfast is included in the price

Hotel shuttle services to and from the airport, as well as the institute, will be provided for participants
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Group rate is available until May 23rd and it subject to availability

 

Alternative Lodging:

Governor’s Inn
Double Tree by Hilton
Residence Inn Marriott
Aloft Hotels
Hotel Duval

If you’d like to park on campus, there will be a daily nominal parking fee.

Register 

Registration for the 2017 College Life Coaching Institute is now closed. Please contact us if interested about future opportunities.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: If for some reason you are no longer able to attend the institute after registering, you may:

Transfer your registration to another person within your institution/ university/college up to check in. To transfer, please send an email and provide the full name, position title and institution of the original attendee and the following information on the new participant: full name, email address, preferred phone number, position title, number of years in position, position type (faculty, administrator, advisor/coach/professional, graduate student or other) and any known food allergies.

Receive a full refund up until May 12, 2017. All requests should be emailed . Be sure to include the full name, position title and institution of the participant(s).

Receive a 50% refund May 13-21, 2017. Due to the fact that materials and facilities are secured, returning funds is limited. All requests should be emailed . Be sure to include the full name, position title and institution of the participant(s).

After May 21, 2017 we will not be able to provide any refunds.

Institute Parking 

Parking Map
Directions to Parking Lot

From Sheraton to FSU’s Visitor Parking lot:
Exit Sheraton and turn left to head West on Tennessee Street.
Turn left to go South at the Macomb light.
Turn right to head West on Pensacola street.
Take Pensacola street until it ends at Champions Way by the stadium, then turn left.
Visitor parking will be on your left. There are signs to point you to the entrance, and an attendant at the gate who will give you your parking pass for the day.

From N. Monroe St. to FSU’s Visitor Parking lot:
Head south on Monroe street away from the interstate.
Turn right to head West on Tennessee street.
Turn left to go South at the Macomb light.
Turn right to head West on Pensacola street.
Take Pensacola street until it ends at Champions Way by the stadium, then turn left.
Visitor parking will be on your left. There are signs to point you to the entrance, and an attendant at the gate who will give you your parking pass for the day.

From Apalachaee Parkway to FSU’s Visitor Parking lot:
Head West on Apalachee Parkway until the street ends at Monroe Street.
Turn left to head South on Monroe Street.
Turn right to head West on Gaines Street.
Turn right to head North on Macomb Street.
Turn left to head West on Pensacola Street.
Take Pensacola street until it ends at Champions Way by the stadium, then turn left.
Visitor parking will be on your left. There are signs to point you to the entrance, and an attendant at the gate who will give you your parking pass for the day.

Contact 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us over phone or via e-mail:

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