Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute 2018

At Florida State University, we value critical thinking and we strive to be on the cutting edge of higher thumbnail_FINAL LOGO 5.24.2017.jpgeducation 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 is Connection. Research shows that student retention increases when students feel connected to their campus community. Connection can be in the form of campus involvement, peer support, or a meaningful encounter with a faculty or staff member. Coaching is most effective when there is trust in the coach-student relationship; trust cannot be built until there is a connection. Join us at the 2018 Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute to learn more about how having connection as a foundation can strengthen the students’ commitment to the institution. On your mark. Get set. CONNECT!

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GARNET TRACK ITINERARY

GOLD TRACK ITINERARY

Connections through peer coaching: A model for supporting student success - Presentation

Connecting the Team Before Impacting the Students’ Dreams: Using Personality Assessments to Create Team Cohesion - Presentation

Connecting the Team Before Impacting the Students' Dreams - Handout

Coaching as Advising for High Achieving Students - Presentation

Coaching as Advising for High Achieving Students - Handout

ABOUT

The 2018 Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute will be held from June 6-8 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Click here to download the Institute flyer

To sign up for the Listserv and receive updates, please email us at ugs-collegelifecoaching@fsu.edu

What is College Life Coaching?

At Florida State University, College 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?

College is 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 students with various situations remains a challenge.

Since 2008, the Florida State University Advising First Center for College Life Coaching has worked with students 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 promote growth and awareness in students so that students can adjust to the college setting while establishing their independence, professional development, and 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, 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, are available to participants
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Group rate is available until May 15th 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.

REGISTRATION 

Due to reaching maximum capacity, registration for the 2018 FSU College Life Coaching Institute is closed.

Early Bird Registration will be open Monday, January 22, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018 
Standard Registration will be open Saturday, March 24, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018 

  Early Bird Registration
(January 22-March 23, 2018)
Standard Registration
(March 24-May 18, 2018)
GARNET TRACK $250 $300
GOLD TRACK $300 $350

Refund Policy 

Refund/Cancellation Policy: If for some reason you are no longer able to attend the FSUCLC 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. Transfers are limited to the track the original attendee was registered to attend.

Receive a full refund up until May 18, 2018. 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 19-27, 2018. 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 27, 2018 we will not be able to provide any refunds.

CONTACT

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

 

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 onto S Macomb Street. 

Turn right onto W Jefferson Street. 

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Varsity Drive. 

Turn right onto W Pensacola Street. 

Turn left onto Champions Way. 

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.

Another option from the hotel: 

Exit Sheraton and turn right to head west on Tennessee Street. 

Turn left onto Stadium Drive. 

Turn left onto Champions Way. 

Visitor parking will be on your right. 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 onto W Tennessee Street. 

Turn left onto S Macomb Street. 

Turn right onto W Jefferson Street. 

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Varsity Drive. 

Turn right onto W Pensacola St. 

Turn left onto Champions Way. 

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 right onto S Monroe Street. 

Turn left onto E Jefferson Street. 

Turn right onto S Woodward Avenue. 

Turn left onto W Jefferson Street. 

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Varsity Drive. 

Turn right onto W Pensacola Street. 

Turn left onto Champions Way. 

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.

 

Another option from Apalachee 

Head West on Apalachee Parkway until the street ends at Monroe Street. 

Turn right onto S Monroe Street. 

Turn left onto Tennessee Street. 

Turn left onto S Macomb Street. 

Turn right onto W Jefferson Street. 

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Varsity Drive. 

Turn right onto W Pensacola St. 

Turn left onto Champions Way.

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.

 

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