University-wide peer mentor training is typically provided in August, the week before the start of the fall semester. The training sessions target peer mentors who are new to their role. Second year mentors are welcome to attend and share their insights, but the purpose of the event is to provide new mentors with a fundamental background about mentoring/peer educating and discuss some of the situations they may face in their roles.

Sample training topics include:

  • effective communication
  • active listening skills
  • conflict resolution
  • making effective referrals
  • campus resources
  • working with groups
  • teambuilding
  • planning and programming

If you are interested in learning more about peer mentor training, contact Kyle Holtman, 515-294-5165,