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Introducing: Practical Expertise Webinars
Every member of your staff is vital to your operations, but lack of resources and logistical challenges can make professional development opportunities out of reach for key employees. The Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a new webinar series, Practical Expertise, to bring timely training from experts in related fields right to your doorstep. Easy to fit into your workday, these one-hour webinars will offer specific strategies and operational-level advice for some of the most pressing challenges in our field.
Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100
Practical Expertise #1:
Responding to Mental Health Events During Study Away
This webinar was recorded on October 10, 2017. It features Charlie Morse, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Director of Counseling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Bill Frederick, Principal of Lodestone Safety International. They used real-world scenarios to present tools and tips for responding to mental health events during education abroad programs. Topics include:
- External Resources – What is out there and what they can do for you
- Management Plans – Preparation for known pre-existing mental health conditions
- Staff Training – What staff can do
- Performing Triage – Levels of response and how to assess
Recorded Webinars Available for Purchase
Topics discussed in this recorded webinar include: Where do the federal obligations intersect? Where and how do they differ? What are our obligations with respect to these Acts? How do we build a culture of reporting and compliance when incidents occur thousands of miles away? The webinar includes three hours of training video and over 15 resources and features experts from NACUA and The Forum on Education Abroad, who respond to questions from an online audience. The webinar was recorded in May 2017 and reflects all current guidance and amendments to the regulations.
Forum Member Fee: $225
Non-Member Fee: $300
The Forum’s Annual Business Meeting (May 11, 2017) | View Recording
*The webinar recording contains a factual error: The student mentioned in the update from New York who tragically passed away was studying on a Duke program, not one offered by the University of North Carolina.
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