In my previous position in tutoring we did a conference. We also invited
other tutoring programs across campus with an invitation to get their CRLA
certification. The conference provided about 6 hours toward level 1 and
those outside of our center who wanted to continue were invited to follow
up with our regular training through the semester. We had a general
session in the morning that included a keynote speaker who was engaging
and also addressed a training topic. We had lunch and breakouts in the
afternoon. There were tracks for 1st year, 2nd year, math, writing, etc.
More experienced tutors taught the breakouts and could choose which
sessions to attend. New tutors were instructed as to which sessions to
attend. We included our clerical staff, too, providing them some sessions
specific to their job, but also exposing them to the basics of tutoring so
they were well informed about how our program worked.

Kathryn Van Wagoner
Director, Developmental Mathematics
Weber State University

On 10/27/15 9:19 AM, "Vicenta Shepard" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Good Morning!
>Our Center for Academic Success at Florida International University just
>hosted its 3rd annual Tutoring Symposium.
>We invite all the academic support units on our campus to share their
>work and discuss areas for future collaboration.
>You can see our agenda attached.  This  symposium is offered in addition
>to our tutor training program.
>It makes for great networking!
>Hope this helps  :)
>Vicenta M. Shepard
>Reading and Learning Coordinator
>Center for Academic Success
>Green Library, 120
>305 348-2441, ext.2295
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>Be WorldsAhead.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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>Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:04 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Planning a "conference" style training for tutors
>Hi all,
>About 4 years ago, a colleague and I came across the idea (from another
>institution) of having a conference-style orientation/training whereby
>tutors could choose to attend concurrent sessions. Until recently, I very
>much doubted the possibility of this ever coming to fruition.
>As of the past 1-2 years, I have extra help in the form of "Senior"
>tutors as well as an additional professional staff member; I am starting
>to think that this may be feasible to execute next August.
>Do any other centers offer a similar training? We will have around 80-90
>tutors participating, with some of those leading the breakout sessions. I
>would love more information on how other programs facilitate this kind of
>‚Äč in advance!
>*Jennifer L. Lee, M.Ed.*
>*Assistant Director of Tutoring Services* *Campus Learning Center*
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