Peer Leader Training Modules

Peer Leader Training Modules 

As part of the York University Academic Plan (UAP), Peer Leader Training Modules reflect the philosophy that a student’s experience is the best it can be when provided with extra and co-curricular opportunities to propel the development of life and leadership skills.

Session 1: Peer Mentoring 101: Standing on the Shoulders of Ordinary People

B. Poser

By participating in this session, students will be able to:

  • Summarize the benefits of Peer Mentoring
  • Locate mentoring in leadership
  • Identify mentoring strengths and needs
  • Understand the role of the mentor and the mentee
  • Appreciate the importance of boundaries in mentoring leadership
  • Apply learning to upcoming mentoring experiences

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Session 2: Mentoring Skill: Leveraging Your Experience to Help Others to Succeed

C. Salole

By participating in this session, students will be able to:

  • Identify how their experiences may benefit incoming students
  • Identify how their experiences may inhibit incoming students
  • Utilize communication skills as the strategy to overcome inhibitions
  • Apply the do's and don’ts of mentoring

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Session 3: An Introduction to Understanding Diversity

N. Baker

By participating in this session, students will be able to:

  • Understand the mandate and function of the Centre for Human Rights
  • Identify the power of assumptions
  • Understand the core concepts of diversity and how it should be applied to peer mentoring

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Watch the video- Part 2

Session 4: Resilience: A (Very) Short Course on Managing Hardship

M. Wilchesky

By participating in this session, students will be able to:

  • Identify what resilience is
  • Understand different forms of resilience
  • Know how develop resilience
  • Identify the psychological and environmental factors that contribute to resilience
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of distress
  • Apply distress management strategies

Watch the video- Part 1
Watch the video- Part 2