potential audience (faculty, administrators, campus police, students
etc.) to determine what topics are most important, what learning formats
work best, and what training times are most suitable.
- Survey your
local college community and surrounding community to identify and contract
with speakers that can most effectively meet your training needs. Remember
to tap into the wealth of knowledge that students have in this area.
- Identify students,
faculty and staff that can assist you in collecting training materials,
determining which pieces of information are most useful and incorporating
original material into your training package.
- Develop an accurate
local community mental health resource file, establish an effective
referral system between the college and resource site, and have the
information prepared for distribution in a user-friendly format.
- Establish a
mental health film library and utilize specific films in your training
- ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE,
ADVERTISE to make sure your audience comes to your event. Make sure
the invitations are sent in plenty of time!
- Check out and
plan for all of the logistical features of hosting an event well in
advance (parking, access to special equipment, room size, accessibility,
- Always incorporate
“feedback forms” so you can see how well you did and what might be improved
for the next training event.