"Academic Coaching for Peer Mentors"

Learn a strengths-based, appreciative approach to providing students effective strategies for academic success.


Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals who coordinate undergraduate peer mentoring programs and are looking to expand their training skills by observing a model lesson and activities

  • Undergraduate college peer leaders in such programs as peer mentoring, student organizations, resident advising, peer education, tutoring, supplementary instruction, cultural ambassador, peer counseling/advising


Academic Coaching is a strengths-based, appreciative approach to helping students improve their academic performance.  As the success of Academic Coaching has caught on nationally, peer mentors are being asked to incorporate it into their mentoring. Using a coaching model, mentors can address a broad array of success skills that are applicable across all disciplines. This interactive webinar provides opportunities to engage in reflection, discussion, and role-playing. After the webinar, you will receive a 30-minute follow-up role-playing activity to help you apply the webinar's concepts.

In this webinar, students will learn how to:

  • Approach academic conversations with a coaching mindset

  • Structure an academic coaching session

  • Help students identify study methods that work for them

  • Use a variety of strategies to promote students' academic success


Dr. Jennifer Latino, Director, First Year Experience, Campbell University

Jennifer heads up the First Year Experience Program at Campbell University. Previously, Jennifer Latino was the Associate Director for the nationally recognized University 101 Programs at the University of South Carolina. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a Master’s of Science in Higher Education from North Carolina State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education from Florida State University. She is an author of Connections: An Insider’s Guide to College Success and authored and edited four editions of Transitions, the common textbook for the UNIV 101 course at South Carolina. She is also an author in several monographs and books published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (NRC) and a regularly invited presenter for institutes and conferences sponsored by the NRC.


On-Demand Download of Webinar Recording $39

  • An electronic link containing a downloadable version of the webinar recording

  • Access to electronic versions of presentation materials and additional resources

  • If paying by credit card, video and materials are available immediately after completing payment

  • If paying by check, please look for an invoice within 3 business days. Links are delivered via email after payment is complete

Webinar Recorded March 16, 2016