"Safe Space"

Take your peer leadership to a new level with techniques to create a space where students feel safe and secure.


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


Creating a safe space is critical to effectively leading and mentoring diverse student populations. Whether you are meeting with students individually or in small groups, you need to be able to create an environment that is non-threatening and where students feel they can express themselves honestly and openly, so you can coach them to success. Our expert instructor will teach attendees methods for creating a supportive space where participants know that they won't be judged for what they share. Our expert speaker will give you the skills to create a conversational space for students that is:

  • Safe

  • Stable

  • Non-judgmental

  • Inclusive



Kathleen Weinecke, Program Manager, Smart Girl

Kathleen oversees a state-wide mentoring program where college and high school women receive extensive peer mentor training they then use to facilitate small-group mentoring sessions for girls.  She previously worked with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) in Community Initiatives and Investment helping with their Girls’ Leadership Council, Beyond Our Borders special interest fund, Listening Tour, and grant making. When she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she focused much of her work on teens; organizing and executing logistics and training for national girls’ sports and leadership camps. As a former Big Sister mentor, Kathleen is passionate about youth issues and is delighted to be part of the Smart-Girl team.  Founded in 1998 by four dynamic women, Smart-Girl is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that empowers pre-teen and teen girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women.


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 emailed 1-3 days 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 July 15, 2015