Workshops

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Student Support Services staff facilitate and/or coordinate various workshops that are offered to assist SSS students as they earn a bachelor’s degree. These workshops may also help prepare students for their future careers and/or graduate school goals. Workshops range in topics and include, but are not limited to: academic success strategies; financial and economic literacy; study abroad options and processes; graduate school application processes and funding options; and career preparation. SSS Staff also collaborates with other offices on campus to ensure SSS students can take advantage of a wide variety of UA Little Rock opportunities.

While some of our workshops are only available to SSS students, most are also open to UA Little Rock students at-large. Those open only to SSS students will be clearly marked on the calendar. For workshops with limited space, SSS students will be given priority seating.

For additional information, please visit Student Success Workshop Series.

 

Fall 2021 | Student Success Workshop Series | SSWS

WORKSHOPS OFFERED ONLINE | PLEASE CHECK BLACKBOARD

View SSWS Events Online
1. Go to BlackBoard myOrganizations page.
2. Type “SSWS” into the Organization Search.
3. This will take you to a page where you can enter the “SSWS” org and “quick enroll”!

If you’re unable to attend the workshop live, you can Watch Recordings later.

Each workshop can also be supplemented with online PrepStep tutorials, which are provided by the Ottenheimer Library. Please see below for instructions on how to access the PrepStep tutorials.

How Can I Take Care of Me? Attending To Mindfulness
Date/Time: Tue Aug 24th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: College can be stressful no matter how prepared you are. Attending to mindfulness brings a new perspective and peace. Participants will learn mental health strategies to stay well!
Presenter: Dr. Mike Kirk, Director Counseling Services
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Develop Healthy Habits
  • Setting Powerful Goals
How Can I Get More Money For College? Financing A College Education
Date/Time: Thur Aug 26th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will learn of best strategies to write for scholarships to assist with funding college expenses.
Presenter: Dr. Barbara L’eplattenier , Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Develop Healthy Habits
  • Setting Powerful Goals
Am I Organized? Getting Myself Together Using Free UA Little Rock Apps
Date/Time: Wed Sept 1st and Thur Sept 2nd | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Introduce participants to a broad array of free UA Little Rock applications so that participants can immediately begin usage to settle in for the semester.
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Bunton, Chief Information Officer, IT Services
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Achieve Your Goals
  • Effective Multitasking
  • Get Organized
  • Manage Your Time
  • Strategies to Get Organized at Life and Work
  • Multitasking for Busy Adults
  • Time Management
Am I Technologically Lit? Learning Life/Study/Google Apps
Date/Time: Wed Sept 8th and Thur Sept 9th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at Google Apps to learn how to best utilize these tools to organize self for collegiate life and study.
Presenter: Brian Keltch, Director of Enterprise Applications & Development, IT Services
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Achieve Your Goals
  • Effective Multitasking
  • Get Organized
  • Manage Your Time
  • Strategies to Get Organized at Life and Work
  • Multitasking for Busy Adults
  • Time Management
Can I Get More Hours in the Day? Making Time Work for Me
Date/Time: Wed Sept 15th and Thur Sept 16th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will be informed of life management strategies to make better use of time.
Presenter: Dominque Thomas, Student Success Coach, Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives and Laura Casey, Student Success Coach, Student Retention Initiatives
PrepStep Tutorials:
Am I Fit? Finding My Physical Routine for the Semester
Date/Time: Wed Sept 22nd and Thur Sept 23rd | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will be introduced to strategies on how to get physically fit, to make healthy eating choices, to stay well, and to engage in upcoming fitness dates, opportunities, and challenges.
Presenter: Naomi Fletcher, Coordinator of Fitness, Campus Recreation
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Develop Healthy Habits
  • Setting Powerful Goals
How Can I Stress Better? Understanding and Managing Stress
Date/Time: Wed Sept 29nd and Thur Sept 30th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will learn of biological changes and mental strategies to refocus mindset when stress is perceived. Participants will also identify, understand and learn of strategies to manage anxiety.
Presenter: Dr. Trakenya Dobbins, Director PErsonal AWareness (PEAW) and Gertrude Thompkins, Student Support Specialist, Student Retention Initiatives
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Develop Healthy Habits
  • Setting Powerful Goals
Did I Make The Best Decision? Developing Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skills
Date/Time: Wed Oct 6th and Thur Oct 7th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will learn basic critical thinking skills by way of effectively prioritizing, anticipating potential outcomes and managing emotions all to assist in the decision-making process.
Presenter: Derrick Newby, Associate Director for Alumni Membership and Engagement, Office of Alumni and Development
PrepStep Tutorials:
Why Should I Care? Understanding How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact You
Date/Time: Wed Oct 13th and Thur Oct 14th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: This workshop informs the learner of fundamental diversity, equity and inclusion practices to implement daily while interacting with others.
Presenter: Lauren Wilson, Assistant Director Multicultural Center
PrepStep Tutorials:
How Do I Say This And Talk It Out? Having Difficult Conversations
Date/Time:  Wed Oct 20th and Oct 21st | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will focus on how to identify and handle difficult conversations with professors, family members and/or coworkers.
Presenter: Communication Skill Center (CSC)
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Verbal Communication at Work
How Do I Resolve Instead of Avoid My Conflicts? Learning Basic Conflict Resolution Skills
Date/Time:  Wed Oct 27th and Thur Oct 28th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will be introduced to basic conflict management and resolution skills to better interact in social settings.
Presenter: Communication Skill Center (CSC)
PrepStep Tutorials:
How Do I Report My Money? Learning Tax Filing Basics
Date/Time: Wed Nov 3rd and Thur Nov 4th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will be introduced to annual tax basics and discover services available to properly file taxes.
Presenter: Joshua Kerr, Accounting Instructor and Cynthia Johnson, Accounting Instructor and/or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Representatives.
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Investing for Life
  • Investing For Today and Tomorrow
  • Introduction to Insurance, Benefits, and Taxes
  • Managing Debt
  • Manage Your Debt Wisely
  • Money Management Basics
  • Take Control of Your Credit
  • The Basics of Money Management
  • Understanding Insurance and Taxes
  • Why Credit Matters
How Do I Invest My Money? Learning Investing Basics
Date/Time: Wed Nov 10th and Thur Nov 11th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will discover how to begin investing funds while in college.
Presenter: Lakeshia Legette Jones, Mathematics and Statistics Associate Professor and Financial Advisor
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Investing for Life
  • Investing For Today and Tomorrow
  • Introduction to Insurance, Benefits, and Taxes
How Do I Keep My Money? Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases
Date/Time: Wed Nov 17th and Thur Nov 18th | 3:00-4:00pm | SSC Auditorium
Description: Participants will explore best personal banking strategies, establishing credit, understanding credit scores and credit bureaus and making smart decisions about personal purchases.
Presenter: Avestine Ward, PEAW (PErsonal AWareness) First Year Experience Instructor, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor
PrepStep Tutorials:
  • Investing for Life
  • Investing For Today and Tomorrow
  • Introduction to Insurance, Benefits, and Taxes
  • Managing Debt
  • Manage Your Debt Wisely
  • Money Management Basics
  • Take Control of Your Credit
  • The Basics of Money Management
  • Understanding Insurance and Taxes
  • Why Credit Matters