(March 23, 2010)--Kelsey Bratcher, UTSA assistant director for risk education, attended the first-of-its-kind Certificate in Prevention Leadership Institute in February at Georgetown University.
The Professional Development Institute is a unique leadership development program offering a certificate in prevention leadership for higher education administrators working to reduce the risks associated with alcohol and other drugs. Developed by leading prevention experts and in close partnership with NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the program combines self-reflection, interactive dialogue and practical application of learned skills to create an engaging and actionable learning experience.
The Professional Development Institute learning experience employs multiple formats and delivery methods including a blend of online coursework, live classroom training and working group exercises. In the three-day classroom sessions, participants interact with other prevention professionals, practice new skills and receive valuable feedback from course faculty and peers. The institute goal is to arm administrators with new knowledge, tactics and skills that they can put to immediate use on their campuses.
"Attending the institute was a positive experience," said Bratcher. "This training has been a need in alcohol and other drug prevention. This opportunity provided me with more tools in order to continue making an impact at UTSA."
The Professional Development Institute was hosted by NASPA and Outside the Classroom. NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice. Organization members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship and the spirit of inquiry. Outside the Classroom provides programs and strategies for reducing alcohol-related risk and harm prevention. The organization's flagship educational program, AlcoholEdu for College, is used on more than 500 campuses including UTSA.
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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