Workshops and Presentations
We offer informative, interactive programs on a variety of topics related to wellness and college life. These programs are presented by peer educators and our professional staff. Presentations can be tailored to your group or class, on- or off-campus.
Attending a conference? Called away on business or other obligations? Don't cancel class!
Let our professional staff fill in for you. We can speak on a variety of topics, such as alcohol and other drug issues, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, preventing sexually transmitted infections, contraception, sexual assault, stress management and more. Any presentation can be tailored to meet your needs. We can even take attendance and make any announcements you provide.
Our professional staff can also provide specialized training for student leaders or peer programs.
Our staff and POWER members present programs on a variety of health and wellness topics that can be customized for your organization, class or residence hall. This is a list of ideas, but many other topics are possible:
Beating the Winter Blahs.
Is winter bringing you down? Learn to pep up and energize yourself this winter.
Beer, Booze, Busted.
Bad luck or bad decisions? Think this could never happen to you? Think again! An honest discussion on alcohol use and abuse.
Self-esteem issues are the key topic. Learn how you view yourself and discuss how the media influences body image.
Breaking Away from the Pack.
We want to help you or your friend get ready for the Great American Smoke Out. "Stop Smoking" kits will be provided at no charge.
Celebrate Healthy Bodies and Healthy Lives.
Body image, dieting, eating disorders, healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, and how to balance your health habits will be discussed.
Learn to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship that may turn violent. Resources and information on how to help someone will be provided.
Learn to pep up and energize yourself. Warning signs of depression and what to do will be discussed.
For Men Only.
Sexual assault is not just a women's issue. This is an open discussion on sexual assault issues for men, facilitated by men.
How to use Hudson Health Center.
This workshop provides an overview of what is offered and how to utilize Hudson.
The science of protection involves more than using condoms. The proper use of latex and spermicide will be discussed. Free latex will be provided.
Less Trick, More Treat.
Halloween can easily be ruined by poor decision making. We'll help you make the most of your experience.
Love on the Rocks.
Alcohol and sex just do not mix. Alcohol is not a safe lubricant and can greatly affect sexual performance and one's risk of unintended pregnancies, sexual assault and contracting sexually-transmitted infections. This program is an interactive discussion that includes a skit.
Men's Health Issues.
Men come and discuss male health issues. This program is for men, facilitated by men.
How food and exercise play a role in your life. Learn the healthy ways of eating.
Pills, Powders, Potions.
There's no magical fix for the perfect body. Learn about the different products on the market and how they affect your body.
Dying for the perfect tan? Learn how UV rays affect you.
Do you really know the dangers associated with GHB, Rohypnol, Ecstasy and other recreational drugs? We will give you the facts.
Relationship issues can stress anyone out. The red flags that indicate if your relationship is in trouble and what you can do about it will be discussed.
See You in September.
Transition can be difficult. Join us in a discussion on how to survive the adjustment of moving away from your friends and back home.
Sexual Assault Continuum.
Sexual assault includes more than rape. This program includes important information everyone needs to know.
Spring Break Safety.
Maximize your spring break fun. Come back with happy memories and no regrets.
TRL! Total Relaxation Live.
Come de-stress. Through a progressive relaxation exercise, learn how to reverse the physiological effects of stress.
Scheduling a Workshop or Presentation
There are four easy steps to planning a workshop or presentation on a health-related topic:
- Arrange a date and time. Call 593-4742 two weeks in advance of the program date. This enables us to fit your request into our schedule and select a POWER member or a staff member to facilitate your program.
- Confirm program goals. We will call you to discuss with you what you would like to include in your program. The more ideas and direction you provide, the better we can develop a program that meets your needs.
- Plan promotion. Once we're clear on what program will be provided, you develop and bring to us (at the Department of Health Promotion, 339 Baker University Center) a copy of whatever promotional materials (flyer, poster, and/or newspaper ad) you will use to encourage students to attend the program.
- Check back. Once the plans are in place, call to confirm your arrangements with the facilitator at the start of the week of the program.