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Student Well-being Workshop | Bilbao

Dates: 18–19 November 2019
Location: Palacio Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao, Spain

A two-day workshop for both schools and universities to support the mental health and well-being of students from across cultures.

  • 18 November 2019, 08.00–18.30 (including drinks reception)
  • 19 November 2019, 08.00–17.30

“Anyone working with students will find this workshop provoking and eye-opening, gaining important personal and professional insights into some of the more challenging aspects of student mental health and well-being.”—Nunana Nyomi, Associate Director of Higher Education Services

Universities

Why should you attend?

We have designed this workshop to help you to protect and support your students. You will improve your ability to identify and prevent abuse, to strengthen student well-being and create a culture of consent, and to support a diverse student body as they arrive and strive to fit in.

Who should attend?

Professors, faculty and staff working in: academic affairs, admissions, alumni services, campus safety and security, dean of students’ office, diversity and equality, human resources, mental health and well-being, policy, safeguarding and student services.

You can expect to:
  • Learn how to strengthen the support that you provide to international students as they transition from school or another university, and how to balance your data protection and student well-being duties in this context   
  • Gain insights into how your university or college can protect and support students from diverse cultures
  • Explore broader knowledge and guidance on student well-being issues, including how to create a culture of consent, how to co-design effective programs with your students and how to proactively identify students who are struggling at an early stage
  • Learn how to identify and prevent abuse by trusted professionals and other students in your university
  • Be equipped with knowledge and important information to take back and share with your colleagues to support the development of a whole-university approach to student well-being and embed a safer culture throughout your institution
Keynote sessions:
  • Identifying and preventing sexual abuse - understanding and addressing the causes and practices of professionals who use their positions of power and influence to harm students
  • Harm between students and creating a culture of consent – adopting a holistic approach to physical, emotional and sexual harm and assault between students
  • Student mental health - understanding the risks and adopting a whole-institution approach
  • Trauma and suicide – how can universities and colleges better support students who have experienced trauma and prevent, identify and respond to suicide?
  • Embedding safer cultures - how to measure and strengthen your organization’s culture to prevent harm and enhance the well-being of your students
Break-out sessions:
  • Digital safety, consent and well-being - making the internet a safe and great place for your students
  • Supporting mental health and responding to abuse across cultures – understanding how best to respond to abuse across cultures, support students from diverse cultures and all students as they encounter diversity
  • Balancing your data protection and student well-being duties - supporting international students as they move between schools and universities - panel session to identify and share leading practice and look at how to support international students as they move, either between schools or universities, or from school to university
  • Adopting a whole-university approach – learn how to strengthen your policies, procedures and culture to protect and support your students, and how to involve your students in that process.   

Schools

Why should you attend?

We have designed this workshop to help you to protect and support your students. You will learn how to improve your ability to identify and prevent abuse, strengthen student well-being and create a culture of consent, and support a diverse student body as they arrive and strive to fit in. This workshop will also provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to strengthen your policies and practices in line with CIS International Accreditation Standards.

Who should attend?

School leaders, board members and governors; administrators, curriculum coordinators; designated safeguarding leads and child protection officers; guidance and social/emotional counsellors; HR professionals; medical, residential and pastoral staff; nurses; teachers.

You can expect to:
  • Learn how to strengthen the support that you provide international students as they move between schools or on to university, and how to balance your data protection and student well-being duties in this context 
  • Gain insights that help you more effectively support the mental health of your students from diverse cultures
  • Learn about CIS Accreditation Standards related to safeguarding and student well-being, and receive guidance on how to strengthen your associated policies and practices
  • Explore broader knowledge and guidance on student well-being issues, including how to create a culture of consent, how to co-design effective programs with your students and how to proactively identify students who are struggling at an early stage
  • Learn how to identify and prevent abuse by trusted professionals and other students in your university
  • Be equipped with knowledge and important information to take back and share with your colleagues to support the development of a whole-school approach to student well-being and embed a safer culture throughout your institution
Keynote sessions:
  • Identifying and preventing sexual abuse - understanding and addressing the causes and practices of professionals who use their positions of power and influence to harm students
  • Harm between students and creating a culture of consent – adopting a holistic approach to physical, emotional and sexual harm and assault between students
  • Student mental health - understanding the risks and adopting a whole-school approach
  • Trauma and suicide – how can schools better support students who have experienced trauma and prevent, identify and respond to suicide?
  • Embedding safer cultures - how to measure and strengthen your school’s culture to prevent harm and enhance the well-being of your students
Break-out sessions:
  • Digital safety, consent and well-being - making the internet a safe and great place for your students
  • Supporting mental health and responding to abuse across cultures – understanding how best to respond to abuse across cultures, support students from diverse cultures and all students as they encounter diversity
  • Balancing your data protection and student well-being duties - supporting international students as they move between schools and universities - panel session to identify and share leading practice and look at how to support international students as they move, either between schools or universities, or from school to university
  • Adopting a whole-school approach and developing your curriculum in line with CIS International Accreditation Standards – learn how to strengthen your policies, procedures and curriculum to protect and support your students, and how to involve your students in that process.   

How to Register

Registration is open to all faculty and staff, including Board Members/Governors at schools and universities, CIS affiliated consultants and supporting members.

Registration Deadline: 11 November 2019

CIS member universities and schools

If you are employed at a CIS member university or school, you can register via the CIS Community portal to receive the exclusive member event fee. 

Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)

Non-member school

If you are currently employed at K-12/high school that is not a CIS member learn how to register.

Fee: €650 (excluding VAT)

CIS affiliated consultants and supporting members

Register using the link you were sent in email. Contact info@cois.org if you have any questions.

Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)