The QUT Training Model for Peer Leader Capacity Building

Van Ryt, Cherry, Menzies, Victoria, & Tredinnick, Jennifer (2015) The QUT Training Model for Peer Leader Capacity Building. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

Abstract

QUT has enacted a university-wide Peer Program’s Strategy which aims to improve student success and graduate outcomes. A component of this strategy is a training model providing relevant, quality-assured and timely training for all students who take on leadership roles. The training model is designed to meet the needs of the growing scale and variety of peer programs, and to recognise the multiple roles and programs in which students may be involved during their peer leader journey. The model builds peer leader capacity by offering centralised, beginning and ongoing training modules, delivered by in-house providers, covering topics which prepare students to perform their role safely, inclusively, accountably and skilfully. The model also provides efficiencies by differentiating between ‘core competency' and ‘program-specific’ modules, thus avoiding training duplication across multiple programs, and enabling training to be individually and flexibly formatted to suit the specific and unique needs of each program.

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ID Code: 83685
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: peer leader training, leadership, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Authors
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2015 22:37
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 12:33

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