Life and Career Guidance at Selkirk College
We are looking for Selkirk Staff who are interested in volunteering to be trained as a Life Coach. College Coaching involves partnering a college employee ‘Coach’ with a student. This employee can be someone from any area of the campus—custodial, cafeteria, faculty or administration; you just have to be someone who cares about students and be able to commit to a short meeting in person or by phone every two weeks. The coach and student identify goals, troubleshoot barriers and develop action plans. The coach may also help connect the students to other college or community services. We also have a student wellness blog.
Training Session Date
- Tuesday, Aug. 27 @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
- Castlegar, Faculty Lounge
- Three hours of training
- Occasional training/support sessions for coaches
- A 20-minute session every two weeks with a student
- One-minute feedback report for each student contact
- Improving personal communication, goal setting and planning
- Being part of a supportive team of colleagues
- Learning more about the student experience
- Feeling invigorated and inspired about making a difference in a student’s life!
Management is very supportive of this program, but you will need to check with your supervisors about release time. Actual coaching sessions usually take place on breaks. If this timing is a problem, please let us know and we can look at other re-scheduling options.
We are hoping to have a group of coaches ready to go for September and we are excited that the Saints Hockey Team, as busy athletes and college leaders, are going to pilot having life coaches this year to help them maximize their time, energy and successful balance of academics, athletics and health. We are hopeful that if they have a positive experience with coaching that other students will also be drawn to seeking out coaching support. We now look forward to expanding our team to the other campuses.
Our goal is to promote a positive college experience by providing life and career guidance. Connect with one of our college life coaches who can help you navigate through life’s many choices: school, career, future, time management, education, health, etc.
College life coaches are available for free at the Castlegar and all Nelson campuses.