PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DORM PARENTS
Teams of Trusted Dorm Parents Course
The Teams of Trusted Dorm Parent Video Course is a unique, engaging, and thought-provoking 60-minute video training course that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in boarding school communities. Watch with your team and lead a group discussion using the thought-provoking workbook as a guide, or encourage community members to reflect individually or with a partner.
✔️ Strengthen connections and build community, setting the right tone for a successful year.
✔️ Renew your Dorm Parents' understanding of duty of care.
✔️ Reinforce child protection and mandated reporting responsibilities.
✔️ Facilitate a more nuanced and deeper discussion of boundaries that promote relational trust and prevent burnout. Apply strategies for maintaining momentum and making your work in boarding schools sustainable.
✔️ Gain tools and language for assessing a young person’s needs, while remaining boundaried and within your scope of expertise.
✔️Learn skills for communicating and working positively as a residential team.
The Trusted Dorm Parents Course is $825 for one year of access.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
BeBOLD Advisory + Leadership
BeBOLD builds connection and community through activities, discussion, and fun! The program is designed to be student-led or advisor-led, depending on your community. Each of the four parts includes 25 engaging sessions on growth-focused topics that encourage honest self-reflection, build skills for solving problems and growing healthy relationships, and offer ideas for taking action and making a community-wide impact. Each part can be used in a grade or in a blended grade advisory, school-wide.
Being BOLD means embracing opportunities, learning new skills, meeting people, and exploring all that the world has to offer. The BeBOLD Advisory Program consists of four BOLD parts, each of which includes a full year of advisory meetings.
High School Student Leadership Curriculum
5 Video Module Training Course including: Introduction:
Part 1 Branch Out – Gain the foundational skills needed to build connections and community
Part 2 Own It – Learn to embrace responsibility for yourself and your community
Part 3 Lift Up – Discover how to care for, encourage, and support individuals and groups
Part 4 Dig Deep – Explore possibilities and ideas for leading and contributing and evaluating impact
What Teachers Are Saying
Wow! Our entire team here said, "Honestly, just about the best professional development we have offered—spot on the money—OTA is clear on content, passionate about the mission, and very much understanding of the unique possibilities and problems in boarding schools." Highly recommend this program for all adults working in a boarding school setting.
– Jared Daunt, Australian Boarding School Association
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