Presentation on theme: "We Have a Program for That… NGLA Annual Conference 2013 Kim Novak, CEO #NGLA13."— Presentation transcript:
We Have a Program for That… NGLA Annual Conference 2013 Kim Novak, CEO #NGLA13
High-Risk Behavior Alcohol, Other Drugs, & Violence Financial, Reputational, & Mental Health Extends beyond policy violations Includes behaviors that are counter to academic mission Unreasonable risk level for all parties to assume COMPLEX
Is what you are doing making a difference?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Providing the alcohol polices to targeted populations at key times during the semester…
Activities/Tactics Activities and tactics are how to change it Activities are individual program components, such as policies, educational sessions, enforcement efforts, media campaigns, etc. Tactics are processes used to support change, such as coalitions, leadership, administrative buy-in, funding, student involvement, evaluation, etc.
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO CHANGE? Reduce incidents of high-risk alcohol consumption
Paradigm Shift Instead of: What are you going to DO? State: What are you trying to CHANGE?
I know this because this guy taught me!
I. Reaction IV. Performance III. Behavior II. Learning
I. Reaction Immediate measure of activity and sentiment Did we do a program? How many showed up? Did they like it? IV. Performance III. Behavior II. Learning
Short-term measure of knowledge, skills, and attitude Do they remember the information? Can they demonstrate the skill? Do they agree? IV. Performance III. Behavior I. Reaction
III. Behavior Mid-term measure of effect Do students make different decisions? Are there fewer high-risk behaviors? IV. Performance II. Learning I. Reaction
IV. Performance Long-term measure of community and cultural change Do we see more/fewer consequences of high risk behavior? III. Behavior II. Learning I. Reaction
IV. Performance III. Behavior II. Learning
WHY DO YOU THINKS THIS CHANGE IS NEEDED? Increased incidents of high-risk drinking in residence halls Increased number of alcohol related medical transports from off-campus parties
To Get the Solutions Right Understanding of the Problem Choice of Solution
WHY DO YOU THINK THIS WILL WORK? Parents can influence students choices Student leaders need to know expectations Incoming students have misinformed perceptions of alcohol and college
What Does Not Work KADNAB ~Knowledge Alone Does Not Alter Behavior To build skills need practice, role playing. Scare tactics mostly ineffective, easy to do wrong. ~ Promote benefits of desired behaviors instead. Myths & Facts myths may be misremembered as facts. One-time programs change doesnt last. ~ Multiple, reinforcing components work best. Programs that fail to acknowledge culture of problem, culture of the service or message, and culture of the target population
MATCH THE TRAINING TO THE TASK Objective Know and interpret the policy Mediate / Intervene Report Activity Read a scenario Use the policy to interpret Provide feedback Repeat Learn a guideline Rehearse various scenarios Photo hunt to find issues Enter number into phone Role play phone call
SUPPLEMENT LEARNING Just in TimeJust in Case Supplement educational content with supporting resources
WHAT DOES THIS IMPLY ABOUT PROBLEM? That students engage in high-risk drinking because they do not know the rules…
It is important that all of our efforts are based on scientific knowledge & incorporate accurate data about behaviors & student perceptions of them.It is important that all of our efforts are based on scientific knowledge & incorporate accurate data about behaviors & student perceptions of them. ~ A. Berkowitz
Action: Action: Work Backwards What are we doing? How are we doing it? What are we trying to change with this activity? What does this imply about the problem and contributing factors? Does research/literature and or local data: Support that view of the problem? Suggest that changing the targeted factor will affect the problem?
Realign Efforts Change WHY rather that what Keep the sacred cows in the pasture Focus on strategies then activities
Strategies & Activities Flow from Problem Analysis Revised meeting Agenda What do we know about the problem – how does this inform where we need to focus our efforts What contributed to this problem? What needs to change Which factors can be modified? What can we influence? What will make this happen? What should the outcome of the process look like? The problem & contributing factors What needs to change Specific Changes Program activities/program content
We wish to extend our appreciation to our colleagues whose work was instrumental in preparation for todays program: Dr. Linda Langford Dr. Alan Berkowitz Dan Wrona, Risepartnerships 1.Worksheet 2.Resource List