Student Training Round-Table

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Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 4, 2013
12:30 p.m. Eastern

Program Description

Program Description

Jen Pelletier from Ohio State University facilitates this virtual brown bag lunch discussion. The focus is on training student staff. This program offered participants the opportunity to bring up concerns or issues they experienced regarding student staff and to give and receive feedback with one another. 

About the Presenter

Jen Pelletier works as the assistant director for the Ohio Union and student activities in the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University, with responsibilities for staff training and development. In that capacity, she develops and implements professional staff training and student employment initiatives.Pelletier’s areas of expertise include student leadership development, program design, and training/facilitation in variety of content areas.Her current projects include implementing a comprehensive and learning-based student employment experience within the Ohio Union, developing strategy for professional staff training, and supporting plans for student employee development across student life.  

Pelletier grew up in southern California and attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 2000. She attended graduate school at Ohio State and earned a master’s in higher education and student affairs in 2002.Since that time, she has worked at the Ohio Union in a variety of roles including community service programs, student organization services, major campus events, and leadership development initiatives before starting her current role in 2011.She also serves as the staff advisor for the American Red Cross Club and as the chapter advocate for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  


Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will know about:

  • The challenges others face with regard to training student staff
  • How others have improved student staff training at their institutions

As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least one solution to common issues with student staff training
  • Establish realistic learning outcomes for training student staff


Updated March 30, 2015