The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention is designed to promote enhanced professional skills, and ultimately have greater impact, with college students’ decisions surrounding drugs and alcohol. Available as a free downloadable publication, this comprehensive resource documents the range of competencies required to achieve institutional goals of maximizing student success and well-being with a focus on reducing risky behaviors and harm associated with students’ substance use. Further, this resource is “brought to life” with an eight-part webinar series, highlighting each of the individual competencies.

Learn practical strategies and approaches to address common supervision and management challenges. Using these videos and the accompanying handouts, prevention professionals will learn useful tips for building team relationships, providing feedback, conducting performance appraisals, and evaluating their own supervisory skills.

  • The videos can be used together to build skills across several areas or can be used as independent lessons for those interested in a specific topic.
  • As you work through these videos and exercises, you will see how many of the skills we develop as prevention specialists can also be used to lead and support teams as supervisors and managers.
  • This series is intended for new and experienced supervisors as well as those aspiring to a supervisory role, and may be useful to those supervising volunteers as well as staff.

In this document you will find a list of skills that can contribute to building and sustaining a more inclusive, multicultural workplace. You wlll review the list of skill to discover your level of comfortability.