Workshops and Trainings

Columbia Health units offer a variety of workshops and trainings on a broad range of issues that focus on developing a certain skill or focusing on a particular topic.

Sessions may already be scheduled out for the term or are available by request, indicated below by offering.

Offerings

  • This workshop focuses on the role that alcohol may play in a professional setting. With alcohol being omnipresent in many networking opportunities, this workshop aims to increase understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body, discuss protective behaviors to utilize while drinking, and to walk through ways to be an active bystander in situations where alcohol is present. Participants discuss factors that impact their choices around alcohol usage and how to navigate difficult situations.     
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Taking a harm-reduction approach, this workshop aims to increase understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body, discuss protective behaviors to utilize while drinking, describe in what ways parties can be hosted in smart, safe, and responsible manner, and to walk through ways to be an active bystander in situations where alcohol is present.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Workshops addressing barriers and skills development to intervene in situations of violence. Learn more about bystander intervention 
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Workshops discussing communication, consent and having positive sexual experiences and relationships
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • This workshop is a skills-based training program designed to help Columbia students effectively recognize and respond to others exhibiting indicators of distress. Students can be a helper and connect peers to resources on- and off-campus. The training is focused on understanding, re-framing, referring, and self-care.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form

  • People form all different types of relationships throughout their lives, and these relationships can take on various traits which can help or hinder their well-being. This workshop will help participants to identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and discuss how unhealthy relationships may differ from abusive relationships.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form

Columbia University has established the Community Health Compact as guidance for the expectations of community members returning to campus. Columbia Health, in collaboration with University Life and the CUIMC Student Health Service, is offering a training to equip students with the knowledge and skills to establish norms around following public health best practices. To request a training for a group of student leaders in your department or your organization, please complete the request form below. Please note the following when submitting your request:  

  • This session is 90-minute long and cannot be condensed. 
  • We require at least two weeks in advance of the requested session to allow adequate time for scheduling. 
  • If we are unable to accommodate your original requested date or time, we will work with you to make arrangements or suggest an alternative date or time for the requested training. 
  • The start time for the training request must be no later than 8pm EST.  
  • Generally, we ask that at least 10 participants be present at the start of the scheduled training. Requests for trainings for groups with fewer than 10 participants will be considered on a case-by-case basis prior to confirming the requested session. 
  • Event hosts will be asked to send participants a pre-test to complete prior to the training. 
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • A variety of workshops discussing definitions, dynamics, and behaviors related to sexual violence, IPV, stalking, dating violence and sexual harassment
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Stress management, sleep, and nutrition are key elements of a student’s well-being. Participants will learn about why these behaviors are important, strategies for incorporating them into their lives, and resources available on campus that can provide support.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Getting a good night’s rest means more than just feeling refreshed in the morning — prioritizing zzzs is supportive of overall health and academic success by increasing focus and ability to retain more information. This workshop will describe what it means to practice good sleep hygiene and discuss ways to overcome common barriers to maximizing bedtime performance (sleep).
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Trainings on useful services and skills to support survivors
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Making informed choices about how to use available time can set the stage for academic success. Participants will discuss factors that impact time-choice, managing time effectively, building a balanced schedule, and learn about tools for overcoming procrastination.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form

Workshops for Students Registered with Disability Services

Jump start studying and refine test-taking skills. Topics include cumulative review, creating a study schedule, staying better focused on studying, prioritizing study time, using effective test-taking strategies, preventing test anxiety, and study strategies and tools.

Focus on short-term study strategies and create a study plan. Informal Q&A is also encouraged. Bring all study guides and materials needed to help make a study schedule.

Learn how to use time wisely on independent work, tips for getting started, and managing writer’s block. Participants will be introduced to some helpful tools for breaking down long-term assignments.

This workshop is designed to help you to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your current time management techniques and study methods, set goals for the semester, and create an action plan for success.

Customized Requests

For organizations or groups with a more specific programming request, Sexual Violence Response may be able to tailor workshops and trainings to meet your needs. Contact svresponse@columbia.edu to connect with a staff member and discuss your request. Not sure where about where’s best to direct your inquiry? Contact health@columbia.edu.

Workshop Access

If you require disability accommodations to attend any of these events, please contact 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu at least 2 business days in advance of the event.