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Breaking Down the Method: What Makes Behind Closed Doors and Role Playing Effective?
Training and Development

Breaking Down the Method: What Makes Behind Closed Doors and Role Playing Effective?

You likely have not encountered work in residence life without becoming familiar with the frequently employed training practice called Behind Closed Doors (also lovingly referred to as BCD). For those saying “behind closed, what?”, the premise is that new resident assistants are taken through a series of role playing exercises related to confronting and caring … Continue reading

Leadership

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, or, The Challenges of Leading from the Middle

Like many, I spent my entry-level days in the field aspiring to the next step. What comes next, I would tell myself, will certainly be better/easier/more challenging/more meaningful/more amazing/involve more butterflies than my current position. And there in lies the peril of just being humans (or perhaps my and many other’s humanity specifically): we are … Continue reading