Peer Wellness Rep The Peer Wellness Coaching program provides additional support to students to better navigate the demands of post-secondary education, assist with organization and time management, provide a connection to campus and aid in the transition to post-secondary school. Peer coaching is a service offered virtually that pairs students with upper year students who will assist them with managing the numerous demands of the college environment. What a Peer Wellness Coach can do for you: Assist with organization & time management by reviewing course outlines and assisting with setting up schedules and weekly priorities; Breakdown or clarify assignment instructions; Assist with brainstorming ideas for assignments; Help with referring and locating campus services / offices / resources; Provide a social connection in campus; Answer general questions about the transition to college; and / or Help with using the online platforms (DC Connect / MyDC) Become a peer coach Why become a peer wellness coach? Peer wellness coaching can be very rewarding, and it can help you to deepen your own study and organization skills (teaching is one of the best ways to learn!). It is very much a two-way process and the benefits for you as a coach include developing transferable skills, such as communication and empathy. You will also develop an awareness of various exceptionalities and how they impact students in an academic environment. PURPOSE OF PEER WELLNESS COACHES: To increase students’ abilities to connect with the college community To foster a positive student experience through empowerment and promoting personal development To coach students to explore and draw on their strengths and values To facilitate student development THE ROLE OF PEER WELLNESS COACHES IS TO: Establish a positive, trusting relationship with the student Set boundaries around communication, meetings, emails etc. Encourage and support students in reaching their goals Support the time management and organization of students Assist students with connecting with the campus community Model exceptional student behaviour and self-care Act as a facilitator of knowledge HOW TO BECOME A PEER WELLNESS COACH Students who wish to become a peer wellness coach will be required to fill out the become a Peer Wellness Coach application form and submit it to email@example.com. Request a peer coach Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or fill out and submit the Peer Wellness Coaching form to this email address. All Peer wellness coaching services are currently offered virtually or by telephone, and applications are electronic.