Tool Time for Student Supervision: Moving From Transactional to Transformational
On the 90s sitcom Home Improvement, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor may have been a handyman on his show, Tool Time, but he still needed to spend time sharpening his tools. Likewise, student staff managers must keep their tools sharp to be effective educators and supervisors. This interactive presentation will offer time for self-evaluation, a chance to learn about the benefits of student development, and resources to sharpen or supplement your supervisor ‘toolbox’. Attendees will leave the session with the tools to take their management style from transactional to transformational.
1. Be able to standardize training towards general competencies that help students learn and develop.
2. Articulate the importance of implementing student development practices in the student employment experience.
3. Identify practical tools and ideas to augment and improve their supervisor skill toolkit.
Staff Development & Student Experience Specialist
University of California-Berkeley
Chrissy (she/her) is currently the Staff Development & Student Experience Specialist for the Department Recreational Sports at UC Berkeley. She provides strategic vision and direction for the department on staff training, development, and organizational culture for staff at all levels. Through her work, Chrissy advocates for the value of Recreational Sports on college campuses not only for participants, but also for student employees. Additionally, she serves as co-chair of the NIRSA Student Staff Development Task Force.
Coordinator for Student Staff Training & Development
The Ohio State University
Higher education professional with experience and interest in creating a challenging, inclusive, and developmental environment through my work in facility operations, student supervision, event planning, organization advising, and leadership development. I currently serve as the Coordinator of Student Staff Training & Development with Ohio State Rec Sports. I am also pursuing my Ed.D. in Higher Education.
When I’m not working to create the extraordinary student experience, I'm running, reading large nerdy books, enjoying the outdoors, finding new board game obsessions, and avidly supporting my favorite soccer and football teams. I one day aspire to have my office look like NPR's Tiny Desk.