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Tuesday, November 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating a motivated student worker

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I will give some tips in how to turn all student workers into motivated student workers. I have 13 years of working with student employees. My experience has taught me strategies that work to motivate students. Having students in a work area can be challenging and rewarding. With the proper tools we can remove many of the challenges. Certainly some student staff are productive but many others seem to languish in mediocrity. We will look at ways to avoid having a group of unmotivated workers and build productive employees. We will also touch on some de-motivators that should be avoided. I have found that giving proper time and training to learn the expected work is critical. For student success the work done needs to be monitored and corrected in a way that does not appear as being critical. I’ve discovered giving the student worker tangible results of the work accomplished can go a long way in creating productivity. Find the right job for the worker by playing to strength helps build confidence in tasks. Lastly, to have a motivated student they must feel appreciated therefore let them know they are appreciated for their work and how it helps you.

Session Chair
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Kelly Wainwright

Sr. Director of Client Engagement, Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College

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Mark Holm

The Evergreen State College
Faculty & Staff Helpdesk Supervisor

Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Crystal A 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202