ABMP Instructors on the Front Lines Workshops

IFL 2009: "Comprehensive Orientations"—Information and Resources 

Good orientations give students the chance to bond with peers, instructors, and other school staff.
Good orientations give students the chance to bond with
peers, instructors, and other school staff.

In 2009, we debuted our IFL workshops. This first workshop series recognized that instructors are on the front lines—dealing with student issues and often struggling with students who are not prepared or proactive, and who fail to meet their academic and skill potential. One of the key topics discussed in the live 2009 IFL workshops was the need to move to a comprehensive orientation model. This webinar and handouts below provide highlights from the live IFL workshop for those instructors who could not attend or who want a refresher. Contact your ABMP school liaison to find out about other resources ABMP makes available to massage program instructors.

> Highlights from the 2009 IFL Webinar: "Comprehensive Orientations—You Need One Now!"

The transition to student life can be difficult. New students must learn to balance school, work, family, and social obligations, while tackling new academic challenges. Well-developed orientations help students fill in academic readiness gaps, bond with peers and school staff, anticipate and prepare for challenges, and fit into campus culture. This session explores the components of great student orientations and the action steps schools can take to evaluate and evolve their orientations to better meet student needs.

Download Handouts for this Webinar
> Active Reading Form
> Pre-testing Ritual
> Time Management Planning Form