Does this sound familiar?

 

“I have too much to learn and too little time!”

“I keep procrastinating.”

“I’m not retaining the information that I study.”

“I think I have test anxiety.”

A Vital Study Skills Workshop at Your School is The Solution!


Since 1988, we have worked with students from medical and veterinary schools, schools of nursing, universities, and community colleges to offer an effective, evidence-based system of learning strategies.

Many institutions do not have a systematic approach to student retention and completion. While various factors affect student persistence, we know that students who pass their courses are more likely to be retained and graduated.

Vital Skills Workshops provide institutions the opportunity for their students to acquire immediate and life-long learning skills. These skills lead to greater student retention and graduation rates. In other words, we make your college or university more effective at educating, and we make students more effective in their learning.

When you schedule a Vital Skills Workshop we will help your students:

A Vital Study Skills Workshop at Your School is The Solution!


Since 1988, we have worked with students from medical and veterinary schools, schools of nursing, universities, and community colleges to offer an effective, evidence-based system of learning strategies.

Many institutions do not have a systematic approach to student retention and completion. While various factors affect student persistence, we know that students who pass their courses are more likely to be retained and graduate.

Vital Skills Workshops provide institutions the opportunity for their students to acquire immediate and life-long learning skills. These skills lead to greater student retention and graduation rates. In other words, we make your college or university more effective at educating, and we make students more effective in their learning.

When you schedule a Vital Skills Workshop we will help your students:

  • manage their time
  • get the most out of lectures
  • organize study notes
  • improve long-term memory
  • manage their time
  • get the most out of lectures
  • organize study notes
  • improve long-term memory
  • increase concentration
  • reduce test anxiety
  • prepare for exams
  • increase concentration
  • reduce test anxiety
  • prepare for exams

Vital Skills Workshops make your college or university more effective at educating and students more effective at learning.

How Does it Work?

 

Workshop Package Options and Structure

Structure

Packages

Time

We offer two versions of the workshop:

  • Two-day workshop. Time is included for lunch and morning and afternoon breaks. The two days may be consecutive or one week apart.
  • Six-week workshop. One to two-hour sessions meets once a week for six consecutive weeks.

Customized Workshop

Choose this option if you would like for students to practice using materials from their current classes.

Format

The workshop format includes a combination of individual work, group work, instructor presentations, and group discussions. Workshops may be delivered in person or virtually (via Zoom).

Workshop + Facilitator Certification

This option is for organizations that want to bring this workshop in-house as part of an ongoing retention program. Selected faculty learn the strategies needed to effectively implement the Vital Skills Workshop and integrate it into their overall retention efforts.

Approach

Students are taught how to take charge of their own learning using the proven study methods developed by Straker & Kelman.

Vital Skills Overview

Not sure if you are ready to host a workshop? Try a seminar to pilot the idea. This two-hour to four-hour session gives students an overview of the elements included in an effective learning strategies system.

Structure

Time

We offer two versions of the workshop:

  • Two-day workshop. Time is included for lunch and morning and afternoon breaks. The two days may be consecutive or one week apart.
  • Six-week workshop. One to two-hour sessions meets once a week for six consecutive weeks.

Format

The workshop format includes a combination of individual work, group work, instructor presentations, and group discussions. All workshops are currently delivered virtually, via Zoom (subject to change).

We are currently beta-testing an e-Learning version of our course. Contact us for more information.

Approach

Students are taught how to take charge of their own learning using the proven study methods developed by Straker & Kelman.

Packages

Customized Workshop

Choose this option if you would like for students to practice using materials from their current classes.

Workshop + Facilitator Certification

This option is for organizations that want to bring this workshop in-house as part of an ongoing retention program. Selected faculty learn the strategies needed to effectively implement the Vital Skills Workshop and integrate it into their overall retention efforts.

Vital Skills Overview

Not sure if you are ready to host a workshop? Try a seminar to pilot the idea. This two-hour to four-hour session gives students an overview of the elements included in an effective learning strategies system.