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Supervisors of Student Employees

Student Employment offers a wonderful opportunity for supervisors to accomplish their department goals while giving students valuable out-of class learning opportunities. As a student employee supervisor, you are an important part of the campus community and your work is greatly appreciated. To enrich the student employment supervisor experience, the Student Employment Office has created the below training schedule with additional topics that will be added throughout the year. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend one of the below trainings.

Please view the available training topics and dates:



Pepperdine GROW

Pepperdine GROW uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students connect the skills and knowledge they are gaining in the classroom with the work they are doing, and vice versa. Pepperdine GROW is focused on making student employment a "high-impact activity" - one that requires students to reflect on their learning and connect their learning within and beyond the classroom.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Thornton Administrative Center, 1st Floor, Room 100 (TAC 100)
Lower Malibu Campus
(Capacity is 20 attendees in-person)

relatestrong for Supervisors of Student Employees

In RelateStrong you will learn:

  • How your life experiences drive your approach to navigating challenges
  • How to remain calm and nonreactive through trials
  • Strategies to build a healthy team culture
  • Four-step pathway for conflict resolution

RelateStrong supports all people in learning how to have healthier relationships, with colleagues, friends, children, and family. In this workshop, you will have opportunities to discover how past pain can show up in conflict with others, learn how to meaningfully connect through these moments, and utilize tools available to develop greater mutual understanding. RelateStrong is built on a foundation of theology and Restoration Therapy – a Marriage and Family Therapeutic Model. The model integrates sound psychological concepts with solid theological principles and teaches current therapeutic practices including self-regulation, attachment, and mindfulness.  

This training session will be led by Dee Dee Mayer.

Dee Dee Mayer's Bio:

Dee Dee Mayer, DMin, LCSW, is the Senior Director of RelateStrong at the Boone Center for the Family. She is a licensed clinical social worker in California. In addition, Mayer has a Doctor in Ministry from Azusa Pacific University. She has over 20 years of experience providing organizational leadership and program management in academic and community health environments. Dee Dee formerly served as a co-host for Movieguide TV. She is passionate about Jesus and His church to support leaders and congregations in developing strong and healthy relationships. She is a published author, regular guest on national radio programs, and a sought after public speaker.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Appleby Center (AC), Room 270
Lower Malibu Campus
(Capacity is 35 attendees in-person)