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Rhode Island Resident Assistant Leadership Conference

The RA Leadership Conference Provides…

  • An affordable para-professional development opportunity for your team
  • Networking with local RA and professional residence life staff
  • Ways to strengthen your leadership skills
  • Opportunities to discuss best practices and common issues
  • Presentation experience to share your knowledge on various student-centered topics


When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: To Be Determined

Location: Providence College

Sample Schedule from 2018

11:30am: Registration
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm: Keynote Speaker
1:30pm: Educational Session Block 1
2:30pm: Educational Session Block 2
3:30pm: Educational Session Block 3
4:30pm: Closing Remarks and Reception


Sample Programs from our 2018 Conference

The Importance of Icebreakers and Team Builders

  • Oh no, not another name game! Are you totally over icebreakers? Do you think team builders are super lame? This presentation will remind you what the importance of these are in the RA world, the different types that can be used, and helpful tips for facilitation. Whether you love or hate icebreakers & team builders – this presentation is for you!
    • Presenters: Tara Stanzione, CORE, Roger Williams University, Chris Higgins, CORE, Roger Williams University

Your Social Media Presence and the RA Role, How are you Perceived?

  • As student leaders, RAs are held to a higher standard at all times. Explore how you can conduct yourself in person and on social media both to higher ups and peers.
    • Presenters: Cassandra North, Resident Assistant, Roger Williams University Jessica Silvia, Resident Assistant, Roger Williams University, Ashley Bosse, Resident Assistant, Roger Williams University

Community Organizing in Different Capacities

  • Supporting students and creating community can look different depending upon your relationship with your residents and the class year you work with. In this session, we will walk through our process of building community with our residents and highlight some of the work that can be achieved through transitions programming and traditional/non-traditional housing.
    • Presenters: Sean Richardson, Head Resident Assistant, Providence College. Fartun Abdulle, Resident Assistant, Providence College