GUIDE (Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy) is a 3-hour, skill-based, empathic communication training that empowers college faculty and staff to conduct effective student support conversations.

Created by expert researchers in collaboration with mental health professionals and higher ed faculty and staff, GUIDE compliments programs focused on mental health crisis intervention.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify & contextualize student needs.
  • Participate in an iterative, supportive feedback process designed to prepare you for your next student interaction.
  • Test, explore, and refine empathic communication skills.
  • Learn how to integrate GUIDE into your class and work with students.

Transforming Campus Connections

Discover the positive impact of GUIDE training on NC State University's faculty and staff. In this video, Director of Prevention Services Angel Bowers shares how GUIDE's empathic communication training has enhanced the university's commitment to holistic student support and fostered meaningful connections.


Interested in bringing GUIDE to your campus? Or, have questions about an upcoming GUIDE training on your campus?

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