Project Summary: Society For College and University Planning
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a nonprofit comprised of higher education professionals dedicated to the integration of planning on various college and university campuses. To do so, SCUP developed the Planning Institute, a series of workshops designed to lead college planners down a path that will create a concrete base for planning. The curriculum for the Planning Institute allowed for the facilitators to have a lot of flexibility, which created inconsistency in the training content and overall message delivery. SCUP implemented a full reconstruction of the curriculum and schedule of their workshops. The new curriculum included an oﬃcial Planning Institute facilitation manual and slide deck. This major overhaul led the program to grow rapidly, driving the need to up-skill more facilitators and training veteran facilitators on the new curriculum. While the new curriculum would create consistency in the course, SCUP wanted to do more. SCUP wanted to add even more value to the training by providing a basic facilitation skills course that focused on providing preparedness training to facilitators. SCUP determined that it would be advantageous to partner with TTA to craft a solution that would maximize consistency while adding value to the Planning Institute. TTA developed a train-the-trainer (T3) program for both veteran and new facilitators which focused on basic facilitator preparedness.