It is our intention and commitment to work with each RHD individually to help identify and develop professional skills and experiences needed to be successful in the RHD position and in the field. This is done by completing the RHD Professional Development Plan each September with your supervisor. Working with their supervisor, RHDs map out goals and action steps. RHDs are asked to describe the kind of support they will need to implement their personalized plan. Their plan will indicate what professional development activities they will commit to for the year. Supervisors weave the plan into their ongoing supervision discussions throughout the year.
Each RHD’s plan is different, yet concrete and clear.
We are convinced these plans and our developmental supervision approach lead to success in the RHD position and also contribute to the success of our RHDs when they move on from UNH. Many staff identify areas of specialty they want to develop while at UNH in order to launch them into their future direction. We have had staff move on to positions in Residential Life, Leadership Development, Judicial Affairs, Academic Advising and other Student Affairs Positions.
There is a new staff group that meets on a regular basis to learn UNH specific policies and procedures as well as create a strong cohort of new hall directors to our campus. It is currently coordinated by a central staff member and an experienced hall director.