TRAINING

Thank you for your interest in EARS Training! Registration will open around late August to early September.

 

If you would like to be notified when registration for Fall 2021 Training opens, please sign up for notification here.

EARS Training will be held entirely in-person for Fall 2021!

Who is Invited?

Any member of the Cornell Community who wants to:

  •     Become a better listener

  •     Become a better leader

  •     Make friends from across campus in a supportive and caring environment

  •     Gain valuable life skills and develop both personally and professionally

  •     Acquire confidence and skill in communicating with others

  •     Prepare to become a peer supporter

 

Training Overview

EARS Training supports a variety of student interests. The skill presented help enhance the quality of one's personal relationship with themselves and others. The curriculum of training is centered on building blocks and having a solid foundation. Beginning Training must be completed before enrollment in Advanced. For more specific questions about training, please contact ears@cornell.edu

Registration

Everyone in the EARS community starts at the Beginning Level. If you have never taken or completed a semester of EARS training before, please select Beginning on the sign up form.

 

Beginning

  •  Spring 2021, the schedule is as follows:

    • 11 weeks, starting February 15th (no training for the weeks of 3/8 and 4/26​)

    • Large Group​: Mondays 7-8:00 pm Eastern Time, on Zoom. If you have an academic conflict or are in a time zone where attending large group is not feasible, you are still welcome to register.

    • Small Group: Various 60-minute time slots will be offered for small group, you will be able to indicate your availability when you register. 

  • Introduces a comprehensive counseling skills model

  • Interactive workshops, skits, games & small group discussions

  • Lots of opportunities to practice & get feedback

 

Advanced (Pre-requisite: Completion of Beginning Training)

  •  Spring 2021, the schedule is as follows:

    • 11 weeks, starting February 15th (no training for the weeks of 3/8 and 4/26​​)

    • Large Group​: Approximately 30 minute, asynchronous large group

    • Small Group: Various 90-minute time slots will be offered for small group, you will be able to indicate your availability when you register. 

  • Builds on Beginning level skills through practice counseling sessions

  • Features presentations by campus & community experts

  • Topics include: multi-cultural counseling, relationship dynamics, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide prevention, and more

  • Upon completion of Advanced Training, trainees may qualify for the evaluation to become a counselor

 

Intensive (Pre-requisite: Completion of Beginning & Advanced Training)

  • Spring 2021, the schedule is as follows:

  • 5 weeks, starting on the week of February 15th

  • Meeting times are individually assigned

  • Trainees are matched with two mentors and receive extensive practice sessions with feedback

  • Upon completion of Intensive Training, trainees may qualify for the evaluation to become a counselor

 

"The EARS model changed the way I communicate with both strangers and the people I love. The training taught me to let go of the pressure of saying the perfectly 'right' thing and to focus on fully listening instead. Putting those lessons into practice brought me some of the strongest friendships I have from Cornell. [...] I found EARS has helped me better identify and place value on my own wellbeing as well"

    - Annie Fu '20