About Our Program
The Investing In You professional development program supports our shared commitment to ongoing professional development for our most valuable resource, our staff. Our program:
- Provides opportunities to build awareness around the unique needs of our students from diverse backgrounds and provides tactics for providing effective and culturally sensitive support.
- Facilitates training sessions, in collaboration with campus partners and subject matter experts, that enhance our technical skills and introduce cutting-edge practices to meet the needs of our students both virtually and in person.
- Promotes the continual honing of core competencies for practitioners in alignment with recommendations from professional organizations such as NASPA and ACPA.
- Recognizes the importance of supporting a sustainable work-life balance by offering sessions on self-care and career growth.
- Offers ad hoc sessions related to current topics in higher education.
- Facilitates departmental overview sessions to build familiarity with divisional programs and services.
We achieve these goals by welcoming new divisional members during an orientation session, offering a robust schedule of trainings and workshops throughout the year, hosting an annual, full-day professional development conference, celebrating staff achievements at an annual awards and recognition ceremony, and by providing structured staff mentoring opportunities.
Scheduled Development Sessions
Undocu Ally Training for Staff
- Available dates: September 23rd, October 28th, and November 18th
- All sessions held from 8:30 am -12:00 pm | Zoom
To provide accurate and effective support to our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families it is important that CSUSM student service providers have an understanding of the challenges undocumented students and their families may face, and a familiarity with the resources available to address those challenges. The CSUSM Undocumented Student Support Services training addresses this need by offering a workshop tailored specifically for our students, our campus, and our region.
As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be able to adequately assess the needs of undocumented students, or students from mixed-status families, to allow them to identify appropriate campus and/or community resources to address those needs in a culturally sensitive manner.
Presented by Josefina Espino, DREAMer Resource Office Coordinator
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Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend an IIY event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.