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Investing In You

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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.

2021 Investing in You Summary Report

Scheduled Development Sessions

Investing in You sessions are open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, and administrators. Sessions are not open to students. If your department has a student employee who you think would benefit from attending  a specific session, please email us at to inquire about student participation. 

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

Share Your Ideas!

Do you have expertise you would like to share with colleagues? What about an idea of a session you would like us to schedule? Share your ideas and help us tailor this program to your needs and interests. We want to hear from you!

Submit an Idea or Proposal

Session Archives

If you are curious about what we have offered in the past, please review the session archives! If there is a topic you would like to see again, please let us know at Many of our topics are offered on a revolving basis.

Session Archives

Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend an IIY event, please contact 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.