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Investing In You: Professional Development

Virtual Development Sessions  

July 8, 2020 | 3:00–4:00 pm | session full (email to be added to the interest list)
Presented by Alan A. Brown
NOTE: Due to the popularity of this topic, we will be scheduling an additional session for the fall.
July 15, 2020 | 3:00–4:00 pm | RSVP to receive Teams invitation
Presented by Dr. Tasos Lazarides
Five-Part Webinar Series: July 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 13 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm | Register Here
Presented by Cora Learning – Co-Hosted by Dr. J. Luke Wood and Dr. Donna Y. Ford
Five-Part Series: July 16, 30, August 13, 27, & September 10 | 2:00–3:00 pm | RSVP to receive Teams invitation
Presented by Dr. Matt Atherton
August 12, 2020 | 3:00–4:00 pm | RSVP to receive Zoom link
Presented by Amanda Umphrey
August 21, 2020 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | RSVP to receive Zoom link
Presented by Shin Ae Kook
No RSVP required | Zoom link
Tuesdays from 3:00–3:30 pm
Thursdays from 9:00–9:30 am
Presented by Mindful CSUSM


  • Video Filming & Editing Tips Follow-Up Session with Alan A. Brown

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External Resources

College Promise has published a helpful guide to assist educators as we navigate through the new challenges we face as our industry changes in response to COVID-19 including resources related to education, health and wellness, career assistance, basic needs, support for educators and administrators, funding, and more!
Supporting Students in Trying Times
  • Supporting Students in Crisis (emotional support, medical resources, financial resources, and more)
    • Recorded Webinar: Topics include trauma informed communication, holistic assessment, supporting students through crisis referrals, and self-care for student support professionals.
  • Preventing Stop Outs and Drop Outs (gaining trust, building motivation, evaluation techniques, and more)
    • Recorded Webinar: This webinar explores tools you can use to understand your students and ensure that you’re responding in the most productive way. 

Additional Campus Resources

The Office of Human Resources has developed a site with resources related to remote work and will post virtual development opportunities as they are scheduled. 

Employee Development Resources

About Our Program

The Investing In You professional development program is a reflection of the Division's commitment to ongoing professional development for our most valuable resource, our staff. An ongoing investment in the personal and professional development of our division is key to maintaining excellence in student services delivery.

Our program incorporates two annual conferences (one for professional staff and one for student employees), an annual awards and recognition ceremony, staff mentoring opportunities, and ongoing sessions and workshops throughout the year. Sessions include Student Affairs core competency trainings, departmental overviews to build divisional familiarity, divisional processes and program workshops, special population support seminars, and ad hoc sessions related to current topics in higher education.

If you have any questions or would be interesting in presenting on a topic of expertise, please contact

Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend this 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.

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