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Investing In You: Professional Development

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.

Current Sessions

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 10–11 am | RSVP for Location
Presented by: Lisa Dickinson and USU Student Employees

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12–1 pm | USU 2310 B
Presented by: Leslie Rockwell

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 3–4 pm | Kellogg 3010
Divisional Operations and Development: An Overview of the VPSA Office Structure and Roles
Presented by: Alan Brian, Norma Larios, and Rosa Mora
The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs houses the Divisional Operations and Planning, Assessment & Professional Development departments. Despite working closely together, each department provides specific services to the Division. Join us for this session to learn more about how budget, communication, planning, and development are managed at a divisional level. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear directly from members of each department as they explain their roles. Bring your questions and feedback!

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 10–11 am | Kellogg 3010
Connecting Your Professional Development Plan to the Evaluation Cycle
Presented by: Alan Brian
As our annual spring evaluation process approaches, attend this workshop for a review of the timeline and process and to explore ways to align your evaluation content with your personal development plan for the coming year. The workshop is open to all managers and staff.

Wednesday,  April 8, 2020 | 12–1 pm | Kellogg 3010
Public Speaking with Presence, Authenticity, and Impact
Presented by: Char Booth
For most people, public speaking - the act of communicating to an audience in any forum - is a challenging task... for some, it’s downright terrifying. No matter your comfort level with speaking in public, there are general principles that can help you hone your effectiveness and ability to connect with audiences, including presenceauthenticity, and impact. This session will be an interactive exploration of these principles: join the discussion with University Library Associate Dean Char Booth to examine/deepen your understanding of your “speaking self” in order to build confidence and overcome common obstacles. 

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 2–3 pm | Kellogg 3010
Understanding and Implementing the CSUSM Co-Curricular Model
Presented by: Alan Brian
The CSUSM Student Affairs co-curricular model provides a shared framework for planning and assessing programs and services to support a learning environment in which students are empowered to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through a myriad of intentional learning opportunities designed to develop graduates who are valued and successful in the global workforce. This session will provide an overview of the model and discuss how to apply it to your program or department.

Recurring Events/Sessions

Throughout The Year


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