Professional Development Committee

The Student Affairs and Advancement Professional Development Committee provides opportunities and resources to enrich the professional growth of student affairs staff members through a wide range of development opportunities including: professional presentations and webinars, technology training, book discussion group, and the rotating bi-annual Professional Development Day and Technology Day conferences.


Upcoming Events

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Book Discussion Group: The Happiness Advantage

  • Feb 25, 2015 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Mar 05, 2015 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge B
Book Discussions: Wednesday February 25 & Thursday March 5 at 4:00PM

This year's book discussion group choice is "The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work" by Shawn Achor.

"Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work . . .

Become a Google Master

  • Mar 10, 2015 11:00 AM – 11:50am
  • Admissions Welcome Center - Edwin C. Davis Hall

Earn your black belt in Google by joining Jeremiah Baumann, certified Google Educator, as he covers advanced topics in Google Search, Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, and more!

Presenter: Jeremiah Baumann


Banner Tips & Tricks

  • Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
  • Admissions Welcome Center - Edwin C. Davis Hall

Do you know how to easily navigate back to a previously viewed Banner form? Want to know how to set-up a place for commonly used Banner forms? Could a quick flow help make your routine data entry easier? Come to this session to hear some tips and tricks to using Banner. In addition, we will leave plenty of time for you to ask us your Banner related questions.

Presenters: Karen Giddings & Shellie Hubert


A Social Media Discussion

  • Mar 10, 2015 1:00 PM – 1:50pm
  • Admissions Welcome Center - Edwin C. Davis Hall

An unscripted discussion about social media as it relates to you and to your department. Bring your questions, engage in conversation, and look forward to taking away some tips and ideas for honing your social media presence.

Presenters: Joel Vertin & Quentin Franke


Social Justice Lecture Series: Mariahadessa “Ekere” Tallie

  • Apr 03, 2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Memorial Union Building, Ballroom B

Writer – Educator – Herbalist – Mother

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the Poetry Editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism and it has been published in Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Go, Tell Michelle (SUNY), Listen Up! (One World Ballantine) and Revenge . . .