Professional Development Committee

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee provides opportunities and resources to enrich the professional growth of staff members through a wide range of development opportunities to

  • Provide opportunities for staff to develop professional skills.
  • Increase staff connection with campus resources.
  • Help employees grow within their profession by progressing toward their professional career goals.
  • Create a sense of belonging.


NASPA & ACPA Professional Competencies

  • Personal and Ethical Foundations
  • Values, Philosophy, and History
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 
  • Law, Policy, and Governance
  • Organizational and Human Resource
  • Leadership
  • Social Justice and Inclusion
  • Student Learning and Development 
  • Technology
  • Advising and Supporting

Current Professional Development Opportunities


Mediation Workshop Series: These workshops include 4  in-person sessions, each 2 hours in length training participants to facilitate mediated conversations. 

Neurodiversity Workshop: What is neurodiversity , how nuerodiverse is our campus, and how can we support neurodivergent students.

De-escalation Training: Training provided to staff on tips for de-escalating challenging situations.

Linked In Learning

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging For All Learning Path

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability.

Developing your Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional intelligence can help you build effective relationships at work. Executive coach and organizational psychologist Gemma Roberts explains what emotional intelligence is and why it's important. She helps you become more self-aware so that you can identify triggers that may hijack your performance. She also helps you align your intentions and your impact so that you can build strong and collaborative relationships.

Articles of Interest





Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion