About Professional Development for Staff Members



The Student Affairs Professional Development Program exists to 1) facilitate the development of skills and knowledge beneficial to student affairs work and 2) promote the collaboration of professionals within and outside the Division.


Program Description

The Professional Development Program strives to fulfill its purpose by coordinating events intended to help staff members and GAs acquire new skills and knowledge that advance the Division of Student Affairs mission. The topics for development events are based primarily on the professional competencies articulated by the joint ACPA and NASPA publication Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators (PDF).

The committee's events consist of guided discussions or presentations on case studies, selected Ted Talks, and industry specific articles related to student affairs. Events focused on skill development include topics on assessment design/reporting, management issues, and leadership development. If you have a request for a development event, please submit your thoughts here.

The Learning Opportunities page displays upcoming development events. In addition to committee-produced events, you will also find other University sponsored events that might assist in the fulfillment of this program's purpose.