Professional Development

Working at Syracuse University gives you the opportunity to contribute to our mission, but it also gives you the opportunity to grow personally, develop your professional skills and knowledge, and advance on a career path that you design.

Take advantage of the different resources available to you, both formal and informal:  identify a more experienced person to be your mentor, attend a webinar, volunteer for a committee, or take a class.  Engaging with others on campus can open doors to different types of opportunities you never imagined.

Employee Resources

  • Explore training offered through professional organizations such as NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources). Ask your supervisor if your department has a membership in a professional association relevant to your interests.
  • Consider pursuing additional coursework or a degree using the Remitted Tuition benefit.
  • Focus on your personal development with resources such as:

Manager/Supervisor Resources

  • Drive employee performance and increase engagement by participating in the annual Performance Partnership process. Training sessions for supervisors support the development of key supervisory skills and goal-setting techniques.
  • Learn how to effectively deliver feedback to manage your team members’ performance throughout the year. Contact to schedule a session for your department.
  • Sharpen your interviewing skills to ensure you make the most effective hire for your team. Request a session from your Sr. HR Business Partner.
  • The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusions and Resolution Services offers a growing list of training programs that can be presented to your department on diversity and inclusion; responsible employee training; sexual assault, dating and relationship violence, and more.
  • The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) offers webinars with thought leaders in higher education addressing important topics in the workplace, including recruitment and retention, often with an emphasis on diversity.
  • Explore the resources provided by Carebridge specifically for managers and supervisors.
  • Enhance your supervisory skills and leadership acumen by accessing the on-demand courses available through using your NetID and password. You may also find courses that support your team members’ roles/development to include as growth objectives during performance discussions. Review courses that may be of interest based on your role or professional development needs.
  • Consult with your Sr. HR Business Partner to identify specific training needs for your unit. The Sr. HR Business Partner will work with your senior leadership to address your unit’s professional development needs.