Professional Development Workshops for Staff

Understanding Our Diverse Student Population

March 21

Join us for this informative one hour workshop where Amanda Nicholson and Wei Gao will provide you with greater insights to assist you in supporting the student experience.  This workshop may be very helpful for anyone working and engaging directly with students at Syracuse.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): What You Need To Know

March 26

This is a session for staff who handle and interact with student information. FERPA, the federal law governing student privacy, dictates when and how we may (or must!) share student information. This session is brought to you by the Offices of Risk Management and University Counsel.


Diversity and Inclusion Next Steps – Skill Expansion

Led by Al Vivian, President and CEO of Basic Diversity, this engaging workshop will focus on prompting an enriching and deeper discussion to impact the university beyond the higher-level bias awareness training that has already been offered across campus.


Gallup StrengthsFinder Team Workshop

In the StrengthsFinder Team Workshop, we use the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 book and the results from each team member’s StrengthsFinder assessment to discuss how each person can use their top five strengths to enhance their individual and team effectiveness. This workshop will help you and your team identify your strengths and create a culture where strengths thrive.


Presentation and Speaking Skills

Are you looking to increase your presentation or speaking skills, or to build and/or enhance your leadership skills?  If so, then consider joining the local Toastmasters group.  More than 300,000 individuals participate in Toastmasters worldwide – it is an affordable, encouraging, and self-paced program that works, whether you are nervous about speaking in public or whether you are confident and looking to increase your skills.  See for yourself by visiting any of the Orange Orators Toastmasters group meetings – no appointment or obligation required.