Professional Development Workshops

Building Resilience

Learn about what resilience means and how to build your resiliency within the workplace.  Learn strategies that will help you tap into your values and your support system, and identify ways that will help you move forward.

Thursday, July 25
9-10:30 a.m.

Register for Building Resilience on July 25

Friday, Oct. 18
9-10:30 a.m.

Register for Building Resilience on Oct. 18

Led by Pam Gavenda, Associate Director, Organizational Development and Training, this program will be held online via a video teleconference.  A link will be sent to those who register a few days before the session.


Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EI)

What is emotional intelligence and are there ways to develop emotional intelligence? This session will introduce the components of emotional intelligence, including related competencies and strategies for developing emotional intelligence. Gain an understanding of self-management and self-awareness. Learn critical skills for your personal and professional goals.

Tuesday, Aug. 6
9-11 a.m.

Register for Intro to EI

Led by Pam Gavenda, this program will be held online via a video teleconference. Information and a link will be sent a few days prior to the session.


Performance Partnership (PP) for Staff

For those new to the Syracuse University Performance Partnership process, this staff session is designed to ensure the process, including both form completion and the subsequent meeting between supervisor and staff member, is productive and effective. The workshop will provide an overview of the staff member’s role in the Performance Partnership process highlighting the tool and resources available, including creating SMART goals that will help advance the initiatives of the department and University.

Led by Pam Gavenda, Associate Director, Organizational Development and Training, this program will be held online via a video teleconference. Information and a link will be sent a few days prior to the session.


Remitted Tuition Benefit Information Session

This information session is designed to provide an overview of the Remitted Tuition Benefit Program at Syracuse University. Please visit the Human Resources Remitted Tuition Benefit webpage and the Remitted Tuition Benefit Policy for details regarding eligibility.

Experts from Human Resources, University College, the Bursar’s office, Payroll, and Financial Aid will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Whether you are new to the University or have been here for a while, it’s never too late to take advantage of this wonderful benefit. All benefit-eligible employees and retirees are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, July 18
11 a.m.-Noon

Register for the Remitted Tuition session


Workplace Civility – An Introduction

A sigh and an eyeroll, talking over someone, talking to someone with a loud, curt, and directive tone, failing to acknowledge another person’s presence, gossiping, or whispering behind another’s back… in the workplace these may not seem like serious issues or independently rise to a level of harassment or discrimination; however these subtleties and the more noticeable behaviors and actions all contribute to the work environment and experience, not only of the faculty and staff, but also those we serve – our students, alumni, family, etc., and the organization as a whole.

Thursday, July 11
9-11 a.m.
220 Eggers Hall, North Campus

During this in-person workshop, led by Pam Gavenda, participants will be introduced to what civility is within a work environment, why it is important, and what actions or next steps they may take to further promote civility within the workplace; including further developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Register for Workplace Civility workshop


Certificate in Project Management

Project Management skills are necessary for many different roles and career paths.  The College of Professional Studies offers five 8-week, fully online college-credit classes towards a Project Management Certificate that is interdisciplinary and designed to help you explore the foundations of organization, leadership, methodologies, and the communication techniques of project management.  The Remitted Tuition Benefit for benefits-eligible employees may be used.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define traditional and emerging project management trends and methods.
  • Apply project management concepts to successfully launch and complete a project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts connected to globalization as it relates to the project management of large-scale team-based projects.

For more information and to register, visit the Project Management Certificate page.

Please note, prior college education is required.