Professional Development for Staff

Workshops

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns & Preferred Names

Aug. 12 or Sept. 9

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.


Protecting Minors on Campus

Aug. 13 or Sept. 30

This workshop is designed to strengthen the safety of minors invited to campus.


Dependent Tuition Benefit Information Session

Sept. 15 or 23

Benefits-eligible employees with children approaching college age can learn more about Syracuse University’s Dependent Tuition Benefit. This information session is designed to provide an overview of the University’s three Dependent Tuition Programs (Syracuse University Tuition Waiver, Cash Grant and Tuition Exchange), as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.


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

Sept. 17 or Oct. 15

The federal law governing student privacy, dictates when and how we may (or must!) share student information. This session, brought to you by the Offices of Risk Management and University Counsel will explain the basic rights and restrictions of the law, and answer some very important questions.


Clery Disclosure Act Workshop

Sept. 22 or Oct. 20

This workshop will provide an overview of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, which requires colleges and universities to report crime and safety information for their campus communities.


Managing the Conflict Within – Personal Development

Sept. 22 or Nov. 12

How can a positive environment be created by framing our own actions? Learn about how to utilize an understanding of positive Life Forces and negative Life Forces and 10 natural Universal Laws. Realize what you want and how to create it. This workshop will help you to reframe and refocus your environment into what you would like it to be.


Remitted Tuition Benefit Information Session

Sept. 29

This information session is designed to provide an overview of the Remitted Tuition Benefit Program at Syracuse University. 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.


Responding to Crisis and Receiving Fulfillment at Work

Fall 2020 date: TBD

In this workshop participants will reflect on the important challenges facing society today, explore opportunities for making a positive difference, and examine how to find fulfillment in the work they do. In response to significant crises in our local and global communities, more and more individuals are being called upon to align their personal values with their actions and contribute toward a greater good.


Writing Skills Workshop

July 28

Are you looking for ways to improve your written communication within the workplace?  Led by Ben Erwin, Director of the Writing Center, this workshop will offer information, insights, and resources to further develop your skills.


Performance Partnership for Staff

through Dec.

The Staff session is designed to ensure the Performance Partnership process, including both form completion and the subsequent meeting between supervisor and staff member, is productive and effective.


Now Offering New Online Short Courses

Syracuse University is excited to announce we now offer continuing education for working professionals in the form of short courses. These flexible online courses are designed to strengthen your leadership capabilities and expand your expertise, positioning you for success in your career. We currently offer two courses through the Martin J. Whitman School of Business, and one course through the School of Information Studies — both with multiple start dates throughout the year.


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.


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