Professional Development for Staff


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

July 18

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.

Writing Center Introduction and Overview of Services

July 23, July 24, August 1, August 6

This 30-minute session will provide faculty with an introduction to the Writing Center and will include a description of the services available to students, faculty, and staff; the session will conclude by discussing the ways in which faculty and staff can take advantage of the Center’s various services.

Protecting Minors on Campus

July 25

This workshop is designed to strengthen the safety of minors invited to campus. If your office invited minors to campus this 60 minute workshop will provide the information you need to keep you compliant and to keep minors safe.

Rethinking the Disability Paradigm: The University Community Working Together

October 17

What do you need to know about disabled students and co-workers? This workshop will answer this question and many more that you didn’t know to ask!

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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