Professional Development for Staff


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.

Presentation and Speaking Skills

Nov. 12

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.

Lunch & Learn: Rethinking Addiction with Dr. Bruce K. Alexander

Nov. 13

The Disability Cultural Center is proud to present world-renowned psychology researcher Dr. Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Alexander’s pivotal Rat Park studies inspired new ways of thinking about mental health, addiction, recovery, and wellness countering the dominant “medical” or “disease” model. This discussion with Dr. Alexander is open to any faculty or staff seeking to learn more about what addiction is, why it’s so widespread, and how we can think differently about recovery and wellness.

Pronoun Competency Workshop

Nov. 15

This workshop provides an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity. In addition, it will provide an overview of the Syracuse University MySlice service/tool resource.

Protecting Minors on Campus

Dec. 6

This workshop is designed to strengthen the safety of minors invited to campus. During this 60 minute presentation, Sarah Ross Capella, Youth Program Compliance Coordinator, Risk Management, will cover registering programs, background checks, training and Mandatory Reporting Guidelines.

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.

Rethinking the Disability Paradigm: The University Community Working Together

Spring 2020 date TBD

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!

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