Professional Development for Staff


Remitted Tuition Benefit Information Session

Sept. 15 or Oct. 19

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.

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

Oct. 13 and Dec. 1

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.

Rethinking the Disability Paradigm: The University Community Working Together

Oct. 22

This workshop led by campus partners within the Office of Disability Services and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services, will help you gain an awareness of your own beliefs and how they influence your actions and the language you use. This is a collective responsibility we all share.

Managing the Conflict Within – Personal Development

Oct. 27 and Dec. 7

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.

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns & Preferred Names

Oct. 27

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.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Staff

Nov. 10

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.

Reflection, Renewal, and Our New Normal

Nov. 16

By reflecting on our experiences of loss and life over the past year, together we will discover a shared sense of renewal, both personally and professionally. Since the onset of COVID-19 all have been impacted, both individually and collectively, and this session will encourage participants to embrace a “new normal” that can spark and sustain fulfillment.

Protecting Minors on Campus

Nov. 17

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

Trademark Licensing at Syracuse University

Sept. 21

Do you use the Syracuse University “Block S” or seal within your communication and/or marketing materials? Are you familiar with the Syracuse University guidelines related to trademarks and licensing? Do you know what is included within Syracuse University trademarks?

Dependent Tuition Benefit Information Session

Sept. 28

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff with children approaching college age may learn more about Syracuse University’s Dependent Tuition Benefit. The presentation will provide an overview of the University’s three Dependent Tuition Programs (SU Tuition Waiver, Cash Grant and Tuition Exchange), as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.

A Look Behind the Scenes of Campus Recycling

Spring date: TBD

Join the SU Sustainability Management group to learn what happens to your recyclables on and off-campus.  This session will reinforce SU’s goals for increasing recyclables on campus and reduce contamination before it is sent to the recycling center.

Building Resilience

Fall 2021 date: TBD

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.

Performance Partnership for Staff

Various dates through 2021

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.

Clery Disclosure Act Workshop

Spring 2022: TBD

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.

Writing Skills Workshop

Next date TBD

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.

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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