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Professional Development Opportunities
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly trying to meet the rapidly changing needs of our staff. We are regularly increasing our online professional development opportunities. We will be increasing our online professional development opportunities which can be found below.
MONTH OF AUGUST
August 5th, 8:15am-4:00pm
Do not miss this annual conference featuring DEI experts, bold solutions, uncomfortable conversations and best in class attendee experience networking. We have led in D&I for 10 years, and our annual conference is one of North America’s most respected gatherings of D&I professionals.
This year is different - the work world has changed - the format has changed but the values that set our conference apart: Preparing for Work Force 2030 means coming face to face with not one but three pandemics: Covid 19, Black Lives Matter Movement, Economic forecast and a willingness to deal with the realities and impact to our workplaces. D&I 2020 will feature top experts and practitioners who run toward rather than away from tough issues. We’ll cover the full range of D&I, focusing on both its human imperative and its business value.
Offered by: Diversity & HR Solutions and Cisco
Thursday, August 6th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
In this historic moment of heartache - the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, COVID 19, and white nationalism in the White House - Dr. Fania Davis explores how the nation is reckoning with the terrible truths of our history like never before - considering reparations, abolishing structures that systematically brutalize Black people, and building anew.
Systems of policing and public safety have terrorized Black people for 401 years. Fania asserts that history asks us to not only upend and reimagine systems of policing and public safety but to also re-envision justice. Addressing the intersectionality of race and the U.S. criminal justice system, she explores how restorative justice has the capacity to disrupt patterns of mass incarceration through effective, equitable, and transformative approaches. The multiple appeals today for truth and reconciliation gesture toward a new, more capacious justice that requires a collective reckoning.
Fania asserts, truth and reconciliation processes cannot be top-down. They must be homespun, informed but not defined, by truth and reconciliation processes from other times and places.
Our best hope, she argues, are restorative justice-informed truth processes that are bottom-up, radically-inclusive, community-driven, and rooted in Indigenous insights about humanity, collectivity, responsibility and the earth.
Offered by: SpeakOut
Monday, August 10th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Register to receive the access link to the webinar. The link to the webinar will be emailed within one business day of the start of the webinar.
Gen Z or iGen (students born from 1995-2012) are currently searching, if not enrolled in higher education institutions. Being identified as the most technologically savvy generation, higher education needs to follow suit to keep prospective and current students engaged online. This session will explore the planning and implementation of interactive social media strategies targeted directly to the iGen population and their needs.
Offered by: ACPA2GO
Wednesday, August 12th, 12:00pm (must register prior to webinar)
A Fall Full of Uncertainty: Supporting the Student Experience @ Penn State and UNC Charlotte Undergrad.
What happens to the student experience under such uncertainty and disruption?
Dr. Lisa Walker, Associate Dean for Graduation and Advising at UNC Charlotte Office of Undergraduate Education, and Dan Murphy, Director for Student Orientation and Transition Programs from Penn State University will offer both higher level and on-the-ground strategies for supporting all students in fall 2020.
Offered by: Mentor Collective
Thursday, August 13th, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Register to receive the access link to the webinar which will be emailed within one business day of the start of the webinar.
“But that’s not how we’ve always done it.” This cringe-worthy refrain is all too common in our field, as practitioners who are attempting to create meaningful, transformative change on their campuses can attest. This session explores our experience in developing and implementing a new advising model to examine the way campus politics, rooted in power and privilege, makes our institutions risk- and change-averse. This session includes practical examples, specific political/power dynamics, and lessons learned that are applicable across specific institutional contexts.
Offered by: ACPA2GO
Week of August 24th
General registration is $25.
(If you are unable to pay for SUNY SPECTRUM, but would like to attend, a scholarship fund has been created by The SUNY Student Conduct Institute. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply for a 2020 SPECTRUM Scholarship.)
The third annual SPECTRUM conference will take place digitally over the week of August 24, 2020.
SPECTRUM is the nation’s largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Offered by: SUNY Spectrum Conference Team & Eventbrite
Thursday, August 27th, 12:00pm (must register prior to webinar)
This is a webinar for provosts, vice provosts, and other senior leaders of higher education institutions.
Panelists Dr. Caryn Chaden, Associate Provost for Student Success and Accreditation, DePaul University and Dr. Denise Dimon, Associate Provost for International Affairs, University of San Diego will offer student success strategies for higher education leaders moving to a hybrid solution in fall 2020.
Offered by: Mentor Collective
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
Thursday, September 3rd, 1:00pm
18-to-19-year-olds are historically the age group with the lowest voting turnout, and social distancing will make this group even harder to reach. Additionally, voting rates vary between racial/ethnic identity, socio-economic status, and genders. This session will address how every functional area within Student Affairs has a critical role in closing voter gaps to promote a more just and equitable society.
Offered by: ACPA2GO
September 18th, 8:00am-11:30am
Join the Florida Diversity Council for our Diversity in Action Roundtable! This program offers you the opportunity to learn and share diversity and inclusion best practices with other organizational leaders within your community. In addition to learning valuable takeaways that can help you enhance your internal D&I efforts, you will also be able to engage with individuals who represent a wide array of perspectives, businesses, and industries.
Offered by: National Diversity Council
The resources below are webinars or presentations that you can view at your pace. Most have been previously recorded so there is not an option for online interaction.
Curated sessions from GlobalMindED 2020 YouTube channel:
Virtual LGBTQ Online Book Club (Equality NC) 1st Sundays @7pm
Friday Night Movies With ENC (Equality NC) Fridays @8pm
TIAA: Market Volatility recorded http://tiaa.org/webinars
Student Affairs Live: Multiple Topics various/recordings various
Association for Experiential Education (free recorded webinars)
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Center for Academic Excellence Team, as well as other faculty and staff support champions, welcome you to open workshops and resources. Information includes how to videos and online teaching guides. Visit our Keep Teaching page for additional resources and access to our Faculty Champions.