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22-23 Opportunities

Here in the Division of Student Affairs we offer opportunities for professional/personal development for our staff and graduate students. We have a few themes for this year:

  • Supervisor's Institute : This is a four-part series (90 minutes each) dedicated to ALL current Student Affairs supervisors who want to gain more knowledge around supervision. Some of the topics will include: being an effective supervisor, performance management, employee motivation and morale and building campus partnerships.
  • Human Resources Learning & Organizational Development (Workshops/Classes): "Learning and organizational development is an ongoing process that shapes the future of our university and provides individual employees and teams with the knowledge, skills, and empowerment to further their career."-Office of Human Resources
  • Staff Wellbeing: These opportunities help to develop space for staff to engage in wellness opportunities that can help with relationship/community building in the Division. They also create a series of social and team-building opportunities during and after work hours for SA staff to gather. Staff Wellbeing will also include topics that will increase the knowledge of certain topics related to higher education and Appalachian State University.
    • SA Fall Meetups: This opportunity is for all SA staff to meet once a month for lunch at a designated location.
  • Taste of Dialogue (Spring 2023): This coming spring we will offer a series of "Taste of Dialogue" events, in partnership with the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership's Sustained Dialogue initiative. These Taste of Dialogue events will begin with a brief educational speaker or video, and then transition to structured small-group dialogue, over provided lunch. We hope to see you all there.

We encourage you to take advantage of these workshops and discussions. Rooms and times (if not listed) will be updated. Also, this page will be updated on a regular basis to add additonal experiences. Mark your calendars NOW!

In-Person Schedule

Date Text/Topic Location Time Presenters
Friday, August 26th SA New Staff Connections (Orientation) 122 Roan Mtn Room, PSU 9:00am-1:00pm Student Affairs Leadership
Friday, August 26th  Graduate Assistant Training, Part II 122 Roan Mtn Room, PSU 11:30am-1:00pm Dana Braswell & Matt McNaney
Thursday, September 15th HR: Banner Basics for Beginners (opens in a new tab) 215 Edwin Duncan Hall 9:00am-11:00am John Adams/Jennifer Geouque
Thursday, September 15th Supervisor's Institute, Session I: What Does it Mean to be a Supervisor? 122 Roan Mtn Room, PSU 10:00am-11:30am Jacqui Bergman/Traci Royster
Friday, September 16th Basic Scala Content Management System (CMS) (opens in a new tab) 218 Anne Belk Hall 2:00pm-3:00pm Heather Brandon
Tuesday, October 11th Basic Scala Content Management System (CMS) (opens in a new tab) 218 Anne Belk Hall 3:30pm-4:30pm Heather Brandon
Thursday, October 13th Supervisor's Institute, Session II: Performance Management 122 Roan Mtn Room, PSU 9:00am-10:30am Jacqui Bergman/Traci Royster
Tuesday, October 18th Intro to Scala: Media Design 218 Anne Belk Hall, Rm. 222 3:00pm-4:00pm Heather Brandon
Thursday, October 20th HR: Banner Basics for Beginners (opens in a new tab) 215 Edwin Duncan Hall 9:00am-11:00am John Adams/Jennifer Geouque
Thursday, October 20th SA October Fall Meetup The Local: 179 Howard Street 11:45am Traci Royster
Tuesday, October 25th App Allies Workshop Roan Mtn., Rm 122, PSU 3:00pm-4:30pm Kristen Benson
Wednesday, October 26th (online) Learn More about LinkedIn Learning Online 2:00pm Tracy Smith and Emory Maiden
Wednesday, November 2nd (online) Intro to Scala: Media Design Online 9:00am-10:00am Heather Brandon
Wednesday, November 9th App Allies Workshop Roan Mtn., Rm. 122, PSU 9:00am-10:30am Kristen Benson
Thursday, November 10th Basic Scala Content Management System (CMS) (opens in a new tab) 218 Anne Belk Hall 2:00pm-3:00pm Heather Brandon
Friday, November 11th Grad Assistants Town Hall Online (see email) 10:00am-11:00am Traci Royster
Tuesday, November 15th November Fall Meetup Basil's: 246 Wilson Drive 11:30am Traci Royster
Thursday, November 17th HR: Banner Basics for Beginners (opens in a new tab) 215 Edwin Duncan Hall 9:00am-11:00am John Adams/Jennifer Geouque
Thursday, November 17th Intro to Scala: Media Design 218 Anne Belk Hall, Rm. 222 10:30am-11:30am Heather Brandon
Thursday, December 1st Disciplinary Process and Managing Attendance TBD 9:00am-12:00pm Daniel Bryan
Friday, December 2nd Basic CMS Admin: Scala (Digital Signage) User Training Online 10:00am-11:00am Heather Brandon
Tuesday, December 6th

Visualizing and Analyzing Conflict

102 Watauga River Room, PSU 12:00pm-1:00pm University Ombuds Office
Thursday, December 8th Supervisor's Institute, Session IV: Building Campus Partnerships 169 Three Top  Mtn Room, PSU 9:00am-11:00am Jacqui Bergman/Traci Royster
Tuesday, December 13th Disciplinary Process and Managing Attendance TBD 9:00am-12:00pm Daniel Bryan
Thursday, December 15th HR: Banner Basics for Beginners (opens in a new tab) 215 Edwin Duncan Hall 9:00am-11:00am John Adams/Jennifer Geouque
Tuesday, January 10th Student Affairs Annual Conference Plemmons Student Union 8:00am-5:00pm ALL