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, which can be found below.

MONTH OF JUNE

Thursday, June 24th, 4:00pm

Behind the Attacks on "Critical Race Theory"and How We Can Respond

$5-$25 Sliding Scale

Attempts to censor discussions of race and racism are underway nationwide. Lawmakers in at least 21 states are either introducing legislation or have already passed bans that impact K-12 classrooms and in some cases, colleges and universities. Who and what is behind this orchestrated assault? More importantly, how must we respond? 

In this timely webinar, hear from three important racial justice leaders and educators: Jesse Hagopian, a leader in the Black Lives Matter at School movement, author, and high school ethnic studies teacher, Loretta Ross, a nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, a professor, and author of the forthcoming, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, and Tim Wise, one of the country’s leading anti-racist educators and author of nine books including his latest, Dispatches from the Race War. 

Offered by: SpeakOut

 

Monday, June 21st, 3:00pm-3:45pm

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.  Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Offered by: App State Human Resources

 

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00am-9:45am

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.  Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Offered by: App State Human Resources

 

Wednesday, June 23rd, 12:00pm-5:00pm

2021 ACPA Institute for Critical Perspectives & Practices on College Masculinities

The Institute for Critical Perspectives and Practices on College Masculinities will provide a space for student affairs educators, scholars, and higher education professionals to critically explore and reflect on the future of men and masculinities scholarship and practice. 

Offered by: ACPA

 

Thursday, June 24th, 4:00pm

Behind the Attacks on "Critical Race Theory" and How We Can Respond

$5-$25 Sliding Scale

Attempts to censor discussions of race and racism are underway nationwide. GOP lawmakers in at least 21 states are either introducing legislation or have already passed bans that impact K-12 classrooms and in some cases, colleges and universities. At the federal level, 30 House Republicans signed on to bills that would prohibit diversity and anti-racism training in the military and federal agencies.

Offered by: SpeakOut

 

Thursday, June 24th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

 
$5-$25 sliding scale
 
A special live virtual performance!  Come spend a cozy evening with your very own Auntie Kate, who promises you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll gasp out loud as she speaks about the last thirty years of her life as a nonbinary-identified, queer trans dyke. This is an evening of her favorite heartwarming anecdotes, touching and sometimes painful personal trials and tribulations, and inspiring tales of putting the world to rights. Her performance is at once deeply-personal and universally-acceptable, weaving together stand-up comedy, theatrical monologues, and heart-to-heart storytelling to convey the experience of her long, rich nonbinary trans life.
 
Offered by: SpeakOUT
 
 
Monday, June 28th, 3:00pm-3:45pm
 

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.  Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Offered by: App State Human Resources

 

Wednesday, June 30th, 9:00am-9:45am

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.  Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Offered by: App State Human Resources

 

MONTH OF JULY

Wednesday, July 7th, 2:00pm
 
 
This is a unique opportunity for AAAED members and others to speak to and hear from the new leadership since the inauguration of President Biden. We hope to learn about Director Yang's vision for the agency and policy initiatives to promote equal opportunity, racial justice and civil rights in employment. 
 
Offered by: American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)
 
 
Monday, July 12th-Thursday, July 15th, 2021
 
$49 
 
A virtual institute on equity, healing, and social justice education.  As campuses return to “normal,” how do we not lose the momentum of this past year to make deep transformational change, addressing institutional inequities, white supremacy, and racist policing? How do we address the attacks and bans to outlaw education and trainings on racism and the attempts to literally whitewash U.S. history? And how do we nourish and sustain ourselves in this arduous but necessary work?
 

Schedule-at-a-Glance:

Monday, July 12, 2021 10am - 12:30pm PT

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10am - 12:30pm PT

  • Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Transforming Trauma Into Thrivance to Create Healthy Learning Environments with Stacey Patton

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10am - 12:30pm PT

Thursday, July 15, 2021 10am - 12:30pm PT

Offered by: SpeakOut

  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additonal Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Resources

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Keys to Healing Unconscious Bias in Higher ed w/ Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi-Changing Higher Ed 019

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.

"Get educated on the history that was never written in American history books and commit to share these resources with your networks.  Most of us need a crash course on people in the U.S. of African descent to solve the many current day injustices going back generations from the prison system, to police brutality, to educational lack of access, to minimal representation in corporate America and even less representation in earnings and wealth accumulation."

Listen and connect with black leaders on equity topics:
Everyone is Not at the Table (Toi Massey, Founder The JEKL Foundation, Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, President and CEO of Craig Hospital in Denver, Dr. Calvin Mackie, Founder STEM NOLA, Dr. LaTonya Riddle-Jones, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Dr. Jerryl Briggs, President of Mississippi Valley State University)
 
The Future of Work is Diverse and Inclusive; How Systemic Change Can Reverse Generational Inequities (Telisa Yancy; Chief Operating Officer, American Family Insurance, Oscar Sweeten-Lopez; President, College Success Tools, Dell Foundation, Dr. Eliza Lo Chi; Executive Director, American Medical Women's Association, Ronald McNeil; Co-Founder & CEO, Great Ball of Light, Inc., Ron Lessard; Acting Executive Director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, U.S. Dept. of Education, and Emanuel Walker)
 
Crisis Produces Inner Strength for Lifelong Success (Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, Founder The Equity Project)
 
 
Why No One Should be Surprised by the Disparities/Inequities of COVID and America Protesting Racism (Karen McNeil-Miller; CEO, Colorado Health Foundation, Susan Taylor Batten; President and CEO, Association of Black Foundation Executives, Lauren Casteel; President and CEO, Women's Foundation of Colorado, Carlos Martinez; President and CEO, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, and Harry Budisidharta; Executive Director, Asian Pacific Development Center)
 
Post Pandemic Models in Higher Education; Discussion With College Presidents (Crystal Rose, MD, PhD; Executive Director Academic Affairs, OZY Media, Dr. Michael Torrence; President Motlow State Community College, Dr. Jamillah Moore; President Canada College, Dr. Cheryl Nixon, Provost Fort Lewis College, Dr. Bill Pink; President Grand Rapids Community College)
 
Read about current black leaders and perspectives:
From the Segregated South to CEO of the Third Largest Health Foundation: Honoring MLK (Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller)
 
Other resources:
The 1619 Project; The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
 
A reading list on issues of race. The wave of anger in reaction to George Floyd's killing has prompted an outpouring of interest on race and race relations across the U.S. This list is curated by The Harvard Gazette; Harvard faculty recommend the writers and subjects that promote context and understanding.
Links to read about Inclusive Leaders, many of whom are African American and people of color
Curated sessions from GlobalMindED 2020 YouTube channel:

 

More Resources

Archived Professional Development Opportunities

The Key Podcasts from Inside Higher Education (multiple podcast)

Taking Student Services Online In Response To Covid-19

How to Become the Educator That Male Black and Latino Students Need

How the Economy Is Changing Higher Education Management

Supervising A Virtual Team

Online/Zoom Job Interview Resources

Virtual LGBTQ Online Book Club (Equality NC) 1st Sundays @7pm

Friday Night Movies With ENC (Equality NC) Fridays @8pm

NASPA - Virtual Conference (March 30th-May 15th)

CAPTRUST: Coping with Market Volatility 

TIAA: Market Volatility recorded http://tiaa.org/webinars

FIDELITY: Market Update: The latest developments and having confidence in your plan

Health, Safety, and Well-being Videos to Support Practitioners Taking their Work Online  

LeaderShape Webinars: Multiple Topics Related to Leadership 

NASPA: Careers in Student Affairs Month webcasts, various topics 

Equity North Carolina: Virtual Discussion group for transgender, gender nonconforming and nonbinary folks Thursdays 7pm EST 

FlipGrid how-to videos (various listed) 

Campus Labs COVID-19 Resource Center Various Resources

HigherEd Live: Multiple Topics 

Student Affairs Live: Multiple Topics various/recordings various 

Campus Labs Training and Support (videos/articles) 

Meditations & Stress Relief Resources 

Association for Experiential Education (free recorded webinars)

Community Care in Action

UCLA UC Consortium for Black Studies in CA - Black Feminism and the Practice of Care
 
 
 
 
COVID-19: A Black, Queer, Feminist Grounding and Call for Self and Community Care - using reproductive justice as a guidepost (includes safety for children, environment, that people can live long healthy lives)
 

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