Professional Development Opportunities
Fall 2021 Diversity & Inclusive Track (Coming Soon)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly trying to meet the rapidly changing needs of our staff. We are regularly updating our online professional development opportunities, which can be found below.
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
Thursday, September 16th, 6:00pm
Monday, September 20th, 1:00pm
Join ACE’s government relations team as they provide the latest updates in higher education after the start of the fall semester and Congress’s return from summer recess. Topics will include the budget reconciliation process, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation to address competition with China, efforts to support students and scholars from Afghanistan, and other policy issues that are impacting higher education. We will be taking your questions live during the pop-up.
Offered by: American Council on Education (ACE)
Monday, September 20th, 2:00pm, Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union (virtual attendance optional)
Join Tayah Butler, director of diversity & inclusion at North Carolina State’s Poole College of Management, and Appalachian’s interim chief diversity officer, Jamie Parson for a talk on fostering an inclusive campus, challenges faced and overcome, examples of impact and more.
Tayah Butler is a pioneer and trailblazer of implementing inclusive practices in higher education. She started her work in higher education as an Academic Advisor for Lundquist College of Business. During her seven years at UOregon, she founded, grew and led the college’s premier minority retention program and increased minority student retention rates from 30% to above 80%. Butler cultivated the major gifts to seed fund the College’s first Diversity endowment and championed model programs across campus.
Butler moved to North Carolina State in 2016 to do more than champion diversity efforts. As Director of Diversity and Inclusion, she leads mission-critical initiatives for North Carolina State’s Poole College of Management that enhance their diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Offered by: the Appalachian Advocates, Walker College of Business and the Office of Diversity at Appalachian State University.
Monday, September 27th, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Belk Library and Information Commons, Broyhill Conference Room 421
Have a search coming up for an EHRA or SHRA position? Are you a newly appointed Search Chair or need a refresher course? This information session will cover established recruitment practices that are thoughtful and proactive, promoting an efficient search to achieve successful hires for Appalachian State University.
Topics covered will include: Implicit Bias, Sourcing/Recruitment/Advertising, Search Committee Composition, Evaluative Criteria & Applicant Screening, Interviewing, Reference Checks, and Communication with Applicants.
The last portion of the workshop will be dedicated to Questions and Answers.
Offered by: App State's Office of Human Resources
Even as we face the short-term challenge of another unpredictable fall, it is critical to stay focused on long-term strategic opportunities highlighted by the pandemic. The crisis demonstrated that colleges and universities could pivot more rapidly than anyone believed possible, but now we must assess which innovations can sustainably address five fundamental imperatives—enrollment, financial sustainability, student experience, mental health, and DEI.
This webinar will explore the implications of these five imperatives for institutional strategy. Additionally, a panel of higher ed leaders will describe the specific initiatives they are launching to position their institutions for success over the next decade.
Offered by: ACE and EAB
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:
Association for Experiential Education (free recorded webinars)
Community Care in Action
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 Technology Toolbox page for additional resources.