Professional Development Calendar

Take advantage of the expertise of our own Student Affairs professionals by registering today for upcoming workshop to expand your on-the-job knowledge. Seats are limited, so be sure to register today.

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February 2016


The Global Citizens Project - Opportunities for Engagement Part II

2:00 - 3:00 pm, MSC 2702

Dr. Karla Davis-Salazar, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology.


As a follow-up to the first brainstorming session, the GCP director and staff provide updates on your ideas for staff engagement with the Global Citizens Project.



Yoga at Your Desk

10:00 -11:00 am, MSC 2702

Francis Morgan, Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation


Ever feel like sitting at your desk is killing your body? Learn some simple yoga and other exercises you can do while working at your desk. Prevent fatigue, increase circulation, and stay alert with Yoga at Your Desk. REGISTER


Data Sources at USF

11:00 am -12:00 pm, MSC 3711

Dr. Charlene Herreid and Dr. Melanie Wicinski, Office of Decision Support

Join these professionals from the Office of Decision Support to learn about the various data sources at USF.  You will gain an understanding of how to access and utilize these
various tools to assist your department or unit in meeting your strategic goals
and learning outcomes. 



Financial Wellness

1:00 -2:00 pm, MSC 2702

Eddie Hamp, Financial Advisor and Wealth Management, USF Federal Credit Union


Wellness entails physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial aspects of our lives. Join us for this workshop that will include an overview of the financial planning process and personal financial planning basics from an expert in the field. REGISTER


The Executive Team Exchange

1:00 -2:30 pm, MSC 3707

Join the Student Affairs Executive Team members for an opportunity to  learn about their leadership roles within Student Affairs and the University, hear about their backgrounds and experiences, ask questions, and join the conversation.

Dr. Tom Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs
Harold Bower, Executive Director of Shared Services Center
Guy Conway, Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Facilities
Russ Coughenour, Assistant Vice President of Career Services
Ana Hernandez, Assistant Vice President of Housing & Residential Education
Danielle McDonald, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Dr. Rita DeBate, Assistant Vice President of Wellness

March 2016


Outcomes Assessment Interactive Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, MSC 3709

Planning & Assessment Team

Using the outcomes assessment process, participants will create outcomes/objectives, construct measurable goals, and analyze assessment data. This workshop is designed to give you the tools to develop an effective assessment plan that will assist your department with the most efficient and effective program that result in tangible learning outcomes.    REGISTER


Fitness Goals - Making a Routine Stick

10:00 - 11:00 am, MSC 2702

A'Naja Bass, Assistant Director of Fitness, Campus Recreation

Make a commitment to your exercise goals for this year and stick to them. Learn 5 effective ways to reach new heights for physical activity. REGISTER


Safe Zone Training

1:30 - 4:30 pm, MSC 3705

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Safe Zones are the University of South Florida's institutionally recognized LGBTQ diversity certificate program that educates future leaders and our community on advocacy for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning peers by certifying supportive allies and promoting understanding. The training is an interactive certification on LGBTQ culture, advocacy, and how to be an ally. Seats are limited, so register for a training TODAY! CANCELED


Book Club: So Good They Can't Ignore You

12:15 -1:45 pm, ALN 102 J

Julie Leos, Assistant Director and Monica Rochon, Student Programs Coordinator of Housing & Residential Education



In this eye-opening account, author Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed — pre-existing passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work — but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.