The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee organizes staff development and engagement programs for professional staff members in the Division of Student Affairs. 

Upcoming Events

March 30, 8:30-12., Century Rooms: 2nd Annual Student Affairs Summit, Competencies: Professional Foundations

This in-house conference will give staff members an opportunity to hear an opening speaker, attend plenary sessions, and learn from a moderated panel of mid- and upper-level administrators about their experiences and how to get to that level. Light refreshments are included. This event is free to all staff members in the Division of Student Affairs and $25 for UMSL staff outside of the division. Our goal is to provide a rich, cost-effective opportunity for offices and/or individuals to support their professional development. 

Register at https://orgsync.com/90860/forms/188785 by 5 p.m. on March 24. Payment Methods: Check (addressed to UMSL) or Cash (Take to Julie Kraemer, 278 MSC), MoCode (contact Ashlee Roberts-x4833).

Questions? Contact Julie Kraemer, SA Summit Chair, at kraemerj@umsl.edu

Student Affairs Summit, 3-30, 8:30-12 pm

April 15, 9:30 a.m.: Hot Topics

May: Student Affairs Recognition Ceremony

June: Assessment Made Easy

Do you have an idea for a future career development workshop or program?

Your input and suggestions are encouraged. Please contact Ashlee Roberts with any feedback regarding professional development activities in the Division of Student Affairs.

Ashlee Roberts
Assistant Director, Office of Student Life
Chair, Staff Professional Development Committee
robertsak@umsl.edu

Overview

This in-house conference will give staff members an opportunity to hear an opening speaker, attend plenary sessions, and learn from a moderated panel of mid- and upper-level administrators about their experiences and how to get to that level. Light refreshments are included. This event is free to all staff members in the Division of Student Affairs and $25 for UMSL staff outside of the division. Our goal is to provide a rich, cost-effective opportunity for offices and/or individuals to support their professional development. 

Schedule

8-8:30          Check-In

8:30-9:15     Keynote Address: Project Sky Blue Pink: Understanding and Connecting the Work We Do

Erik Smetana, Assistant Vice President, People Strategies for the UM System

A discussion focused on better connecting to the work we do, understanding its impact, recognizing its value, and developing a deeper understanding of how a career in the higher education space can develop us in ways beyond what shows up on our resume.

 9:30–10:15   Session 1 

                       A: UMSL by the Numbers-Alan Byrd-Dean, Enrollment Services; Drew Griffin, Director of Admissions

                       B: Reality-Based Leadership in Action-Miriam Roccia, Asst. Dean of Campus Life

 10:15-11:00  Session 2

                      A: Sweat the Small Stuff-Chris Miller, Director of Student Retention Services

                      B: Career Management Tools-Allen Johanning, Associate Director, Workforce Solutions, UM System; Shannon Linhares, Sr. Human Resources Consultant at UM System

11:15-12        Closing Panel: Inside Out:  Unwrapping the Leadership Journey

Moderated by our opening presenter, attendees will hear from Kelly Mock-Director of Academic Advising and Life CoachingJay Goff-VP of Enrollment & Retention Management at SLU, Dr. Nina Caldwell-VP of Student Affairs at Maryville, and Dr. Mona Hicks-Asst. VP of Student Affairs at SLU. Panelists will discuss their career path to the position they have now, obstacles they overcame, experiences that made their resumes shine, and more!