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Professional Development Challenge

Professional Development Challenge


There are  many professional development opportunities happening throughout campus. The Staff Council is encouraging staff to take advantage of these opportunities and to participate in the Professional Development Challenge. The Challenge is for staff to attend a certain number of training sessions of their choice during the academic year. Those who have met the challenge will be invited to an end-of-year reception with the Provost Office and will be recognized for their professional growth and development.

I'm a staff person. How do I participate in the 2018-2019 Challenge?

Staff members can get punch cards from any staff council executive officers or at Staff Council meetings. Attend the appropriate professional development opportunity on campus and once you have completed that training or session the leader of that session will sign the card for the participant.

If you forget to bring your card to the session, you can use the trainer's attendance sheet as proof of participation or later ask the trainer to punch your card. Only the professional development opportunities for the 2019-20 academic year will count for the challenge.

I'm leading a training. How do I get my training listed?

  1. Leaders of a professional development opportunity should submit a My SA announcement to advertise the training to the campus.
  2. Email Marquetta Smith to request your training, webinar, session, etc. to be advertised on the Staff Council web page. You will be sent a sign-up sheet and any additional instructions for it to count.
  3. At the end of your session, sign your initials on their punch card and scan or turn in your sign-up sheet to Marquetta Smith.

Leaders of training also can participate in the Professional Development Challenge. You get one punch for each different type of training. You don't get multiple punches if you lead the same class multiple times.

Questions? Contact Marquetta Smith, Professional Development Chair