The Division of Student Affairs promotes and celebrates the personal professional development of all employees. This site provides information about upcoming events, programs, conferences, and much more to help you continue to grow as a professional. As you can see, Florida State University is proud of the many accomplishments of our staff, our leadership on a national level and the many recognized experts that serve within the Division of Student Affairs.
The Division of Student Affairs offers a variety of Professional Development Opportunities each semester covering a wide array of topics and competencies. We want to see you be successful. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a bi-weekly updates email to promote events, programs, and professional development taking place across the Division of Student Affairs. Email us if you would like to be added to this distribution.
Monday, September 30, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Public speaking, often in the form of prepared presentations and impromptu speeches, is a regular expectation of Student Affairs professionals. Performing this duty effectively is challenging. This workshop will provide helpful information on speech anxiety, controlling nervousness, speech research, writing, and organization, and a list of tips for always doing your best when in professional communication arenas. This session will be facilitated by Mark Zeigler, Teaching Professor in the FSU School of Communication. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Student Services Building Room 218
If you are supervising a Higher Education graduate student, either in their 1st or 2nd year, we would like to invite you to this session to hear ways in which you can support them. We will go over a year-long plan that the Higher Education program has for their students, and you can hear from the Division of Student Affairs ways in which you can help best support and prepare your graduate assistants for full time work life. If you would like to showcase how your area best supports your grad students, we would also like to invite you to share your best practices.
Thursday, November 14 & Friday, November 15th
Times and locations vary
The Executive in Residence Program provides Division of Student Affairs staff an opportunity to engage with and learn from a seasoned Chief Student Affairs Officer from another institution. The program consists of a series of presentations, workshops, and meetings. The Executive in Residence this year is Ainsley Carry, Ed.D., MBA, M.S., Vice President for Students and Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. More information is forthcoming.
Tuesday, November 19th & Wednesday, November 20th
The Mid-Manager's Institute is a cohort model professional development experience hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. The program offers mid-level staff an opportunity to develop professional skills and relationships that empower them to make a positive impact on the people and programs they work with. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned Student Affairs professionals and their colleagues. The Mid-Managers’ Institute is designed for staff with at least five years of full-time professional experience whom have worked at Florida State University for at least one full year and have approval from their supervisor.
Wednesday, December 4th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
More information is forthcoming.
Staff Development is coordinated by the DSA Professional Development Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. For questions, please contact:
Director of Administration
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs