Residential Services supports Residence Directors active participation in professional organizations. To that end, each Residence Director is provided $2,000 for professional development annually. In addition to funding for external professional development, Northwestern and the Division of Student Affairs offers significant opportunities for development on campus.
An overview of training available on campus may be viewed here http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/workplace-learning/index.html.
The Division of Student Affairs offers staff development activities throughout the year. To get an idea of the types of programs offered, please see the 2012-13 activities http://www.northwestern.edu/studentaffairs/media/pdfs/staff_dev_programs_2012_13.pdf.
In addition to these programs planned for the year, the Division offers workshops and discussion groups to respond to current trends and issues that may arise on campus or in the field.