Staff Development


The Staff Development Committee is responsible for developing and implementing an annual series of programs and activities for exempt and bi-weekly staff in the Division of Student Affairs. These programs and activities are aligned with the Division's strategic priorities, consider the professional development needs of staff, recognize outstanding work in the Division, and build community.

The Staff Development Committee accomplishes its work through two subcommittees:

  • The Professional Development Subcommittee plans and implements programs and activities for bi-weekly and exempt staff that increase professional knowledge, skills and competencies.
  • The Staff Engagement Subcommittee is responsible for planning and implementing new staff orientation, the annual awards event, and other activities.

Preliminary Feedback from Vice President’s Breakfast, January 2014

We asked staff the following questions and got lots of answers. We created these "wordles" to demonstrate the responses:

What does high morale look like?

high morale

What can I do to increase morale?

increase morale

What can I do to improve communication?


Where are possible partnerships within the Division and NU?


Student Affairs Training/Development and Social Opportunities 2013-14

staff development 2013-14 bookletThe Division of Student Affairs Staff Development Committees (Professional Development and Staff Engagement) are dedicated to providing quality
training/development and social opportunities that are aligned with and supportive of the Student Affairs Strategic Plan. The Staff Development Booklet contains descriptions of more than 30 programs and activities offered to Student Affairs staff throughout the 2013 – 2014 academic year.

VP Student Affairs Presentation

Student Affairs Awards 2012-13

On June 28 2013, Student Affairs staff were recognized for their outstanding work this past year. A brief description of the five awards and the recipients can be found on the following web page:

List of 2012-2013 Student Affairs Award Winners and Descriptions

2012-2013 Staff Development Programs

moving up panel discussion flyer

Recent Events

Patricia's October Kick Off Breakfast!

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