Upcoming Professional Development Events

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staff at a recent professional development event

staff at a recent professional development event

staff at a recent professional development event

WINTER QUARTER

Trending Topic #2

  • January 9, 12-1pm | NCA Garden Level (620 Lincoln)
  • Presenters: Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Ph.D. Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff and Kelly Schaefer, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement

Keep an eye on the divisional listserv for an announcement about the topic selected by these members of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.


Making an Impact in the Profession

  • January 25, 12-1:30pm | Great Room (600 Haven)
  • Presenters: Jeff Jenkins & Larry Jackson (NCA), Alejandro Magaña (MSA), Kelly Iwanaga Becker & Rob Aaron (SAAP)

A new year, new resolutions! Make 2018 your year of more meaningful engagement in the broader student affairs field beyond Northwestern. This session will focus on ways to connect with and contribute to the broader field of student affairs through conference presentations, networking, and participation in professional organizations and committees.



Northwestern's Leadership Framework: What Does It Mean to Lead at NU?

  • January 29, 12-1:30pm | Norris Lake Room
  • Presenters: Adrian Bitton (LDCE), Kelly Benkert (LDCE), Emory Erker- Lynch (Buffett Institute)

Northwestern's unified leadership framework emerged from a common question among staff and faculty: what do graduates mean when they say that they are leaders? Different stakeholders give increasingly complex answers to this question. Ongoing dialogue and research informed the development of the new Leadership Framework. Attendees will learn about the 5 core concepts of the framework and how the competencies within it support the uniquely Northwestern approach to developing students as multifaceted leaders. Colleagues from the Buffett Institute for Global Studies will share how they have implemented the Framework for their student leaders.



Engendering Support for Our International Students

  • Feb 14, 2018, 12:30-2:00pm | Wildcat Room, Norris
  • Committee Lead/s: Nadim Rana, Qianhui Zhang
  • Presenters: International Office, CAPS, Student Enrichment Services, Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern’s international students encounter a variety of unique barriers, especially considering the current political climate. How can the university foster their empowerment, engagement and wellness? What financial resources exist to help international students? How will these students leverage their experiences and skills in their post graduation life? Representatives from key offices will address these questions and more, as they discuss how their offices collaborate around these issues.


SPRING QUARTER

In It For the Long Haul: Overcoming Burnout and Passion Fatigue as Social Justice Change Agents

  • April 11, 12-2:00pm | Louis Room South
  • Presenter: Kathy Obear

The world needs more passionate, committed change agents who can go the distance, not flame out in an all-out sprint. Kathy Obear will explore the challenges and systemic roots of burnout as well as strategies for healing and sustainability in social change work.



A Primer on The Graduate School: What We Do and Who We Serve

  • Apr 25, 12:30- 2:00pm | Searle 3.220
  • Presenters: Kate Veraldi, TGS Senior Director of Student Services; Dana Bozeman, TGS Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement

Northwestern's graduate students encounter a variety of unique barriers and needs. What programs does The Graduate School (TGS) oversee, and who are TGS students? What does the path to the PhD look like for the typical TGS student, including degree requirements, milestones, funding, and timeline? What are some of the unique needs of graduate students, and in what ways does TGS support this student population? What resources are available specifically for students in TGS? TGS Academic Student Services and Graduate Student Engagement will answer these questions.


TRENDING TOPIC #3

  • May 1, 12-1:00pm | Guild Lounge
  • Presenters: Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, Ph.D. Executive Director of Campus inclusion and Community & Jeremy Schenk, Executive Director of Norris

Keep an eye on the divisional listserv for an announcement about the topic selected by these members of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.



Career Journeys: How to Leverage your Student Affairs Experience

  • May 9, 12-1:30pm | Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
  • Presenters: Daniel MacKenzie, Rob Brown, Mark Martell (UIC), Rachel Pridgen (North Central College), Jasper Pierson-Walker

This program will focus on how your student affairs experience can help you grow professionally. You will hear from panel members with a variety of experiences at Northwestern and beyond, and how they’ve used their student affairs experience to advance and/or transition into different areas of higher education. Panel members include people working in new areas of student affairs, academic affairs, and even alumni relations.