Professional Development

Like a Boss Series


like a boss flyerThe Mid-Level Professional Development Sub-Committee of the Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee  is excited to offer specific workshops and opportunities for mid-level student affairs professionals. We classify mid-level professionals as those with three (3) to seven (7) years of total full-time work experience. We encourage you to to check out the various workshops and fill out the registration form. 

CAREER PLANNING: LIKE A BOSS

  • Developing Your Plan

    You can take various paths to reach your developmental goals, but the first step is to establish a personal development plan. Guest speaker, Dr. Aaron Hart, will discuss his personal career journey and motivate participants to make the most out of their own career development. During this workshop, participants will begin to brainstorm and work at developing their Individual Development Plan.

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Aaron Hart, Director of Housing & Residence Life

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

    *Prior to this workshop, please download the Individual Development Plan template and the Individual Development Plan Starter Guide.

  • Student Affairs Professional Showcase

    This workshop will provide an opportunity for mid-level professionals to hear from a number of senior level professionals about their career path. There will be a chance to discuss one-on-one with them to learn more in-depth details about their path. Participants will have time to continue to develop their Individual Development Plan.

    Guest Speakers: Members of Student Affairs Leadership Team
    Confirmed attendees: Dr. Matt Pistilli, Dr. Julie Lash, Dr. Joe Hayes, Dr. Stephen Wintermeyer

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

  • Smart Goals and Your Plan

    This workshop will focus on improving each person’s Individual Development Plan by reviewing and developing SMART goals, specific action items, and decide appropriate timeline and deadlines.

    Guest Speaker: Kerri Dabbs, Director of Organizational Development and Training, IUPUI Human Resource Administration

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

  • Taking the Next Steps

    The final workshop of the mini-series will cover next steps and accountability relating to their Individual Development Plan. Guest speaker, Dr. Zebulun R. Davenport, will encourage individuals to stay dedicated to their professional growth and individual development.

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Zebulun R. Davenport, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

    Thursday, November 12, 2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

Supervising: Like a Boss

  • Supervising Student Staff

    This workshop will discuss strategies to developing student workers professionally, how to effectively provide feedback to student staff, and how to deal with difficult situations with supervising student staff.

    Guest Speaker: Craig Pelka, Assistant Director, Office of Student Employment 

    Thursday, February 17, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

  • Supervising Professional Staff and Graduate Assistants

    This workshop will discuss strategies to developing professional staff and graduate assistants, how to effectively provide feedback to professional staff and graduate assistants, and how to deal with difficult situations while supervising.

    Guest Speakers: Dr. Jason Spratt, Dean of Students; Tralicia Lewis, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

    Monday, February 29, 2016 
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

  • Putting it into Practice: Case Studies & Difficult Situations

    This workshop will focus on a variety of case studies and difficult situations pertaining to both supervising student staff as well as professional staff and graduate assistants.

    Small Group Discussion

    TBD
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    OSI Conference Room, CE 370

Publishing: Like a Boss

  • Publishing: Like A Boss

    01 - Introduction to Scholarly Writing
    The Introduction to Scholarly Writing module will discuss why we (as Student Affairs professionals) should write, what we should write about, where we can get things published, and writing tips.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Scholarly Writing module, you will be able to:
    Explain the importance of writing scholarly work and publishing for student affairs practitioners
    Identify various areas that student affairs practitioners can write about
    Recognize where to get started when planning a scholarly writing project

    02 - Exploring Scholarly Writing
    The Exploring Scholarly Writing module will focus on the many different avenues where student affairs professionals can publish and how they differ.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Exploring Scholarly Writing module, you will be able to:
    List the many avenues available for publishing
    Identify the different requirements of submitting for the various publications

    03 - Finding YOUR Voice
    The Finding YOUR Voice module will have participants focus on the type of publication for their individual writing project.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Finding YOUR Voice module, you will be able to:
    Understand difference between the various methods of publication
    Discover the appropriate method for your writing project

    04 - Brainstorming YOUR Topic
    The Brainstorming YOUR Topic module will focus on refining your two or three topics of interest down to one specific topic and taking the next step in your writing project.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Brainstorming YOUR Topic module, you will be able to:
    Choose a specific topic to focus your writing project
    Identify relevant resources pertaining to your identified final topic.
    Select a writing group that relates to your identified final topic.

    05 - Developing YOUR Topic
    The Developing YOUR Topic module will focus on finding more in depth research on your identified topic.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Developing YOUR Topic module, you will be able to:
    Develop a list of useful resources
    Evaluate resources to further develop direction of topic

    06 - Crafting YOUR Writing
    The Crafting YOUR Writing module will allow you to construct your writing project and what further research needs to be completed.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Crafting YOUR Writing module, you will be able to:
    Gather necessary data and research focusing on topic
    Design an overview of your writing project

    07 - Writing YOUR Piece - Part 1
    The Writing YOUR Piece module is all about writing your first rough draft.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Writing YOUR Piece - Part 1 module, you will be able to:
    Develop a rough draft of your writing project
    Critique the rough drafts of members within your selected writing group

    08 - Writing YOUR Piece - Part 2
    Writing YOUR Piece - Part 2 module is all about revising your rough draft in order to end up with a final draft for submission. Here is a rundown of the suggested deadlines:
    First rough draft due: mid-July
    Revised draft due: mid-September
    Final draft to submit : mid-November
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Writing YOUR Piece module, you will be able to:
    Develop a final draft of your writing project
    Submit your final draft to the desired publication

We encourage you to to check out the various workshops and register today!