Professional Development

The Professional Development Series has been implemented to provide opportunities for CSPA students to expand their learning experiences. Attendance and participation are required and considered in determining the student's grade for the practicum course. All part-time students must meet this requirement under the direction of their adviser.

Assistantship and practicum schedules should not interfere with these professional development sessions. Please coordinate this with your respective supervisors. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you must contact your CSPA adviser. You may be required to attend an additional workshop or write a related paper on the subject missed.

Please mark the following dates on your calendar for Professional Development.

Spring 2021

Professional Development Events for Spring 2021
Date and Location Topic and Speaker Who Attends
Friday, Jan 22
12:00
Lunch
D Hall
All Students
Postponed
Friday, Jan. 29
8:30am-12:00pm
Madison Union 304
MASPA
Hugh Brown
All Students
Wednesday, Feb 10
10:00-12:00
Madison Union 304
Emergency Recover & Response Team
Donna Harper
All Students
Postponed
Wed, Feb 20
10am-12am
Madison Union 304
Elevator Pitch
Student Leadership Center
Second Years
March 1-17
Virtual
ACPA Conference All Students
Wednesday, March 16-18
Virtual
Diversity Conference All Students
March 17-26
Virtual
NASPA Annual Conference
(Optional)
All Students
Wed, March 31
10am-12am
Madison Union 304
Benefits & Salary 
JMU HR Team
Second Years
Wed, April 14
10am-11am
Madison Union 306
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
First Years
Wed, April 14
11am-12pm
Madison Union 306
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
Second Years
Wed, April 21
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Transition 
Kevin Meaney
First Years
Wed, April 21
10am-12pm
Madison Union 306
Transition 
Panel
Second Years
Friday, April 23
12:00
Lunch
D Hall
All Students