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 2022

Professional Development Events for Spring 2022
Date and Location Topic and Speaker Who Attends
Friday, Jan. 28
9:30am-12:00pm
Madison Union 405
MASPA
Emma Gibbons & Emily Higham
Second Years
Wednesday, Feb 2
10:00-12:00
Madison Union 304
Phone/Video Interviews & Summer Practica
University Career Center
First Years
Wednesday, Feb 2
10:00-12:00
Madison Union 304
Elevator Pitch
Student Leadership Center
Second Years
Friday, Feb 18
12:00
Lunch
D Hall
All Students
Wed, Feb 23
10am-12am
Madison Union 304
Emergency Recovery & Response Team Donna Harper All Students
March 6-8
St.Louis, Missouri
ACPA Conference All Students
March 19-23
Baltimore, MD
NASPA Annual Conference
(Optional)
All Students
March 23
9am-4pm
JMU Festival
Diversity Conference All Students
Wed, March 30
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Benefits & Salary
JMU HR Team
Second Years
Fri, April 15
12pm
Lunch D Hall All Students
Wed, April 20
10am-11am
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
First Years
Wed, April 20
11am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
Second Years
Wed, May 4
10:20am-12pm
Miller G31
Transition into 2nd year
Hugh Brown
First Years
Wed, May 4
10am-12pm
Madison Union 306
Transition Panel Second Years