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.

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All Students

Fall 2019

Professional Development events for all students for fall 2019
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Monday, Aug 12
12pm-4:30pm
Student Success Center 4044
Orientation
Friday, Aug 30
7:30am-10am
Festival Ballroom
Student Affairs Divisional Meeting
Tim Miller
Monday, Sept 9
10am
UPARK
Team Building
UREC Staff
November
All Day
Wintergreen Resort
VSSC Conference
Annual Conference
(Optional)

Spring 2020

Professional Development events for all students for spring 2020
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Jan 7-10
9am-5pm
Lakeview Room TBD
Assessment 101
CARS Faculty
Wednesday, Jan. 31
8:30am-12pm
Madison Union 304
MASPA
Hugh Brown
Wednesday, Feb. 12
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Emergency Recover & Response Team
Donna Harper
March 2-5
Nashville, TN
ACPA Conference
Wednesday, March 18
8am-4:30pm
Festival
Diversity Conference
March 28 - April 1
Austin, TX
NASPA Annual Conference
(Optional)

First Year Events

Fall 2019

Professional Development events for first-year students for fall 2019
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Thursday, Aug 15
8:30am-12pm
Madison Union Ballroom
New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, Sept. 2
10am - 12pm
Madison Union 206
Navigating Practica
Tracy Hakala
Monday Sept 23
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Dealing with Students in Crisis
Josh Bacon
Monday Sept 30
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Ethics Game
Dave Barnes
Monday Oct. 7
10am-12pm
Memorial Hall, Room 7215
Qualtrics Training
Amiee Stright
Monday Oct 21
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Supervising Students
Chris Ehrhart
Monday, Oct. 28
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Myers-Briggs
Hugh Brown
Monday Nov 4
10am – 11am
Madison Union 203
What you need to know about Discrimination, Harassment and Title IX
Barbara Hetzle
Monday, Nov 11
10am-11am
Madison Union 203
Assistantships and Practicums
Tracy Hakala
Monday, Dec 2
10:00-1:30 lunch
Madison Union 404
Assistantship Presentations
Friday, Dec. 6
9-12, 1-4
Supervisors Offices
Assistantship Interviews

Spring 2020

Professional Development events for first-year students for spring 2020
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Wed, Jan 15
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Phone/Video Interviews & Summer Practica
Tracey Hakala
Wed, Jan 22
11am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Portfolio Introduction
Kevin Meaney
Wed, April 8
10am-11am
Madison Union 306
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
Wed, April 15
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Transition
Josh Bacon

Second Year Events

Fall 2019

Professional Development events for first-year students for fall 2019
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Monday, Sept. 2
10am
Madision Union 203
Transition into 2nd year
Dr. Josh Bacon
Monday Sept 23
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Legal Issues
Nerissa Rouzer
Monday Sept 30
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Fundraising and Financial Landscape
Weston Hatfield
Monday, Oct. 14
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Strength Finders
DUX Center
Monday, Oct. 21
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Resumes & Cover Letters
Tracy Hakala
Monday Nov 4
11am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Title IX
Barbara Hetzle

Spring 2020

Professional Development events for second-year students for spring 2020
Date and Location Topic and Speaker
Wed, Jan 22
11am-11am
Madison Union 203
Portfolio Motivation
Kevin Meaney
Wed, Feb 19
10am-12am
Madison Union 304
Elevator Pitch
DUX Center
Wed, April 1
10am-12am
Madison Union 306
Benefits & Salary
JMU HR Team
Wed, April 8
11am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Student Affairs
Tim Miller
Wed, April 15
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Transition
Panel