Student Affairs Professional Development
Student Affairs PD Update

As highlighted in the January issue of LOOP, the Student Affairs PD Committee has organized several webinars over the next number of months on a variety of topics.

Registration is now open! Go to the Learning and Organizational Development Sign-up website or click on the date/time to save your seat.

https://umanitoba.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Please note: Webinars will start right on time. To accommodate for this we will have the rooms open 15 minutes prior to the start time so that participants can arrive early.


Navigating a Role for Student Affairs in Experiential Learning (Part 1)

As competition for employment among recent graduates remains as fierce as ever, students must increasingly be able to articulate the value of their college experience, as well as the skills and competencies they’ve gained, to differentiate themselves in the job search.

In the first segment of this three-part webconference series, we will explore the breadth of opportunities that exist for you and your staff to contribute to this institutional priority, and consider some of the possible paths ahead for experiential learning on campus.

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Senate Chambers E3-262

This webinar is hosted by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and will be live.


New Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention and Programming

Recent legislation, White House guidance, media attention, and Department of Education investigations are increasingly calling attention to prevention education programs at higher education institutions. This webconference will discuss the current state of sexual assault prevention on campus and share innovative strategies and practices that provide students with high-quality learning opportunities to expand their knowledge and build their prevention skills throughout their time on campus.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Borger Room E1 - 270

This webinar is hosted by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and will be live.

N.B. It is anticipated that this content will be delivered from an American perspective, and may not be as applicable to the Canadian context.


Building an Effective University Infrastructure to Address On-Campus Sexual Assault

While many institutions offer a wide variety of prevention education programs to students, most universities do not have a coordinated and centralized approach to address sexual assault prevention, reporting, and response. This webconference will discuss the five key steps to building and maintaining a robust sexual assault prevention infrastructure including establishing a coordinated taskforce, designing sound policies and procedures, creating accessible reporting options, and assessing campus-wide efforts.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Senate Chambers E3-262

This webinar is hosted by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and will be live.

N.B. It is anticipated that this content will be delivered from an American perspective, and may not be as applicable to the Canadian context.


Maximizing Experiential Learning for Student Employees (Part 2)

Student employment represents one of the greatest opportunities on campus to provide professional development and experiential learning support since it offers access to a large pool of students and interactions that take place in a professional environment. The second part of this series will explore how to change students’ perceptions of their campus employment experience—and how to reach them with professional development throughout their employment experience.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Senate Chambers E3-262

This webinar is hosted by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and will be live.


Reframing the Co-Curricular Experience (Part 3)

Employers consistently report that the most important skills for employees to have are the “soft” ones: written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving. We know that students can and are developing these skills through co-curricular involvement, but many students don’t access these opportunities, and those that do often struggle to articulate the value of their experiences to prospective employers.
The final segment of this series will look at strategies for reframing the co-curricular experience, helping students better take advantage of all student affairs division offerings and ensuring they can articulate the value of their involvement in the job search.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Senate Chambers E3-262

This webinar is hosted by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and will be live.


Do you know of a great webinar coming up that might be of benefit to your Student Affairs colleagues? If so, please contact Cora Dupuis with the details.


PD Day - Success through Wellness: Seeing Yourself in the Campus Mental Health Strategy, November 26, 2014

Presentations from the day (Microsoft PowerPoint, PPTX):


Older presentations

Morning presentations (PDF)

Results from Question #3 from afternoon departmental breakout sessions (PDF)

Results from Question #4 'blue dot' voting from afternoon departmental breakout sessions (PDF)

New - See Yourself in SEM Event Evaluation Summary (PDF)


Professional Development Events

  • None currently scheduled.

Mini Talks

  • None currently scheduled.

Professional Development Survey

  • None available at this time.

Professional Development Past Events

Last Event

  • See Yourself in SEM - Part II Indigenous Achievement, November 28, 2013
    • Strategic enrolment management planning framework can be found here

Mini Talks

  • MythBusters Take on Assessment
    Webinar Replay from studentaffairs.com facilitated by Tricia Nolfi
    January 27, 2012, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Workbook
  • Deborah Young
    November 21, 2011, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PD Day Events

  • Jim Black - "Creating a Student-Centered Culture"
    March 15, 2012, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Denise Bissonnette
    November 29, 2011, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm