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CSW, USC host Professional Development Conference


October 08, 2009

In recognition of the importance of professional development, the ASU Commission on the Status of Women and the University Staff Council are coordinating the second annual CSW/USC Professional Development Conference scheduled for Oct. 21. The conference will take place at all four campuses, with each campus offering a variety of one hour workshop sessions.

Some of the workshops scheduled include “Legal Review,” “Effective E-mail Communication,” “Workplace Communication,” and “Going Green in the Office.” Attendees can attend one session or stay for the entire day. The conference is completely free of charge.

The goal of the CSW/USC Professional Development Conference is to provide readily-accessible information, resources, and strategies to employees in order to help them succeed in their current position and in their long term career. Additionally, the design of nearly all of the workshops correspond to the newly developed “University’s Core Expectations for ASU Staff.”

A number of the workshop sessions will be hosted by units across the University including, the Employee Assistance Office, Counseling and Consultation, Family Services, University Sustainable Practices, and the Faculty Women’s Association.  The Office of Human Resources is proud to host workshops on “Workplace Excellence” (Tempe, West, and Downtown), and “Generational Diversity in the Workplace” (Tempe). 

Per SPP 601, supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to identify reasonable work modifications to allow the employee to attend conference workshops, without negatively impacting service. We encourage all to take advantage of this development opportunity. 

For more information on the conference, including links for registration, please visit the CSW website at http://asu.edu/csw. Please direct any questions to Karen Engler, coordinator for the CSW.