Fall 2023 FSDP Workshop Registration Now Open

Registration for our highly popular Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP) is now open for Fall 2023!

An instructor holds a microphone and gestures as she teaches.New and Noteworthy this Fall:

Community Engagement Professional Foundations (CEPF) Certificate Program:

This focused series of workshops will provide a foundation in community engagement and partnerships through an inclusive, equity-based lens. The CEPF Certificate Program includes three required classes and three electives, but everyone is welcome to enroll in these workshops regardless of if they are completing the certificate. Core courses are:

  • Community Engagement Fundamentals

  • Community Partnerships

  • Equity and Inclusion Considerations for Community Partnered Efforts

Year of Discourse and Dialogue Programming:

In support of the Provost’s Year of Discourse and Dialogue, FSDP is introducing workshops this fall to explore topics such as how to have conversations that allow for sharing both fact and opinion, and civil discourse. Taught by subject matter experts from throughout our University community, these workshops include:

  • Conflict as Catalyst, instructor Laura Ainsley, Office of Human Resources

  • The Importance of Civil Discourse, instructor Georgia Bedford, Department of Communications

  • Be Civil, Be Civic: How to Agree and Disagree, instructor Calum Matheson, Department of Communications

Brand-new offerings:

Our supervisory workshops, the Supervisor Support Chat series, were well received when launched as a resource during the pandemic. We’re continuing them with two new topics for the Fall through FSDP. These are designed to offer support and guidance in navigating current challenges and trends in workplace supervision. New offerings include:

  • Supervisor Support Chat: Making Meetings Matter, instructor Jordan Miller

  • Supervisor Support Chat: Building a Mentoring Program, instructor Laura Ainsley

Certificate Programs:

We continue to provide our highly-regarded partnered programs:

Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (COLE)
The Certificate in Organization Leadership and Ethics (COLE) is co-sponsored by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and the University’s Office of Human Resources. It’s a series of eight workshops, designed for supervisors and administrators who want to maximize their ability to have an impact as ethical leaders within their University organization or overall workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP)
The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP,) co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of Human Resources, is designed to reinforce the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion through a series of six introductory-level workshops open to all faculty and staff, followed by a Capstone Conversation. Workshops are designed to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the diverse perspectives and experiences of our University community members and the value this diversity brings to our individual and collective opportunities for success. Using this knowledge, participants will gain the tools to influence a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Workshop Information:

Workshops will be presented in various modes: in-person, hybrid, and remote to accommodate the working environments of our University community. Please check each workshop description for more information. Learning opportunities include leadership development, global competence, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, information technology, research administration, and more!

Explore the FSDP page and browse the available courses* for Fall 2023!

* Course offerings subject to change