Join us for one, two or all three
professional development opportunities.

All sessions will be via zoom. Supervisors are asked to give all
university staff time to attend these professional development sessions.

Register for sessions at: Shippensburg University – Professional Development RSVP

Once registered you will receive the zoom links for each session.

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Professional Reputation 
(in the midst of a Pandemic or anytime)

March 2, 2021 | 12:00-12:45 PM | Register by Feb 26

It can be challenging to stand out in a professional setting and even more so in the midst of a pandemic when we are relinquished to engaging people via technology. This session will feature some fun and practical ways to present yourself in a meaningful and lasting way, in person and over zoom.

Presented by Lorelee Isbell, Executive Director, Career, Mentoring and Professional Development Center and PCDE.

YOU are a Leader

March 31, 2021 | 12:00-12:45 PM | Register by March 24

YOU are a leader, whether you guide student workers, graduate students, or professional team members? Come to this session designed for Shippensburg University staff to learn about leadership, what it takes to be an effective leader and how to communicate with your supervisor no matter what their leadership style.

Presented by Lorie Davis, Chief of Staff, President’s Office 

So You Want to Talk About Race- Book reading and discussion

April 29, 2021 | 3:00-4:30 PM

Register by March 1, 2021 to be given a copy of the book at  Shippensburg University – Professional Development RSVP

Read the book, So You Want to Talk about Race by ljeoma Oluo and then join us for a conversation around the book and topics that affect our campus community.

Book Discussion lead by Stephanie Jirard J.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Criminal Justice.

About the book: A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor-at-Large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the ”N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.