UToledo Professional Staff Association

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee serves as an advocate for PSA members in all aspects of professional development. . The Committee supports PSA members' professional growth and career achievement by recommending policies and changes regarding professional development to University administration through the Professional Staff Council and Human Resources. Subjects within the Committee's purview include employee orientation, performance appraisal, compensation, training, leadership development, and career paths. The Committee may also act on any other topic related to PSA members' professional development.


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Professional Development Committee moved the March and April sessions to webinar format. This concludes the 2019-2020 series. Watch the PSA Voice newsletter for announcements when the series resumes in fall.

Healthy U is offering COVID-19 well-being resources including virtual Rocket Recharge, monthly webinars from IMPACT Solutions, and a Sleep Health webinar in May (registration required).

Professional Development Assistance Award

All funds for the 2019-2020 academic year have been allocated. Due to COVID-19, all budget transfers are suspended and no new applications for the 2020-2021 year are being accepted at this time. We hope to restore this mini-grant opportunity in the near future.

Qualified full-time PSA members* are eligible to receive up to $100 towards their professional development experience. Total funds available for Professional Development Assistance Awards will be determined by the PSC Professional Development Committee and funding is granted on a first come, first served basis.

The PSA Professional Development Assistance Award can reimburse the following expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Car mileage
  • Parking fees
  • Lodging
  • Conference registration fees

Past Professional Development Workshops

Critical Conversations with Terrie Kovacs, Director HR Academics & Talent (February 2020)
Without effective workplace communication, conflicts arise, gossip ensues, and performance deteriorates.  The ability to clearly communicate is imperative. It is so important to always set clear expectations. Employees who know what is expected of them are productive and engaged with the institution. Effective communication enhances interpersonal relationships, builds trust and teamwork, prevents costly mistakes, motivates and gets things done. Open, effective communication, as well as clear channels for feedback optimizes the opportunity for discussion rather than avoiding conversations.

Download the presentation (PDF)

2019-2020 MEMBERS

 Stacy Jenkins

Stacy Jenkins - Co-Chair

DeMya Wimberly

Demya Wimberly - Co-Chair

  • Christina Bentlage
  • Jessica Faber
  • Melissa Hansen
  • Aleiah Jones
  • Julie Radwanski


Last Updated: 5/11/20