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.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Sessions

The Professional Development Committee is excited to be hosting two Lunch and Learn events in March and April for all Professional Staff. Bring your own lunch and learn more about the topics below:  

“Pathways to Degree”

Thursday, March 14, from 12 to 1 p.m.
     in the Libbey Hall Dining Room and Microsoft Teams

In this event, hear from a panel of representatives that will share how you can use your benefits to continue your education. We will have representatives from Human Resources, UToledo Online, Adult and Transfer Admissions, and Graduate Admissions to speak about the benefits available and the process for enrolling and completing a degree. We will also have PSA members who have completed degrees while employed at UToledo. Please RSVP to attend.

“Leading When You’re Not In Charge”

Wednesday, April 17, from 12 to 1 p.m.
     in Collier Building, Room 2409
Wednesday, April 24, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    in Carlson Library, Room 1005

Ken Blanchard stated “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” During this presentation you will learn powerful skills on how to be a great leader even when you are not charge. Learn five techniques to cultivate influence and build trust to grow yourself and your team. No RSVP is needed to attend. 

LinkedIn Learning Paths

New Year, New You!

Are you interested in expanding your technology skills this year? Use the links below to connect with UToledo’s LinkedIn Learning Paths and learn more about using Microsoft Teams, Excel and Outlook. These mini-courses are available to take at your own pace at a time convenient for you! Click the links below to get started:

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning

Past Professional Development Workshops

See the archived events.

2023-2024 MEMBERS

  • Beth Gerasimiak, Chair
  • Kenny Brown
  • Kimberly Fahey
  • Justin Grier
  • Mark Halsey
  • Tracey Hidalgo
  • Julie Pinciotti
  • Julie Radwanski
  • Kelly Willings
  • DeMya Wimberly

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Last Updated: 7/15/24