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.




Top Social Issues for Teens in Today (webinar with IMPACT)

Presented by: Dr. Ellen Contente

Teens have different issues to deal with today. Social media has amplified the struggles they face and many suffer from anxiety and depression. They are exposed to violence on the screen and in music. Let's not forget drugs and alcohol and peer pressure, which have been a problem for decades. Join us for a discussion about signs to look for in your teen and how to help them deal with today's pressures.

Visit Impact's website and enter UT as your username to access monthly webinar. 


successful Teleworking: how to remain productive and connected as an office of one

Presented by: Adam Feiner

While there are many benefits of teleworking, a remote office isn't always the best fit for everybody or for all situations. This doesn't mean, however, that one can't remain productive and continue to feel connected while teleworking, even if you have become an "office of one." In this training, learn how to be successful with and get the most out of teleworking. Find out what changes you may need to make to be as productive as possible while avoiding the sense of isolation that can come by working remotely.

December 17th at 9:00 am 

Register here

Visit Impact's website and enter UT as your username to access monthly webinar. 

Professional Development Assistance Award

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

November 2020

Mental Information And Resource Training 

Presented by: James Townsend

Join us to discuss the most prevalent mental health issues we see in students as well as physical and behavioral signs/symptoms that can be applied to faculty/staff as well. We will touch on crisis, what a crisis is, and how to respond to a crisis. This session will also provide scenarios to discuss and responses to those scenarios.

Session take-aways:


Leading Through Our Viral Trail With Style

Offered in partnership with the Office of Quality and Continuous Learning

Presented by Dr. Clint Longenecker

Special introductory remarks will be provided by Dr. Gregory Postel, Interim President of The University of Toledo.

 As a leader, it is easy these days to feel out of alignment, stressed, and even discouraged. If you feel this way, know that you are not alone. To help you deal with these challenges and to remind you that we are all in this together, we are offering a 75-minute workshop for campus leaders to offer encouragement and some specific tools that can be used to help you use this viral trial for an opportunity to fine-tune your leadership skills.

Session take-aways:

2020-2021 MEMBERS

Stacy Jenkins

Stacy Jenkins - Chair

DeMya Wimberly

Demya Wimberly - Co-Chair

  • Christina Bentlage
  • Jessica Faber
  • Julie Radwanski

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Last Updated: 11/20/20