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 TRAINING

september 2021

EI advanced training: Building Self-Awareness and Managing Emotions

Presented by: Jenell L. S. Wittmer, Ph.D.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been found to be one of the strongest predictors of success at work (and in life)! At the foundation of emotional intelligence is one’s self-perception, the ability to recognize and manage one’s own emotions. In this session, we will cover some practical ways to build emotional self-awareness and emotional regulation. Building these skills will allow for better management of your own emotions and stress, as well as your behaviors and reactions when working and communicating with others. 

September 29th at 9:00 am (virtual)

Registration coming soon!


Professional Development Assistance Award

Due to COVID-19, all budget transfers are suspended and no new applications for the 2021-2022 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

MAY 2021

The Art Of Active Listening (My Life Expert)

We all "hear", but often don't truly listen. In this session, we will explore the differences and learn how to actively listen!

APRIL 2021

Managing Your Time While Working Remotely (My Life Expert)

Remote work is becoming the new normal, and projections are that it will continue long after Covid, but it does present some unique time management challenges.

Everyday Team Building

Presented by: Steve Davis 
Teambuilding is not a one-time exercise. Cohesion is not something teams either have or don't have. Teams are built and re-built by the attitudes and actions leaders and members show up with every day. In this presentation, we'll walk through the habits that leaders and members can implement to build healthy, effective teams.

march 2021

Supplemental benefits

This session provided to us by the Office of Human Resources allows participants to discovering some of the lesser known benefits available to you as a UToledo employee.  This presentation explored some of benefits you may not know are available or that you may have forgotten about!

View PowerPoint

February 2021

Microsoft Teams Training

Presented by: Davlon Miller
Are you interested in improving communication within your department and others around campus? Join us for an introductory training session on how to use Microsoft Teams. Teams have replaced Skype for Business as the preferred inner campus communication tool; however, Teams can do so much more. This session will cover: basic usage of the platform, how to communicate with faculty and staff, schedule and facilitate meetings, and more.

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Calm Down: Meditation And Relaxation Guide (Monthly Webinar With IMPACT)

Presented by: Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino

Beyond I.Q. To E.Q.

Presented by: Pat Schultz

JANUARY 2021

Learn More About Teams

With the change away from Skype for Business to Teams, we would like to provide you with timely information to be efficient in utilizing this tool to the maximum extent. Microsoft is consistently updating the Teams, therefore please use the training videos to view the most up to date information.

TEAMS TRAINING LINKS

DECEMBER 2020

Successful Teleworking: How To Remain Productive And Connected As An Office Of One

Presented by: Adam Feiner

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:

PowerPoint (PDF)

OCTOBER 2020

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:

Tough times video (YouTube)

Handout (PDF)

PowerPoint (PDF)


2021-2022 MEMBERS

  • Christina Bentlage
  • Kenny Brown
  • Jessica Faber
  • Julie Radwanski
  • DeMya Wimberly

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Last Updated: 7/1/21