2019 Staff Professional Development Workshop at Shaw University
Shaw University was the host for the third staff professional development workshop that took place on July 18, 2019. Some 130 people were at the event, and one of their strongest responses was how much they like getting a chance to visit the other campuses in Wake County. The first workshop was at NC State and the second at Wake Tech. The committee will work on going to another campus next summer. This workshop also stressed ways to network with attendees.
This year’s event had 21 breakout sessions (see the schedule link on this page), and a panel at the end of the event. Again, the emphasis was on helping people fairly new to higher education positions learn about key issues and how to become even more involved. Among the sessions were ones on understanding your personal and professional purpose, microaggression, business etiquette in the workplace, difficult conversations, and supporting academically at risk students.
Panelists (above) who shared their experiences as higher education staff members were Nakia Anderson (Saint Augustine’s), Makeba Jackson (NC State), Anna Clay McAdams (Wake Tech), Katie Nagel (Meredith), Alesheia Baccous (Shaw) and Michelle Hemmer (William Peace)
Our 3rd Workshop for Staff Members from All Parts of Our Campuses
Marilyn Terrill (top photo) was one of the 29 presenters at the workshop for all kinds of staff members from the six campuses. She talked about Green Zone Training.
Sarah Kibler (above) led the panel discussion and is the original leader of these workshops.