Summer 2020 Workshop Details
2019/2020 Committee Members:
|Beth Hwang||Assistant Director of StrongPoints||Meredith Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah Kibler||Assistant Provost||Meredith Collegeemail@example.com|
|Pamela Davis||Director of Human Resources||Meredith Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne White||Organizational Development Consultant||NC State Universityemail@example.com|
|Ann Brown||Director of Student Activities||Saint Augustine’s University||ABrown@st-aug.edu|
|Katy Merriss||Executive Administrative Assistant||Shaw Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jessica Craig||Staff Professional Development Coordinator||Wake Technical Community Collegeemail@example.com|
|Shemika Bell||Director of Staff Professional Development||Wake Technical Community Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kayla Beavers||Assistant Director of Human Resources||William Peace Universityemail@example.com|
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 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)