The Professional Development
Committee’s Upcoming Workshops:
contact Mary Grube at ext. 2040 to register or to submit an idea for a workshop
Resume Writing for Professional Staff
By Dana VanAbbema, TBA
Budget Stuff for Non-Budget Staff
Joe Carroll Award
A 20-year member of our housekeeping staff, Joe Carroll died on July 17, 2011, at age 66. In his memory, the Joe Carroll Memorial Award was created later that year by faculty and staff. This award recognizes non-exempt staff members who exemplify Joe’s commitment to the campus.
The winner of the award for 2012 was Brenda Carter, Caretaker I for Montgomery Hall. Congratulations, Brenda!
Monthly Staff Recognition Award
Carla Blanton (Health Center) [April 2013]
"Carla goes the extra mile in providing customer service to all visitors, staff and students. She displays commitment to her team of co-workers by volunteering to work extra hours when needed and rearranging her personal schedule for extended periods of time to cover co-workers emergency leave." - Nominator
Professional Development Committee
Members of this committee work with relevant groups on campus to plan and implement staff development opportunities on campus; consider ways in which staff interest and participation in professional development opportunities might be increased; and assess professional development needs and desires of staff and make recommendations for meeting them.
- In FA12 this committee organized several workshops including "How to Pursue a Deferred Dream: Balancing College Classes and Your Full-Time Job," "Financing a College Education," "Managing Up," and "Stress Management."
- Secured tuition assistance for full-time staff employees who want to take classes at Maryland Community Colleges. See here for details about the pilot program starting in FY14 and to download the application.
- So far, SP13 offerings have included: "Time Management," FAFSA training, "Building Your First Resume," "Protecting Yourself on Social Media," "Professional Writing," and "Leadership at every Level". See the schedule posted to the left for future workshops.