Professional Development


The Division of Student Affairs recognizes the importance of investing in our employees. Our division aims to provide professional development opportunities that support growth, engagement and the development of critical skills that prepare you for the future. We are committed to enhancing your professional experiences and we encourage all staff to participate in professional development opportunities. 

The Student Affairs Professional Development Plan will include the following areas: Divisional Meetings throughout the fall and spring terms, opportunities to participate in Professional Development Retreats or Conferences, and the development of a Manager’s Training program.

We value the work of our employees, and we understand the need to continue to develop the skills of our teams so that we can thrive as we serve out students. We understand that professional development is an integral component of establishing a culture of excellence at CSUDH.  


  • Increase knowledge of current issues within student affairs
  • Enhance skills that are needed to help employees and students navigate the institution
  • Model a renewed vision of the strategic plan for the university and student affairs
  • Motivate teams and individuals to enhance productivity and effectiveness   
  • Develop networks across departments

Student Affairs Division Meetings

Regular Division Meetings allow the Student Affairs Leadership Team to share updates about the university and within the division. During these meetings, we share progress toward goals, discuss initiatives that are underway, and review the progress, outcomes and successes within Student Affairs. Meetings will be held throughout the year and all employees from Student Affairs are encouraged to attend. Staff and administrators within Student Affairs will receive additional information via email about division meetings. 

2022-2023 Division Meetings 

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10am to 12pm – Student Affairs Fall Kick Off Event
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10am to 11:30am – Coffee Break
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10am to 11:30am – Coffee Break
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10am to 12pm – Student Affairs Division Meeting
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10am to 11:30am – Coffee Break
*Dates and times subject to change. 

Student Affairs Manager’s Training

Student Affairs Manager’s Training offers managers within the Division of Student Affairs the opportunity to participate and engage in a collaborative program across the division that is designed to enhance leadership skills and learning for those in management positions. Participants will engage in relevant discussions about leadership topics and critical issues in higher education. 


  • Provide opportunities for managers to engage in culturally relevant and equity-centered discussions
  • Prepare managers for administrative advancement through strategic leadership experiences
  • Increase knowledge of higher education systems, policies and processes
  • Provide intentional experiences that support managers personal and professional goals

2022-2023 Manager's Trainings 

  • Additional Information Coming Soon 

Conferences, Retreats and Additional Professional Development Opportunities 

The Division of Student Affairs encourages employees to seek out opportunities for professional development through organizations, conferences, and retreats. Professional development retreats are hosted throughout the year in various settings. Employees looking to attend a professional development conference, or who are seeking out other professional development opportunities, should speak with their manager. Managers are encouraged to reach out to the appropriate administrator within the Student Affairs Leadership Team for concerns of funding or additional inquiries regarding feasibility. The Division of Student Affairs encourages managers to speak with their administrators about additional creative opportunities to engage employees with organizations and affiliations for professional development.

For questions regarding Professional Development, please consult with your Associate Vice President or Director who serves as part of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.

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