Spring 2022 Professional Development Activities Day - Call for Proposals: Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Link to submit an online proposal


The Professional Development Committee (PDC) encourages all employees to consider submitting a proposal for a Spring 2022 PDA day workshop. If you feel there is a need that is not being met at PDA day, please consider submitting a proposal or asking a colleague in that area of expertise to submit. For Spring 2022 PDA, we will be continuing our conversations on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and best practices to support our students and ourselves as we continue to work and offer classes and services remotely and in-person while slowly transitioning towards a safe return to campus.


Following are potential topics for workshops of interest – please consider submitting a proposal!


Diversity and Demographics

Wellness and Safety

  • Citizenship and Democracy
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Courageous Conversations to Promote Culture Change
  • Mental Health
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism
  • Movement (such as yoga and boxing)
  • Employee Affinity Group Advocacy and Support
  • Nutrition/Healthy Eating
  • Understanding Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions and other factors that prevent equity and inclusion
  • Workplace/Home Emergency Preparedness
  • Why Equity/Inclusivity Matters
  • Workplace Safety

Teaching, Learning, and Student Support

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

  • Creating an Equity-minded learning environment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Discipline-specific topics
  • Departmental Procedures (PAF Trainings, Requisition Trainings, Escape Trainings)
  • Online/Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Supporting students in online, hybrid, and in-person learning environments
  • Leadership Training

Technology (high demand)

  • Listening Sessions
  • Beginning and Advanced Office Technologies (Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Time Management
  • Canvas


  • Drupal 8


  • Zoom Accessibility and Tips & Tricks



Submit your proposal now, and fine-tune it later – we are here to help you develop your ideas!

Even if you are not able to provide all details for your workshop now, please submit your proposal by the deadline. You will have an opportunity to fine-tune or make changes to your workshop title, description, etc. after workshop proposal submission. Workshops may be proposed as 1.5 hour or 3.0 hour sessions. Discipline and Departmental submissions are welcome. Please keep in mind that while faculty and other employees are not required to participate in departmental sessions, they may feel obligated to do so for department-focused workshops. Faculty, Classified Professionals, and Management Team are free to choose workshops that are best suited for their interests.

More details coming soon on the format for Spring 2022 PDA. Proposals due by Wednesday, November 24th, 2021. Link to submit online proposal