Off-Campus Trainings, Conferences & Workshops | Professional Development

There are a variety of off-campus and community trainings, workshops, and conferences available to Pacific University employees to further their professional development. 

Leadership Strategies for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

December 13 - 14, 2018
Baltimore, MD

The landscape of work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space requires a forward-thinking, flexible, and resilient leader - one who is able to balance often competing priorities, respond to current events, and clearly communicate the vision and mission to various stakeholders on campus. This work is among the most important and most difficult on college campuses.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to provide leaders in the DEI world with the tools and skills to spearhead initiatives, create space for rich dialogue, and respond effectively to the daily challenges this work presents. Alongside a cohort of your peers who are also engaged in this meaningful work, we’ll address the following questions:

  • How can I engage in courageous conversations that encourage accountability and garner buy-in with other leaders on campus?
  • How do I uncover and account for unconscious bias, either direct or indirect, and ensure an equitable experience across students, faculty, and staff?
  • What information and data do I need to make the case for putting resources behind DEI efforts, and where can I find it?
  • What is racial battle fatigue, and how can we better support ourselves and our colleagues to bolster the persistence it takes to be successful in this work?

To register, view Academic Impression website

Career Services and Academic Partnerships: Integrating Workforce Skill Development into the Curriculum

February 25 - 26, 2019
Denver, CO

Career services is uniquely positioned to identify, build, and develop strategic and impactful partnerships with any number of stakeholders across campus. They can serve as a key catalyst for integrating internship programs, experiential learning, and career development into curricula. Career services can also help non-academic units professionalize their student employment programs that can springboard into career development. On top of that, they can connect with and serve an institution’s main external stakeholders — alumni and employers — to ensure mentorship and employment opportunities that are of shared benefit on all sides.

dentifying, building, and developing these relationships and programs takes dedicated leadership, a flexible mindset, and innovative thinking in workflow. Our program will help leaders of career services programs rethink their role on campus and develop crucial partnerships to best serve students.

Join us for this day and a half workshop and work through five case studies of institutions that have successfully implemented academic and career services partnerships. You will learn about the barriers they encountered, how they’ve overcome these challenges, and what made them successful. You will also have time to work with peers and facilitators to adopt or adapt similar models for your unique institutional context.

To register, please visit the webpage

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Jennifer Teeter | teeterj@pacificu.edu