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Professional Development & Staff Leadership Opportunities

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Staff Council aims to help staff from across DePaul University get involved with potential leadership and professional development opportunities.  If you have a staff opportunity you would like to see posted here, please e-mail the details to staffcouncil@depaul.edu.

Opportunities with upcoming deadlines

Staff Council is looking for one (1) university staff member to serve on the University Athletic Board.

University Athletic Board
The University Athletic Board (UAB) is the liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Office of the President. Board members represent a cross-section of the university—faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Board members provide perspectives on Athletic Department initiatives and operations.

The Staff Council Effectiveness Committee will review self-nominations and recommend one university staff member for the UAB.

Application deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Application instructions: Please email Staff Council at staffcouncil@depaul.edu, with a brief interest statement addressing the following information:

•    Your name and role at DePaul
•    The number of years you have been at DePaul
•    Your interest in this committee and any relevant experience you have had
•    How you would use DePaul’s Vincentian mission in this committee work

Term & requirements: This commitment is for a three year term. The UAB meets six times throughout the school year, usually on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Sullivan Athletic Center. The first meeting of this year will be Monday, September 26.

If you are interested, please apply by Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Staff Council is looking for one (1) School of Music staff member to serve on the Dean of the School of Music search committee.

Search Committee for Dean of the School of Music
This committee will help develop the advertisement and job prospectus, examine applications, interview semifinalists, meet with finalists, and help with the logistics of the search. Staff candidates should be from the School of Music.

Once selected, the staff member is expected to spend a couple of hours in the advertisement set-up process, several hours to review application files, and participate in Zoom interviews to take place in the span of 3 days, followed up by a visit with the finalists.

The Staff Council Effectiveness Committee will review self-nominations and recommend one School of Music staff member for the search committee. The Provost will formally approve the full committee.

Application deadline: Monday, September 26, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Application instructions: Please email Staff Council at staffcouncil@depaul.edu, with a brief interest statement addressing the following information:

•    Your name and role at the School of Music
•    The number of years you have been at DePaul
•    Your interest in this committee and any relevant experience you have had
•    How you would use DePaul’s Vincentian mission in this committee work

Term & requirements: This committee will meet until the search is over.

If you are interested, please apply by Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Ongoing opportunities

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity offers the BUILD Diversity Certificate, a professional development diversity certificate available to all DePaul staff and faculty.  The certificate program helps participants develop cultural competencies, offering the tools necessary for linking diversity to organizational and work performance, and connecting the university's Vincentian mission of dignity and respect for all individuals to our core operating business principles.

There is a Level 1 certifcate program, as well as an advanced Level 2 certificate.  Courses may also be taken individually for those who do not want to pursue the full certificate program.

Detailed information about certificate requirements, course descriptions, and schedules can be found on the BUILD website.

The Assessment Certificate Program (ACP) is a workshop-based program designed to provide training and support for faculty and staff engaged in the assessment of student learning.  This program is a collaboration between multiple departments at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago.  To learn more about how to register and complete the certificate, visit the Assessment Certificate Program website.

Learn about the variety of certificate programs offered on the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) website.  E-mail cperegistration@depaul.edu with any questions not answered on the website.

Connect with other DePaul parents and network on topics related to parenthood.  For more information, visit the DePaul Parent Connection website.

Learn about upcoming events and how to join on the DePaul Women's Network website.  E-mail DPUWomensNetwork@depaul.edu with any questions not answered on the website.

The Division of Mission and Ministry has numerous opportunities available for staff, including:
  • Staff Mentor for Service Immersion Trips:  Service Immersion Trips are opportunities to travel to different cities over Winter and Spring Break and join communities in service and justice work.  Staff Mentors accompany students on winter and spring break service immersion trips and serve as a point of support to the group’s student leader.  Applications for Service Immersion Staff Mentors are ongoing.  E-mail umintrips@depaul.edu for additional information.
  • Heritage Tours and Vincentian Mission Institute:  The Division of Mission and Ministry offers regular opportunities for members of the university community to deepen their understanding of the university’s patron, by participating in guided Vincentian Heritage study tours to locations in Paris and throughout France associated with the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Lunch with Vincent: A quarterly lunch dialogue program designed to foster reflection and conversation on Vincentian spirituality and its practical application to our life and work, while also enabling DePaul faculty and staff to connect with one another from across the university in meaningful dialogue and interaction.  Review upcoming dates and RSVP details on the Lunch with Vincent website.
  • A Day with Vincent: This day-long retreat experience seeks to help participants find the time and space in the midst of their busy lives to reflect more deeply on Vincentian spirituality and mission and enable them to meet and engage with other DePaul faculty and staff from across the institution.  Information and registration details for upcoming workshops can be found on the A Day with Vincent website.  E-mail Tom Judge at tjudge@depaul.edu with any questions.

Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) provides holistic education, support, and resources for individuals to establish and sustain long-term, healthy behaviors, including hosting a number of trainings and workshops open to staff. View their events calendar here.

Staff are invited to use the Idea Realization Lab and attend Idea Realization Lab workshops at no cost. 

Offered during the Autumn Quarter, Chicago Quarter courses acquaint first-year students at DePaul with the metropolitan community, its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and urban issues. Students also learn about university life, resources and how to be a successful student through the Common Hour portion of each Chicago Quarter course.
 
See the Chicago Quarter website for more details on how to become a Staff Professional.  Information sessions on how to become a Staff Professional are generally held throughout the month of February.  E-mail firstyr@depaul.edu for more information on session dates and locations.

Staff who are currently managing (or planning to manage) student employees can pursue the Student Employment Manager Certification Program

Staff Council serves as the official liaison between staff and other university constituencies by advocating for staff, participating in shared governance, and engaging with staff about issues faced in the workplace.  Learn more about Staff Council, its upcoming meetings and events, and annual election information on the Staff Council website.

Did another staff member at the university do something stellar and you want to acknowledge their excellent performance? Submit a "Staff Shout-Out" form to celebrate them and simply acknowledge great work! There is no limit to how many times you can say "You are terrific at your job."

An email will be sent to your shout-out nominee. If you are unsure of the recipient's email, you can look them up in the Outlook directory.

Study Abroad has opportunities each year for staff to help lead short-term study abroad programs as a Staff Professional.  Staff Professionals partner with a faculty member to help teach class content through a Global Hour curriculum, then travel abroad with the group in a leadership role at the end of the quarter. 

E-mail Scott Ozaroski at s.ozaroski@depaul.edu for additional information.

Information about values-centered leadership certification and training programs can be found on the Vincent on Leadership training website.  E-mail Pat Bombard at hayleadership@depaul.edu with any questions.

Learn about Workplace Learning training options on the Office of Human Resources Workplace Learning website.  E-mail training@depaul.edu with any questions not answered on the website.

DePaul’s TEDx videos have generated nearly 3 million views on YouTube, and past participants said that it led to professional opportunities, visibility, speaking engagements, media interviews, networking growth, and resume content.