Upcoming Events

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping Student Affairs Professionals gain the knowledge, expertise, and training needed to best serve their goals, the division and the university.  The Staff Development Team (SDT) is responsible for facilitating the monthly Division Meeting programs, coordinating the division-level new staff orientation and informing staff members in the Division of Student Affairs of other professional development opportunities.

April Division Program 

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 8:00 a.m., MSC 2400 - Gates Ballroom
     8:00 - 8:30 a.m. – Refreshments and Networking

     8:30 - 8:45 a.m. – Welcome & Howdy Call
     8:45 - 9:45 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

The style of this month’s program varies from other months in that we will gather together as a Division for a short time, then you will select one of three breakout sessions that most interests you. The theme for this month’s program is Working Smarter.  Time is among our most precious and limited commodities. Each breakout session offers strategies for maximizing time and effort in the work environment.

Breakout Session Option 1:
Hi, Can I Borrow Some Time?
Presenter: Regan Durham, Senior Training and Development Consultant, Employee & Organizational Development
Have you ever thought to yourself, “If only I had more time?”  Time is an invaluable commodity that is finite and never assured.  This makes being able to manage your time a critical skill for success in the workplace.  This skill allows you to spend your time on the most important tasks and projects first. Participants attending this session will be able to define priorities at work, identify tools for improved time management, and construct a planning system.
Breakout Session Option 2:
Eating the Elephant: Tips and Tricks for Project Success
Presenter: Carl Ivey, IT Project Manager, Student Affairs IT
Project Management can be a daunting topic. This session will introduce a streamlined process to managing small to medium projects, identify key processes that contribute to project success, and provide tools, tips, and tricks that can help you be successful in managing projects, people, meetings, and time.
Breakout Session Option 3:
Market Smarter, Not Harder!
Presenter: Kelly VonDrehle, Communications Manager, Department of Recreational Sports
Now that you spent so much time planning your event, how do you best market it?  This presentation will review various social media platforms, how to maximize their functions, and review what your department is doing and can do better.  This interactive session will have the audience leaving with a toolbox of techniques to promote their events relevant to our students. 

Because we will only be gathering as a large group for a short time at the beginning, we are asking for Howdy Call sign-ups in advance. If you would like to sign-up for Howdy Call, please email dsastaff@tamu.edu by Monday, April 3rd at 5:00 PM. Additionally, please email dsastaff@tamu.edu by noon on Friday, March 31st for any accommodations needed.