In effort to support your best work, the Division of Student Affairs and the broader Oregon State University community offer a number of professional development and engagement opportunities. These opportunities are an investment in you — to help you grow as leaders within the division and beyond; to support strong partnerships and provide space for shared learning; and to give you the topical knowledge that will enable you to effectively respond to student concerns and contribute to student success. Read about these opportunities for connection below and also review the division meeting schedule for events that prepare division employees to be effective responders, supporters and allies and division committees covering topics from youth advocacy to student health.

Student Affairs Leadership Institute

This is a comprehensive training for division supervisors, managers and leaders. The institute will take place over the course of an academic year and help our leaders process, synthesize and analyze important issues. Topics that will be covered include design thinking, managing through change and leading across difference.

Learn about the institute

Collaborative Cohorts

To support strong partnerships across departments, collaborative cohorts align employees with similar job duties or areas of focus for reciprocal learning, shared accountability and relationship building. Learn about the division's collaborative cohorts — including the Facilities Partnering group, the Central Communications Team and the Assessment Council.

Read about division cohorts


Professional Development Library

The library allows division employees to borrow books that may be of interest to them in their professional development. Books categories include leadership, social justice, student success and history. Contact Erin Wirkkala if you have a book suggestion or would like to borrow a book. Typical check-out length is 60 days.

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Common Interests Groups

These groups are casual, open to anyone in the division and provide an opportunity for folks to connect based on shared interests — like running, gaming and parenting. These are not university or division-organized activities. Reach out directly to group contacts for information. Please contact Erin Wirkkala if you are interested in starting a group.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With over 16,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete and track courses related to your field and interests. LinkedIn Learning is available at no cost to all active OSU faculty, staff, and students.

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Training and Professional Development Dashboard

Through the employee dashboard in MyOregonState, you can access a broad range of trainings and professional development resources to help you grow as a leader and team member. Themes include collaboration, innovation and technology, diversity and inclusive excellence, organizational management and safety and compliance.

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