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 below as well as the division's Discovery Library that enhances our understanding of the student experience.

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


Topical Trainings

Topical trainings offered by content experts prepare division employees to be effective responders, supporters and allies. Areas of focus will be response and referral strategies for students in crisis; public safety response, including compliance with federal laws related to campus health and safety; expanded awareness of implicit biases that impact student well-being; and self-care for professionals.

View forthcoming trainings

Discovery Library

Departments are often learning new information through surveys or research that helps them better serve students. However, this information is not always shared with other division departments that could benefit from the findings. The Discovery Library housed in Canvas will gather this information for division employees, and reports emailed periodically will give updates on new data that can be used to assist our divisional efforts.

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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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