Professional Staff Development (PSD) Series

November 9, 2021 to December 14, 2021
UCSF Staff

A ((Virtual)) comprehensive professional development experience for non-supervisory staff that includes five interactive sessions and between-session assignments. To receive the full benefit of the program, it is required that you attend all 5 courses in the following order and each course is 3 hours.

Classes include:

  1. Understanding Your Strengths
    Introductions – Overview of Professional Staff Development – Change and Growth – Discover Your Strengths – Visualizing the Future
  2. Applying Your Talents to Career Choices
    Career Development Competency Assessment - Career Development SMART Goals – Professional Development Conversations – UCSF Career Development Resources
  3. Working with Change
    Change and Conflict – Constructive Framing – Self Management – Conflict Styles – The Change Process
  4. Working with Others
    Diversity and Inclusion – Ladder of Inference – Implicit Bias – Perspective-Taking – Your Partnerships – Communication Styles
  5. Strength Focused Conversations with Your Manager
    Refine Your Plan - The Best of Us - The Strengths Discovery Conversation - The Career Conversation - Self-Advocacy – Series Feedback

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the registration deadline date. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Next offering dates:  November 9, November 16, November 30, December 7 and December 14 at 1pm - 4pm.

Registration: Click here to register. 

Flyer: Click here for flyer.