Professional Staff Development Program

Program Structure


A comprehensive professional development experience for non-supervisory staff that includes:

  • Five interactive sessions
  • Between session assignments

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Strengths-Based Professional Development
Introductions – Overview of Professional Staff Development – Change and Growth – Discover Your Strengths – Visualizing the Future

Working With Others
Diversity and Inclusion – Ladder of Inference – Implicit Bias – Perspective-Taking – Your Partnerships – Communication Styles

Working With Change
Change and Conflict – Constructive Framing – Self Management – Conflict Styles – The Change Process

Applying Your Talents to Career Choices
Career Development Competency Assessment - Career Development SMART Goals – Professional Development Conversations – UCSF Career Development Resources

Talent-Focused Conversations With Your Manager
Refine Your Plan - The Best of Us - The Strengths Discovery Conversation - The Career Conversation - Self-Advocacy – Series Feedback


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