Professional Support Staff (PSS) Development Committee
The PSS Development Committee provides workshops that will assist in many training and learning opportunities to enhance professional development. The workshops consist of two different types: Technical (i.e. Spreadsheets, Access, Powerpoint, SIS Training, Specialized Departmental Training) and Non-Technical (i.e. Conflict Management, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Diversity). The committee also mentors new PSS Staff members by being a source of information and another campus contact.
The Mission Statement
The mission of the PSS Development Committee is to create workshops and seminars for PSS staff to enhance professional development, personal growth and promote good will among each other.
PSS Development Committee Members
Natalie Trent (Advisor) - Human Resources
Denise Gross (Co-Chair) - KCON-CHS
Bonnie Peterson (Co-Chair) - Education/TRIO Upward Bound - Pew
Sandra Matthews - KCON - CHS
Jo Ann Boon-Shelton - Seidman Finance - Pew
Jennifer Cathey - General Education - Allendale
Wendy Johnson - Financial Aid - Allendale
Becki Visser - Office of the Provost - Allendale
Suzanne Rogers - College of Education - Pew
Janet Potgeter - Geology Dept. - Allendale
Kathryn Shuert - Financial Aid - Allendale
Workshop Instructions and Information
1. You must register for workshops online. PSS Development Workshop Registration
2. After attending the workshop, you must complete the program development course application in order to receive PSS Development credit. Development Course Application
3. All IT, Excellence Series and PSSD seminars are approved.
We Value You
We value your ideas and input. You are encouraged to contact any of the PSS Development Committee members listed above with questions, comments, feedback and workshop suggestions. In addition, we encourage suggestions and ideas for the PSS Appreciation Luncheon held in March.
If you have workshop ideas or are interested in becoming a committee member or simply a mentor for new PSS staff member, please email Denise Gross or Bonnie Peterson.