Professional Development Committee

What is Professional Development?

At GVSU, professional development is comprised of a continuum of opportunities—internal and external to the University—which expand or enhance competencies and capabilities that contribute to GVSU’s mission. Professional development (PD) includes the pursuit/acquisition of skills, attitudes, or knowledge which is reasonably connected to the mission of the University. Such pursuits would include training, conferences, degrees, certifications, or experiences directly related to one’s current—or reasonable next—job within the University. Professional development includes more than training or classroom style events. Job rotations, shadowing, stretch assignments, communities of practice, coaching/mentoring relationships, conferences, travel, and service projects can all be vehicles for professional development.

Quick Facts

Use the link below to view a list of members on this subcommittee.

AP Committees Membership

Meets bi-weekly from 3-4pm

October 31, 2023 (Minutes)

October 17, 2023 (Minutes)

October 3, 2023 (Minutes)

September 19, 2023 (Minutes)

September 5, 2023 (Minutes)

Professional Development Minutes Archive

Current Charge

The Executive Committee of the Administrative Professionals (AP) Committee charges the Professional Development Subcommittee of the AP Committee to explore the following topics during the 2023-24 Academic year:

-Continuation of the AP Socials

-Improve welcoming new APs

Professional Development Opportunities

Human Resources: Explore professional development opportunities at GVSU!

Sprout: Participate in GVSU trainings with a wide range of topics.

Leadership IQ: Enhance your leadership skills.

Inclusion & Equity Institute: Engage with your commitment to equity & inclusion.

Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups: Create deeper relationships with staff & faculty.

Resources for Supervisors: Learn new tools to support your staff.

Microcredentials: Increase your skillset with a badge or certificate.


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The purpose of the AP Professional Development Subcommittee is to act as a representative body for the AP Committee on issues regarding Professional Development. To report to the AP Executive Committee any recommendations on Professional Development policies that affect the AP staff. The AP Executive Committee will review and make final recommendations, which are reported to the appropriate Executive Officers for approval.

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