Professional Development Minutes March 11, 2014

AP Professional Development Committee

March 11th, 2014 Meeting Minutes
Time: 8:30a
Location: 297C DEV



Luke DeMott (group 3)
Kate VanderKolk (group 6)
Maggie McCrystal (Human Resources)
Amy Campbell (group 1)

Not present:

Brad Gordon (group5)
Takeelia Garrett-Lynn (group 2)
Sienna Mavima (AP committee rep)
Audra Courtade (group 4)


Agenda Items:

Review of past seminars

Getting to Know your GVSU Better
The program was well reviewed. Individuals were inquiring to have a power point used for distribution to be able to reference the presentation.

Mindful Leadership will be cancelled because of the Teach-In. Beth from HR will send out a notice via email.

Communication Effectiveness for Leadership, April 2nd is still scheduled. This will be the last scheduled event

Kate asked about if individuals could request for a guest to attend awards ceremonies. Maggie replied probably not because then others might ask for guest passes also. Something to pass onto the general committee.

Kate introduced a speaker from Holland, Marietta Ford(?) that is affiliated with Dale Carnegie, as a possible presenter for next year. Maggie stated Fran Pryor, is someone they are currently working with (In the Workplace?)

Maggie stated the programs being considered for Fall 14

  • Getting to Know GVSU
  • Managing Office Gossip
  • Something on Interviewing
  • Communication Skills for Women
  • Working with International Students
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Effective Supervision

Amy asked how these are selected. Maggie replied based on assessments and survey feedback as well as trends seen by Sue Sloop.

Amy will not be present for Feb 8th meeting

Kate asked if a May meeting will be necessary.

Forum Scheduled for May 7th. Highly encouraged to attend! Please bring a co-worker

AP luncheon scheduled for April 17th

Amy asked about a common place where these dates are accessible for AP staff. There isn't currently. Luke mentioned work being done on for Syncing calendars on current sites. Maggie suggested to bring it up with the main committee or Jim.

Next meeting

Date: April 8th, 2014,
Time: 8:30a
Location 2243 Kirkhof Center, Allendale

Minutes by Amy Campbell

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