Training & Development

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to developing the knowledge and skills of each professional and graduate staff member. GVSU Student Affairs professionals strive for achieving excellence and best practices in personal competence as well as the functional areas that fall within Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs Training & Development Committee coordinates and delivers opportunities for professional and personal growth utilizing the NASPA Professional Competencies (see below). These competencies guide content for intentional workshops, trainings, and roundtables that enhance relationships and support the shared responsibility for a division wide focus on student success. 

The Division of Student Affairs provides both formal and informal learning opportunities for growth. Professional development plans should be regularly discussed between staff and supervisor and reflected in Performance Development Program (ePDP) annual planning documents or graduate student learning contracts.

NASPA Competencies: Personal & Ethical Foundations | Values, Philosophy, and History | Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Law, Policy, and Governance | Organizational and Human Resources | Leadership | Social Justice and Inclusion | Student Learning and Development | Technology | Advising and Supporting

For more details and descriptions, visit the NASPA Professional Competencies website.


2022-2023 DSA Training & Development Events

DSA Crisis Training Workshops

February 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Crisis preparedness training mini-workshops - Details coming soon!

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2022-2023 Film Series

Father, Soldier, Son

February 16, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing the conversation, learning, and action around issues of racial justice at GVSU and beyond, the Division of Student Affairs is offering the opportunity to engage in shared viewing and round...

Older Than America

March 16, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing the conversation, learning, and action around issues of racial justice at GVSU and beyond, the Division of Student Affairs is offering the opportunity to engage in shared viewing and round...

Black Panther

April 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing the conversation, learning, and action around issues of racial justice at GVSU and beyond, the Division of Student Affairs is offering the opportunity to engage in shared viewing and round...

Peanut Butter Falcon

June 15, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing the conversation, learning, and action around issues of racial justice at GVSU and beyond, the Division of Student Affairs is offering the opportunity to engage in shared viewing and round...

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GVSU Professional Development Opportunities

Understanding and Interrupting Implicit Bias 101

February 6, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This workshop is designed to walk alongside participants to understand implicit bias and how it influences our decision-making and impact. Participants will learn tools, strategies, and systems to...

Queer and Trans 101 (I&E Institute)

February 8, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This learning space offers participants a working knowledge of terminology and concepts related to the LGBTQIA+ community.

What Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Exclusion Reveals

February 9, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The purpose of this session is to consider what happens when AAPI students (and faculty) are missing from diversity initiatives and the curriculum in public schools and higher education.

Engaging in Deep Dialogue: Calling-in for Shared Understanding

February 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This interactive workshop will offer emotionally intelligent approaches to and strategies for fostering deep dialogue.

Speak Up! Campus Climate Concerns

February 17, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Education on understanding intolerance and why it is important to address climate concerns.

Interfaith Dimensions of Campus Inclusion

March 2, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session will present a framework for interfaith considerations on campus, the relationship between worldview, culture, and other aspects of student identity, and resources for ensuring positive...

Moving Past 101: Social Health Disparities & Equity For Queer & Trans Individuals

March 8, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what are the issues in our communities today by learning what bias, power, and oppression has down to our community and it's intersections. Attendees...

Understanding & Interrupting Implicit Bias 201

March 20, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This intermediate-level training builds upon previous implicit bias and microaggressions workshops. During this training, a review of previously learned concepts will occur as participants delve deeper...

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