Navigating Fresno State Professional Development Calendar

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Month of January

Campus Events

Spring Faculty & Staff Assembly
Wed., Jan 16, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Satellite Student Union

The assembly will start with a continental breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and the Assembly go from 9-10 a.m.

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Concur Travel & Expense System
Thurs., Jan. 17, 10 a.m. – noon, Library 2127

In this workshop, employees will learn in a hands-on lab environment about Concur Profile Settings, how to assign an Expense Delegate, how to create a Request for Pre-Approval of travel, and how to create an Expense Report for reimbursement.

Strategic Persuasion Through Body Language*
(CSU's Got Talent webcast)
Tues., Jan. 29, 10 - 11 a.m, Library 4115

Join Traci Brown, body language expert, as she discusses key body postures that can strengthen or weaken the delivery and recpetion of your message. Learn specific strategies to help your message stick and effectively get your point across.

*If you prefer to participate in this webinar at your desk, you can join for free at Please note, you must also register via PeopleSoft for this to count towards your professional development.

Leadership Lunches 

Project Based Learning in the Classroom
Wed., Jan. 23, noon - 1 p.m., Library 2134

Led by Dr. Ulrike Muller, Professor of Biology, and William Hardaway, Academic Support Coordinator, Learning Center, participants will learn new methods for delivering curriculum to achieve maximum engagement of students. This workshop will teach you how this pedagogy can hold a student's attention through an entire class, and give you an opportunity to experience these methods first hand as you work with a small team to create shareable content while being led by experienced project facilitators. Pizza and salad will be provided.

Principles of Supervision

Principles of Supervision for Managers and Leads
Wed., Jan. 30 & Thurs. Jan 31, 8 - 5 p.m., Library 2134

This workshop will focus on developing supervisory skills in a higher education environment. Through learning, discussion, practice, and reflection, participants will gain a greater awareness of their own supervisory skills and learn strategies to more effectively lead others. The workshop will guide learners through five modules focused on:
* Managing Yourself
* Promoting Communication
* Managing the Work
* Understanding Your Management Style
* Creating a Positive and Productive Work Environment

This course requires attendance at two full days and will require some independent work and follow up with an 'accountability partner.' Participants must commit to attending both days to complete the training.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, a workbook and an online supervisor toolkit will be provided.
Enrollment is limited.

Administrative Academy

Campus Tour: Student Recreation Center & Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wed., Jan. 16, 2 - 3 p.m., Student Rec Center

Take a tour of the Student Rec Center and the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn all the programs and opportunities available at the Student Recreation Center, as well as how the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has created a unique network of accessible resources to advance entrepreneurship in the Central Valley. 

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The Organizational Excellence Calendar represents professional development opportunities from across campus. This calendar and its workshops are supported by: Human Resources, Center for Faculty Excellence, Healthy U, Student Affairs and many more.