Commission on the Status of Women

CSW/SC 2012 Professional Development Conference

Dedicated to education and empowerment, the ASU Commission on the Status of Women is currently planning the fifth annual CSW/SC Professional Development Conference, co-sponsored by the ASU Staff Council. The goal of the CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is to provide readily-accessible information, resources, and strategies to help individuals succeed in their current position and in their long term career.  Last year, over 800 people participated in the event and this year promises to be even bigger with over 45 workshop sessions and events.

This 2012 CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is scheduled to take place on October 4th from 8:30AM-3:30PM at all four campuses. Each campus will offer an exciting variety of one hour workshop sessions and special lunch time events including networking luncheons and resource fairs. We have some exciting new additions to this year's conference including more career development sessions, more leadership development sessions, more supervisory training sessions, special two hour workshop sessions, and more seat availability at Tempe. 

The conference is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students -- all men and women.  Most importantly, the conference is completely free of charge to anyone who would like to attend. Conference attendees can stay for the whole day – or just attend a single session.  So save the date for this exciting event and make accommodations with your unit to attend.  (Per SPP 601, supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to identify reasonable work modifications to allow the employee to attend conference workshops, without negatively impacting service.)

It promises to be a fantastic event with something for everyone! 

Registration for the CSW/SC Professional Develoment Conference is required.

Registration will open for the conference on August 13th. Seating is limited and tends to fill quickly. You are encouraged to register early.

f you have any questions on the CSW/SC Conference, please contact Karen Engler, CSW/FWA Coordinator Sr.

Listed below is the conference schedule (or download PDF). Please visit the conference page for your campus for workshop descriptions. To learn more about the speakers for this year's conference visit the speakers page.

Conference Information
CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at Downtown
CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at Polytechnic
CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at Tempe
CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at West
Registration Instructions
Conference Speakers

 

ASU CSW/SC 2012 Professional Development Conference Schedule
Thursday, October 4, 2012

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS Location: TBA
8:00AM-8:30AM               Conference Check-In
8:30AM-9:30AM               Sustainability: Going Green in the Office                              
9:45AM-10:45AM             Career Development: Updating One’s Resume
11:00AM-Noon                 Leadership Development: Understanding the Transition to Becoming a Leader
Noon-1:00PM                    Reception & Special Key Note Address
1:15PM-2:15PM                Financial Education: Personal Financial Strategy: Adapting to the New Economy
2:30PM-3:30PM                Employee Assistance Presents: Wellness in the Workplace

WEST CAMPUS                 Location: LaSala Ballroom A
8:00 AM-8:30AM              Conference Check-In
8:30AM-9:30AM               Leadership Development: Understanding the Transition to Becoming a Leader                 
9:45AM-10:45AM             Financial Planning: Advanced Financial Strategies for Saving & Investing
11:00AM-Noon                 Re-Energize in the Workplace
Noon-1:00PM                    Reception & Special Key Note Address
1:15PM-2:15PM                Healthy Cooking on a Busy Schedule
2:30PM-3:30PM                Project Management & Managing Multiple Projects

POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS                Location: Union Cooley Ballrooms A & B

8:15 AM-8:30AM              Conference Check-In
8:30AM-9:30AM               Project Management & Managing Multiple Projects                       
9:45AM-10:45AM             Financial Education: Personal Financial Strategy: Adapting to the New Economy
11:00AM-Noon                 Business Writing: Make it Crystal Clear: Strategies for Clarity in Business Communication
Noon-1:00PM                    Reception & Special Key Note Address

TEMPE CAMPUS               Locations: Memorial Union Alumni, Gold, Turquoise, Cochise, Mohave, LaPaz, Gila, Graham
8:00AM-8:30AM               Conference Check-In (MU Alumni & MU Gold)
8:30AM-9:30AM               Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Strategies for Professionalism in the Workplace              
8:30AM-9:30AM               Legal Review: Legal Issues at Work
8:30AM-9:30AM               Harassment & Workplace Bullying
8:30AM-9:30AM               Career Development: Updating Your Resume
8:30AM-9:30AM               Events Planning 101 at ASU
8:30AM-9:30AM               Power of Positivity
8:30AM-9:30AM               Working With & Supporting Your Student Worker

9:45AM-10:45AM             Email Professionalism: Improve How You Look on Outlook
9:45AM-10:45AM             Career Development: Networking at ASU & Beyond
9:45AM-10:45AM             Crucial Conversations (Note: 2 Hour Session --Hour 1 of 2)
9:45AM-10:45AM             Assertiveness Training
9:45AM-10:45AM             Sustainability: Going Green in the Office
9:45AM-10:45AM             Parenting: Understanding & Communicating with Your Teenager
9:45AM-10:45AM             De-Stress at Your Desk

11:00AM-Noon                 Career Development: Sensational Skill Secrets:  Tips on Identifying & Marketing Transferable Skills in a Challenging Economy
11:00AM-Noon                 Project Management & Managing Multiple Projects
11:00AM-Noon                 Crucial Conversations (Note: 2 Hour Session --Hour 2 of 2)
11:00AM-Noon                 Supervisory Training: Managing for Diversity & Inclusion
11:00AM-Noon                 Advanced Events Planning at ASU
11:00AM-Noon                 Personal Financial Strategy: Adapting to the New Economy
11:00AM-Noon                 Parenting: Juggling Parenthood & Work – Finding the Right Balance

Noon-1:00PM                    Brown Bag Networking Reception & Resource Fair (MU Turquoise)

1:15PM-2:15PM                Leadership Development: Understanding the Transition to Becoming a Leader
1:15PM-2:15PM                Faculty Women’s Association Presents: Leading Upward: Creating Connections & Influencing Others
1:15PM-2:15PM                Emotional Intelligence: The Heart of Leadership (Note: 2 Hour Session – Hour 1 of 2)      
1:15PM-2:15PM                Office of Equity & Inclusion Presents: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
1:15PM-2:15PM                Financial Education: Advanced Financial Strategies for Saving & Investing
1:15PM-2:15PM                Family: Caregiving & Stress
1:15PM-2:15PM                10,000 Solutions: A Project of the New American University

2:30PM-3:30PM                Supervisory Training: Leadership Presence & Networking
2:30PM-3:30PM                Career Development: Successfully Negotiating Opportunities
2:30PM-3:30PM                Emotional Intelligence: The Heart of Leadership (Note: 2 Hour Session – Hour 2 of 2)
2:30PM-3:30PM                Nutrition: Medicinal Properties of Food
2:30PM-3:30PM                Financial Education: Strategies for Successful Retirement
2:30PM-3:30PM                Campus Environment Team Presents: Special Topic TBA