Commission on the Status of Women

CSW/SC 2014 Professional Development Conference

Wednesday, October 1st at Downtown and West Campuses

Thursday, October 2nd at Tempe and Polytechnic Campuses

Dedicated to education and empowerment, the ASU Commission on the Status of Women is currently planning the seventh annual CSW/SC Professional Development Conference. The conference is run in conjunction with 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, nearly 1000 people participated in the event and this year promises to be even bigger with over 50 workshop sessions and events.

This 2014 CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 1st at the Downtown and West campuses and on Thursday, October 2nd at the Tempe and Polytechnic Campuses. The conference will run from 8:30AM-3:30PM on both days. Each campus will offer an exciting variety of one hour workshop sessions and special lunch time events . 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. See below for a small sample of the many workshops and events we plan to offer.

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 Development Conference is required.

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

Registration will open first to members of the CSW email listserv. To join the listserv, simply email "Join CSW List" to or to

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

Some of the many conference workshops will include:

  • Career Development: Owning Your Performance Evaluation
  • Personal Skills for Managing Change
  • Power of Presence at Work
  • So You Think You Want to Be a Supervisor: Understanding What It Takes to Lead
  • Assert Yourself: Assertiveness Training
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Supervisory Workshop: Motivating & Engaging Staff
  • Survivor Island: Group Thinking & Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management Makeover
  • Effective Workplace Communication: It’s Not Me, It’s You
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Effective Email Communication: Improve How You Look on Outlook
  • ASU's New Compensation System & You
  • Introduction to Grant Writing for Staff
  • Power of Positivity & Gratitude
  • Financial Planning: Juggling & Organizing Your Finances: Budgeting, Debt Reduction and Planning
  • Financial Planning: Wealth Management: Protecting Your Family, Income & Assets
  • Financial Planning: Financial Planning: Retirement Planning for Late Starters – What to do ten years out
  • Work/Life Balance: Nutrition: Medicinal Properties of Food
  • Work/Life Balance: Healthy Communication in Family & Personal Relationshipos