Café Conversations is a series of staff development seminars designed to inform the employees from the various departments within the Oglesby Union of the numerous policies, programs, and facilities on the Florida State University campus. The ACUI Core Competencies, staff feedback, and interests guide the selection of Café Conversation topics. Café Conversations are held approximately once a month and provide an opportunity for staff to relax and enjoy lunch while having meaningful conversations with each other. Through the knowledge obtained from these monthly seminars, the employees of the Oglesby Union are able to better serve the students currently enrolled at Florida State University and feel connected to the local community. Details about and past Café Conversations can be found below.
To recognize attendance and participation in professional development programs, a Professional Development Reward Program was established during the 2003-2004 academic year. Staff members identify activities as professional development or service to the university.
The following documents and links are intended to provide employees with links to training and development opportunities on-campus, in the community, and within the profession. Tools and resources used for the Union Professional Development Program, as well as articles and presentations of interest to employees are provided.
- FSU Division of Student Affairs Research
- FSU Office of Institutional Research
- FSU Office of Research
- FSU Department of Statistics and Statistical Consulting Center
- FSU Libraries
- ACUI/EBI College Union/Student Center Studies
- Association for Institutional Research
Training and Development Resources
- FSU DSA Professional Development
- FSU Human Resources-Office of Training and Development
- FSU Center for Professional Development
- FSU Career Center
- FSU Employee Assistance Program
- FSU Environmental Health and Safety
- NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Professional Development
- ACUI (Association of College Unions International) Professional Development
- ACPA (American College Personnel Association) Education