Welcome to CI's Training and Professional Development page.  We look forward to spending time with you.

CI's Professional Development and Personal Enrichment (PDPE) Office supports CI's academic mission by transforming the delivery of services through continuous improvements, providing a foundation that is knowledge driven, flexible in approach, and entrepreneurial in spirit. We are here to serve all staff with their professional development and personal enrichment needs.

Campus learning encompasses a variety of subjects that address employee’s professional and personal growth and provides management training of both professional and supervisory skills.  CI is committed to offering educational support and training that provide opportunities for professional and personal growth, employee retention, development and succession. 

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Professional Development & Personal Enrichment (PDPE) Programs 

Save the Dates and Join us  for our upcoming Learning Opportunities and Heart Healthy Wellness Activities... 

Please  RSVP for February Workshops listed below.
(Remember to communicate attendance with your Supervisor)  

**RESCHEDULED: Diversity/Inclusion Series: Respectability Versus Professionalism: The Difference and Why It Matters

**Thursday, February 23, 1:30 to 3:30p.m., Sage 2030

Presented by: Dr. Bob Ngo, Senior Research Analyst, IRPE and Brittany Grice, JD, Title IX & Inclusion Officer

As described by Mychal Denzel Smith in The Nation, “respectability” is the nuanced concept that one can overcome a form of oppression by way of their personal actions, by presenting as a person worthy of respect as defined by the dominant cultural norms and standards.  In this session, participants will fine tune their understanding of what “respectability” means, including how it is very much distinct from the tenets of “collegiality” and “professionalism.”  Then, through employing the framework of some of the many examples littered throughout popular culture, participants will develop a sharper ability to recognize instances on campus and in our communities where respectability may be in play.  The session will close with a group discussion on how we can respond when we observe such instances.


Managing and Responding to Annoying, Disruptive, and Threatening Student Behaviors

Thursday, February 23, 10:30a.m. to Noon, Sage 2030

Presented by: Chelsee Bente, Student Conduct Administrator and Claire Langeveldt, Student Conduct Specialist

Join the student conduct staff in an interactive discussion on addressing and responding to annoying and disruptive student behaviors in the classroom, office, and/or through email. The session will discuss types of behaviors you may encounter, available resources on campus, and how to report incidents to the Student Conduct and Community Responsibility office.  Attendees will examine protected and unprotected speech on college campuses, analyze case studies involving annoying or disruptive behaviors, and learn when and how to report annoying, disruptive, and/or threatening behaviors.

Don't forget to Join our campus partners for upcoming events:

"What Does It Mean To Be...American?" Students, staff and faculty are invited to take part in a campus-wide discussion to define patriotism, citizenship, and American values in 2017's increasingly diverse America.  Join us on Monday, February 27 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Central Mall.  Contact Motoko.Kitazumi@csuci.edu with any questions.

Public Safety Office presents "Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)" classes,  February 28, March 2, March 7 and March 9 (must attend all four sessions) from 6:00 to 9:00p.m.   Class size is limited so sign up now at the CI Police Department in Placer Hall.   Click here for more details.  Contact Rachel.Huff@csuci.edu OR RAD@csuci.edu with questions.

Take Back the Night is a powerful event that occurs annually on college campuses all over the country which encourages survivors and community members alike to break the silence associated with sexual assault and domestic/dating violence. Join us on Wednesday, March 1 at 5:15p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza.  Click here for more details.  (PDF, 1.0MB)  For more information contact Kathryn Hawkins, University Experience Associate, atKathryn.hawkins517@csuci.edu.


Yoga Fridays:  Located in El Dorado Hall.  Start your Friday mornings from 7:15 -8:30a.m. improving your cardiovascular fitness, balancing the nervous system and improving brain function with Himalayan yogic techniques.  Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.  Taught by Dr. Christina Pabers in sponsorship with CI Wellness and Athletics. No RSVP necessary. 

Staff Zumba:  Zumba sessions have been cancelled temporarily. Updates will be posted as available.

For questions, suggestions or collaborations regarding staff professional development, please contact:

Wendy Olson, Human Resources Manager, Talent Management
Lindero Hall 2810 
Email: wendy.olson@csuci.edu
Phone: 805-437-8553