Focus On ...-Professional Development Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Focus On ...

Professional Development Services offers several program series designed to provide staff members with information on all aspects of a topic. The workshops in each Focus On series are meant to complement and build upon one another. Staff members may participate in an entire series, or may pick and choose the workshops most relevant to their role and need.

The series topics address staff members' need for information and resources in the areas of Business Effectiveness, Change, Communication, Supervision, and Working with Others. Focus On series also address the specific needs of Administrative Professionals and Emerging Leaders.

In addition, we offer a Year One series, designed to provide new staff with the resources they need to successfully transition to their new role at the university. The Year One series also supports departments by providing onboarding strategies and information on how to assist new staff members.

We also host roundtable discussions that encourage staff members to connect with each other to discuss a variety of topics, and a Speakers Bureau initiative to provide staff members the opportunity to share their expertise.

Workshops from each series are offered regularly; log into FocusU to view the schedule, register for upcoming workshops, or add a workshop to your watchlist to be alerted when it is added to the schedule.

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