CSL Professional Development Series

The CSL Professional Development Series provides staff with opportunities to learn about best practices in student affairs and student services, connect with peers and leaders across CSL and the University, and grow and develop professionally. It includes regular programs tailored around topics relevant to our work at the University. These programs, which occur monthly (or more), are open to all staff.

Upcoming Events

UChicago's Federal Relations Efforts: An Overview

Presented by Trudy Vincent, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations and Matt Greenwald, Assistant Vice President, Office of Federal Relations
Wednesday, April 19
12 PM to 1:30 PM
Center for Identity + Inclusion, Community Lounge

In this session, Trudy Vincent and Matt Greenwald, will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the Office of Federal Relations, which represents the University in national policy discussions that bear on key University activities, including research funding, student aid, and health care. Additionally, she will discuss recent developments at the federal level and initial priorities of the new Administration and Congress, as related to University of Chicago and the broader community.

Register here by Friday, April 14.

Mindfulness: Power of Awareness

Presented by Julie Edwards, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
12 PM to 1:30 PM
Ratner Athletics Center, Berwanger Room

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is active, open attention to the present moment. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judging them. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness helps you live in the moment so you more fully experience life.

In this session, Julie Edwards, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW), will share the basics of mindfulness and meditation practice and ways to incorporate it in your daily life.

Register here by Friday, April 28.


Past Events

  • Neurobiology of Trauma and Sexual Assault
    Presented by: Dr. James W. Hopper, Teaching Associate in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School, and a consultant to the Outpatient Addictions Service of the Cambridge Health Alliance

  • College Housing at UChicago: Strategy and Progress
    Presented by: David Clark, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Associate Dean in the College, and Sophia Chaknis, Director of College Housing