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

Mindfulness: Advancing Our Power of Awareness and Gratitude

Presented by Julie Edwards, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness
Tuesday, October 17
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ratner Athletic Center, Berwanger Room
Lunch will be provided.

Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in what is happening around you and within you. When you begin to reflect upon all that you have to be grateful for with an attitude of mindfulness, the world may begin to look a bit different.

In this session, Julie Edwards, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, will lead you through mindfulness skills and highlight how you can incorporate mindfulness and gratitude in your daily life.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the session will begin promptly at noon.

Register here by Thursday, October 12.

Get Involved: Career Advancement for Students and Staff

Presented by Meredith Daw, Associate Vice President of Enrollment & Student Advancement and Executive Director of Career Advancement
Thursday, November 9
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn
Lunch will be provided.

Have you ever wondered how UChicago students secure internships and jobs? Did you know that 93% of the Class of 2016 graduated with post-graduation plans in place? What are these plans? How did Career Advancement help these students? How can your department utilize Career Advancement resources to recruit UChicago students as interns and staff?

During this session, Meredith Daw, Associate Vice President of Enrollment & Student Advancement and Executive Director of Career Advancement, will provide an overview of Career Advancement – including career advising, pre-professional programs, internship programs, and outcomes data. After this session, staff will better understand how Career Advancement is helping students (and alumni) embark upon successful futures.

Register here by Monday, November 6.

Exposure to Traumatic Stress: Epidemiology and Impact

Presented by David Albert, Director of Student Counseling Services
Wednesday, December 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Alumni House, Library, 5555 S. Woodlawn
Lunch will be provided.

Research shows that a significant percentage of college students have been exposed to traumatic stress during the course of their lives, and many have suffered from PTSD and other trauma-related disorders as a result.  Research also shows that the impact of exposure to traumatic stress can extend well beyond PTSD and may include a wide range of health-risk behaviors and associated negative outcomes.   

During this session, David Albert, Director of Student Counseling Services, will review patterns and prevalence of exposure to traumatic stress in early life as well as a look at the impact of such exposure on emerging adults.

Register here by Friday, December 8.

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