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 are open to all staff.


Upcoming Events

StrengthsQuest for CSL Teams
As a follow-up to the StrengthsQuest session in March, Casey Talbot, Assistant Director of Student Leadership Development in the Center for Leadership and Involvement, is available to facilitate a retreat-style discussion via Zoom to help you understand your team’s strengths and discover the best ways to work together while working apart. Please contact Casey to organize a session for your team.

Past Events

  • CSL Bring-Your-Own-Book Club: Discussion of Educated by Tara Westover
  • Student De-escalation Training
    Presented by: Wynton Parker, Police Officer, University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), and Lynda Daher, Assistant Dean of Students in the University & Associate Director of Student Emergency Response Systems
  • Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life
    Presented by: Dr. Candance Vogler, David B.  and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College, and Principal Investigator of "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life," a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation
  • Orientation Overview 2018
    Presented by: Amy Chan, Director and Associate Dean of Students in the University; Tempris Daniels, Student Involvement Advisor; Mike Hayes, Assistant Vice President for Student Life; Ravi Randhava, Senior Director for the Center for Identity + Inclusion and Assistant Dean of Students in the University
  • CSL Book Club: Free Speech on Campus
    Facilitated by: Facilitated by Mike Hayes, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, and Sarah Cunningham, Executive Director for Leadership, Involvement and Student Life Centers and Assistant Dean of Students in the University.