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Professional Development Portal

Looking for Professional Development Opportunities?

Several departments across campus offer professional development for faculty and staff. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities. Check out the links below for more information regarding workshops currently being offered across campus.

  • Blugold Excellence in Leadership

    Explore various models of leadership through current literature and exercises. The areas to be explored include self-leadership, one-to-one leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. These sessions offer discussion, personal awareness and growth exercises for any level of leader.

    Workshops Offered
    • Excellence in Leadership - Session 7 + 8
    • Excellence in Leadership 1 + 2 - Self-Leadership
    • Excellence in Leadership 3 + 4 - One-to-One Leadership
    • Excellence in Leadership 5 + 6 - Team Leadership
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  • Blugold Excellence in Supervision

    This program introduces newly promoted, as well as those with minimal or advanced experience, to fundamental supervisory techniques, concepts, and consistent practices.

    Workshops Offered
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Performance Management at UWEC
    • Representing UWEC
    • Servant Leadership at UWEC
    • Supervision at UWEC
    • What Planet Are They From?
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  • CETL Programming

    Programming for faculty and staff to enhance their work as educators. We offer inclusive space for faculty and staff to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, and instructional technology.

    Workshops Offered
    • Faculty Fridays Open Write
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  • Equity, Diversity + Inclusion Programming

    Tier 2 EDI programming provides participants with the conceptual framework, opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion, and skill-building experience necessary for being an effective advocate for equity and diversity.

    Workshops Offered
    • Teaching Inclusively & Equitably Online: Using an Inclusive Pedagogical Framework
    • Addressing Religious Identity in the Classroom
    • American Son Film and Discussion
    • Black Girl in Suburbia Film and Discussion
    • Blugold Dialogue Brown Bag "Bamboo Ceiling"
    • Blugold Dialogue: Conversation Around Race in Predominately White Institutions
    • Blugold Dialogue: Women Warriors: Reclaiming Identity in the Face of Resistance
    • Campus Connect: Suicide Awareness and Intervention
    • CETL Reading Group Series: Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom
    • Confronting Problematic Behaviors
    • Diverse Voices Book Challenge
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: 13th Documentary
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: American Heart
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Killing Us Softly 4
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Maineland
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Ovarian Psycos
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Paragraph 175
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Somali Stories of Family Separation
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: The Mask You Live In
    • EDI Independent Film Viewing Series: Unslut
    • EDI Independent Lecture Viewing: Promoting Equitable Access for Students With Disabilities
    • EDI Independent Podcast Series: 1619
    • EDI Independent Webinar Workshop: Cultural Appropriation of South Asian Culture
    • EDI Reading and Video Clip Dialogue Group: Whiteness, Allyship, and Taking Action
    • EDI Webinar: Ibram X. Kendi on "How to Be an Antiracist"
    • Effects of Socioeconomic Background on Students’ University Experience
    • Eliminating Non-Inclusive Language toward Native Americans
    • Evicted Reading Group
    • Examining Our Biases
    • Excluded Reading Group Series
    • Film and Discussion: Somali Stories of Family Separation
    • How Much Racial Discrimination is There Really? Evidence from Field Experiments
    • Human Diversity Expo
    • Identifying and Responding to the Mental Health Needs of UWEC Students: A Comprehensive Guide for Faculty and Staff
    • Indigenous Worldviews, Community Thinking, and Responsible Relationships
    • Innovation That Leads to Graduation and Beyond: Building Bridges to Encourage, Engage and Empower Opportunity Youth in Wisconsin
    • Live Webinar Discussion: Yoga, Henna, and Sweatshops - Cultural Appropriation of South Asian Culture
    • Live Webinar: Ramadan 101 - Supporting Muslim students and community during Ramadan during the 2020 Pandemic
    • Microaggressions
    • Microaggressions 2.0: Responding to Microaggressions
    • Microaggressions Part 2: Responding to Microaggressions
    • Operationalizing EDI
    • Operationalizing EDI in Supervision
    • Organizing for Racial and Gender Justice in an Era of Trumpism through a Hmong Feminist Lens
    • Promoting Equitable Access for Students with Disabilities
    • Ramadan 101 Webinar Recording
    • Reading Group: How to Be an Antiracist
    • Reading Group: Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage
    • Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom
    • Recognizing and Responding to Sexism in the Workplace and Classroom Panel
    • Resolving Generational Conflicts: Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences at Work
    • Safe Space Training
    • Safeguarding Quality, Equity, and Inclusion as Learning Moves Online
    • Small Teaching CETL Reading Group Series
    • Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
    • Supporting Latinx Students through Culture
    • Teachers, Equity, Academic Excellence, Community and Hope: A Message for Those Who Dare to Teach
    • Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom Cornell University Course
    • Teaching Inclusively & Equitably Online: Course Outcomes and Storyboarding
    • The Forum: Ibram X. Kendi - How to be an Antiracist
    • The Story of Affirmative Action
    • The Student Experience Training Series: Southeast Asian/Hmong American
    • Thirteenth Film and Discussion
    • Towards Inclusion: Creating Safe Spaces and Building Inclusive Classroom Communities for LGBTQ+ Youth
    • Trans 101
    • Transparent Design Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success
    • UndocuBlugold Training: An Introduction to Undocumented College Students
    • UWEC Black Student Success: Diverse Perspectives & Practical Approaches
    • Veteran Students and Suicide Prevention
    • What Do You Know About Your Neighbors?: Recognizing the Native Land and People in Your Community
    • What the Hmong: An Introduction of the American Hmong Experience
    • Writing Across the Curriculum and High-Impact Practices
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Summer 2020 EDI Professional Development

 Many of our faculty and staff have been asking for more resources for learning in response to current events. We know that when we know better, we can do better. While summer is a time for welcoming new students and orienting them to campus, it is also a time for us to invest energy in preparing for the fall semester. If your time allows, we invite you to participate in at least one of the virtual professional development opportunities this summer to increase your understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion and help us do better as a campus.
Virtual Reading and Dialogue Groups

      How to Be an Antiracist

      Whistling Vivaldi

      Whiteness, Allyship, and Taking Action
Virtual Sessions


        Microaggressions Part 2: Responding to Microaggressions

        Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom


Independent Film Viewing and Reflection Series

        American Heart

        Ovarian Psycos


Independent Podcast and Reflection Series

        1619 Podcast Series

 CETL June Sessions

June Professional Development Sessions
All sessions will be held virtually in Collaborate Ultra. Join sessions through this link.

Second option: Dial-in phone number: 1-571-392-7650 PIN 422 539 8951

View June schedule



The Firstsource Support Team offers 30-minute individual, small group and department-specific travel training (additional time may be scheduled).

Unravel Your Travel

  • Travel authorization – if required
  • Best practices for travel booking
  • Airfare, lodging, vehicle rental
  • Acceptable payment methods
  • Cash advance process
  • Expense reimbursement
  • How to get your expense reimbursement report approved the first time
  • Top 5 expense report send back reasons and how to avoid them
  • Student travel
  • Updates, tips and tools

Contact the Firstsource Support Team, (715-836-3131) of the ASK Center to schedule.


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