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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
    • Representing UWEC
    • Servant Leadership at UWEC
    • What Planet Are They From?
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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
    • Blood on the Medicine Line: Please Allow Me to Self-Identify
    • Blugold Dialogue Brown Bag "Bamboo Ceiling"
    • 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
    • Create/Edit Assignments Using Transparent Design
    • Critical Conversations
    • 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: Creating Communities of Belonging: Stronger Together – Best Practices to be Anti-Racist
    • EDI Webinar: Creating Communities of Belonging: Understanding the Perspectives of Student-Athletes on Racial Justice
    • EDI Webinar: Ibram X. Kendi on "How to Be an Antiracist"
    • EDI Webinar: Transnational Blackness: A Conversation about Race and Racism Around the World
    • Effects of Socioeconomic Background on Students’ University Experience
    • Eliminating Non-Inclusive Language toward Native Americans
    • Evicted Reading Group
    • Excluded Reading Group Series
    • Film and Discussion: Somali Stories of Family Separation
    • Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom or Your Office
    • 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
    • Implement Inclusive Pedagogy Using Universal Design
    • 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 in Supervision
    • Organizing for Racial and Gender Justice in an Era of Trumpism through a Hmong Feminist Lens
    • Presumed Incompetent Reading Group
    • Queer Intersectionality Short Film Series and Dialogue
    • Racing Toward Justice: Conversation with Roxane Gay
    • Ramadan 101 Webinar Recording
    • Reading Group: How to Be an Antiracist
    • 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
    • Supporting Latinx Students through Culture
    • Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom CETL Reading Group Series
    • Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom Cornell University Course
    • Teaching Inclusively & Equitably Online: Course Outcomes and Storyboarding
    • The Forum Series: Mohammed Bilal "12 Steps Towards Diversity"
    • The Gender Gap: What is it and what can we do?
    • The Hate You Give Reading Group Series
    • Towards Inclusion: Creating Safe Spaces and Building Inclusive Classroom Communities for LGBTQ+ Youth
    • Trans 101
    • 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
    • Who We Are: The Stories of Marginalized Students in Higher Education
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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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