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Opportunities geared towards staff working with and for students.

Student Success and partners across campus are proud to offer professional development opportunities geared towards professional staff, student staff, and faculty working with and for students. Check out the upcoming training and professional development opportunities as well as information about past sessions.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Training Sessions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Being an LGBTQIA+ Ally
Description

This session will help us build our knowledge about LGBTQIA+ identities, the community, and how to apply allyship. The course is interactive and includes many opportunities for discussion. Some content may be sensitive for some participants.This session will help us build our knowledge about LGBTQIA+ identities, the community, and how to apply allyship. The course is interactive and includes many opportunities for discussion. Some content may be sensitive for some participants.

Presented by Ann Margaret Trujillo, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice

Date/Time Thursday, October 13, 2022 • 2:00-4:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff, student staff, and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register on Qualtrics to receive the Zoom link
Mental Health First Aid
Description

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Supported by the Division of Student Success and Dr. Tammy Wyatt

Date/Time Friday, October 21, 2022 • 9:00am-4:00pm
Location   Teams
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register on Qualtrics to receive the Teams link
Dreamer Ally Training
Description

This two-hour training provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of Dreamers, students of mixed-status families, refugees, asylees, and individuals who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Additionally, training provides knowledge about the experiences of Dreamers, activities to reach a greater understanding of how the needs of Dreamers can be addressed, and tools to become allies and advocates. The training is revised regularly to reflect changes in state and federal policy.

Presented by Damaris Ibarra, Assistant Director of the Dreamers Resource Center

Date/Time Wednesday, October 26, 2022 • 9:00-11:00am
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward staff and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register for SD0436 Dreamer ALLY Training on mytraining.utsa.edu

Technology and Systems Training

Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Description

This session will cover the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based tool for the creation of logos and graphics. The class will cover an overview of the tools and how to use them to create things such as logos and graphics. Additionally, we will look at how to import content from Adobe Express into Illustrator to make content creation more effective and efficient. This course requires no previous skills, however, the earlier course with Express will be helpful.

Presented by Willie Schaeffer, Adobe Specialist

Date/Time Monday, October 3, 2022 • 2:00-3:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience Staff and faculty
Registration Register for CT0311 Intro to Adobe Illustrator on mytraining.utsa.edu

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

Equity Book Club

The Equity Book Club, started in Summer 2022, is part of UTSA’s Hub and Spoke Student Success Initiative and supports the shared goals of providing foundational training on DEI topics across all units and developing a collective ecosystem of student success supports. 

For Fall 2022, we'll be reading chapters from Strayhorn's College Students' Sense of Belonging. The Equity Book Club will run from late September through early December. You may join for as many or few sessions as you would like.

Let us hear from you!

To indicate your interest in the Equity Book Club and to be on the first-to-know list, please complete this brief survey .

 

Green Dot Bystander Overview

UTSA PEACE Center and UTSA Wellbeing Services are offering multiple sessions of Green Dot Training this year. Each 90-minute interactive overview introduces the basic elements of Green Dot and the issues of power-based personal violence prevention.

Past Trainings

Training sessions have been offered on the following topics. Links to recordings and guides, where available, are below:


Questions?

If you have any questions, email us at Student Success .