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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 staff training and professional development on topics, research, and technology systems related to supporting student success; additional trainings offered at UTSA; and information about past sessions.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Training Sessions

The following training sessions are organized by the Hub and Spoke Training Work Team or in collaboration with Student Success. If you have questions, please email

Technology and Systems Training

A General Overview to Inspire

The "Inspire General Overview Training" is designed for the University of Texas at San Antonio community users, focusing on introducing and leveraging the Civitas Inspire platform to enhance student success. This training is mandatory for all new Inspire users and covers essential features such as login settings, student information management, group creation, advanced filtering, and reporting tools. Participants will learn how to activate their HUB account, access and manage student lists, and utilize Inspire's capabilities to support student persistence and academic history insights, facilitating a general understanding of the platform's benefits for student engagement and success. This training will be interactive with opportunities to practice basic tasks.  Participants should submit their Inspire access request prior to the training so that they are able to participate fully in the training. For information about this training or Inspire account access please contact Maggie Floyd at

Presented by Maggie Floyd, Senior Director


Choose one:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 • 1:00-2:30pm
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 • 1:00-2:30 pm
Location   Teams
Audience The training is open to professional staff and faculty who have access to Civitas Inspire.
Registration Register for A General Overview to Inspire on Qualtrics
Leveraging Inspire Campaigns for Student Success

The Civitas Inspire Campaign Training is designed for Student Success Hub & Spoke teams at the University of Texas at San Antonio, focusing on the strategic implementation of campaigns to enhance student success. It covers the purpose and process of strategic campaigns, campaign tracking, communication techniques, and team activities for visioning. The training aims to identify high-need student groups, tailor messages for personalized service delivery, and establish a community standard of care within the Academic Support and Engagement Inspire Student Success Units. Participants are encourage to sign up as a team to gain the most benefit from activities. For additional information about this training, please contact Maggie Floyd at 

Presented by Maggie Floyd, Senior Director


Choose one:

  • Monday, April 29, 2024 • 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location Location TBA
Audience The training is open to professional staff and faculty who have access to Civitas Inspire.
Registration Register for Leveraging Inspire Campaigns for Student Success on Qualtrics
Edit Promotional Images Using Generative AI In Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can seem intimidating. What if there was a way to easily create professional images in Photoshop through the use of simple words and phrases? Well there is! Just like prompts in ChatGPT, you can now create photoshop content with a few quick keyboard commands. During the session we’ll look at ways you can use Photoshop to make photos, graphics, and videos more professional.

Course Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of image editing with Photoshop
  • Use generative fill to expand images for graphics and videos
  • Use AI to help create a professional headshot
  • Combining generative AI prompts with traditional Photoshop skills

Presented by Willie Schaefer, Adobe Specialist

Date/Time Thursday, April 18, 2024 • 10:00-11:00am
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is open to professional staff, student staff, and faculty.
Registration Register for CT1024 on MyTraining


View recording and resource links for past Technology and Systems Trainings in the  Past Trainings section below.


Supporting Student Success Training

Logic Models 101: Enhancing your program design, implementation, and evaluation

Join us for a dynamic 90-minute workshop designed to empower you with the essential skills to enhance your program design, implementation, and evaluation processes. In this engaging session, participants will delve into the world of logic models—a powerful tool for visualizing the relationships between program inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. Through interactive exercises and real-world examples, attendees will gain practical insights into applying logic models to their projects, ensuring a comprehensive and strategic approach to program development. Don't miss this opportunity to boost your program management skills and take your initiatives to new heights!

Course Objectives: By attending this course participants will be able to

  • Understand the value of a logic model 
  • Describe the different components of a logic model
  • Evaluate examples of logic models 
  • Develop a logic model for their own program or for a sample program

Presented by Amy Buechler-Steubing, Claudia Rueda, and Clarissa Martinez


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 9:00-10:30am

Location In-person on Main Campus in Student Union 2.01.28 - Denman Room
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 for FS420 on MyTraining


Training from UTSA Advising

UTSA Advising will be offering the following trainings that are open to staff members in the Division of Student Success. These trainings are virtual through Zoom. For Zoom links, visit the Student Success Professional Development Teams.

Campus Resources

  • Additional sessions will be added soon.

Additional Professional Development Sessions

  • Additional sessions will be added soon.


Staff Learning Community

The Staff Learning Community, is part of UTSA’s Hub and Spoke Student Success Initiative and supports the need for professional development for staff. The Staff Learning Community is an opportunity for professional staff to discuss relevant and timely issues related to student success in higher education by reading, viewing, or listening to various mediums (articles, book chapters, videos, and podcast episodes) and discussing them together in facilitated, synchronous Zoom sessions. 

Past selections have included the following (all free through UTSA Libraries or elsewhere):  College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students (Book) and podcast episodes from Student Affairs NOW  and  ¿ Qué pasa , HSIs?.

Interested in participating in the Staff Learning Community?

More information about the nxt Staff Learning Community is coming soon!

Additional UTSA Professional Development Opportunities

Past Trainings

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

Adobe Creative Cloud


Supporting Student Success


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