Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
|Being an LGBTQIA+ Ally|
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
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|
|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.
- Strayhorn, T. L. (2019). College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students (2nd ed.). Routledge. Access for free through UTSA Libraries using your UTSA account.
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.
- Dates: Tuesdays or Fridays, various dates
- Time: 1:00 to 2:30pm
- Location: Zoom
- Register: For more information and to register, search for Green Dot on RowdyLink.
Training sessions have been offered on the following topics. Links to recordings and guides, where available, are below:
- Getting Started with Adobe Express, presented by Willie Schaeffer
- Using Qualtrics as an Assessment Tool
- PDF guide for Using Qualtrics as an Assessment Tool • Email StudentSuccess@utsa.edu for a link to the recording
- Introduction to and Groups and Reports in Civitas Inspire
- Introduction to and Building Reports in TracCloud
- Email StudentSuccess@utsa.edu for a link to the recording
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Understanding and Challenging Microaggressions
- Trauma Informed Care 101
- RowdyLink Administrator Training