Professional Development Day announces schedule for 2022 virtual learning event
On Friday, March 25, the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity in collaboration with partners and thought leaders across the Tulane community will host the third annual Professional Development Day event.
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the virtual event, which will include over 20 speakers, two dozen interactive sessions, and multiple workshops—all designed to unlock new insights around topics such as leading with resiliency, preventing burnout, and what it takes to really make lasting positive change in the workplace. The one-day event will also include a resource fair, technical training, and a special focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.
This year, the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity is leveraging technology to increase the number of leading local and national speakers who will address Professional Development Day participants.
The purpose of the event is to provide faculty and staff with meaningful learning opportunities while connecting with colleagues. The day will also help promote further professional development opportunities within Tulane and build awareness of tools available to support employee growth and success.
“Professional Development Day is a full day dedicated to making an investment in our greatest resource – the people of Tulane. This is an opportunity to promote growth among our faculty and staff and help them adapt, evolve, and thrive in our changing learning and work environment. This is a day of personal and professional development, but it’s also a day of recognition of the critical value and knowledge staff and faculty bring to the Tulane community,” Tulane President Michael Fitts said.
Employees may join for any number of sessions or participate in the full slate of programs. The day will be composed of four main elements:
- Twenty-six sessions on seven tracks to develop skills and knowledge
- Interactive activities including Q&A, live polling, discussion boards, and plenty of giveaways!
- Networking opportunities with colleagues across the university
- A virtual resource fair with a focus on employee professional development