Finding time, and in some cases funding, for professional development is not easy. There are always more projects, tasks and students for us to work on, or with, and fewer resources available for staff to develop and explore new ideas. So when professional development opportunities arise, it’s important to get as much out of them as possible.
For international and first-time attendees to #ACPA2014, there is a webinar (tomorrow) Thursday, February 13, at 11:00am EST to learn about the convention and talk about opportunities for programming and professional development, ways to get involved maximize your Convention experience. If you are available, we encourage you to join us. Our presenters welcome any questions you may have. If you can’t make it, the session will be recorded so that you can access it later.
If you or any of your colleagues are going to #acpa2014 or are considering attending you can register for the webinar, here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/598414422
The second bit of news involves two interesting webinars hosted by the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development. This month in our “Dial-a-Dialogue” series we are pleased to present a double feature, with complementary speakers presenting on the topic of international service-learning.
Critical International Service-Learning Panel
Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 pm EST
Speakers: Courtney Holder, University of Maryland,
Melody Porter, The College of William and Mary
Shoshanna Sumka, American University
Global Service-Learning: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Niehaus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Primary Investigator for the National Survey of Alternative Breaks
Service-learning opportunities are growing at colleges and universities around the world. These two discussions provide a chance to learn more, and discuss the implications of these opportunities globally.