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ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference

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Inaugurated in 2008, the ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is hosted each October at the Tempe, West, Polytechnic and Downtown campuses. Hosted over a two-day period, the goal of the conference is to provide readily-accessible information, resources, and strategies to help individuals succeed in their current position and in their long term career. Additionally, the conference provides workshops on issues and needs that are timely to Arizona State University's evolution as the New American University, with a particular emphasis on leadership development at all levels.

The design of nearly all workshops correspond to the “University’s Core Expectations for ASU Staff and Managers,” and all workshops focus on concrete strategies for success, such that an employee can take what they learned and apply it immediately. Furthermore, given ASU’s new compensation system based on performance and development, the CSW/SC Conference provides an important opportunity for staff to access development trainings, directly on campus at no direct cost to them or their unit. With its large variety of workshop offerings, the ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is one of the single largest development events for university staff across public universities nationwide, demonstrating ASU’s value and commitment to the education of not only our students, but our staff as well.

Each campus offers an exciting variety of workshop sessions and special lunch time events, covering topics related to career development, workplace skills, leadership training, supervisory training, financial planning, and work/life balance, among many others. The conference is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students and is completely free of charge to attend.

The conference is developed and hosted by the ASU Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with the ASU Staff Council.

Since its inception, the conference has grown in size and attendance. In Fall 2017, the conference featured more than 65 individual workshop sessions and special events, and had more than 1,500 members of the ASU community attend.

The 2018 ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at the Downtown, Polytechnic and West campuses and on Thursday, October 18th at the Tempe campus. Webcast sessions will also be available on October 18th

Registration for the conference is now open!

To register for the conference visit:  http://links.asu.edu/csw-sc-conference

  • Note: You must utilize your asu.edu to register
  • Select your workshop choices and submit your registration
  • Save and print your registration confirmation and reference number.  You will need this to attend the conference.
  • IMPORTANT: If you need to make changes to your registration, including adding another workshop or canceling your registration, return to your registration confirmation and access the link to make changes.  You will need to enter your email and conference reference number.  All changes must be made to your original registration. You will not be allowed to submit a separate registration.
Conference Schedules and Workshop Description Conference Date
CSW/SC PDC at Downtown CampusOctober 17, 2018
CSW/SC PDC at Polytechnic CampusOctober 17, 2018
CSW/SC PDC at West CampusOctober 17, 2018
CSW/SC PDC at Tempe CampusOctober 18, 2018
CSW/SC PDC Webcast OfferingsOctober 18, 2018
Conference Keynote Event: "Leadership at All Career Stages" featuring May BuschOctober 18, 2018