Personal & Professional Qualities

The Personal & Professional Qualities competency area involves the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to inform individual conduct and apply these tools toward productive work and interaction; awareness of one’s own areas of strengths and areas for development; be committed to lifelong learning; to assimilate integrity and ethics into all aspects of personal and professional self.

Problem solving|Prioritization|Adaptability|Networking|Analytical skills

Personal & Professional Qualities

  • A Year in the Life of a Supervisor: Feedback & Evaluation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What are the best practices to evaluate the employees you supervise? In this session, we will guide you through the ‘life cycle’ of feedback and evaluation. From implementing a culture of regular feedback during the onboarding process to having crucial conversations to self-evaluations and yearly performance reviews, you will learn how to be intentional as you build your structure for development and growth for those whom you supervise whether they are student-wage, part-time, graduate assistants, or full-time employees. Whether you are currently in a supervisor role, plan to work in a supervisor role, or want to learn what types of expectations future employers may have, this session has something for everyone with tips and proven methodologies for supporting current (or future) supervisees. Spark your planning and organization to structure a comprehensive feedback process, from one cycle to the next!

  • Doctoral Program Ask Me Anything

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/23/2021

    Are you a student? This program includes a $50 student rate. Use code xxSTUDENTxxx when you check out to receive this student rate.  This AMA (Ask Me Anything) session will feature NIRSA professionals who are currently in or have completed doctoral (EdD or PhD) programs. The panel will share their firsthand experiences with doctoral programs, including topics such as selecting and applying to programs, funding, balancing priorities while in a program (e.g., work, family, health), selecting committees and research topics, and writing a dissertation. This session will provide attendees with valuable information, resources, and networking connections for support in doctoral pursuits.

  • Lead From Anywhere

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Remote teams and employees have existed for years. According to Gallup, the optimal time spent working remotely is between 60-80% to maximize productivity and engagement. Although a commonality in many industries, working remotely has been a stranger to higher education. COVID-19 thrust higher education into remote working without a lot of preparation. In this session, you will learn about strategies and systems to maximize your productivity and happiness while working and leading from afar.

  • Using Programming Models: An Idea From Residential Education Being Utilized in a Campus Recreation Setting

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Creating consolidated, unified, and outcome-based programming is challenging for even the most seasoned professionals. As two campus recreation professionals from San Francisco State University (SFSU) we’ll walk you through our journey to implement a programming model across the department that bring together the NIRSA Strategic Values, SFSU Institutional Values, and the core values of the department.  We’ll provide an overview of the rationale, challenges, and successes throughout the process. Join us to gain insight into how re-focusing programming can be a beneficial step forward in telling the story of campus recreation at your institution.

  • Ask the Black Girl: A Conversation Spanning Wellbeing to Improved Programming for Black Students

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/23/2021

    Stigma, inequality, and injustices surrounding human rights persist in our culture today. Sadly, the color of a person’s skin plays a significant role in how people are perceived, respected, and handled. We know that racism, both deliberate and unintentional, affects the health and wellbeing of individuals and groups.   As campus recreations professionals, we must consider how we can each contribute to a culture where all people feel included. Join a conversation between Michele Martin, a white woman working at a predominantly white institution (PWI), and Chavonne Shorter, a Black woman who previously worked at a historically black college &university (HBCU). Listen to their dialogue exchange to hear how they have been able to learn from one another and how their conversation can inform the development of successful programming for people of color on a PWI campus.

  • Tool Time for Student Supervision: Moving From Transactional to Transformational

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    On the 90s sitcom Home Improvement, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor may have been a handyman on his show, Tool Time, but he still needed to spend time sharpening his tools. Likewise, student staff managers must keep their tools sharp to be effective educators and supervisors. This interactive presentation will offer time for self-evaluation, a chance to learn about the benefits of student development, and resources to sharpen or supplement your supervisor ‘toolbox’. Attendees will leave the session with the tools to take their management style from transactional to transformational.

  • How to Achieve Anything

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/23/2021

    Do you dream big and set lofty goals? Does life always seem to get in the way of reaching those goals? In this session, will share lessons learned through his ultra running experiences along with advice from achievers in other arenas of life to motivate attendees to follow their passions and take on life's challenges with determination.

  • More than a Diversity Statement: Infusing EDI in the Everyday

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/22/2021

    Cultivating equity, diversity and inclusiveness (EDI) is not just a goal and checkmark at the University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center. For members on the team, it has become a way of life. As three white, cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied folx, we believe it's important to live out EDI personally and professionally. Diversity is a huge part of our work and a major point of passion for us. Simply having a diversity statement is not enough. Join us to learn more about our journeys with diversity, how we have learned to infuse EDI efforts into the everyday, and how campus recreation professionals can do the same. 

  • Define, Explore, and Escape Your Comfort Zone

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    ​Define, explore, and escape your comfort zone! Everyone’s comfort zone is different. This presentation will help you define the boundaries of your comfort zone to foster lifelong learning and growth by challenging you to escape your boundaries.

  • Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/22/2021

    ​On campus employers are uniquely positioned to provide practical learning experience to students to improve their career readiness and overall development. Campus Rec professionals are often overwhelmed by the sheer amount of research and resources related to student learning. This presentation will help you bridge the gap between those theories and the creation of high impact practices for your student employees.