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Professional Development

The professional development plan for the Division of Student Affairs serves to help the members of the division further expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities in flourishing areas, while being efficient with financial and human resources.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are based on the CAS Competencies.

CAS General Knowledge

  • Has developed, can articulate, and acts consistently with a sound educational philosophy (and student development focus) with the institution's mission

CAS General Skills

  • Manages and influences campus environments that promote student success

CAS Interactive Competencies with Students and Colleagues

  • Contributes and influences campus environments that promote student success
  • Understands own identity and culture; seeks involvement with people different from themself; articulates the advantages and impact of a diverse society

CAS Interactive Competencies with Institute

  • Contributes to campus life and supports activities that promote campus community

CAS Self-Mastery

  • Encourages student and colleague learning through successful experiences as well as failures
  • Intentionally employs self-reflection to improve practice and gain insight

Upcoming Sessions

Requests for Cultural Competency Sessions

As Cultural Competency Pursuit continues to grow within the Division of Student Affairs, the requests for sessions throughout the University have increased beyond our current offerings. Any units, departments, or student groups interested in individual sessions can email Matt Grandstaff ( for more information or to schedule a facilitated course. 

Healthy Osprey Wellness Workshops

In accordance with our Healthy Osprey Initiative, the UNF Department of Health Promotion is offering a series of informational workshops on relevant health and wellness topics. Our wellness experts will lead you through an engaging 45 minute presentation and follow up with 15 minutes of Q&A’s. The Healthy Osprey Wellness curriculum was designed by UNF student affairs colleagues for the purpose of professional development and training in health and wellness. Registration for the Summer 2018 workshops is now available through the CPDT website. Please contact Matt Grandstaff at with any questions regarding the curriculum.






 Back to the Basics: Carbs, Proteins, Fats


Noon- 1:00 p.m.  Student Affairs Conference Room58E/2100


Back to the Basics: Reading Food Labels & Added Sugar



Noon- 1:00 p.m. Student Affairs Conference Room58E/2100


 Back to the Basics: Debunking Nutrition Myths




Noon- 1:00 p.m.  

Student Affairs Conference Room- 58E/2100

Cultural Competency Pursuit Workshops

 Registration for the Summer 2018 workshops is now available through the CPDT website. Space is limited to 15 seats in each workshop. Don’t delay!

Just a friendly reminder – the Cultural Competency 101 workshop is NO LONGER the pre-requisite for the other workshop offerings. Please contact Matt Grandstaff at with any questions regarding the CCP curriculum.






 Safe Space: Cultural Competency

 in LGBTQ Identities

Thursday, June 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Student Affairs Conference Room 58E/2100 


  Safe Space: Cultural Competency

in LGBTQ Identities
 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Student Affairs Conference Room 58E/2100

Accommodation Notice: *If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate please contact Sheila Spivey at or (904) 620-2528.


Please register for these workshops through CPDT.


Register through CPDT

Contact a Professional Development Committee member with any questions you may have:  

1. Andrea Adams-Manning               5. Matt Grandstaff

2. Ashley Ballard

3. Dr. Lucy Croft

4. Sheila Spivey