Education and Professional Development

NASPA | Student Affairs Administrator's in Higher Education

Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
NASPA’s efforts related to equity, social justice, and civic action serve as an integrative dimension for the association, members, and partners to examine and critique our ways of working in order to learn, implement, and model equitable programming, scholarship, and policy. This commitment depends on leading and working with others to build just and student-ready campuses through asset-based approaches and opportunities for dialogue and action. 

ACPA | College Student Educators International

Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization
ACPA will direct resources, energy, and time toward addressing racial justice in student affairs and higher education around the world. Our lens is intersectional, intentional, and directed. The focus is on reducing the oppression of communities of color at the intersections of their identities, knowing that all oppressions are linked and that the work is ongoing. Our goal is to provide leading research and scholarship; tools for personal, professional, and career development; and innovative praxis opportunities for members that will actively inform and reshape higher education. We move toward this goal knowing that the roles and daily tasks of our jobs are important to the functioning of colleges and universities. We also know that racial justice and the tasks of our jobs do not sit as dichotomous poles. Racial justice is at our core; it underlies the work we each must do every day, in every way we can.

JASPA | Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators

JASPA engages and connects higher education professionals across our 27 Jesuit institutions through programming and information sharing.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Antiracism Resources

Learn more about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism resources from William H. Hannon library. Read more.

Community Action and Engagement

The Steering Committee will continuously share opportunities for community action and engagement, as a way for our staff to contribute towards sustainable change. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will host its annual Walk Against Hate on October 10 virtually and in locations across the country. Consider joining in the fight against hate in our community. Learn more.

LMU Anti-Racism and Inclusion Resources

On this page, you will find resources, programs, networks, and possibilities for engaging in the self-reflection and action necessary for taking part in dismantling the structures supporting systemic racism. We invite you to join us in this work. Find a place to begin with one small step, one concrete commitment.

Supporting as a Peer/Coworker/Supervisor

Supporting as a Peer, Co Worker, Supervisor on how to support as a peer, coworker or supervisor.


Staff EXP

The Staff EXP Committee is a standing committee dedicated to the engagement, support and development of professional staff members within the Division of Student Affairs. The committee is designed to spend focused time and energy toward continuous improvement in the experience of staff. The committee will develop opportunities for professional development, training, social engagement, cross department communication and collaboration.

1. Develop clear communication strategies to share resources, news, events and professional development opportunities with staff across the Division of Student Affairs.
2. Create structures and policies as measures of transparency and accountability for division-wide use with regard to committees, professional development opportunities and communication.
3. Conduct regular assessments within the Division of Student Affairs to evaluate professional staff experiences.
4. Promote professional development and cross-departmental networking opportunities for both new and continuing professional staff within the Division.
5. Plan and facilitate social events throughout the year to engage professional staff within the Division of Student Affairs.
6. Celebrate staff and recognize their work and accomplishments within the Division of Student Affairs.
7. Engage, develop, and support professional staff of the Division of Student Affairs.
8. Support on-boarding and integration efforts for new Student Affairs staff members through orientation, education, events and resources.

Rich Rocheleau, Associate Vice President for Student Life

Appointed Team Members:

Selected Team Members:
Number of open selected team member positions: 8-10

• Co–chair 2-4 year term
• Committee members 1-3 year term
• Assessment standing member
• Communications standing member
• SADEI representative rotating member
• Committee members

Sub-Team Positions:
List all possible sub-team positions:

1. Communication and Marketing

  • Student Affairs Newsletter “Staff Affairs”
  • Divisional emails for mass communications

2. Data and Assessment

  • Staff Climate Survey
  • Staff Interest Survey

3. Professional Development and Training

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion training and development
  • New staff orientation
  • Staff pipeline programs and opportunities
  • Promoting external professional development opportunities

4. Programming and Social Engagement

  • Annual divisional socials (Fall gathering, Christmas party, End of year party)
  • Networking opportunities and events
  • Staff morale

5. Policies and Infrastructure

  • Committee infrastructure policy
  • Transparency and accountability infrastructure for the Division
  • Staff on-boarding practices and procedures

Professional Development Skills:
1. Teamwork
2. Communication Skills
3. Professional Development facilitation
4. Event Planning
5. Project Management
6. Listening

Time Commitment:
Estimated time commitment, by hours, per week: 1-2 hours