Professional Development

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Together, We Make Professional Development Happen



THe Key to Effective Communication

The Office of Professional and Organizational Development invites leadership staff to a training addressing effective communication and its impact on creating trusting relationships. 

Communication is the key ingredient in establishing and sustaining a healthy organization. But all too often when we engage people-- especially those who report to us--by telling them what we know, rather than inquiring and becoming curious of their perspectives. This training will focus on effective communicative patterns that assist in open and mature communication. 



Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-2:45pm

Location: TBD





Educate, Encourage & Empower SF State employees to actualize their maximum talent potential

Mission Statement

We aspire to cultivate a co-creative environment for employees to grow in self-awareness, regard every interaction as a learning opportunity and work in their own place of wisdom.

Program Description 

The Professional Development Department provides a learning space for employees to develop and refine their abilities in order to perform at a greater capacity and/or prepare for a higher-level position or future role. The department believes in the uniqueness of each employee and so devises targeted training programs, learning activities and professional guidance to promote career diversity and personal growth. 

Our Services

- Design and deliver creative learning programs for staff and leadership

- Provide 1:1 career coaching to employees on goal setting and career pathing

- Assist leadership with designing professional development trainings using innovative, instructional methods


We are committed to empowering SF State employees.

Questions should be directed to the Organizational Developmental Manager, Lisa Ike: