Professional Development

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Together, We Make Professional Development Happen



Delegation Skills for the Workplace!

The office of Professional and Organizational Development invites employees to a workshop addressing effective delegation processes that assist you in empowering staff while growing your own competencies. Employees will learn the basic principles of delegation and how to identify appropriate opportunities to assign tasks.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Location: LIB 222

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CSU's Got Talent Screening & Discussion Forum-Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, & Succeed with Any Type of Boss

The Office of Professional and Organizational Department invites you to a screening of CSU’s Got Talent: A live webcast featuring innovative & essential training for your professional personal success! In this broadcast, Mary Abbajay, author, president, & CEO of Careerstone Group, will present “Managing Up”: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with any Type of Boss. Lisa Ike, manager of organizational development, will facilitate a post-dialogue that brings relevance and inspiration to your workplace.

Date: October  22, 2019

Time: 10am-11:30am

***Please plan to arrive on time or early (preferably) as screening begins exactly at 10am!***

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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: