professional development

Professional Development

Student Success & Retention Innovation will periodically host events and activities for students, staff and faculty surrounding the SSRI frameworks and topics related to student success.


The 2024 conference was February 14th & 15th.

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Available Presentations or Workshops 

SSRI staff are available to do workshops on a variety of topics, including our guiding frameworks or just explaining our area.   To discuss or request a presentation please reach out to to discuss your interest.  

SOS, Mindset & Belonging 

In-person or on zoom, this workshop will provide an overview of the basics of growth mindset, sense of belonging and SSRI resources and initiatives related to these topics.  


Virtual Recordings 

Exhausted, Unfocused, and Confused…How Is Your Mental Health?

Presented by Jenny Simon, MC, LPC, PhD, Life Management Counselor – Thrive Center

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We are united in distress right now; wouldn’t it be great to find some peace together? Join us for a workshop loaded with hands on techniques to improve our mental health. We do better when we are taking care of ourselves. Let’s reset our nervous systems in this brief get-together.

Successfully Supporting Students in Higher Education Who Have Experienced Foster Care or Housing Insecurity

Presented by Dani Carrillo, Program Coordinator, Fostering Success – Thrive Center

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Join us for a discussion around how we currently support students and how you can approach student support through a trauma-informed lens.

Under the Hood: How to Be a Successful Facilitator

Presented by Kelly Amsler, Senior Lead Learning Specialist – C.A.T.S. Academics

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Right now, our screen time, our ability to multi-task, and preserving connections with colleagues and students is integral to our pandemic response and what's left of our work-life balance. With meetings comprising the bulk of our workdays, why not make these as effective, productive and -dare we say- enjoyable, as possible? In this workshop you will learn how to plan for, design, facilitate, and close out a meeting for optimal participant engagement.