Signature Staff Development Experiences

Group of Staff Participants at the Annual Professional Enrichment Conference

As the latest trends and research guide best practices in higher education, continued learning and development is key to providing an environment of growth and discovery for students. Student Affairs Learning and Strategic Initiatives is committed to providing unique staff development opportunities that improve organizational and staff effectiveness, facilitate learning, and build community. This page highlights signature staff development experiences for UGA Student Affairs staff and graduate assistants. More information on upcoming events can be found on the Staff Development Calendar.


Signature Staff Development Experiences

Engage! Conference 2017

Join academic and student affairs professionals, support staff, and campus partners from schools across the southeast at one of the region’s premiere one-day events. More than 30 sessions in a jam-packed day of professional learning, networking, and colleagueship for faculty and staff to Engage!

Click here for more information about the Engage! Conference 2017.


Cookies & Cocoa

An annual tradition, this informal gathering marks the conclusion of the fall semester and celebrates the start of the winter season. UGA Student Affairs staff are encouraged to engage in fellowship with colleagues and friends of the division while enjoying seasonal refreshments and music.

Annual Student Affairs Awards Celebration

The Annual Student Affairs Celebration brings together Student Affairs staff, students, and supporters to celebrate the conclusion of the academic year and recognize significant accomplishments and achievements.

Contact LSI


408 Memorial Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Kara L. Fresk
Director of Learning and Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Erickson-Brown
Administrative Associate

James Crawford
Assistant Director for Staff Development

Erin Ciarimboli
Assistant Director for Learning, Assessment, and Data Initiatives


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