Professional Skills Development Series
About: Both academic and professional skills are addressed via presentations and workshops in the Skills Development Series, open to all UCCS School of Public Affairs students. Several events, the content of which, are selected in response to student and faculty input, are held throughout the academic year.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Top Talent Development in the Nonprofit Sector
Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30pm in Columbine 324. This event is open to School of Public Affairs students.
Developing Human Capital for Nonprofits
Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00pm in Upper Lodge. This event is open to UCCS students.
Managing Disasters: Challenges for NGOs in a Multi-Agency Response
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00pm in UC 303. This is open to UCCS students.
Advocacy for Nonprofits
Representatives from Northern Colorado Health Network to discuss how advocacy works--stakeholders, communication strategies, and so forth--for nonprofits.
Video of Advocacy for Nonprofits:
Social Impact Businesses
The Colorado Coalition for Social Impact and Better Business Bureau presented on Social Enterprise, Social Business, Conscious Capitalism, and Benefit Corporations to our students.
Video of Social Impact Businesses:
Skills Development: Literature Reviews Made Easy
Part of our Professional Development series, the Lit Reviews Made Easy goes over critical and fine points of writing a graduate-level literature review. September 12, 2016.
Video of Literature Reviews Made Easy:
Grant Writing and Resources
Dave Somers, Executive Director of Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and Tammy Sayles, El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian, presented to our Master of Public Administration (MPA) students on the ins and outs of seeking and sources of grants. November 18, 2015
Video of Grant Writing & Resources:
Dr. George E. Reed, Dean, School of Public Affairs, presented on Toxic Leadership. He clarified definitions and describe the effects of toxic leadership on people and organizational climate as well as on efforts and quality of work. November 2, 2015
Video of Dr. George Reed on Toxic Leadership:
Dr. Anna Kosloski explains the requirements and preparations to complete the graduate Thesis or Capstone Project. In addition Dr. Deborah Kenny, Director of UCCS' Institutional Review Board (IRB), talks about the IRB process, while Tabatha Farney, Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies at UCCS' Kraemer Family Library, introduces the library's resources to facilitate the Capstone Project.
Video of UCCS School of Public Affairs Capstone Project:
Presenter: Provost Mary Coussons-Read
April 6, 2015
Video of Provost Mary Coussons-Read:
Planning for Your Future
Date: Thursday, March 5
- 9:00 - 9:45am: Creating Notable Resumes and Cover Letters, Pam Sawyer
- 10:00 - 10:45am: Professional Networking via LinkedIn, Matt Getze
- 11:00am - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion
- Preparing for a Master's or Ph.D. program, Dr. Katie Kaukinen
- Preparing for Law School and a Career in Law, Rich Radabaugh
- Preparing for a Career in Law Enforcement, Brian Barela, SPA MPA student and retired CSPD, with Texas Department of Public Safety representatives
Video of Career Panel Discussion:
Social Media for Academic Purposes and CSRP Info Session
Presenter: Matt Getze, Educational Technologist for School of Public Affairs
About: Matt Getze will present on using social media in the academic setting, with special emphasis on selecting and integrating tools that foster student engagement and data analysis.
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Presenter: Jeremy Wimer, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals
About: Jeremy Wimer will provide an information session and the benefits of joining the popular Colorado Springs Rising Professionals organization.
Time: 6:00 - 6:30pm
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015