Professional Development and Empower Hour

Appreciation, Development and Empowerment Committee |
Professional Development Program 'Empower Hour'

As part of the Staff Council's mission to promote organizational and professional development, we host Empower Hours on staff development or empowerment topics.

These talks allow staff to gain valuable knowledge and skills and connect in a supportive and collaborative environment. They are another way that the ASU Staff Council shows its dedication to fostering the growth and development of our staff. 

Empower Hour Spring 2024 Schedule

Public Purpose Writing
Best Practices Recording

(Passcode: 5H*HNAG8)

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Workday HCM

Workday HCM Change Management Team

Thursday, January 25  2:00 pm ASU is moving to Workday HCM in January 2025! This cloud-based and mobile-friendly HR application will better serve employee needs. Join us to learn how employees will enter time, request time off, engage in professional development, and manage their job profiles. Workday HCM Recording
          (Passcode: 5qu=dPj&)

Business + Finance: Public Purpose Writing Best Practices


LenRae Baity

Tuesday, March 19 1:00 pm Are you tired of struggling with writing business justifications? Join us for a session on high-level business and finance public purpose writing that will provide tips and best practices for writing effective business and finance documents.
Workday HCM, Part 2

Workday HCM Change Management Team
Tuesday, April 16 11:00 am

Learn about Workday HCM, ASU's new human resources and business services application launching January 2025. Workday will manage employee information and workforce business needs in one system.


Hear about the HR data you can view and manage in your employee profile and how to prepare for future Workday training and events.

Program and Project Management in ASU Centers


Andrea Wullenweber

Vera Von Esse

Thursday, April 18 1:00 pm

In partnership with the ASU Project Management Network, join us for a unique professional development opportunity around Program and Project Management in ASU Centers: Understanding Responsibilities and How this Role Differs from Traditional Project Management.


This opportunity provides PDUS: 

0.5 ways of working and 0.5 power skills.

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Artificial Intelligence and the

Staff Experience


Elizabeth Reilley 

Wednesday, April 24 2:30 pm 

With rapid technological advancements, AI has become an integral part of our lives. From virtual assistants to self-driving cars, AI has revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact with each other. We’ll explore what it means to integrate AI into our daily lives and how these new tools and resources impact the staff experience.

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Professional Development Workshops

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Professional Development Symposium

Friday, April 19 8:00 - 11:30 am

Join us for the first-ever Staff Council Professional Development Symposium, hosted at the West Valley Campus. A presentation from Staff Council President, Shawn Banzhaf titled, "Community Dehydrated in a Sea of Connection." We’ll also have Amber Wonder, MC, LPC, NCC speak on the topic of Emotional Resilience. Built on ASU and the ASU Staff Council’s commitment to support staff’s professional development, this event is open to all current Staff Council members, advocates, and their supervisors. 

This is an in-person workshop.


Breakfast and networking will commence at 8 am. The event begins at 8:30 am.

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Networking and Connectivity at ASU




May 2024 TBD More information coming soon!

Registration coming soon. 


Networking and Connectivity at ASU

Date TBD

Details coming soon!