Commission on the Status of Women

CSW/SC 2012 Professional Development Conference

West Campus

The CSW/SC Professional Development Conference at the West Campus will take place in the LaSala Ballroom A

Workshops will run from 8:30AM-3:30PM, with check-in beginnning at 8:00AM.

The conference and networking reception is open to all ASU faculty, staff, and students -- and is completely free of charge.

Per SPP 601, supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to identify reasonable work modifications to allow the employee to attend conference workshops, without negatively impacting service.

Scroll down for the conference schedule at West and for workshop descriptions. To learn more about the speakers for these sessions, visit the Speakers page.

Due to limited seating, registration is required.

Registration will open on August 13th. To register, please review registration instructions at the bottom of the page..

If you have any questions, please email


Conference Schedule & Workshop Information

  West Campus Conference  
Schedule Workshop Workshop Description

Leadership Development: Understanding the Transition to Becoming a Leader

Presenter: Kevin Salcido

In this important workshop session, Kevin Salcido, AVP of Human Resources, will discuss  how one develops into a leader.  This workshop will explore the realities of transitioning from an individual contributor to a leadership role.
Topics to be explored include: 

  • The different roles of leaders in different levels of the organization
  • The responsibilities that one assumes when moving into leadership
  • The key skill sets to develop to prepare yourself for leadership
  • The importance of self knowledge in a leader role
  • The importance of continued self development a leader
  • The challenge of getting things done through others

This is a great workshop for those who are interested in progressing to leadership roles in their career.



Financial Planning -- What's Next: Financial Strategies for Saving & Investing

Presenter: Karen Starbowski

Case studies of how two families in different life stages are planning for their savings, college expenses, and retirement.  Topics will include principles of savings and various investment strategies. This workshop is presented by The Dollarhide Financial Group, LLC, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). 




Re-Energize in the Workplace

Presenter: Suzanne Jacobs

What is Burnout?  Are you feeling disillusioned, helpless and completely worn out? If so you may be suffering from burnout.  Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. In this training you will learn about the difference between stress and burnout and how to re-energize in the workplace and get your life back in balance.



Reception & Key Note Address

by Marlene Tromp

Networking is an important part of career development, and with that in mind the CSW and the Staff Council invite you to join us for the conference lunch break.  This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow conference attendees, and enjoy a key note address by Dr. Marlene Tromp, Division Director of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies in New College.  A light lunch will be provided.  Seating for this event is limited and registration is required.

Please note reception will take place in the Faculty/Staff Lounge UCB 240



Healthy Cooking on a Busy Schedule

Presenter: Cheryl Kaufman

With a hectic schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to cook healthy meals – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  In this workshop session, Cheryl Kaufman will discuss how to maximize seasonal offerings for quick and delicious meals. Workshop presenter will offer a cooking demonstration on a few great recipes.  A fun and informative workshop session.



Project Management & Managing Multiple Projects

Presenter: Joan Barnes

According the Project Management Institute (PMI), an international project management organization, a project is a temporary endeavor having a defined beginning and ending.  It is unique in that it is not a routine operation but a specific set of functions interconnected to accomplish a singular goal.  In today’s business environment; where projects vary in size, scope, and timelines; employees owning the ability to simultaneously manage and complete multiple projects possess an invaluable skill.  Handling multiple projects involves time management skills, empathetic stakeholder requirements, and an innate understanding of personal productivity limitations and constraints.  This important workshop will discuss practices, project characteristics, and time management methodologies that support handling of multiple projects. 
This workshop will teach you to:

  • Understand productivity limitations and constraints
  • Identify strategies for managing multiple projects
  • Define conflicts and challenges inherent in handling multiple projects
  • Utilize Tools, Tips and Techniques for Time Management of Multiple projects

Registration Information

To enroll, add yourself to a wait list and/or cancel from one or more workshop as part of the CSW/SC Professional Development Conference, please refer to the below instructions. Need help? Contact the LMS Support Team at (480) 727-7221 or email

How to enroll…

  1. Visit the Training & Development website at
  2. Click on the Employee LMS button
  3. Sign-in using your ASURITE username/password (unnecessary if already signed in)
  4. Click on Search for a Specific Class
  5. Type in “CSW” in the field next to Search for classes with these words in their titles:
  6. Click Search
  7. Click Select next to the session you would like to enroll in
  8. Click on Enroll in this class (link located at top right of screen)*

*Click Get on the waiting list if no seats currently available in a particular class. Should a seat become available you will automatically be enrolled and will receive a confirmation email. 

*Click Cancel from this class should you want to un-enroll in a workshop you have already enrolled in.

*Undergraduate and Graduate Students wishing to enroll, but who do not have access to the LMS system, should email their registration request to or to

My training calendar… To review what classes you’re enrolled in, click My Training Calendar within the LMS.**
**We recommend bringing your schedule for the day with you to the conference.