In most student affairs graduate programs, and the field in general, opportunities for skill development around recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, supervision, professional development, performance appraisal, and separation of professionals are limited. Effective Staffing Practices, a set of interconnected processes grounded in research, can frame experiences, satisfaction, and longevity of student affairs practitioners. This session offers approaches for leading and managing staffing practices at various levels to ensure alignment between espoused and lived values.
By participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
- understand the core concepts/components of Effective Staffing Practices;
- acquire the knowledge and tools needed to critically analyze current practices being utilized by the field;
- comprehend tools and approaches for developing sound and sustainable staffing practices; and
- apply tools shared and transform current practices into ones that will allow professionals the means to thrive in the field.