Professional and Leadership Development

A Way to Keep Growing

The aim of the Staff Senate is to create an engaged and creative workplace community. Intensive promotion of the existing professional development training and continuous education resources is needed to encourage widespread participation throughout the University.


The Staff Leadership Institute (SLI) was initiated in 2012.  It focuses on individual effectiveness, personal improvement, and leadership within the JSU’s culture.  Each academic year, up to twenty-five (25) participants will be chosen by the Selection Committee to assess and enhance core leadership skills and competencies.  Areas of focus are communication; use of technology; group dynamics; team building; workplace ethics, collaboration; and performance management. The proposed time commitment is a three (3)-month process.  Please click here for the application.


For professional development currently available to all staff employees, please contact the Professional Development Center.