Staff Development Program

Resources for Meeting Objectives

*Participants are encouraged to be creative and consult with their supervisors*

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Professional Development

At least 80 contact hours dedicated to improving job-related skills and abilities for current job. Examples include skills training, seminars, mentoring, classes, workshops, conferences, webinars, (CEUs) continuing educations units, certifications, etc...


Community Service

At least 40 hours of activities dedicated to fostering a greater connection between the employee and the University's mission and goals. Examples include campus committees and relevant community and University service activities.


Related Clemson University Examples:

  • Advisor 
  • Lee Gallery
  • Move-In Day
  • One Clemson
  • Summer Reading Program
  • United Way

Different Types of Community Service Agencies and Examples for Volunteering:

  • Animals-Humane Society
  • Arts-Telethon
  • Children and Teens- Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Club
  • Crisis Management-Red Cross
  • Disabilities-Good Will Industries
  • Education-School Volunteer
  • Environment-Clemson’s Solid Green
  • Health-American Cancer Society
  • Hunger & Homelessness-Habitat for Humanity
  • Senior Citizens-Meals on Wheels
  • Sports & Recreation-Special Olympics
  • Other Charitable/Civic Organizations
Personal Development

At least 30 contact hours dedicated to realizing a lifetime learning goal (not necessarily related to current job). Examples include advanced education, short courses, new hobby class-art, music, cooking, sewing, health & fitness, writing, new language, safety, etc...