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Professional Development

Programs & Events

Staff Professional Development Funds

Staff Professional Development Funds are available to off-set the costs of staff attending work-related training sessions. Individuals can request up to $2,000 every other fiscal year. 

2019-2020 Professional Development Funds: The committee is now accepting applications from staff for professional development programs that occur through May 31, 2020.


Staff Professional Development Funds Policy and Procedures

Staff Professional Development Funds Application

U.S. Extended Campus Professional Development Scholarship

The U.S. Extended Campus Professional Development Scholarship is designed to bring U.S. extended campus staff members to the home campus in St. Louis, MO, to participate in either The Diversity and Inclusion Conference or The WSA Professional Development Day. The objective of the scholarship is to provide U.S. extended campus staff members with an opportunity to connect and engage with the home campus and home campus staff while participating in a professional development opportunity. The award will cover the cost for travel (mileage reimbursement or airfare), lodging, and food.

2019-2020 U.S. Extended Campus Professional Development Scholarship: Apply here.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please reach out to

Innovative Educators

Innovative Educators provides training focused on critical issues facing higher education professionals today. With hundreds of live webinars, staff and faculty can learn about campus safety, institutional effectiveness, different student populations, teaching and learning, and technology. See the complete list of live webinars here. Using the code 'Webster 17', the cost of the webinars is reduced to $0.

You will create a unique log-in using your Webster email.
Discount code: Webster 17

Detailed instructions for registering for a webinar can be found here.

Library Resources

Webster Library Professional Development Resources is collection of materials that cover several professional development topics. These e-books and videos cover motivation/coaching, leadership, diversity, teamwork, and decision making. This is an active collection; if you have any requests for additional resources, please contact the WSA Board

Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day is a day dedicated to the professional advancement of staff at Webster University. It takes place during Spring Break each year and features the talent of our own experts. Striving to be inclusive to all our campuses, select sessions are live streamed and recorded. Staff can attend as a guest, gain valuable presentation skills by hosting a session, or assist with planning by joining the Professional Development Day Committee.

Professional Development Day History