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LeaderShape Catalyst Feb. 24

Help students explore their leadership potential, identify how to contribute to groups and causes they care about, and how to be a catalyst for themselves and the communities around them. Faculty and staff can nominate students to attend LeaderShape Catalyst until Monday, Nov. 20.

Hosted by the nationally recognized nonprofit LeaderShape®, this one-day program is valued by major corporations and other institutions as a catalyst for leadership engagement.

The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, and is open to WSU juniors and seniors only.

Learn more at:


Emerging Leaders Spring Applications Open

Spring applications are now open for Emerging Leaders, WSU Student Involvement’s first-year student leadership certificate program. Designed for highly motivated first-year students, participants will develop skills to be future leaders at and beyond WSU. Spring applications are open until Sunday, Jan. 14. Students can register at

Based on the Social Change Model, this program allows participants to gain a better understanding of their individual values and the impact they have on their leadership style.

Nov. 28 – Five Keys to Success in Leadership, Work and Life

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) and the Office of the President are pleased to sponsor:

Five Keys to Success in Leadership, Work and Life
by Reuben Mayes, Chief Development Officer Pullman Regional Hospital

To attend this free seminar, please  register in Skillsoft by November 20.   To attend, please register here

Open to all staff and faculty

Tuesday, November 28, 2017    9:30–11:15 a.m.      CUB Jr. Ballroom

8:45: Check In
9:30: Welcome and Introductions
9:40: Rueben Mayes Address
10:25: Table Group Discussions
10:45: Open Forum Discussion
11:15: Adjournment

AMS sites scheduled Everett, Puyallup, Spokane, Tri‑Cities, and Vancouver, Yakima. Additional sites can be added upon request.

WSU Spokane(SAC 401A )
WSU Vancouver(VECS 309 )
WSU Tri-Cities(East 224 )
Puyallup REC (Puyallup)
University Centers -North Puget Sound WSU (Everett)
WSU Yakima

This seminar will be recorded for later viewing.

Registered Student Organization advisor volunteers wanted

With more than 350 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus, Washington State University relies on many faculty, staff, and graduate students to advise these groups. Influence students outside the classroom and office by becoming a student organization advisor. All faculty, staff, and graduate students with an assistantship are eligible to become RSO advisors.

Advisors help guide organizational goals and improve the leadership skills of student members. Additional advisor responsibilities include providing ideas for activities, events and fundraisers, guiding students through university procedures, and giving input for organizational growth and development.

To volunteer, fill out the form at

Sept 2017 NCPS

The Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) is an alliance of higher education professional staff organizations in the Pacific Northwest that supports and advocates for its members through communication, education, and professional development opportunities.

This year’s conference held in Blaine, WA included talks by decorated former Black Hawk helicopter pilot Elizabeth McCormick, Director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership Karen Stout, Director of Western’s Community Development office Dan Purdy, Western Washington’s Assistant Director of Human Resources Dennis Dashiell, Education and Organizational Consultant Cyndy Stevenson, Director of WWU’s Counseling Center Shari Robinson and senior instructor for WWU’s Woodring College of Education Joy Wiggins.

To keep up with more information on getting involved with NCPS or to see when you can sign up for Summer of 2018’s retreat please see their website or talk to Karen Garrett, NCPS’s vice chair and WSU IS Manager

Sept 2017 Grant Application

Professional Development Grants

Professional development is highly valued by Washington State University and is supported by the President and Provosts’ offices. The AP Mini Grant Fund (APMGF) is a supplemental fund and is intended to provide matching funds in conjunction with the AP’s unit/department. The maximum award is $250 and an eligible applicant received a maximum of one award every two fiscal years.

Information for applying can be found at The deadline for applications is October 31st.

Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Mini Grant Awards

  • Stefano Borghi: $150 / Pacific Northwest PHP Conference
  • Andrew Hua:     $200 / NASPA Conference Natalie Grosser:$150 / College NET User Conference
  • Pam Loughlin:   $250 / WAPED Spring Conference
  • Karen Garrett:   $100 / Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff Conference
  • Julie Thayer:     $250 / Education & Research Greenhouse Curators Conference
  • Maria Clara Cardieri Souza: $200 / NAFSA Conference Paul Wilmoth:   $200 / NAFSA Conference

Sept 2017 Staff Appreciation

It was fantastic seeing everyone out at the events.  I had a great time meeting some great cougs who keep our University moving.  Check out these moments from last week!