Professional Development Committee Minutes November 12, 2013

The AP Professional Development Subcommittee met on November 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am on the Devos campus.  Chair, Kate VanDerKolk welcomed members and opened the meeting.  Members in attendance included:

  • Amy Campbell (group 1)
  • Takeelia Garrett-Lynn (group 2)
  • Luke DeMott (group 3)
  • Audra Courtade (group 4)
  • Brad Gordon (group 5)
  • Kate VanDerKolk (group 6)
  • Maggie McCrystal (HR)
  • Sienna Mavima (AP committee representative)


Recent Excellence Series seminars were discussed:

  • Generational Differences in the Workplace – Received very good reviews.  Discussion on bringing Mitzi back in the fall for both an Allendale and downtown seminar.


We also discussed the AP Survey Results; Kate will add some slides to the overall slideshow.  We discussed that:

  • Most people are motivated or somewhat motivated to attend events.
  • Most people are satisfied with the Professional Development offered.
  • People are not aware that they can suggest topics (we discussed adding that fact to the excellence series newsletter).
  • Discussed the possibility of adding some sort of incentive program (ex. leadership academy).


Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30am in KC 2243.

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