Professional Development

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Providing valuable professional development and networking opportunities for our membership is a core priority of the SUNYCUAD organization. Examples of these opportunities include:

  • The Annual SUNYCUAD Educational Conference, where advancement colleagues from the 64 campus gather to learn and share best practices
  • The Spring Social Media Workshop hosted each April at Empire State College’s Saratoga campus and webcast to SUNYCUAD members
  • The Professional Development Institute (PDI), a partnership with SUNY Administration that features webinars specifically tailored to the needs and interests of SUNY schools
  • Networking receptions held periodically throughout the state, including the annual Albany event in conjunction with the Chancellor’s State of SUNY presentation
  • The newly-revamped Career Coaching Program, which connects experienced SUNYCUAD members with newcomers to the SUNY advancement community
  • The Harry and Barb Charlton Newcomer Scholarship Program, which offers registration and on-site expenses to the SUNYCUAD Conference to selected employees new to SUNY and/or the advancement field

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