Supervising New & Emerging Professionals in Higher Ed – May 29, 2024

Sale price$399.00


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Close the Gap Between Graduate School Preparation & Expectations

Professionals at various stages of their careers are navigating challenges. Systemic change must take place to help emerging professionals navigate the higher education workplace. A new era is here – addressing the gap between preparation and expectations will help ensure you recruit and retain an energetic and engaged staff that will stay in the field long term.  

Join us on May 29, 2024 when our presenters will explore the dynamics between graduate preparation programs and supervisors of new professionals to help you create long-term, systemic, and equitable mentoring of new employees. Together, we'll pave the way for a collaborative and equitable approach to mentoring and supervision.

Explore strategies for overcoming understaffing, high turnover, a lack of resources, disengagement, and burnout by closing the expectations gap between supervisors and new employees.

Topics Covered

Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Effectively communicate established professional expectations of new professionals, while also understanding the unique generational shifts of your new professionals.
  • Alleviate frustration and disillusion for new and seasoned professionals through successful onboarding and training, broadening the reality of everything the higher education workplace offers.
  • Become self-aware of your own identities and how they impact your approach to the work you do in student affairs.
  • Explore creative ways and time-saving strategies to more meaningfully mentor and supervise new employees, as well as to provide equitable mentorship experiences.
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the unique stresses faced by marginalized staff and implement targeted and proactive strategies for support and inclusion that challenge and dismantle systemic barriers.
  • Value each other's lived experiences and strengths, exploring diverse approaches to achieving work-life integration.


Jody Donovan currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University.
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Darian Abernathy currently serves as an Academic Success Coordinator, more commonly referred to as an Academic Advisor, in Exploratory Studies at Colorado State University.
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Josh Mack(he/him) currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Pride Resource Center at Colorado State University.
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Included When You Register

Invite your entire team for one low price!

  • Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Access for your entire team for one low price
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available after live event)
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for live webinar access for your group are provided to you immediately upon checkout. Instructions for accessing the on-demand recording will be emailed to you approximately 24 hours following the live webinar. Feel free to contact us at or 1-866-295-0505 with any questions. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

PaperClip Communications welcomes persons with disabilities to join our webinars. If you anticipate needing an accommodation or have questions about the online access provided, please email at least two weeks in advance of your participation.

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