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Next P&A Senate Meeting

The P&A Senate will not meet again until fall 2015.

P&A Senate Inaugural Professional Development Forum

Preparing Ourselves to Meet Grand Challenges: A future-focused discussion on administrative and professional competence needed to meet the University's mission, now and in the future.

This inaugural P&A professional development forum brings together thought leaders from across the University and the greater community for a discussion on the contemporary trends in University administrative leadership; and corresponding attributes to assist P&A's development and capacity to lead and support strategic leadership today, and in the future.

Materials from the Forum

2015 Outstanding Unit Award Winner

The P&A Senate is pleased to announce the College of Science and Engineering Student Services as the winning unit for the 2015 P&A Outstanding Unit Award.

2014-15 P&A Brown Bag Lunch Series

March Brown Bag

Topic: Discuss the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial resources at UMN. Demonstrate where and how geospatial data is being used in facilities and operations, student life, alumni relations, and other UMN campus activity. There will be a review of the available resources (data, tools, and expertise) and access to them at UMN. No background in GIS is necessary! Come to learn how maps and geographic data affect our everyday work lives.
Presenter: Stacey Stark Director, Geospatial Analysis Center

December Brown Bag

Topic: Developing Your Personal Brand for Career Advancement - Brand “You.” The Good, Bad and Ugly of Personal Branding in Today’s Digital World
Presenter: Robin Smothers, Public Relations Consultant

October Brown Bag

Topic: Negotiation Strategies: Principles of interest-based negotiations - Build personal confidence and powerful, practical negotiation skills to help you formulate winning strategies and build competitive advantage for your organization, and your personal negotiation events.
Presenter: Alan Benson, PhD., Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies