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Professional Development

Programs & Events

Staff Professional Development Funds

Staff Professional Development Funds are available to off-set the costs of staff attending work-related training sessions. Individuals can request up to $1,500 every other fiscal year. 

2017-2018 Professional Development Funds: The Professional Development Fund Approval Committee is currently accepting applications from staff for professional development programs that occur between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Staff Professional Development Funds Policy and Procedures

Staff Professional Development Funds Application (download)

Extended Campus Professional Development Scholarship

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) Scholarship Award is designed to bring up to domestic extended site staff members to the home campus in Webster Groves, MO, to participate in one of the following upcoming events: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Conversations or WSA Professional Development Day. The objective of the Scholarship Award is to provide extended campus staff members with an opportunity to connect and engage with the home campus and home campus personnel while participating in a professional development opportunity. The award will cover the cost for travel (mileage reimbursement or airfare), lodging, and food. Applications are due by December 31, 2017.

Extended Campus Scholarship Application and Information


Go2Knowledge offers on-demand professional development sessions that are all geared towards higher education professionals. With over 100 trainings, Webster staff can learn more about organizational development, supporting student success, and technology.  

You will create a unique log-in using your Webster email.  

Library Resources

Webster Library Professional Development Resources is collection of materials that cover several professional development topics. These e-books and videos cover motivation/coaching, leadership, diversity, teamwork, and decision making. This is an active collection; if you have any requests for additional resources, please contact WSA

Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day is a day dedicated to the professional advancement of staff at Webster University. It takes place during Spring Break each year and features the talent of our own experts. Striving to be inclusive to all our campuses, select sessions are live streamed and recorded. Staff can attend as a guest, gain valuable presentation skills by hosting a session, or assist with planning by joining the Special Events committee.

Professional Development Day History