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Some of the key staff development dates for the 2009-10 academic year are listed. Even as budgets constrict, it is still important to join colleagues so one can learn of new practices and approaches to help weather this time of economic stress.


Key dates of interest to chief student service officers, chief academic officers, and other professionals in the field appear below.  Please feel free to submit conference and workshop of interest with dates, locations and contacts to
Academic Year 2008-09

2009:  CSSO Spring Meeting and Staff Development Opportunities
June 25-26--Board Retreat in Southern California at Cal Poly
(Pomona) Kellogg Conference Center.
Academic year 2009-10
Fall, 2009
October 7-9, 2009 Strengthening Student Success Conference: Learning from Assessment at the San Francisco Airport Marriott
Sponsors: The RP Group is presenting this conference in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Cal-PASS, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, with underwriting from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Information: The Strengthening Student Success conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of people—including faculty, deans, program directors, student services staff, professional development leadership, researchers, and planners—to gather and brainstorm ways to strengthen institutional effectiveness and student learning.  Our 2009 conference will explore the integration of evidence into practice.   In addition to short briefings, keynote presentations, and traditional conference sessions, participants will have the opportunity to attend work sessions based on communities of practice, join half-day intensive sessions, and spend time networking. Conference strands will address cross-cutting issues such as “Leadership and Sustainability” and “Assessment Tools.” 
Registration & hotel information: Knowing that belts will be tightened with the new year, we have kept fees low and opened registration early.  Visit for the online registration form and to get hotel information. 
Contact:  Kathy Booth at with any questions.
November 4-7, 2009 - NASPA Western Regional Conference, San Jose, CA. For more info, go to and click on Region 5 or 6.
Spring, 2010
March 6-10, 2010 - NASPA Annual National Conference, Chicago. For more info, go to