• Staff Development Day

    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue

    We are excited to announce that the fifth annual New School Staff Development Day will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018. This day of training and special events for all university staff will include a keynote speaker, concurrent featured speaker sessions and skill building workshops, giveaways, professional head shots, a length of service recognition ceremony, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and we will close the day with a happy hour reception featuring a jazz trio. The central theme of the day is Leadership Development: Maximizing Your Potential at Every Level. The Staff Development Committee secured a diverse panel of speakers, including New School staff, part-time and full-time faculty, and external leadership experts.

    A detailed program for the day can be viewed here.


    Online registration for Staff Development Day is now open! Staff members are strongly encouraged to register online before registration closes on Tuesday, March 20 at noon. Changes to your registration can also be made online until that time. Registering early will help us confirm an accurate count for catering and preparation.

    If you'd like to register for Staff Development Day, follow these steps:

    1. Review the program details here to decide which workshop(s) you would like to attend.

    2. Visit our Eventbrite site to complete your registration.

    If you'd like to make changes to your existing registration, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to eventbrite.com.

    2. Click Tickets in the drop-down list under your name found on the top right.

    3. Click on Fourth Annual Staff Development Day.

    4. Click Edit.

    5. Make your changes.

    6. Click Save.

    Please note that if you give up your spot in one workshop, it might not be available later.

    After March 20, you can register or make changes in person at the event on Thursday, March 22, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Starr Foundation Hall on the lower level of the University Center.  If you haven’t registered, walk-in registrations are encouraged on the day of the event!

    Get Involved

    This event is sponsored by Human Resources with support and participation from staff throughout the university. For more information, contact co-chairs Ali Cherasia (212.229.5671 x3703) or Savanna Kustra (212.229.8916 x4035).


    Most of the events take place in the University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue. Please be sure to check the locations of the individual sessions that you register for.

    9:00 a.m. — Registration and breakfast

    9:45 a.m. — Welcome and presentation

    10:00 a.m. — Keynote presentation by Michelle Tillis Lederman

    11:30 a.m. — Featured speaker session (choice of four seminars during registration)

    12:30 p.m. — Lunch

    1:45 p.m. — Skill-building workshop session (choice of ten during registration)

    3:00 p.m — Happy hour

    3:10 p.m. — Staff Length of Service Recognition Ceremony

    3:30 p.m. — Jazz trio performance and photos with Gnarls the Narwhal

    4:30 p.m. — Raffle and closing (raffle tickets will be distributed upon entry to happy hour)

    Note: Complimentary portraits will be taken in the Event Café, on the lower level, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.