Addressing Students' Unspoken Anxiety of Getting Started With Professional Development
This talk will cover the insecurity, unspoken anxieties, and vulnerability that students feel regarding the concepts of professional development, and what “success” looks like overall. This session will discuss ways to earn the students' trust, rather than expect it, so as to encourage true internal reflection and progression toward authenticity. Learning Objectives: Recognize how accessibility and equity are foundational and integral to students allowing professional development to be as important as their content courses. Adapt coaching concepts that allow for students to feel that they can trust you, and your advice. Plan ways to help students effectively bridge the gap between content courses, skill building, experiential education, and workforce expectations/hiring practices.
Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rania Plazas, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey