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Upcoming Events

Winter Social & SPS Informational Open House

The SPS Council elections are approaching and we are looking for new members!

Please join your SPS colleagues for a Winter Social and Informational Open House

Thursday, February 18th in the Learning Center (lower level of Gabel Hall) from 3:30pm-4:30pm
with short remarks at 4:00pm.

Learn about serving on the SPS council and its benefits and rewards in contributing to shared governance here at NIU!

Snacks will be provided by the College of Education SPS Council Members.

Spring 2016 Staff Leadership Workshop Series

The Supportive Professional Staff Council is excited to announce the spring 2016 Staff Leadership Workshop series.

All staff, regardless of designation, are invited to participate. Workshops will be held in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below (you may bring your lunch).

Wednesday, February 24
Dr. Renique Kersh from the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will discuss “What Canadian Geese and Leaders Have in Common.”

Tuesday, March 22
Judy Santacatarina from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will help us to “build credibility and authority through communication skills.”

Wednesday, April 20
Sarah Klaper, Ombudsperson, will facilitate a session on conflict management.

Thursday, May 19
Steve Builta from the College of Education (and current SPS Council President) will talk about developing high-performing teams.

Please RSVP by February 19th if you are interested in attending one or more sessions. We will send reminders prior to each session.

Questions should be directed to Anne Hardy at or 815-753-0143.