Staff Empowerment Council

Staff Professional Development Day

SEC's 3rd Annual Staff Professional Development Day!!

March 25, 2022

9:30am - 4:30pm

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9:30-10:00 AM— Join us to convene as a group for a short breathing and wellness session hosted by Catherine Behrent before we head into our individual sessions. 

These sessions will be recorded!





10:00-11:00 AM

Managing Your Mountain of Digital Photos with Adobe Lightroom 


In this workshop, Alex will lead you through an introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic, which can help you keep your files organized and give you the tools to make your pictures look their best. Alex will give an overview of how the software works with your image files; and demonstrate the fundamental elements of the LIBRARY module (for sorting) and DEVELOP module (for editing). He will also share resources for deeper learning and answer questions about individual participants needs and goals

10:00-11:00 AM

Typography Basics 


Typography is an amazing tool for anyone who creates presentations, documents, social media campaigns, lost kitten flyers, or anything else that sends a message. In this workshop, explore basic typography using the software of your choice (Powerpoint, Google Slides, Keynote, InDesign, Canva, Figma, etc).

10:00-11:00 AM

2021-2022 Performance Review


This module will provide employees and supervisors with guidance on how to complete the Annual Review in Workday.

11:00-12:00 PM

Audio recording and Mixing Basics 


A session to introduce beginners to the basics of recording and mixing audio, including some essential ideas, techniques and settings.

11:00-12:00 PM

Weave a Basket! 


Come weave a BASKET. We will be using round reed and very basic twining and weaving methods to form a container for berries or yarn or your car keys!


This session requires materials to be picked up from the MICA store.


Staff must also provide their your own needle nose pliers and wire-cutters/heavy duty cutting tool, a towel or two and a Bucket or dishpan for soaking reed – please immerse reed in warm water ½ hour ahead of workshop.

1:00-2:00 PM

Poetry Writing 


Generative poetry workshop. Play a poetry game and surprise yourself into something new.

1:00-2:00 PM

Creating GIF Animations with Photoshop 


Are you looking for a way to make your presentation, IG post or newsletter fun and engaging? In this session, you'll explore how to turn a series of images into a looping animated GIF using Photoshop.

1:00-2:00 PM

2021-2022 Performance Review


This module will provide employees and supervisors with guidance on how to complete the Annual Review in Workday.

2:00-3:00 PM

Climate Change, the Bad News, and the Way Forward 


We will look at the difficult information of climate change and discuss methods of emotionally coping with it. We will also look at positive responses individuals can make that can lead to a better future.

2:00-3:00 PM

Business Card Origami


Do you have hundreds of unused business cards from a bygone era? Sure, we all do! Join me to learn how to fold extra business cards (or paper cut to business card size) into fun geometric shapes. You will need: Business cards (or paper cut to 3.5 in x 2 in) and some tape.

3:00-4:00 PM

Designing Monograms


Create a custom monogram for yourself or a loved one in the one-hour session exploring letterform pairings. We will discuss inspiring examples from Marie Antoinette to the New York Yankees. After the workshop, all participants will be mailed ten cards with their design, printed on the Riso duplicator in MICAGD.

3:00-4:00 PM

Connecting with Baltimore Through an Intersectional Lens 


This session, "Connecting with Baltimore Through an Intersectional Lens", is led by Unique Robinson, Faculty in Humanistic Studies & MFACA, and proud Baltimore native. This interactive workshop will ask participants to investigate their relationship to Baltimore - professionally, personally, and politically - to deepen their understanding and appreciation for the magic that the city brings. Come prepared with an open mind and heart, and for open dialogue across campus!


Archived Sessions

Past Staff Professional Development Day's

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