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Professional Development Committee

Staff and administrative employees are encouraged to participate in all professional development sessions offered at Viterbo University. Below you will find information on upcoming sessions and the link to register.

2015-2016 Events - Theme: Using our Internal Resources

Using our Internal Resources
How can one develop internal resources in your organization to create community and purpose, even in a climate of shortage? A workplace can be a powerful community in our lives. When a workplace community engages its members, employees thrive and grow in ways that extend beyond the office.  Learn from Katy Smith on how we can develop our own internal resources to create that powerful community and purpose.

Two Identical Sessions:
Thursday, April 7, 8-10am and 2:30-4:30pm
Hospitality Suite

Speaker: Katy Smith is a community educator with two undergraduate degrees in social work and parent education from Winona State University.  She has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy from Walden University.  She lives and teaches in Winona and in classrooms, conferences, and businesses all over the state.  Katy and her husband, Matt,  have three grown daughters.  Katy is the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, the first early childhood educator in our state and the first parent educator nationally to be honored with the award.

RSVP by Monday, April 4


The professional development committee's responsibility is to offer professional development and training opportunities for staff and administrative employees. Professional development is defined as diverse programming that builds and maintains morale, enhances skills and fosters collaboration and communication between members of the Viterbo community. The goal is to provide at least three professional development programs each calendar year.

Current Members

  • Maureen Cooney
  • Beth Dolder-Zieke
  • Sonya Ganther
  • Val Krage
  • Taylor Lewis
  • Polly Scott