A unique approach to development for student staff.

The Rec Development Program is open to current student and non-student hourly staff members who work for the Department of Campus Recreation.

About the Program

About the Program

As a core value of Campus Recreation, development is integral to who we are and what we do each day. More than just a word on a piece of paper, we are dedicated to providing growth opportunities to each of our staff members in order to develop into well-rounded people and professionals.

In order to provide enhanced flexibility and additional opportunities to our staff, as well as a framework for how development happens in our department, the Student Staff Development Committee has launched the Rec Development Program.

Staff will use the Rec Development Program as a guide to follow throughout their employment with Campus Recreation. Access to a google tracking spreadsheet will be made available to staff to be aware of the courses they have completed during their time working at Campus Recreation. There are four required foundational courses which must be completed within their first 90 days of employment via the online training platform Bridge. Note that EDI is different than Inclusion 101. Additional opportunities for development are paid and optional and offer more specific and topical training on a variety of interest areas.

Foundation Courses

These classes are required for all new employees and must be completed within 90 days of employment. They are offered online via Bridge. Inclusion 101, offered three times per semester,  is not offered online. These courses are paid (one hour of pay per course).
Required Courses:
  • Inclusion 101 (Live/In-Person)
  • Risk Management: Safety First! (Online/Self-paced)
  • Customer Service: The Best Experience on Campus (Online/Self-paced)
  • Conflict Management: 5 Different Styles (Online/Self-paced)

Elective Courses

While these classes are not required, they are strongly encouraged for all employees. The pursuit of these courses and the various certificate tracks will enable you to strengthen your application for manager positions, future job searches, and more. You will be able to clock in for up to 4 paid hours dedicated to these sessions. If you take a course outside the list below or outlined in the newsletter, a submission form will be submitted to your supervisor to advocate for your development compensation.  *Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Update: certificates are paused at the moment due to COVID-19. 
Elective Courses:
  • Inclusivity Electives
    • Inclusion 201
    • Inclusion 301
    • Inclusivity Campus Elective
  • Community Electives
    • Rec Cares Service Event
    • Emotional Intelligence: Better Leaders, Better People
    • The Happiness Advantage
  • Development Electives
    • Strengths Quest
    • Tackling the Job Search: Transferable Skills
    • Careers in Recreation
  • Integrity Electives
    • Notice & Respond: Assisting People in Distress
    • Move From Blame to Accountability
  • On-Campus Elective

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of the sessions eligible to take each semester. Descriptions of the courses will be provided in the newsletter each month.