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 brochure (linked to the right) as a guide to follow throughout their employment with Campus Recreation. There are five required courses which must be completed within the first year of employment. Additional opportunities for development are 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 one year of hire date. They are offered at least once each fall and spring semester, including during All Staff Development in January. These courses are paid (one hour of pay per course).
Required Courses:
  • Rec Ramp Up
  • Inclusion 101
  • Risk Management: Safety First!
  • Customer Service: The Best Experience on Campus
  • Conflict Management: 5 Different Styles

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.
Certificate programs are indicated by an icon in the brochure. We offer certificates in inclusivity, leadership, and departmental values.

These courses are volunteer-based and are not paid.

Elective Courses:
  • Inclusivity Electives
    • Inclusion 201
    • Inclusion 301
    • Inclusivity Campus Elective
  • Community Electives
    • Rec Cares Service Event
    • Emotional Intelligence: Better Leaders, Better People
    • Receiving and Giving Constructive Feedback
    • The Happiness Advantage
  • Development Electives
    • Strengths Quest
    • Tackling the Job Search: Transferable Skills
    • Life Outside Your Comfort Zone
    • Careers in Recreation
  • Integrity Electives
    • Notice & Respond: Assisting People in Distress
    • Move From Blame to Accountability
    • Customer Experiences: Through the Customer Lens
  • On-Campus Elective