Professional Development Opportunities

 

  • Professional Conferences 

    • Three free ways to get into your professional organization's conference
      • Volunteer your time to set-up, organize or host during the event and your organization gives you free conference admission. 
      • Present at the conference for a break-out session and your organization gives you free conference admission and travel. 
      • Complete a scholarship opportunity and you could be selected for free conference admission and travel. 
      • There is compliance paperwork to complete if you are awarded funds to attend the conference, so please email Samantha at spuszc@lsuhsc.edu for guidance. 
  • Toastmasters at LSU Health

    • Toastmasters is a professional development organization that specializes in increasing presentation, leadership, project management and other skills to use in your career. 
    • Meets at the LSU Health downtown campus on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 11:30am - 12:30pm in RCB 7th Floor Conference Room 
    • LSU Health Toastmasters website
  • TED Talks 

    • TED is an international organization that sponsors conferences across the globe on amazing ideas from amazing people. 
    • All talks are a maximum of 18 minutes long and truly inspire you on everything. 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Bookclub  

    • This club meets at LSU Health downtown campus approximately every other month in the MEB coffee shop. The club reads a professional development book and discusses the findings, impacts and issues raised with other club members. 
    • Contact Amber Brown or Randi Kaufman for more information. 
  • National College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 

    • NACUBO is a professional organization that provides a journal, professional development online webinars and conferences to members. The organization is dedicated to all higher education groups such as researchers, postdocs, students, unclassified staff, faculty and business managers. 
    • LSU Health has an institutional membership that entitles all LSU Health employees to free membership! 
    • Please email Samantha at spuszc@lsuhsc.edu for instructions on creating your own login under the LSU Health membership for free! 
  • Louisiana Employee Online (LEO) 

    • Hundreds of web-based courses on software skills to soft skills that are available for free to all LSU Health employees. 
    • Please email Natanya at nbaine@lsuhsc.edu for your 'H' number and initial login instructions. 
  • edX

    • Free coursework on every professional career skill you can imagine from Harvard, MIT, Berkley and more! 

    The certifications and degrees are for cost.