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Vassar Professional Development Sessions – Fall 2023

Join us for the following Professional Development sessions:

Leadership:  Building Your Professional Reputation
Presenters: Angel Mary
Date/Time:  September 21, 1 pm - 2:30 pm 
In-person session: College Center -  223 Multi Purpose Room 

This leadership overview breaks down the basics of how to think, act    and behave in a professional environment.  The workshop focuses on teaching professional the steps to take to ensure they feel confident in their roles.  This workshop consists of introducing you to the basic tenets of leadership such as:

  • Creating and implementing the "Service First' mindset.
  • Knowing how to present oneself in a professional manner.
  • Understanding what is "Executive" Presence and why it matters.
  • The 3 main Reputation Goals needed for success.
  • The benefits of self development and enjoying your personal life.
  • Relationship building with others.

    RSVP By September 18.

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About the Presenter:

Angel Mary is a motivational leadership speaker and the CEO of Star Trak Investments LLC. Angel Mary has spanned her career through various sectors such as government, finance, food service, real estate, and finally healthcare, where she fast-tracked climbing the corporate ladder from entry-level to C-Suite in under 5 years. As a senior leader implementing strategic change initiatives enterprise-wide, Angel seeks to bridge the gap between the people and the processes needed to succeed. Motivated to share her success and challenges through her career, Angel also started the Career Path Angel Show, an inspiring podcast dedicated to sharing diverse experiences, tips, and lessons for the next generation of young professionals as they decide on their own future career moves.

Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts.
Author: Brene Brown
Reading Dates: September Virtual Participation.

Description: You're invited to join the Vassar Professional Development Book Club where you'll connect with Vassar employees in a private online community to read and discuss books on a range of topics including diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership, communication, and more. Participation is based on days and times that are convenient for you. 

About the Book:  In this new book, Brene Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love.  Brown writes, "One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable.  It's learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart.  Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default.  Worth it? Always.  We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It's why we're here.  This book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

To join the book club or to learn more, visit

Coming up October 17th: Become A More Effective Colleague with DiSC and Agile IQ

This interactive, personalized  half day learning experience teaches participants to read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and respond accordingly.  By combining the personalized insights of the DISC assessment tool with active emotional intelligence development, participants discover their EQ strenghts, recognize their EQ potential, and commit to customized strategies for building agility often outside of their comfort zone.  

This workshop is in person and will be held at the Library Reading Room.

Please pre-register by September 25th in order to have time to complete your DiSC assessment prior to the workshop. 

(Even if you have taken this assessment before, you will need to take this new version.)

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LinkedIn Learning:

      Provided by Vassar College at no charge to employees, the LinkedIn Learning library offers access to self-paced training courses from expert instructors on popular topics such as leadership, time management, decision-making, communication, Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and more. Go to and click the LinkedIn Learning button. 

Technology Workshops:

      Academic Computing Services provides expertise in educational technologies
and media development for Vassar College. The Spring 2023 schedule can be found here:

Questions regarding the Professional Development Program can be directed to Judy Archer in Human Resources: or ext. 5819