You are welcome to attend any or all of these activities at a virtual professional development event, Spartan Sparks – Generating Transformative Ideas to Lead SJSU.

August 11st, 2020 | 9AM – 3PM


9:00am – 10:00am

Welcome and Panel Discussion – REGISTER NOW

Panelists will share their personal career growth experiences and discuss paths for career promotion and staff professional development resources.

10:15am and 11:15am

Small Group Discussions –  Visit event webpage for details & registration

Join a topic of your interest facilitated by campus colleagues to learn from each other and engage in conversation.

12:15pm – 2:45pm

Special Artist Guest & Town Hall REGISTER NOW

Mel Day, Artist and Co-founder of The Wall of Song Project will discuss the project launched at SJSU that rallies students, staff, and community allies to build an inclusive community by singing FEELING GOOD—the song made famous by Nina Simone. You will have the opportunity to add your voice and your face to be merged into a generative, evolving video installation!

End the event by attending an open forum that will generate ideas and solutions to improve staff professional development at SJSU!

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or if you prefer, please reach out to any member of our planning team!