Professional Development

There are several departments and centers at USF that host professional development programs for faculty and staff in the Ignatian tradition. These programs are designed to help faculty and staff grow in understanding of the Jesuit mission and enrich one’s professional vocation as a scholar, researcher and educator.

HR Professional Development

Our learning opportunities provide staff, faculty and student employees with essential training and tools to advance the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for job success. Among our many workshops and trainings for individuals or teams, several of our programs incorporate Ignatian principles and pedagogy to aid faculty and staff in learning more about the Jesuit history and mission of USF. Please visit our Resource Center for other available learning opportunities, including online trainings.

Western Conversations

Western Conversations is an annual gathering of faculty and staff of the Jesuit universities of the West with the aim of furthering conversation and understanding of Jesuit Education. Participating institutions are the University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Seattle University, Gonzaga University and Regis University. For more information contact Erin Brigham, Director, Lane Center, (415) 422-2912.

El Salvador Faculty and Staff Immersion

The immersion program is aimed at deepening our sensitivity to the conditions and challenges that confront almost two-thirds of the world's population. El Salvador, with its history of civil war and repression, and its legacy of Jesuit martyrs and others who spoke and lived the truth despite the most adverse circumstances, offers a unique context for fresh thinking and moral reflection on the mission of a Jesuit university today.