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What’s New This Spring at Columbia SPS

See what’s in store for students this term at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS).

Enhance Your Learning and Network 

SPS’ academic programs continue to host cutting-edge conversations with leading academics and industry experts to inspire, enlighten, and call to action. 

Addressing Implicit Bias as Standard of Care II: Organizational Ethics and Solutions | Thursday, February 10, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Join in on this important panel conversation moderated by David Hoffman, J.D., Lecturer in the Discipline of Bioethics. Legal and public health experts will discuss the actions that health care organizations can and should take to prioritize improving care for marginalized communities.

Weathering the Storm of Climate Risk | Tuesday, February 15, 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

The Enterprise Risk Management M.S. program will host a panel discussion about the risks associated with climate change, including new regulatory rules, as well as new trends in bank stress testing to help the sector better predict the future impact on their operations.

Is an Agile Culture Even Possible? | Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

SPS is convening experts from industry, academia, and the public sector for a five-part “Agility 2.0” series that addresses how organizations can leverage their expertise alongside evolving tools and unforeseen events to successfully navigate our increasingly complex world. Dr. Steve Safier, Director of the Human Capital Management M.S. program, will moderate a panel discussion with Peloton SVP and DEI Global Head Dr. Christal Morris, Netflix’s Chief Talent Officer Sergio Ezama, Audible’s Chief People Officer Anne Erni, and Delta’s International HR Director Mindy Davison.

Reacquaint Yourself With Campus and New York City

From January 18th to February 11th, the SPS Offices of Student Life and Student Support will be hosting events to introduce students to essential information, key resources, and opportunities to explore New York City while connecting with fellow students. Select events are listed below. The full list, which is regularly updated, is available on the SPS Engage app and website. All in-person events will require a Green Pass on the ReopenCU App. Questions can be directed to sps-studentlife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

In addition, there are opportunities to connect with students in affinity groups across the university. There will be a First-Generation Roundtable with Columbia Faculty on Friday, January 28th from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Faculty members will share their experiences navigating higher education as the first in their family to attend college. This event is co-sponsored by Columbia University Life and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.            

Wellness

At Columbia, we understand that wellness is foundational to our students’ professional and academic success. Learn how the university can assist you with managing your health.

Socializing During a Pandemic 

Columbia University Life will hold a workshop on Thursday, February 3rd at 5 p.m. to share strategies for resuming social activities as the public safely reopens. The session was designed to meet the needs of first-generation graduate and professional school students, but all students are welcome.

Exploring the Power of Mindfulness with Rajiah Williams Leong

For the third year in a row, Enterprise Risk Management lecturer Rajiah Williams Leong is leading sessions designed to assist participants with experiencing the present moment with greater acceptance. Attendees gather on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., now through April 7th. The workshops are free and available to students, alumni, faculty, and staff across Columbia University.

Columbia Health Support Groups

In addition to drop-ins and virtual appointments, Columbia Health lists a range of university support groups. They include: a bereavement group that meets on Fridays at 1 p.m.; a gathering of students on the autism spectrum who meet on Thursdays at 3 p.m.; and a virtual workshop held for international students every Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Wellness Drop-in Hours
Meet individually with an SPS Student Wellness team member to discuss ways to promote and cultivate your own wellness, explore ways to address your current concerns, and how to navigate available support resources.

Visit sps.columbia.edu/events and SPS Engage to view upcoming events.