Peer Networking Groups
The Professional Staff Organization encourages PSO members’ professional development via participation in peer networking groups both on and off campus. Peer networking groups can be formal or informal, large or small, work-related or social. Most have regular meetings and active email lists. Joining groups is a great way to meet your peers, stay current in your field, and share your talents.
Find a Group
- Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups
- UW Email lists
- UW Information Technology Special Interest Group (SIGs) Portal
Register an Existing Group
To register your existing group with University Week, visit http://uwnews.org/uweek/organizations.aspx, and click the "Post your UW Organization" link.
Start a New Group
Here are some resources to help you organize and launch a new group.
- Facilitating Effective Meetings: A powerpoint presentation courtesy of Ruth Johnston, UW Office of Strategy Management.
- The Happiness Project describes the benefits of joining a group.
- Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
- Yahoo Groups offers free mailing lists, photo & file sharing, group calendars and more. Discuss hot topics, share interests, join online communities.