Develop your skills in the Dev Space

Picture of mountainsIn the Dev Space you can collaborate with and learn from student leaders, faculty, and staff to develop new skills that will benefit you in college and in your future career. You can also take the lead and develop workshops that capitalize on your interests and expertise.

The Dev Space is located in the Academic Hub in Reed Library.

For more information, view our events on SkyHub or email Michelle Bonanno

Spring 2022 Workshops

Our Spring 2022 Elevate Workshop Series includes professional development opportunities related to your financial literacy, wellbeing, academic success, and career development.


FINANCIAL LITERACY: Score a Foundation/Department Scholarship!
Thursday, Feb 10th, 1-2 p.m.

Bring your laptop, and get the inside scoop on how to apply for these scholarships just in time for the February 15th application deadline. Get a head start by previewing the Foundation and Departmental Scholarships on the FLC website. You know what they say, “You can’t win if you don’t apply!”

Facilitator: Fave Johnston, Financial Aid Counselor


Mining for Money: Scholarship Search
Thursday, Feb 17th, 1-2 p.m.
Lunch provided!

Your story has value – scholarship value! Learn about different types of scholarships, where to find them, how to apply, Do’s and Don’ts, and how to avoid scams! Join us in the Dev Space or click here to watch on Zoom.

Facilitator: Crystal Fankhauser, Associate Director of Financial Aid


WELLBEING: ISP Multicultural Support Group
Tuesday, Feb 22, 4-5:30 p.m.
Snacks provided!

Join our Indigenous Society of Psychologists for an open, safe, confidential talking circle space for students from all cultural backgrounds. Students who are struggling with or thriving in school can share experiences with one another in areas such as being a first-generation college student, adjusting to life in FLC, procrastination, making friends and other important topics.

Facilitators: Daniel Otero & Kaitlyn Sebwenna-Painter, Indigenous Society of Psychologists


STUDENT SUCCESS: Secrets to Getting an A in your Online Course!
Thursday, Feb 24 at 1 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.

Are you taking a course online, hybrid, or HyFlex? Unlock your online learning potential and get the best tips from online FLC faculty and students. Learn time management tips, how to stay motivated and on top of your online work, and get tips for staying connected and setting up Canvas to fit your needs.

Facilitated by online faculty: Ayla Moore, Ben Waddell, Suzie Null

Join in-person in the Dev Space or click here to join via Zoom.


FINANCIAL LITERACY: Balance your Budget! 
Monday, February 28, 5-6 p.m. (Snacks Provided!)
Join us in the Dev Space or via Zoom

Tuesday, March 1, 1-2 p.m. (Snacks Provided!)
Join us in the Dev Space or via Zoom

Budgeting and saving money can seem overwhelming. Spending money on nonessentials is so easy, even if you're committed to staying out of debt and being financially secure. Getting on track with a realistic budget and putting aside money for the future may not be as difficult as you think. Learn how to create a budget, reorganize your finances and prioritize spending, and make progress toward your long-term financial goals.

Facilitated by: Deb Walker, Professor of Economics & Maura Benton, senior Entrepreneurship student.


WELLBEING: Playtime! How to Use Exercise to Improve Your Grades
Thursday, March 3rd, 1-2 p.m. (Lunch Provided!)

Do you have a hobby you enjoy? Want to improve your grades? Whether it's exercising, video gaming, or hiking, we'll help you turn that hobby into a way to help boost your grades! Learn tips to make what you enjoy doing replace your cram study session by changing your perspective of learning. Unlock the ability to utilize your hobby as a means to succeed and enjoy your hard work. Join us for a hike at the end to get a hands-on experience!

Facilitated by: Patrick Langlois, Senior Mathematics Student


STUDENT SUCCESS: Advising Pre-Registration Workshop
Thursday, March 17, 1-2 p.m. Lunch provided!
In the Dev Space (main floor of Reed Library in the Academic Hub)

Attention First Year and Sophomore Students! Join your Skyhawk Advisors to get ready for your next semester! During this workshop, we will help you review your degree requirements, plan your classes, and make sure you're prepared for Summer and Fall registration.


Undergraduate Research:  Elevator Pitch Party & Competition
Thursday, March 31, 5-6 p.m.
Snacks provided! 

In research, an "Elevator Pitch" is a short, approximately one-minute, description of the scholarly work you are doing....the sort of thing you might say to someone riding in an elevator with you. 

At this event, students involved in any type of research or creative activities, from all across campus, will give 1-minute mini-talks about the research projects they are working on.  It will be like a social hour, but every few minutes we will switch partners and share pitches again.  Judging will be optional, and the top 6 pitches will be selected for an FLC promotional video, which will be recorded at a later date.  

No doubt, it will be a fun and "uplifting" time!  

Facilitators: Missy Thompson, Lindsay Nyquist and Christine Smith 


Coffee with CEO's and Elevator Pitch Prep 
Wednesday, April 6 and April 20, Time TBD

Telling your personal brand story in one minute or less can be a bit of a challenge. In this two part workshop you will learn how to develop your elevator pitch and then on April 20th you can try out your pitch on local CEO's and Fort Lewis alumni. This is a workshop that will help you for the rest of your career!

Facilitators: Career Services and Undergraduate Research


Anxiety Toolbox Workshop 
Monday, April 11, 18, and 25, 5-6 p.m.

The Anxiety Toolbox is a three-part workshop series designed to help you better recognize your anxiety symptoms and triggers while learning strategies for coping with and reducing your anxiety symptoms. 

  • Increase your understanding of anxiety
  • Recognize symptoms and build skills
  • Navigate difficult situations
  • Improve relationship with self and others

Facilitators: Counseling Center


Healthy Romantic Relationships 
Tuesday, April 12, 19, and 26, 3-4 p.m.

An interactive and informative workshop about romantic relationships. Learn basic skills and information about establishing, maintaining, and exiting a romantic relationship.

Facilitators: Counseling Center


Mocktails with CEOs
Wednesday, April 20 at 4-5:30 pm
Dev Space, Reed Library, RM 139

Do you have an elevator pitch? Want to share your personal brand story? Unlock your business potential and join us in a networking event to share your pitch to local CEOs and Fort Lewis alumni. Learn valuable networking skills and get tips on developing your pitch. Kickstart your career with leaders from Alpine Bank, Durango Trails, Animas Surgical Hospital, True Value Auto, and Modstreet. The first 20 students who register will get an FLC branded Yeti mug.

Register today


Undergraduate Research: GRAD FAIR
Thursday, May 5 at Noon-1 p.m.
Dev Space, Reed Library, RM 139

Curious about graduate and other research opportunities? Check out the upcoming Grad Fair happening from noon to 1 pm on May 5th in the Dev Space (Reed room 139). Representatives from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of New Mexico and our own Fort Lewis College Graduate Studies will be there. They can tell you about their Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate and/or summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Stop by, say hi, and let us know what your future plans are!