Calendar of Programs  

Generations in the Workplace 

Tuesday, August 19, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Oaks 212

Stephanie Davis, Consultant in Training and Organizational Development at North Carolina State University, will assist attendees in learning more about the work styles of the different generations. This will include examining the Values/Work Ethic, the Workplace Attributes, and the Workplace Struggles of the different generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z). Breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided for those who register

Stephanie Davis's Bio

Stephanie Davis, Organizational Development Consultant, joined NC State University in July 2005 and currently serves as the Program Manager for the Pathways Leadership Development program for employees in formal and informal leadership positions across campus.

She has 15 years of professional experience in both the private and public sector including: leadership development program management, career coaching, professional development training, organizational consulting, project management, and event planning.

In addition to the Pathways program, she has also managed the HR Academy Program and the New Employee Orientation (NEO) program. She facilitates professional development courses on best practices in leadership, communications, feedback, diversity, generations in the workplace, business writing, customer service, and others.  Stephanie has been invited to present at several conferences for the University and serves on various HR Special Project Committees.

Prior to NC State, Stephanie served in the roles of training and development, organizational design, marketing, and systems support at Nortel Networks for six years. She also taught business courses for Wake Technical Community College in the areas of marketing, management and customer service. As well, she served as a private consultant for small business planning and managed various community service programs and events. 

Stephanie earned her Master’s in Adult Education (1995) from NC State University, with concentrations in Training and Organizational Development and a minor in Counseling and she earned a B.S. in Business Administration (1991) from Meredith College with concentrations in Marketing and Communications. She is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She can be contacted at sskelber@ncsu.edu.

Joining Elon Orientation Program 

Wednesday, August 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Oaks 212

Whether you have been at Elon for eight months or eight days, we are so very glad you are here! All “new” Elon employees (employees who have joined Elon since February 21, 2014), are being asked to attend Joining Elon on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Your morning will be spent in the Joining Elon Orientation Program in Oaks 212 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Joining Elon Orientation program will begin with an introduction from a member of Senior Staff. Topics covered during the program will include: History of Elon, Strategic Plan and Employee’s role, Academic Life, Student Life, Celebrating Diversity, Staff Advisory Council, and Leadership and Professional Development. A Biobus tour of the campus will also be given and a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Joining Elon: Anti-Defamation League's A Campus of Difference

Wednesday, August 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Oaks 212

A Campus of Difference is a diversity education session created by the Anti Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a leader in the development and delivery of anti-bias training and resources for college and university campuses throughout the United States. On Elon’s campus, this session invites faculty and staff to explore the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals, and on the entire campus climate. Please contact Leigh-Anne Royster (lroyster@elon.edu), the Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being, for additional information on A Campus of Difference.

Creating a More Sustainable Workplace 

Tuesday, September 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Oaks 212

Join us for this professional development program to learn about Elon’s sustainability program and how you can be a Sustainability Leader in your office. Attendees will receive a reusable shopping bag, and door prizes will be given out during the session. Please bring your own lunch. Dessert will be provided for those who register. Participant limit is 25 so register early! This is a repeat session. Those who have participated in a previous Creating a More Sustainable Workplace session will be invited to a Sustainability Leaders session later in the semester.

ERG: Caregivers of the Elderly - Law for the Elderly and Their Caregivers

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212

Justin R. Ervin III, an attorney licensed in North Carolina and Florida who practices estate planning, estate administration, tax, and small business law, will discuss the ins and outs of medicare, estate planning, property law, wills, living wills, and other legal issues. Please bring your own lunch. Dessert will be provided for those who register.   

Sustainability Leaders Luncheon 

Thursday, November 6, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212

This luncheon is for those who have already attended a Creating a More Sustainable Workplace session. It is an opportunity for attendees to share with each other what they have done regarding sustainability in their office/department since attending the session. It is also an opportunity to network and share sustainability ideas with each other and let the Office of Sustainability know what would be helpful to you as a Sustainability Leader in your office. The Office will also provide reminders and updates on sustainability initiatives on campus. Lunch will be provided for those who register.

Individual Development Facilitation

Our office is providing individual development facilitation sessions on a monthly basis. A knowledgeable, expert facilitator will be on campus, by appointment, to offer confidential individual sessions on professional and developmental goal planning. Once you register, you will receive two goal development guidebooks to assist you in preparing for your individual session. These sessions fill up quickly so please contact Ann Flaherty at x6123 (aflaherty2@elon.edu) as soon as possible for more information or to schedule a session.
 

Diversity Course Database

The Diversity Course Database is now available for use!

The Diversity Course Database represents an initiative created in response to requests by faculty, staff and students for a resource to identify diversity-related courses. Unlike a list, this searchable database identifies diversity-related courses by content and student learning outcomes using seven dimensions of diversity: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and the global.

The Database will be a valuable resource for advising. It can also help departments and schools with curricular and diversity planning. It can be accessed using the following link: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/administration/president/strategicplan2020/diversity/diversityCD.xhtml.

Currently the Database represents the initial seeding of courses. Departments will have an opportunity to add more courses annually and will receive information about that process at a later date. If you have questions about the database, please direct them to Brooke Barnett: bbarnett@elon.edu.

The Database was developed by Crystal Anderson, Academic Diversity Fellow, and JP Lavoie, whose technical expertise was indispensible in the creation of the database. Many thanks also go out to participating chairs of departments in the College of the Arts and Sciences as well as the Deans of the School of Communications, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and the School of Education.

Don’t Forget the Help the Writing Center Can Give You

The Writing Center invites you to meet one-on-one with its thoroughly trained student consultants. You can bring in any kind of writing, at any stage of your writing process. Whether you are just starting a project and want to brainstorm ideas, or you have notes, a rough draft, or a nearly final draft, come on in. Sessions are up to 45 minutes long, and you are welcome to come back as often as you like! A consultant can help you with any of your writing questions, and you’ll receive feedback and ideas from a real reader.

You can make an appointment online at www.elon.edu/cwe or walk in to our main location in Belk Library or our satellite locations in The Multicultural Center and The Koury Business Center. Our main location is open during these extensive hours:
M-Th 10am-10pm
Fri 10am-4pm
Sun 2pm-10pm

If you have any questions about consultations at the Writing Center, feel free to contact the Writing Center Director, Paula Rosinski, at prosinski@elon.edu.
 

Customized Department Trainings

 We offer other programs that can be customized to meet specific departmental needs.  Examples of recent programs include:
    - Sending Routine Messages via Email
    - Team Building with Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
    - Stress Reduction in the Workplace
    - Celebrating Change
    - StrengthsQuest

If you are interested in scheduling similar programs for your department, just contact the Office of Leadership & Professional Development  at ext. 6124! 
 

Exciting Online Opportunity- On Demand Training with Lynda.com

Elon has partnered with Lynda.com to provide on-demand software training to all campus users. Lynda Training offers nearly 1,000 video tutorials on leading software topics like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, audio and video editing applications, and many more. These high-quality tutorials are taught by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning.

http://www.lynda.com/tutorial/119004?org=elon.edu
 

Elon Challenge Course

A variety of team-building programs are available through The Elon Challenge Course; from half-day to multi-day programs.  This  unparalleled teambuilding experience is just down the road from your office!  Visit "More News" on our home page for details or contact Katie Hight, Director of New Student Programs, at 336-278-7320 for more information.