Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Mindfulness Employee Resource Group (ERG) - "Learning about Mindfulness"

Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

Please join the Mindfullness Employee Resource Group for a chance to explore the scientific and cultural foundations of mindfulness. We will have a chance to learn about and practice different types of meditation as a group. We encourage beginners, as well and those with a lot of experience, to join us as we discuss and explore the power of mindfulness and meditation to improve our well-being. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Brigman at or Jennifer Smith at A buffet lunch will be provided fro those who register.

Creating a More Sustainable Workplace

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Lakeside 212

This session provides participants with an overview of the University’s sustainability efforts and explores strategies for increasing sustainable practices in the workplace. It is the first step to becoming a Sustainability Leader in your department/office. Sustainability Leaders facilitate the adoption of sustainable practices in their department/office. This is a repetitive session for those who have attended a previous Creating a More Sustainable Workplace session. All new participants are welcome. At the end of the session, there will be a drawing for a local restaurant gift card and reusable mug or utensils. Lunch from Lakeside Dining Hall will be provided for those who register. After checking in for the session, attendees will get their lunch to-go from Lakeside Dining Hall and take it to Lakeside 212 for the session.

Retirement Planning Employee Resource Group (ERG), Brainstorming Session to Determine Topics of Interest

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

This session is open to employees 55 and over. We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about planning for retirement. This will be a brainstorming session to determine topics of interest, i.e., when and how to take Social Security, Medicare fact-finding, retirement planning and security, etc. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Using My Budgets and Excel Workshop: Efficiently use Excel to Manage Your Budget

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 207

On Wednesday, October 11th the Accounting Office, Administrative Computing, and OLPD will host a budget workshop titled Using My Budgets and Excel. This workshop will be held from 12-1:30 in Oaks 207. The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction for using My Budgets in OnTrack and how to efficiently use Excel to manage your budget. The session will be led by Lorraine Allen, Director of Accounting, Melissa Hoff, Operations/Budget Accountant, and Julie White, ERP Application Developer/Trainer. Anyone who manages a budget is encouraged to attend. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Cultivating Emerging Professionals ERG, with Dr. Mueller-"Thinking Outside the Box"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

Cultivating Emerging Professionals ERG, Wednesday October 11th, 12:00-1:30pm, Oaks 212. One of the best known rules of improv is to say “yes, and”. In this fun and interactive session, Dr. Mueller, an improvisational comic at the Idiot Box comedy club in Greensboro, will lead us through a practice-filled workshop that will challenge participants to think outside the box. Dr. Mueller has worked in sales, customer service, consumer lending, and higher education, and is excited to bring his improvisation experience to Elon’s campus. Participants will hone their creative thinking while focusing on fostering strong professional communication skills and applying techniques to managing up and down. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), with John Lew, Executive Director for Human Resources

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

We are eager to have John Lew, Executive Director for Human Resources come speak to us on Oct 18th. We look forward to hearing from John about resources that could help us caregivers and families and we journey through this process together. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group is open to all staff and faculty who are current caregivers, past caregivers, future caregivers, or interested in caregiving.

Sustainability Leaders Luncheon

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., 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 last 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 the your office. The Office will also provide updates on sustainability initiatives on campus. At the end of the session, there will be a drawing for a local restaurant gift card and reusable mug or utensils. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

GROWING through LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISOR SERIES sessions are open to supervisors and those interested in learning supervisory skills:

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 ( as soon as possible for more information or to schedule a session.

Diversity Course Database

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 eight dimensions of diversity: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, and global.

It can be accessed using the following link:

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 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

Customized Department Trainings

 We offer other programs that can be customized to meet specific departmental needs. Examples of recent programs include:
    - 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

Elon has partnered with 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.