Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Cultivating Emerging Professionals ERG, "Explore Our Awareness of Effectively and Appropriately Adapting Across Cultural Differences"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

We hope that you are able to join us for a session led by Dr. Leigh-Anne Royster, Director of Inclusive Community Development, who will help us explore our awareness of effectively and appropriately adapting across cultural differences.

Dr. Royster’s work focuses on crafting policy and educational opportunities around issues of equity, inclusion, and violence prevention; and she coordinates and develops educational opportunities for faculty and staff focused on inclusion and equity development and cultural consciousness. During this session, Dr. Royster will employ the results of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to guide us through an important discussion about intercultural consciousness.

Please be aware that by registering for this session, you will be asked to complete the IDI as a tool to help you develop awareness around ways to effectively speak about and build your own intercultural consciousness, as well as for the benefit of the group discussion. The assessment should take no more than 45 minutes of your time. Your individual results will be made available only to you and Dr. Royster for your privacy – this will allow for an individual follow up session with Dr. Royster should you be interested in exploring your individual results. General (anonymous) group results will be discussed during the session.

As stated on the IDI website, “The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations.” More information about the inventory can be found here.

This session is limited to 20 participants and spaces will be distributed on a first come, first served basis – so please sign up soon! If spaces do not fill up, the last day to sign up is Thursday, February 8th. Also, please be sure to keep an eye out for a follow up email regarding your login information and instructions for completing the IDI by Friday, February 9th.  A buffet lunch will be provided for all of those who register.

Women's Forum Employee Resource Group (ERG), "Resilience and the Elon Woman"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Moseley 215

Deandra Little and Whitney Gregory follow up on their February Campus Conversation about helping students develop resilience with a discussion about supporting one another as faculty and staff. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), "Being a Caregiver and the Positive Side to It"

Wednesday, March, 7, 2018, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

We are excited to have Linda Lashendock come speak to us March 7, 2018. Linda is a very important part of our Caregiver group. She offers support and help to those who need it. We are so excited to have her speak about being a caregiver and the positive side to it. Linda did a great job when you spoke at Numen Lumen last year. You do not want to miss hearing Linda part her wisdom to us. 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.

Women's Forum Employee Resource Group (ERG), "International Women’s Day Celebration"

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:30-1:30 p.m., McKinnon D

Join other members of the Women’s Forum for dessert and connections. Desserts will be provided for those who register.

Aligning GBL Goals with Measurable Student Learning Outcomes

Friday, March 9, 2018, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Belk Pavilion 208

Already teaching a GBL course, or contemplating a course proposal for a global engagement course? If so, this session will offer insight on how to develop a syllabus that intentionally incorporates Global Engagement Goals with measurable student learning outcomes. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Survivor Support Allies 101

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Moseley 215

The purpose of the Survivor Support Allies program is to create a cohort of faculty and staff with training on supporting survivors of gender-based harassment & violence. Survivor Support Allies will be trained to respond positively to disclosures, provide compassionate support, and share knowledge about campus options and resources for survivors. This training will include definitions and patterns of gender-based violence, resources available at Elon and in the community, and an overview of Elon’s prevention efforts. The Survivor Support Allies Program is a partnership between the Gender & LGBTQIA Center & Violence Response. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Retirement Income Planning with Truliant Credit Union

Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Oaks 212

Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle you want, and positioning your assets to provide that income. While there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan, there are steps you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement. 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.