Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Friday, January 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Oak House

A collabo across Elon's LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group & Office for Alumni Engagement, join us for food and drink as LGBTQIA faculty & staff mingle with Elon's LGBTQIA Alumni Network as part of their leadership retreat.  Like any good radio station, we will have LGBTQIA Elon Alumni from the '80s, '90s, '00s, and '10s, so tune in to Oak House on Fri, Jan 27 from 5:00-7:00.  Food & free drink ticket for every attendee!

Working to Your Potential

Friday, February 3, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

Linda Smith of Splash Performance will facilitate a repeat program on “ Working to Your Potential.” Many people are their own worst enemies when it comes to working effectively and efficiently. You may be scheduling your work day inefficiently, mismanaging email, procrastinating, or failing to delegate when and where possible. Whatever the culprit, participants will focus on ways to overcome your self-imposed stumbling blocks so you can start working to your potential each day. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

**THIS PROGRAM HAS REACHED CAPACITY BUT WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST.**  Please email Kim Capps ( to be added to the waiting list.

 Generations in the Workplace

Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., in Oaks 212

Back by popular demand, Stephanie Davis, Consultant in Training & Organizational Development, 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). A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

For Stephanie Davis's complete bio use the following link: "Stephanie Davis's Bio"

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), Spiritual Tasks of Caregiving

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., in Oaks 207

DonnaLynn Hall, coordinator for the Caregiver’s ERG, is extending the following invitation for their February 15 program: Jan Fuller, University Chaplain and Lecturer with the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life , will help us consider the spiritual tasks (theological and practical) of care-giving—for us and those for whom we care.  Our intentions will be to alleviate stress and further ground our care in perspectives of meaning and hope. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register

As a reminder, the Caregiver ERG is open to all staff and faculty who are caregivers. To learn more about this valuable Caregiver group, please contact DonnaLynn Hall at

 Creating a More Sustainable Workplace 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm., Oaks 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. Lunch will be provided for those who register.

Sustainability Leaders Luncheon

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm., 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. 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 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:

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:

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 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:
    - 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

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.

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.