Calendar of Programs  

Inclusion Supervisor Series:  Spiritual and Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Monday, April 27 from 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

Leigh-Anne Royster, Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being, in collaboration with our office, continues to sponsor Inclusive programming for Supervisors.   “Jan Fuller, University Chaplain, will facilitate this month’s program.  “As a supervisor, you may not even know the diverse spiritual or religious backgrounds of your staffs.  But it bears remembering that—chances are very good— you are working with people of widely different thinking about anything religious or spiritual.  How can you invite conversation that builds up your team even when they may come from different perspectives?  How can you understand and support your staff from their religious points of view?  In this session we will think together about religious diversity in the workplace, as it affects time off, the rhythms of the day, holidays and holy days, and commitments that come to bear in the workplace.  You will leave the session with greater knowledge to interact around issues of religious/secular commitments, and to see these differences as strengthening your team and  our shared workplace.”  A buffet lunch will be served for those who register.

Becoming a More Effective Supervisor: Tools and Tips to Leading a Team

Monday, May 4 from 12:00-1:30p.m., Oaks 212

In this third lunch-and- learn seminar of the Supervisor Series, we will cover the basics of becoming a "leader coach" and also the how to be an effective team leader.

We will explore how supervisors can create coaching relationships with their direct reports that facilitate their best professional development, as well as what to do when coaching isn't working. The workshop will provide best practices along with tools and tips for coaching and team-leading. A buffet lunch will be served for those who register.

Payable, Payroll, Budgets and Expense Transfers Information Session

Friday, May 8, 12-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

Joyce Pepper, Director of Payroll/Payables and Lorraine Allen, Director of Accounting will address check requests, expense transfers, budgets and general ledger account numbers. A buffet 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 ( 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.