Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




What makes GBL courses "global?”

Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:30-1:45p.m., Global Commons 301

This informal session will be a facilitated roundtable discussion emphasizing the specific elements of our study abroad/study USA programs that make them “global”.  Beginning with a focus on the eight global engagement goals, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and practices as we consider the nature of the GBL curriculum in a pragmatic way. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Sustainability Leaders Luncheon

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12-1:15p.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 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.

Mindfulness Employee Resource Group (ERG) "The Science of Mindfulness"

Monday, November 7, 2016, 12-1:15p.m., Oaks 212

"Dr. Rachel Force in the Psychology Department will be talking about the Science of Mindfulness."

Change your brain and body: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Practioners of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness are aware of the subjective benefits of their own practice but researchers are identifying the biological mechanisms that create these changes. In this talk Dr. Rachel Force of Elon will briefly discuss these findings before offering audience members the opportunity to see their brain and body activity as measured by electrodes placed on the scalp and fingertips.  A lunch buffet will be provided for those who register.

Travel Troubleshooting: Case Studies in Global Engagement Programs.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 12:30-1:45p.m., Global Commons 301

The goal of this pragmatic session will be to equip short-term global engagement program leaders with the mindset and tools to handle urgent student issues and other logistical crises while traveling.  Specific case studies will be presented to small groups, with participants working in roles to problem-solve and gain critical insight into how to resolve complex problems that can arise in study abroad/study USA courses. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

DonnaLynn Hall, coordinator for the Caregiver’s ERG, is extending the following invitation for their November 16 program: “There are only four kinds of people in the world, those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who need caregivers.  Please join us to learn how the Caregiver’s group can be a support system for past, present, and future caregivers.  The Caregiver’s ERG can also help you plan ahead to be a caregiver or if you are in need of caregiving”.   A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register

As a reminder, the Caregiver ERG is a resource to educate and support all employees who are caregivers. To learn more about this helpful Caregiver group, please contact DonnaLynn Hall at

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.