Calendar of Programs  

“How Do You Approach Change and Why Does It Matter?”

Elon University School of Law, October 24, 12:00-1:15 p.m. Room to be announced

Dr. Karen Jo Shapiro will use Change Style Indicator (CSI) results to assist attendees in learning their preferred style in approaching change and in dealing with change. If you have never taken the Change Style Indicator (CSI), you will have an opportunity to come early to complete it and you will receive your individual results during the session. If you completed the Change Style Indicator during our Law School Open House in September, this will be an opportunity to learn even more about your style and how it impacts your interactions with others. Please bring your assessment and your booklet with you to this session. Lunch will be provided for those who register.

Taking Care of Caregivers

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212

Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding and important things that a person can do. Caregiving is a demanding, often stressful and sometimes exhausting task. Many caregivers give out physically and become frustrated in the process of helping a loved one. The key is taking care of oneself while taking care of another. Kathryn Porter will be joining us from Home Instead Senior Care. Lunch will be provided for those who register

Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up Book Discussion 

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212

Registration for this program is closed!

Everyone has the potential to lead in some way within their professional roles-it is not just a position that a few people hold. Join us for an engaging discussion of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up to explore a new definition of leadership- one focused around empowering all people to take responsibility for working towards common goals by honing in on key values. Written by Paul Schmitz, the CEO of Public Allies and a leader in the non-profit world, this book delves into effective techniques for bringing diverse groups of people together in order to solve problems and strengthen communities. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Faculty and Staff with Disabilities: Accessing the Workplace

Thursday, October 30, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212

Susan Wise will present on this very important topic. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 provide civil rights protection against discrimination based on ability. Many in the general public assume that the ADA only pertains to students with disabilities; however, such protection is life-long and thus also applies to individuals with disabilities in the workplace as well.

The presentation will explore the different categories of disability and how those types of disabilities might be accommodated in the workplace. We will then discuss legal issues for adults who have disabilities and how these might be navigated within the office or other work location. Please bring your questions and concerns about the accessibility of Elon’s buildings, programs, and services as it applies to faculty and staff members. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Susan Wise is the Coordinator of Disabilities Services at Elon University.  She did doctoral work in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities.

Sustainability Leaders Luncheon 

Thursday, November 6, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in 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 your office. The Office will also provide reminders and updates on sustainability initiatives on campus. 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.