Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Retirement Planning Employee Resource Group, ERG, with Brook McClain from American Retirement Counselors

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 207

Brook McClain from American Retirement Counselors will be our guest speaker for the Retirement-ERG on Monday, November 27. She will share information about what assets a nursing home can take and how to try and prevent that. In doing so we’ll touch on long term care, life insurance and preparing financially for retirement. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Mindfulness Employee Resource Group, ERG, "Increasing Resilience During the Holidays and Winter Months"

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

Come de-compress with the Mindfulness ERG with a bit of yoga and meditation to increase your resilience during the holidays and winter months! We will also be discussing self-care and ways to be mindful during this beautiful, family-filled (but often stressful) time of the year. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Student Concerns

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212


Providing Support and Resources for Students of Concern:  Student Concerns Outreach and Counseling Services are partnering to provide key information and strategies for responding to students in distress, utilizing the student concerns system, accessing student life crisis response resources, and practicing the QPR model for suicide prevention. We will be discussing supports/resources available to students as well as our office’s roles when a concern arises.  A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register. 

Prior to  attending, we ask that participants complete QPR, the online 1-hour suicide prevention training, launched by Counseling Services. You may access online QPR training by following these steps: Go to  Enter the organizational code: ELON
On the following page you will be asked to enter your name and email address. You must use your email address. This will create an account for you. You can then login and review the training.
You can stop the training and return to where you left off, if you are interrupted. Please contact Samantha Murray at if you need additional information.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), with MJ Tucci from Hospice

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

MJ Tucci is a certified bereavement counselor at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance County and has a master’s in education. Tucci is also a chaplain. She has co-authored the book “A Peaceful Path: A Supportive Guide Through Pet Loss,” which is a workbook that will guide people through a seven-step process toward healing. MJ has this magical touch to teach people no dying journey is the same. Death can be very scary. And yet MJ has the ability to work with each individual and adapt to each person’s needs to make the journey for the individual and family – emotionally peaceful! I have never met any individual who has a stellar ability to share and teach such peacefulness in the end-of-life process through her compassion! 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.

The Black Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

The Black Employee Resource Group (ERG) is an organization meant to provide an encouraging environment and career advancement opportunities for Elon University black employees and their affiliates. The group sponsors professional development, educational, and networking events for faculty & staff. The Black ERG is dedicated to attracting and retaining black professionals by building Elon’s brand as an employer of choice for the black professional community.

Vision: Serve, Advocacy, Preserve (History of Black History at Elon)
Mission: Attract (Aid Human Resources and Elon University in the attracting and vetting of black identified faculty & staff)  Retain & Develop (Aid the university in the retention of black identified faculty and staff through cultural and social events that seek to further foster positive social climate and community building and engagement. Also aid in the professional development of black identified faculty and staff.) 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.