Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 9-10:30a.m., Oaks 212

Let's talk student employment!  Let's talk student employment before we get too busy to talk about student employment. On Tuesday, August 23rd the Student Professional Development Center and the Office of Leadership and Professional Development will host a student employment workshop titled Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment. This workshop will be held at 9:00am in Oaks 212.
I hope you will plan to attend.

The goal of the workshop is to provide understanding of the student employment process to include recruiting, work agreements, payroll, orientation, on-boarding, training, and evaluations.  Renie Thompson, Payroll Analyst, will be there to answer all of your payroll questions.  Jenn Grimmett and Sean Walker will facilitate a discussion about leadership/peer mentoring programs, unpacking the details and logistics of a new and successful program they piloted over the past year.

We want to engage the relevant questions that supervisors have.  If you have questions you would like answered about student employment, please email questions to by August 10th.  We will include these in the discussion. A light breakfast will be provided for all who register.

Please help us confirm that all student supervisors in your department have been invited by sharing this invitation.

Joining Elon Orientation Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:00a.m.-12:45p.m., Oaks 212

Whether you have been here six months or six days, the Office of Leadership & Professional Development would like to welcome you to Elon and let you know that we are so very glad that you are here.  All “new” part-time and full-time Elon employees (those who have joined Elon since February 2016), are being asked to attend “Joining Elon”. On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, your morning will be spent in the “Joining Elon Orientation Program” from 9:00-12:45 in Oaks 212.  The “Joining Elon Orientation program” will begin with an introduction from Provost Steven House and topics will include: Strategic Plan and Employee’s role, Academic Life, Student Life, and several others.  A Biobus tour of the campus will be given. Also, a light breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

You are also invited to spend the afternoon of August 24 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. In a separate program titled “Why We Won’t Wait: Inclusive Community Conversations”, also in Oaks 212.  Please email Leigh-Anne Royster (, the Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being, to register for “Why We Won¹t Wait: Inclusive Community Conversations”, or for additional information on that program.

Learn about Data Security at Elon

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:00-1:30p.m., Oaks 212

The Technology Champions are excited to announce that Keith Schoenefeld, Elon’s Information Security Director, will discuss data inventory, password management, and how to protect “High Risk” data at Elon University from 12:15-1:30 on September 7 in Oaks 212.  A buffet lunch will be provided from 12-12:15 for those who register.

Keith has been working in Higher Education for 19 years, with a primary focus of information security for the last 9 years.  He joined Elon University in August, 2015 in the newly created position of Information Security Director.

Caregivers ERG (Employee Resource Group)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:00-1:15p.m., Oaks 212

Deal, Paschal & Associates, PLLC is a law practice focused on the Medicaid and estate planning needs of people of all ages throughout the Piedmont and Triangle. With offices in Burlington, NC, and Raleigh, NC, the firm's four attorneys - J. Ray Deal, John P. Paschal, Porsha L. Washington and John R. Bennett, III, LL.M - are centrally located to be able to provide compassionate, affordable legal services. To schedule an appointment click here, or call 336-584-4448, or in Raleigh, call 919-802-1558. If you know what your needs are, please click the link at the top of the page. That will take you to more information on your specific need. If you are unsure as to your planning needs, click the link on the side that best describes your situation. Visit our blog for more discussion regarding estate & Medicaid planning!  Also, a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Mr. J. Ray Deal will be leading the session at our Elon Caregiver group. He is a Medicaid lawyer.

Truliant at Work

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00-1:00p.m., Oaks 212

Identity Theft- Providing an overview of common identity theft practices, tools for preventing identity theft, and specific steps for victims of these kinds of crimes to take in order to minimize damage. Also, a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Creating a More Sustainable Workplace

Wednesday, September 28, 2016,12-1:00p.m., 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. Please bring your own lunch. Dessert 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.

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.