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Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Wednesday, July 30, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in the Moseley Center Ward Octagon

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. Sandra Gant-Satterfield, MSW and Jan Rudisill of the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, will share with the group advice, tips, and strategies on keeping oneself healthy and thus better able to provide care for their loved one in need. Please click here to register

Campus-Wide Luncheon to Discuss “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

Thursday, July 31, 12:00-1:15 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Isabella Cannon Room

The Office of Leadership & Professional Development, in collaboration with Jeffrey Coker and the Common Reading Program, is sponsoring a luncheon to discuss this fascinating book.  A unique food buffet will be provided for those who register.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer book is a compelling narrative that connects with themes of global engagement, innovation, personal initiative, experimentation, diversity (Africa), sustainable development, alternative energy, food systems, and the power of TED. Most striking is the thought process that allowed William to create devices from junk – a thoughtful, relentless process of experimentation and creativity.  Additional information on this book can be found at:


If you haven’t already received a free copy of this book, please contact Morgan Spoon, the new Program Assistant for the Elon Core Curriculum at mspoon@elon.edu.

Generations in the Workplace 

Tuesday, August 19, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Oaks 212

Stephanie Kelber, Consultant in Training and Organizational Development at North Carolina State University, will assist attendees in learning more about the work styles of the different generations. This will include examining the Values/Work Ethic, the Workplace Attributes, and the Workplace Struggles of the different generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z). Breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided for those who register

Joining Elon Orientation Program 

Wednesday, August 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Oaks 212

Whether you have been at Elon for eight months or eight days, we are so very glad you are here! All “new” Elon employees (employees who have joined Elon since February 21, 2014), are being asked to attend Joining Elon on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Your morning will be spent in the Joining Elon Orientation Program in Oaks 212 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Joining Elon Orientation program will begin with an introduction from a member of Senior Staff. Topics covered during the program will include: History of Elon, Strategic Plan and Employee’s role, Academic Life, Student Life, Celebrating Diversity, Staff Advisory Council, and Leadership and Professional Development. A Biobus tour of the campus will also be given and a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Joining Elon: Anti-Defamation League's A Campus of Difference

Wednesday, August 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Oaks 212

A Campus of Difference is a diversity education session created by the Anti Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a leader in the development and delivery of anti-bias training and resources for college and university campuses throughout the United States. On Elon’s campus, this session invites faculty and staff to explore the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals, and on the entire campus climate. Please contact Leigh-Anne Royster (lroyster@elon.edu), the Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being, for additional information on A Campus of Difference.

Creating a More Sustainable Workplace 

Tuesday, September 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Oaks 212

Join us for this professional development program to learn about Elon’s sustainability program and how you can be a Sustainability Leader in your office. Attendees will receive a reusable shopping bag, and door prizes will be given out during the session. Please bring your own lunch. Dessert will be provided for those who register. Participant limit is 25 so register early! This is a repeat session. Those who have participated in a previous Creating a More Sustainable Workplace session will be invited to a Sustainability Leaders session later in the semester.

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 (aflaherty2@elon.edu) 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: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/administration/president/strategicplan2020/diversity/diversityCD.xhtml.

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: bbarnett@elon.edu.

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 www.elon.edu/cwe 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 prosinski@elon.edu.

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 Lynda.com

Elon has partnered with Lynda.com 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.