Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Supervisors of Student Employees, ERG

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

The Student Employee Supervisor Employee Resource Group collaborates to inform, resource, and create best practices in the area of supervision for student employees. This group is open to Elon faculty and staff who supervise or desire to supervise student employees. Our monthly meetings engage topics to include recruiting, training, development, mentoring, design thinking, corrective action and performance evaluations. The group will determine schedule and topics to be covered based on interest and need. To get us started, we’ll begin a discussion around performance evaluations. How can this sometimes dreaded instrument be utilized for development, equity, and celebration? How does the instrument impact all other processes within your department?  This is a discussion so bring resources, ideas and questions about performance evaluations to the session. An overview of the topic is introduced at the beginning of each session and then the participants enter into open dialogue at tables. Table conversations are led by facilitators at each table who will be resourced with questions and practices to be considered prior to the meeting. The meeting with end with sharing of ideas. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Cultivating Emerging Professionals, ERG

Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Oaks 212

“Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” - Karen A. Baquiran

As we all know, finding time to care for ourselves can be challenging when we have competing priorities. Come to this session to hear from the Faculty and Staff Wellness Center and a professional trainer from Gold’s Gym, who will share tips, strategies, and resources for staying healthy. Participants will also engage in a discussion on accountability and set personal wellness goals. At the end of the session, there will be a drawing for two free massages, courtesy of the Ellington Center for Health & Wellness. After the lunch session, those who are interested are invited to bring their walking shoes and join the group for a short wellness walk around campus. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

The Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 9:00-10:30 a.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 22nd the Student Professional Development Center and the Office of Leadership and Professional Development will host a workshop titled The Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment. This workshop will be held at 9:00am in Oaks 212.

The goal of the workshop is to provide understanding of the student employment process to include recruiting, work agreements, payroll, orientation, onboarding, evaluations and termination. Renie Thompson, Payroll Analyst, will be there to answer all of your payroll questions. Nancy Carpenter will take you through the job posting process, screening candidates and the online processes for getting a student hired. We will also talk about what happens when the job is not a good fit for the student or the department.

We want to engage the relevant questions that supervisors have with regard to the logistics of student employment. If you have questions you would like answered about student employment, please email questions to Nancy Carpenter, by August 15th. We will include these in the discussion. A light breakfast will be provided for all who register.

While we would love to cover additional developmental areas, this particular workshop will cover logistics. If you are interested in covering additional developmental topics and are interested in an employee resource group for student supervisors, please let Nancy Carpenter ( know.

Joing Elon

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.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 2017), are being asked to attend “Joining Elon”. On Wednesday, August 23, 2017,  "Joining Elon" will be held  from 8:30-lunch time in Oaks 212 and will be an opportunity for you to meet your colleagues and to learn more about Elon.

Your supervisor will also be notified so they will know that you’ll be away from your area during this time. “Joining Elon” will begin with an introduction from Dr. Steven House and topics covered during the program will include: Strategic Plan and Employee’s role, Academic Life, Student Life, and other topics. A light breakfast will be available at 8:15 a.m., and a buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Building a Better Budget with Truliant

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

A budget is a powerful tool for establishing financial control. After identifying goals, participants learn how to track spending and design a realistic budget that allows them to live within their means and save. Also discussed are tips for sticking to the budget. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), "How to Laugh"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

Be prepared to laugh and learn how to laugh with our exciting speaker Shawn Tucker on September 20th. Shawn Tucker is a faculty member here at Elon and he teaches classes like “Laughter and the Humanities” and “Aspects of Laughter”. He has a breadth of knowledge on the subject of laughter and how to help us caregivers laugh more and get our family laughing with us. 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.

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Oaks 212

We are eager to have John Lew, Executive Director for Human Resources come speak to us on Oct 18th. We look forward to hearing from John about resources that could help us caregivers and families and we journey through this process together. 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.

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.