Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)





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.  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.

Preventing Identity Theft

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

The Office of Human Resources is partnering with Truliant Credit Union to sponsor a Lunch and Learn seminar on Identity Theft.  This Identity Theft seminar will provide an overview of common identity theft practices, tools for preventing identity theft, and specific steps for victims of these 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.

Working with International Students

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00-1:15p.m., Oaks 212

The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, in collaboration with the Office of Leadership & Professional Development, is sponsoring Working with International Students. François Masuka, the Director of International Student & Faculty Scholar Services, present tips on understanding the needs and challenges faced by international students. This session will emphasize the critical role each Elon University employee plays in facilitating and enriching the experience of international students during their stay at Elon University. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

“How EZ it is to hire international faculty and staff”

Friday, October 7, 2016, 12:00-1:15p.m., Oaks 212

The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, in collaboration with the Office of Leadership & Professional Development, is facilitating a workshop entitled “How EZ it is to hire international faculty and staff”.  Although this workshop is primarily intended for Administrative Professionals and other staff members who assist in the recruitment and hiring process of international faculty and staff, it is also open to anyone who is interested.  It is believed that the information shared during this workshop will be beneficial to your support staff members, your department or school, and future search committees. During this workshop, François Masuka, the Director of International Student & Faculty Scholar Services, will discuss the most important steps related to advertisement of the position, correspondence with applicants, interview process and hiring of the best candidate who happens to be an international faculty or staff.  Please encourage your office staff to participate in this workshop. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.

Renewing Compassion Retreat with Robin Hart

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., McBride Space in Numen Lumen

The Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness office, in collaboration with the Office of Leadership and Professional Development, is offering a Renewing Compassion Retreat.  Cindy Novak, RN, extends the following invitation: “Can compassion counteract the violence and anger present in today’s world?  How do we cultivate our capacity for compassion, develop and expand our heart in an era of conflict, unrest and uncertainty?  Join us in a daylong exploration into the use of compassion meditation as a tool for ultimate transformation.  Can we expand our: Compassion for Ourselves: Burnout in a Modern World, Compassion for Strangers (or for people who aren’t like us), and Compassion for Unlikeable, Difficult People.”  Total Cost: $75.00  You pay only - $25.00.  Please contact Cindy Novak, RN, at to register or if you have any questions about this program.

For Robin Hart's complete bio use the following link:  "Robin Hart's Bio"

Caregiver Employee Resource Group (ERG), presents “Caring for the Caregiver”

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

DonnaLynn Hall, coordinator for the Caregiver’s ERG, is inviting anyone who is a Caregiver to attend their October 12 program.  The topic will be “Caring for the Caregiver”.  Speakers will include: Sandra Gant-Satterfield, MSW, MS Hospice Social Worker; Jan Rudisill, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner; and Shannon Pointer MSN, RN Community Educator.  Caregiving is not easy and this offering will remind you to take time to take care of YOU! There will be a brief demonstration of Healing Touch. They will also provide education on all of the programs and services available for caregivers through their agency.  A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.  As a reminder, the Caregiver ERG is a resource to educate and support all employees who are caregivers. To learn more about this helpful Caregiver group, please contact DonnaLynn Hall at

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.