Calendar of Programs  

Campus wide Programs

(Open to all staff and faculty)




Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:00-10:30a.m., Oaks 212

Let’s talk student employment!  Let’s talk student employment before we get too busy to talk about student employment.  On Wednesday, July 20th 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, onboarding, 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 July 8th.  We will include these in the discussion. A light breakfast will be provided for all who register.

Budget Forms and Submissions Process Overview

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12-1:30p.m., Oaks 207

On Tuesday, August 2nd the Accounting Office, Information Technology, and OLPD will host a budget workshop titled Budget Forms and Submissions Process Overview.  This workshop will be held from 12-1:30 in Oaks 207.  The goal of the workshop is to introduce and provide instruction for using the new and improved Budget website.  Amy Chandler, Operations/Budget Accountant will demonstrate the online budget submission process and representatives from Information Technology and Accounting will also be present to address questions regarding the budget process.  Anyone who submits budget requests for the budget planning process is encouraged to attend. A lunch buffet will be provided for all 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.