September 24th, 2015 | University Announcement
Wake Forest is sponsoring free flu shots for all faculty, staff and retirees. Spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children enrolled in the University’s Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plan are also welcome, but not required to register. All are asked to bring their Blue Cross Blue Shield card to verify coverage. It is also suggested that people check with their primary care physician to see if the flu shot is right for them.
To register for a free flu shot, visit the Professional Development Center website. Shots are offered at various times from Oct. 5-14.
July 9th, 2015 | Faculty News, Staff News
Recently, the Professional Development Center asked the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to lead a “ZSR 101″ workshop for staff as part of the CORE program.
Here is the blog post about the class, provided by library staff member Hu Womack.
March 31st, 2015 | University Announcement
Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center welcomed attendees for the 5th Annual Professional and Organizational Development Conference held March 8-10. The event was an opportunity for colleagues to network, share best practices, and collaborate on various professional and organizational topics.
What began as a small gathering of colleagues in 2011 has grown to a nationally-recognized conference, drawing learning and organizational development professionals from 28 higher education institutions from the U.S. and Canada.
The event began with “The PDC Story,” an opportunity for attendees to learn more about WFU’s Professional Development Center and its programs. The group then moved to Zick’s for a welcome reception on one of the first beautiful spring evenings of the year. After dining and conversing on the patio overlooking Hearn Plaza, the conference case study was introduced, and participants were given time to discuss the case with their diverse groups.
Click here to learn more about the conference and here to view conference photos.
February 27th, 2015 | Staff News
Nine Wake Foresters from across campus have completed the requirements for the Professional Development Center’s CORE Certification program.
On Friday, Feb. 13, the 2015 CORE Honorees were recognized for their achievement at a luncheon held at Graylyn International Conference Center. In attendance were supervisors and colleagues who have provided guidance and support to the honorees as they attended classes and workshops focused on personal, professional and community development.
2015 CORE Honorees are:
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November 20th, 2014 | University Announcement
ZSR’s digital publishing administrator Bill Kane is offering “Wake the eBooks: Audio Books, Ad Hoc” through the the PDC on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m.
The course will cover how Digital Publishing @ Wake can turn digital documents into highly accessible, highly consumable, and highly mobile-friendly “listen-able” texts — enhancing teaching, learning, and reading across the classroom, campus and community.
Audio samples are available online: “Talking Text: A Readspeaker + Tizra Test Document Collection.”
For more information, contact Bill Kane at email@example.com or 336-758-6181.
November 5th, 2014 | University Announcement
Wake Forest offers the following collaborative tools to all faculty, staff and students.
To learn more about any of these topics, check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for classes and webinars. If you have any questions about collaborative technologies at WFU, let us know. Visit us at The Bridge, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-758-4357.
October 31st, 2014 | University Announcement
Multiple learning opportunities are available here and there and everywhere from the Information Systems Learning Team. Classes are available at various locations to accommodate busy schedules. Webinars make learning easy and convenient, and IS is offering several 15-minute online classes this month.
The IS Learning Team updates their class offerings regularly. Use the IS Learning Calendar for an at-a-glance look at educational opportunities or visit the Professional Development Center. If you have a question, email email@example.com.
Below are the classes offered in November.
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October 20th, 2014 | Professional Development
A message from Kris Shelton, instructional designer, Center for Leadership and Character at the Wake Forest School of Business
Snow days are coming! Last winter, Wake Forest University had 10 days where classes were either delayed or cancelled due to snow and ice. To help faculty and staff across the University be prepared to use technology to run a virtual class during a snow day, the Center for Leadership & Character is co-sponsoring with the Collaborative Technologies Team and the Instructional Technologies Group the “Build an Extra Class Day! Web Tools Workshop Series.”
The “Choose Your Snow Day Adventure” workshop, the first in the Web Tools Workshop Series, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Farrell Hall, Room 108.
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October 16th, 2014 | Staff News
Andrea Ellis, director of recruitment and organizational development, and John Champlin, manager of recruitment and organizational development, presented “An Unusual Cross-Utilization of HR Resources” at the 2014 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in September.
The session outlined the “Career Planning” series that was launched in the fall of 2012 and the collaboration between the recruiting function and the professional development function within the Wake Forest Human Resources Office. The series has been extremely successful and has grown to include five different career-oriented classes and a number of small-group career coaching events.
Additionally, Ellis and Champlin detailed the “Facilitator-Expert Model” and the roles of each contributor. The approximately 35 attendees were engaged in the discussion and remarked how applicable this model could be at their institutions.
This marks the third year in a row that a member of the Wake Forest Professional Development Center has presented at the National CUPA-HR Conference.
July 2nd, 2014 | University Announcement
The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a Staff Appreciation Night at the Winston-Salem Dash on July 16. The evening is complimentary to Wake Forest University staff and their immediate families. Parking will be available for $5. More details will follow.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.
To reserve tickets, register with the PDC. Contact the Office of the Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Space is limited.