April 8th, 2016 | University Announcement
This is a guest post from the Wake Forest University Counseling Center:
From April 11 to April 15, the Wake Forest University Counseling Center will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Training each day in hopes of training over 250 people during the week. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come learn how to identify and help members of our community who are most in need of mental health services.
Wake Forest University Counseling Center (UCC) staff are trained in suicide prevention and utilize the evidence-based CampusConnect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers from Syracuse University. UCC staff train members of the WFU community (faculty, staff, & students) to recognize and respond to individuals who may be struggling with mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. This training will equip you to understand signs of depression and possible suicidality and have preliminary conversations with a person about what you observe while managing your own anxiety and discomfort with the topic, culminating with skills on making a referral to appropriate professionals.
Click here to register for the training.
January 27th, 2016 | University Announcement
The University Police Department in February will begin offering to the campus community the Citizen Police Academy Lunch & Learn series. The department has designed the 10-part series to offer students, faculty and staff a close-up view of the department and its officers.
Registration is available through the Professional Development Center.
Each session will be held in Reynolda Hall’s Heritage Room from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The series begins on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and will be held on a succession of Wednesdays (except for the week of Spring Break).
Several different members of the police department will participate and make presentations during the series, including Chief Regina Lawson and two new senior leaders in the department–Major Derri Stormer and Capt. Joe Dixon.
“The overall goal of the academy is to improve police and community interaction,” according to Sgt. Lesia Finney, the series’ coordinator. “Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with University Police.”
Topics to be presented include executive staff responsibilities, records and technology, administration/financial budget, rape aggression defense (RAD), community oriented policing, events/security, detectives division, communications 911 center/emergency manager, and patrol division.
Those who attend six of the 10 sessions will receive a graduation certificate.
While snacks will be served, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
January 15th, 2016 | University Announcement
This is a guest post from Information Systems:
It’s a new year, with new learning opportunities just for you! Plan to join the IS Learning Team for one or more classes covering current hot topics in the technology world. A number of classes are available at the University Corporate Center and on the Reynolda campus to accommodate you.
If you are interested in a specific technology, but have a busy calendar, webinars are for you. Webinars make learning easy and convenient, without traveling to a classroom. Just take 15 minutes, sit back, and learn in your own setting.
Register to attend any or all of these!
Remember, the IS Learning Team constantly adds and updates their class offerings, covering new and exciting topics. To stay on top of all that the IS Learning Team has to offer, bookmark the IS Learning Calendar for an at-a-glance look or visit the Professional Development Center. If you have a question about this message or learning opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.
January 4th, 2016 | University Announcement
The Sakai Learning Management System Team will be hosting Spring semester workshops in January. The Sakai Workshops are listed here. Registration is through the Professional Development Center.
The LMS Team welcomes instructors preparing spring course sites to the Sakai Workshop. Instructors new to Sakai and seasoned users are encouraged to attend.
December 17th, 2015 | University Announcement
The University will present Clery Act compliance training on Jan. 11 at Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s auditorium.
The basic class will be held from 9—11 a.m. An advanced class will be held from 1:15-4 p.m.
Training will be provided by D. Stafford and Associates for individuals designated by federal law (Clery Act) as Campus Security Authorities (CSA).
Registration for the training is being held through the Professional Development Center (PDC). The sessions are entitled Basic Campus Security Authority Course and Advanced Clery Act Training. Details about the training is included at the PDC web site.
The training covers the requirements of the federal law regarding Campus Security Authorities and the Violence Against Women Act.
CSAs include a wide variety of employees at the University, including advisors to registered student organizations. Former advisors are encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students if they have not, already, informed the office they have ceased their advising responsibilities. The number to call is 758-4075. They are also asked to contact the University Police Department at 758-6066 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University is encouraging both new and experienced Campus Security Authorities to enroll this month for January’s training sessions.
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.