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The purpose of Engage West! Staff Edition is to cultivate opportunities for Staff professional development and engagement.  We are engaged in Growing Ourselves to Grow Others. Two staff development events are held each year during the fall and spring semesters.

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Engage West! Staff Edition Agenda 10/5/18

  • Welcome - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Welcome  Engage West! Staff Edition History & Highlights

    Dr. Marrero &  Denise Fowler

    Break - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Session 1 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

    Session 1 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

    Back to School (TAP- Tuition Assistance Program)

    Paula Kepes & TAP Colleagues

    Come be a part of “…A more educated Georgia”!  Want more opportunities to advance your career and make more money?  Ever considered going back to school?  One of the amazing UWG employee benefits is the ability to do just that!  Why wait?  Come to this session to hear testimonials of employees, like you, who have utilized the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) benefit to meet their career goals. You will learn more about the process and have the opportunity to ask questions.  Come join our TAP program to further your professional growth and development.  After all, you do work for the best place to work, LEARN and succeed!

    Room: 108.1

    Communicate with Tact + Professionalism

    Dr. Susan Hall Webb - Associate Professor, RCOB

    Question: What is the difference between a good communicator and a GREAT communicator? Answer: A GREAT communicator uses tact and professionalism while speaking, writing, and through their body language all while demonstrating strong credibility and their ability to understand themselves and others. This session will provide insight that will guide your communication skills to new levels while gaining several strategies that will increase your levels of tact and professionalism.

    Room: 108.2

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Goals! 
    Developing Your Individual Development Plan

    Asia Anderson & Jasmine Posey: Career Services

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Goals!  An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool used to guide employees in creating a strategy for personal and career goals. This session will help you to identify your values, work-style, and preferences. During this session you will explore and learn how to use your values, work-style and preferences to create your Individual Development Plan.

    Room: 108.3/4

  • Lunch and Development Activities- 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Love Valley)

    Lunch and Development Activities - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Love Valley)

    Professional Development Meets Field Day

    Tahirih Varner - Ombudsperson

    Are you able to traverse through the obstacles of Love Valley to reach the summit of EngageWest!? Come meet new colleagues and work together in a cooperative activity to overcome barriers, challenges and obstacles common on any path toward loving what you do and being fully engaged in your work. It's going to take a great deal of trust, vision, effective communication, collaboration, perseverance and teamwork. Are you up for the challenge to grow yourself to grow others? If so, meet us in Love Valley during this schedule: 12:00pm – open to everyone, 12:30pm - Red group, 1:00pm - Blue group (This event will be held in the HPE gym for inclement weather.)

  • Lunch and Development Coaching - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Campus Center Patio)

    Lunch and Development Coaching - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Campus Center Patio)

    Development Coaching & Guidelines 

    Development Kiosks

    Career Services

    The Office of Career Services provides assistance with mock interviews, resume critiques & credential preparation, as well as with navigating job searches. Assistance can be facilitated both in-office and online. In partnership with the Office of Community Engagement, Career Services also provides career development resources to spouses and partners of current UWG employees.

    Continuing Education

    UWG Continuing Education designs and delivers courses and workshops for professional development and personal enrichment purposes. In addition to on-campus courses in Carrollton and Newnan, Continuing Education offers online, six-week courses covering over 300 topics. The Continuing Education team is always enthusiastic to partner with UWG faculty and staff to develop or participate in courses and conferences. Please reach out to us with any ideas or plans! 

    Center for Adult Learners & Veterans

    The Center for Adult Learners and Veterans facilitates students' transition to the University of West Georgia by providing assistance with technology and helping them navigate processes, connects students to resources to help them thrive while attending UWG, and prepares students for future success by supporting their transition to whatever comes after their time at UWG.

    eCampus

    Higher Education propels your growth mindset resulting in increased personal and professional opportunities. Obtaining a credential or degree provides a great sense of accomplishment and confidence needed to advance or further contribute to your organization. Learn more about yourself and the world through Higher Education.

    Staff Advisory Council

    Staff Advisory Council (SAC) members are available to share more about their role on campus as a resource to staff employees, advocating for needs, ideas and concerns.  SAC also provides various scholarship and award opportunities for staff employees and coordinates engagement/spirit initiatives like Work West Wednesday.  Stop by and find out more!

    Human Resources

    Meet with our UWG Human Resources professionals who are available to assist you with any questions you may have about your current position at UWG or with our employment processes or policies.

    DevelopWest (Center for Business Excellence)

    Stop by the Center for Business Excellence table to see the latest in what DevelopWest has to offer to maximize your professional development and training.  See a preview of the latest content and learn how to easily find courses, videos and books.  We’d love to show you how to learn, grow and achieve with DevelopWest!"

    TAP (Tuition Assistance Program)

    Our TAP experts are available to assist you with your questions about one of the most amazing benefits of being a UWG employee, our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This benefit has helped many UWG employees meet their goal to obtain a degree, or multiple degrees, from not only UWG, but from any USG institution, to advance their career potential, as well as their potential to make more money!

    Wolf Wellness

    The mission of the Wolf Wellness Lab is to provide leadership, education, advocacy, and services to develop and promote a culture of health and maximize the well-being of UWG students, faculty, staff, and the citizens of the surrounding community.  The Wolf Wellness Lab officially opened August 2018 and provides services for faculty and staff, including biometric screenings like blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, body composition, and bone density, health and wellness workshops and trainings, high performance coaching, and CPR and AED training and certification.

    PCCI

    UWG's President's Commission on Campus Inclusion.  (PCCI) is charged by the President with making recommendations for the promotion of diversity and inclusion. The PCCI collaborates with campus partners to enable students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential through academic engagement, supportive services, professional development, and a caring, student-centered community that embraces and benefits from an inclusive environment welcoming to diverse populations.  Visit PCCI’s table to see the PCCI Campus Climate Survey 2018 results and the comparison from 2016 to 2018, as well as learn more about PCCI.

  • Session 2 - 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    Session 2 - 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    Show Me the Welcome!
    Rebuilding bridges…establishing a relationship of trust

    Deirdre Haywood-Rouse: Center for Diversity & Inclusion

    This session will discuss and offer ways to create a welcoming work environment.  Fostering a welcoming environment aids in employee well-being, improved communication and productivity.  Come explore what steps to take to ensure individuals feel welcome in the workplace and help construct the bridge in the process.

    Room: 108.1

    Dealing with Difficult People

    Dr. Susan Hall Webb - Associate Professor, RCOB

    Can conflict be avoided? NO! Are you able to control how you approach and react to conflict? YES! After attending this session, you will walk out with the understanding of why working with others can be especially challenging at times; additionally, you will be provided with specific strategies you can use while approaching and reacting to people you may find difficult to deal with.

    Room: 108.2

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Goals! 
    Developing Your Individual Development Plan

    Asia Anderson & Jasmine Posey: Career Services

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Goals!  An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool used to guide employees in creating a strategy for personal and career goals. This session will help you to identify your values, work-style, and preferences. During this session you will explore and learn how to use your values, work-style and preferences to create your Individual Development Plan.

    Room: 108.3/4

 

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