Thursday, October 5: 10am - 3pm // Campus Center Ballroom
October 5, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm Engage West Staff Edition is starting in the Campus Center Ballroom. We will move
to the TLC at 11:00am and have transportation assistance available, as needed, for
We all know the mission statement for our university. We strive to be the best place
to work, learn and succeed! But how do we make that happen? It starts with you! It
starts by building an environment that is sustainable and relevant to the aspirations
of faculty and staff.
Following the example of the famed TED Talks, Engage West-Staff Edition this fall
semester focuses on the economic, social and cultural needs of our campus community
by sharing great ideas--Ideas that allow you to succeed not only at work but also
at life! Join in and learn how to grow and thrive in all you do!
Connecting What Matters: An Inclusive Pack Matters Yves-Rose Porcena, UWG Senior Diversity Officer Did you know that wolves are extremely social, and every member of the Wolf Pack has
a unique story that connects them to each other? This session is a fun way to get
you connected to fellow Wolves using the speed connect method.
Getting to know you . . .through improv! Shelly Elman, Chair and Professor of Theatre What’s the key to building connections? Laughter, of course! Get up and get moving
with our Theatre Department as they show you a unique approach to team building and
Safe Sustainability Ned Watson, Deputy Chief The University of West Georgia cannot be sustainable without protecting the safety,
health, and welfare of one of their most vital resources: employees. Georgia House
Bill 280 (commonly known as "Campus Carry" went into effect on July 1, 2017. Come
learn more about this important bill, ask questions, and gain understanding on how
to build a safe UWG.
Explore West! Evan Jaynes, Associate Director of Admissions UWG Tour Guides Let us sweep you off your feet or keep you grounded by taking a fun bus or walking
tour of our campus. Get a fresh, new perspective on what it is like to be a Wolf as
you learn about our campus, its history, and hot topics! Please check-in at the table
in the TLC lobby to confirm your time.
Elevate & Celebrate! Your Personal Brand Statement Nichole Fannin, Executive Director of Development Mike Hester, Executive Director of Advance Academy Transdisciplinary Programs and
Debate This interactive presentation will help you learn to communicate what sets UWG and
your contribution above the rest. Learn tips on how to share your personal brand
while promoting UWG as the best place to work, learn, and succeed in a brief (one
minute or less) “elevator pitch.”
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Theresa Jablecki-Kriel, Assistant Director of Facilities Come see how UWG creates their own cleaning products that are safe for all. Learn
simple cleaning steps to maintain a clean environment.
Feed Your Hungry Pack Jason Siegel, Chef Ansley Wilder, Residential Dining Manager Jennifer Williams, Assistant Manager of Retail - UCC After work, does your Pack howl for supper? Dine West specializes in feeding huge
Packs of hungry Wolves every day! Our team will share secrets to creating great meals
quickly, safely, and hassle-free. Chef Jason will demonstrate how using a few simple
ingredients in different ways allows you to cook like a pro and impress even the pickiest
Financial Literacy: Making Money Count Kendall McCamy, Senior Financial Aid Advisor You’re making money, but are you making it count? Learn how to make the most of your
money and stretch your daily dollar.
Is My Computer Sick? Eugene Plummer, Network Engineer Mardel Shumake, Information Security Analyst Do you understand what makes your computer sick? Find out how to detect the signs
of a potential infection, when it’s time to get a checkup, and how to prevent the
spread of a virus.
Work Smarter Not Harder Tina Bennett, Executive Secretary to the President Megan Tait, Assistant of Student Employment and Experiential Learning Alex Udin, Coordinator of Business Operations- University Recreation Together, we will discuss how to manage our work and not let our work manage us. Learn
how to be effective at work and achieve our personal and professional goals.
Road Map to Professional & Personal Success Marty Davis, Director of Continuing Education Let’s discuss how continuing education can help prepare you for the next level. Topics
covered will lead you in the very best position to succeed professionally and personally.
Refresh Your Resume: Writing Your Accomplishment Statement Lauren Johnson, Associate Director of Career Development Do you know how to highlight your key accomplishments? Participants will engage in
discussion, and learn how build a pathway to new possibilities at UWG.
10:00am Welcome – Dr. Marrero 10:10am Sustaining Yourself with DevelopWest 10:40am Roadmap of the Day 10:50am Dismiss to TLC 11:00am – 3:00pm Wolf Talk Sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm Pick-up lunch in the Atrium