SAVE THE DATE:
- Staff Recognition Event
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018
March Professional Development Opportunities
Research shows that, contrary to superstitions, luck is not due to random chance or magical abilities. In fact, lucky people think and behave differently than others. As a result, good things happen to them. Lucky people generate good fortune by maintaining a positive mindset and persevering in face of setbacks; creating and noticing opportunities as they arise; and adopting a growth mindset and truly believing that good things will come with hard work and practice.
Want to cultivate more luck in your life? Start by checking out our March professional development opportunities! Take advantage of every chance you get to learn new skills and develop new interests.
This month, gain strategies to effectively lead and participate in meetings, receive goal setting tools that will help you be successful at home and at work, learn to identify and move yourself and others through change, learn how to coach yourself to reduce fears and negativity, get helpful tips for starting your journey to health and wellness, gain strategies to maximize performance evaluations and discussions, and much more in our upcoming offerings!
If you would like to suggest ideas for future programs or gain access to a program that has already started, pleasecontact Lindsay Bishop,
Training and Media Associate, or call 610-738-0476.
Learn with LyndaCampus - “If ONLY I had MORE TIME!”
How many times have you said or heard, “If only I had more time…”? Since no there’s
no chance of you being given a 25th hour each day, the only hope is learning new tips
make the most of the time you have.
Investing a couple of minutes daily or weekly in LydaCampus can improve your productivity at work and home. This month we’re showcasing time management expert Dave Crenshaw’s Time Management Tips Weekly. Watch only the 2-4 minute videos you need most or watch all 60+ tips for simple strategies to improve your productivity and results. Time Management Tips Weekly covers everything from managing emails and calendars to setting priorities, collaborating with coworkers, reducing interruptions, crafting a "productivity mindset," and creating a more comfortable and effective work environment.
LyndaCampus provides WCU employees and students a variety of online tutorials for free 24/7. Learn new skills and achieve your personal and professional goals using this resource. Simply sign in using your WCU username and password at www.wcupa.edu/lynda/. Then search for ”Time Management Tips Weekly” or browse/search the course library for other topics.
If you've benefited from a particular video or tutorial and would like to showcase it with others,contact ORGDEV.
WCU Community Mental Health Services
The Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for WCU Community Mental Health Services will take place on March 9th from 11:00 am -12:00 pm. An open house will also be held from 12:00 -3:00pm where you can get a tour of the clinic, enjoy a presentation on Stigma by Jon Burgwin, buy a t-shirt to help fund our students, learn more about mindfulness, and much more! We hope to see you there!
WCU Community Mental Health Services
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Spotlight of the Month - Office of Service Learning & Volunteer Programs
The Martin Luther King Day Service Project has been an annual tradition for the Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs at West Chester University for many years now. The service project, led this year by assistant director Kate Colyer, brought over 400 faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers together to make no-sew blankets for children and patients. The 106 blankets made were donated to Nemours A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, patients at the Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital, and “Fleece for Keeps” for children in foster care. The organizations receiving the blankets had the opportunity to speak at the event and share the positive impacts of the volunteers' efforts. The service project embodies Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of bringing people together for a common goal. As an alum of West Chester University, Kate Colyer is especially proud of the program put together by the office. She explained how touching it was to bring community members together through this event. The Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs plans to continue the tradition of hosting this service program in honor of Dr King's legacy.
The Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs is in charge of a number of other programs and services across campus, including Alternative Spring Break, International Service Learning, and America Reads Youth.. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome and encouraged to participate in these volunteer service opportunities. For more information and to learn how your team or department can get involved, visit the OSLVP's website.
Written by: Eric Frans, Intern for the Office of Training and Organizational Development
Want to nominate a team to be featured as our next "Team of the Month?" Teams can include, but are not limited to departments, offices, committees, special project coordinators, volunteer groups, etc.Contact Lindsay Bishop,
Training and Media Associate, to nominate a team.
Whats's Happening at WCU?
Have a photo you want to feature? Photos can include, but are not limited to department/group achievements or events, engagement/marriage/commitment ceremony/civil union/other, birth/adoption of a child, degree/certificate/award earned, published information, recognize or thank an employee, highlight employee achievements/projects/milestone anniversary, participation in community service/fundraising/volunteer activity, opportunities to get involved, etc.Send your photos to Lindsay Bishop,
Training and Media Associate.