Wake Forest University’s Professional Development Center partnered with the Association for Talent Development to celebrate Professional Development Emphasis Week December 7-11. The planning committee organized class room and online learning opportunities to fit five themed days: Mindful Monday, Tech Tuesday, Work Tools Wednesday, Thrive Thursday, and Fun Friday. The goal of the week was to inform and energize our campus community around professional development and learning. As an institute of higher education, it’s critically important that we offer opportunities for our faculty and staff to grow personally and professionally.
Highlights of the week included faculty-led workshops on “The Practice of Mindfulness” and “Humor and Your Health.” Additionally, the Professional Development Center utilized social media (#PDEWFU15) to promote the week’s events and to collect entries for a wellbeing-themed photo scavenger hunt. Staff members Shannon Ashford and Michele Kurtz of the Office of the Dean of Students won Thrive gift gags for completing the scavenger hunt’s 8 required tasks.
Many thanks to all of the facilitators and attendees for participating this week and throughout the year!