John Champlin

Brief Biography

John joined the Professional Development Center (PDC) team in July of 2011.  As Manager of Professional and Leadership Development, his main focus is the implementation, execution and, assessment of the CORE initiative.

John previously served as a Regional Human Resources Manager for Noble Investment Group where his duties included training, organizational development, and recruiting.  John also spent time developing and implementing community service projects for team members at multiple locations within this organizations.

John received a BS in Business Administration from the Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University.  In 2008, John attained his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.  He is scheduled to complete the Wake Forest School of Business Evening MBA Program in 2015.

Events Facilitated by John Champlin

    • Get SMART: Personal and Professional Goal-Setting (Communication)

    • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • This class will explore the many reasons why we set goals (personally and professionally) and why even the best thought out goals can fail.  Attendees will learn about the importance of setting SMART goals in order to help achieve desired objectives and outcomes. Discussion will include the . . .
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    • Managing Excellence: Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 2 (Leadership)

    • Thursday, January 25th, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    •  **Attendees to this class must have attended Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 1** Part 2 of this series will identify the steps to building personal accountability.  Participants will review actions and behaviors that create environments where individuals are held accountable by . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Make the Most of Networking (Communication)

    • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Do networking events cause you to feel anxious?  Do you typically avoid social time at conferences?  This class will review how you can best take advantage of networking events.  Attendees will participate in practice that stresses the importance of key behaviors before, during, and . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • PDC Book Discussion: Switch (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    •  Join us for a small group discussion of Chip and Dan Heath's Switch:  How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Through story-driven narrative, the authors explore how to create transformative change within professional and personal life.  The group will meet three times with each . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Ted Talk Discussion: Embrace the Near Win (Personal Progression)

    • Thursday, February 15th, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Join us as we discuss Sarah Lewis' Ted Talk called "Embrace the Near Win".  Participants are encouraged to watch the talk in advance and we will watch again together when we meet.  Join our conversation on creativity, mastery, expertise, and . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • On Leadership - Part 1 (Leadership)

    • Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • In his book On Leadership,  John W. Gardner outlines nine essential tasks of leadership.  The "On Leadership" series will explore those nine tasks, three at a time - and relate them to the work of leaders here at Wake Forest University.  Attendees will discuss and . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Winning with People: Part 3 (Communication)

    • Thursday, March 29th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    •  Using some of the elements established in John C. Maxwell's 25 Ways to Win with People, class attendees will discuss and focus on how we can better communicate with others and how we can form strong, lasting relationships.  Participants may find that the root of individual . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Days 1 through 90: Pivotal not Probationary (Communication)

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    •  When you transition into a new job, the first 90 days can seem like anything but a "honeymoon."  Using Michael D. Watkins bestselling book The First 90 Days, this class will explore critical actions that should take place during any job transition.  Whether you recently . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Group Facilitation Skills: Engaging Activities (Communication)

    • Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Building off of the content introduced in the Group Facilitation Skills workshop, this class will introduce you to a series of activities that you can use when tasked with facilitating a group.  Attendees should expect a very interactive workshop as we experience activities and then debrief . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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