Congratulations to the CORE Certification Recipients

Five staff members have completed the necessary requirements for the CORE certification offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC).  CORE, which stands for “Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence,” was launched in September of 2011 as an outcome of the climate survey to offer more sustained developmental options for faculty and staff on campus.  CORE is built around 5 competencies that are meaningful and relevant to the campus:  communication, community, leadership, organizational acumen, and personal progression.  The CORE Program allows participants to recognize personal and professional strengths that can be applied to better themselves and the campus community.



Congratulations to each of the certificate recipients:  Tammy Griffin, Dean’s Office | Marc Jones, Facilities and Campus Services |Sheila Lockhart, Department of Religion, | Jennifer Price, Facilities and Campus Services (not in photo) | Stephanie Reitz, Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society



The objective of CORE is to prepare faculty and staff to enhance their careers and to potentially assume new levels of

leadership and responsibility as opportunities arise. Upon completion of this competency-based program, with optional
certification, participants should be able to:

  • Communicate the CORE competencies that are critical to Wake Forest’s future strategic success
  • Recognize personal and professional strengths and apply them to better the campus community
  • Identify sources and resources for continued professional development

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Showing events 1 - 10 of 13 unique titles ( a total of 17 sessions )

    • Public Speaking and Presentations (Communication)

    • Wednesday, February 4th, 201512:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    • The PDC is excited to offer a return of the popular Public Speaking and Presentations series taught by Dr. Dee Oseroff-Varnell from the Department of Communication.  Dr. O-V has taught Public Speaking at Wake Forest since 1996 and has also conducted numerous workshops on presentational . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 409
    • Shots Fired On Campus (Community)

    • Tuesday, February 10th, 20152:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shots fired on campus... the last thing you'd expect to hear. The odds of being involved in a situation like this are similar to your chances of being struck by lightning... It's a strange thing about lightning though. We use it as a way to describe something that seemingly has no chance of . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Safe Zone Training (Faculty, Staff & Students)

    • 3 dates and times available
    • The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Suicide Prevention Training (Community)

    • Tuesday, February 17th, 20152:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    •  Wake Forest University Counseling Center (UCC) staff are trained in suicide prevention and utilize the evidence-based CampusConnect:  A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers from Syracuse University. UCC staff  train members of the WFU community (faculty, staff, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Managing Excellence: Coaching Your Team (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, February 18th, 20159:30 am - 11:30 am
    •  Collaboration and brainstorming are important components of high performing team work and coaching questions help to support such activity.  In this 2-hour class managers will develop coaching skills to support collaborative activity in . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Cognos Financial Reporting Training (Organizational Acumen)

    • 3 dates and times available
    • Come learn about the financial reports available through Cognos! This hands-on course, open to those with current financial reporting responsibilities, will cover accessing Cognos and generating the new and improved summary and transaction reports.  This class is required . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Managing Excellence: Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 2 (Leadership)

    • Tuesday, February 24th, 20152:30 pm - 4:30 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
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 3: Contact Theory and Dialogue

    • Wednesday, March 4th, 201510:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I & II prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers III:  Contact Theory and Dialogue” is the third workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series.  Engaging in effective dialogue is challenging to most individuals . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • PDC Book Discussion: Quiet (Communication)

    • Tuesday, April 7th, 20152:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  Join us for a small group discussion of Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.  Cain combines research with personal experiences to outline our country's perceived preference for extroverted behavior.  The book also explores the true . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Managing Excellence: Giving Effective and Continual Feedback (Leadership)

    • Thursday, April 9th, 20152:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Learn best practices for providing effective and frequent feedback to your staff to create a productive and healthy work environment. Learn to approach performance issues before they become overwhelming.  Also learn how and when to use Performance Improvement Plans.   This class is . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 410