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 15 unique titles ( a total of 22 sessions )

    • Career Planning: Managing Your Career (Personal Progression)

    • Tuesday, September 23rd, 20142:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Successful careers rarely happen on their own.  You must take an active role in determining what you want and where you want to go.  Whether you are in the first year of your career or in the second half, this session will help you focus on what you can do to help . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Customer Service: Robots and computers can't do it. Can you? (Organizational Acumen)

    • Wednesday, September 24th, 20149:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • "Customer service is just a day in, day out ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate, type of activity." Leon Gorman, CEO L.L.Bean This class will explore who the "customers" are at Wake Forest University and how they can best be served.  Participants . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Managing Excellence: Flexing your Leadership Style (Leadership)

    • Tuesday, September 30th, 20142:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • There are multiple styles of leadership such as transactional, charismatic, and transformational.  Many styles can be helpful at different times in the same department and thriving leaders  know when to flex and fit a particular need.  Enroll in this two hour class where you . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • PDC Book Discussion: Choosing Civility (Community)

    • Thursday, October 2nd, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    •  Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni works to define civil practices for a world where many fear civility has been lost.  The twenty-five rules identified by the author are essential to connecting effectively and happily with others. This book was selected as the summer academic project for . . .

    • 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
    • Gatekeepers 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • 2 dates and times available
    • Please Note: You MUST complete Gatekeepers I prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers II: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue” is the second workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have been handled . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Habits: Making Good Ones and Breaking Bad Ones (Personal Progression)

    • Tuesday, October 21st, 20143:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • "Habits:  The choices that all of us deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about but continue doing, often every day." This class, based on Charles Duhigg's novel The Power of Habit, will speak to the science of how habits form and what we can do to make new . . .

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

    • 5 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
    • Meaningful Meetings (Communication)

    • Wednesday, October 29th, 20149:30 am - 11:30 am
    •  This class will dissect the various elements involved with planning and conducting meaningful meetings.  From the initial question of "Do we need to have a meeting?" to the final "Next Steps," attendees will learn about how to make their professional gatherings . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Managing Excellence: Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 1 (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, November 5th, 20149:30 am - 11:30 am
    •  In this two part series, attendees will explore various definitions of accountability and will discuss the personal, departmental, and organizational roadblocks that can prevent a culture of accountability.  Additionally, we will work to identify various accountability-destroying actions . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301