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.

The objective of CORE is to prepare faculty and staff to enhance their careers and to IMG_3336potentially 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 12 unique titles ( a total of 13 sessions )

    • Safe Zone Training (Faculty, Staff & Students)

    • 2 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
    • Meaningful Meetings (Communication)

    • Thursday, May 28th, 20159:30 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: University Corporate Center (UCC) Room 1018
    • PDC Book Discussion: Choke (Personal Progression)

    • Monday, June 1st, 201510:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Join us for a small group discussion on Sian Beilock's book Choke:  What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.  The author's scientific research investigates the highs and lows of human performance; both when we excel and when we fail to perform to our . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Professionalism: Beyond Technical Skill (Leadership)

    • Thursday, June 4th, 20159:30 am - 11:30 am
    •  How do you define a professional?  Do you know one when you see one?  How do the professionals around you behave?  This workshop will explore the nature of professionalism from its technical roots to its broader implications on organizational culture.  Attendees will also . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • ZSR 101 (Community)

    • Wednesday, June 10th, 201510:00 am - 11:00 am
    •  Join members of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Team as they offer an introduction to their work and the impact they have on the academic life of our campus.  Additionally, ZSR leaders may explore the following topics:   -What is the mission of the ZSR library?   -Why is the . . .

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

    • Tuesday, June 16th, 20152:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    •  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
    • Writing Effective E-mail (Communication)

    • Thursday, June 18th, 20159:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Writing effective e-mail teaches business writers to write e-mail that captures the reader’s attention, motivates readers to respond, and accomplishes the writer’s business objectives.  It presents a structured approach to writing e-mail and easy tips to simplify the writing . . .

    • Location: Farrell Hall, Room 247
    • Cognos Financial Reporting Training (Organizational Acumen)

    • Wednesday, June 24th, 20159:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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: University Corporate Center (UCC) Room 1018
    • Wake Wake. . . . . Don't Tell Me! (Community)

    • Tuesday, June 30th, 201510:00 am - 11:30 am
    • This class, modeled after the popular NPR trivia show "Wait Wait. . . Don't Tell Me!", will offer a fun and competitive atmosphere for learning information about Dear Old Wake Forest.  We'll dive into the game-show environment and present broad topics about the history and culture of . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • PDC Book Discussion: Decisive (Leadership)

    • Tuesday, July 7th, 20152:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  Join us for a small group discussion of Chip and Dan Heath's Decisive:  How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work.  Based on exhaustive research and study of decision-making literature, the authors introduce a four-step process designed to counteract the biases that negatively . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301