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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    • 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
    • Sustainability at WFU (Organizational Acumen)

    • Tuesday, November 11th, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    •  This class will explore the history of the Sustainability Office at Wake Forest University and the importance of sustainability efforts to our community.  Facilitators will instruct the class on sustainability practices and how this office partners and connects with departments, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 3: Contact Theory and Dialogue

    • Wednesday, November 12th, 20149:00 am - 1:30 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: TBD
    • 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
    • WFU Alumni 101 (Community)

    • Thursday, November 20th, 201410:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Where do Wake Forest alumni go after they graduate?  What do they do?  How does the University continue to engage them?  Come learn the answers to these questions and more!  Members of the Office of Alumni Engagement will speak to attendees about the lives and experiences of WFU . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Dynamic Presentations (Communication)

    • Tuesday, December 2nd, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    •  Attendees for this class will receive instruction on how to create dynamic presentations through technical approaches and soft skills.  You'll learn what information keeps the interest of your audience and what puts them to sleep.  After this class, you'll want to ditch that boring . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Suicide Prevention Training (Community)

    • Tuesday, December 2nd, 20142:00 pm - 3:30 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 Up (Leadership)

    • Thursday, December 4th, 20149:30 am - 11:30 am
    •  This workshop will explore the art of building a strong professional relationship with your supervisor or manager.  Attendees will learn what Managing Up consists of and will also be able to identify behaviors that can hurt their ability to Manage Up.  The essence of Managing Up . . .

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

    • 4 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