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 12 unique titles ( a total of 19 sessions )

    • Safe Zone Training (Faculty, Staff & Students)

    • 4 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
    • Managing Up (Leadership)

    • Thursday, September 11th, 20141:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    •  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
    • Introduction to CORE

    • Monday, September 15th, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • The Wake Forest University CORE Program is a competency-based program for the development of all faculty and staff, with optional certification.  CORE stands for "Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence." This class will go into more depth about the program requirements, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Winning with People: Part 1 (Communication)

    • Tuesday, September 16th, 20142:00 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 happiness and . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • 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
    • 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