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: Navigating Recruiting and Hiring (Organizational Acumen)

    • Tuesday, July 22nd, 20142:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • This class will provide you with the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the recruiting process, including: -how and when to post positions -screening and interviewing applicants -candidate selection and offer extension The HR recruiters will share their expertise and the . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Recognizing and Responding to Troubling Behavior: a CARE Presentation

    • Wednesday, July 23rd, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Come and learn about the Wake Forest University CARE (Campus, Assessment, Response and Evaluation) Team and how to recognize and respond to concerning behavior. The CARE Team is comprised of representatives from throughout the University and seeks to assist in protecting the welfare of our . . .

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

    • Thursday, July 24th, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
    •  Join us for a small group discussion of Chip and Dan Heath's Switch:  How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Through story-driven narrative, the authors explore how to create transformative change within professional and personal life.  The group will meet three times with each . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Personal & Professional Mentoring (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, July 30th, 201410:00 am - 11:30 am
    •  In this interactive session, learn the keys to developing effective mentoring relationships for personal and professional success and fulfillment. We will explore the benefits and challenges to effective mentoring, how mentoring is similar to and different from other developmental models, and . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Undergraduate Admissions 101 (Community)

    • Thursday, July 31st, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    •  Join staff members from the Undergraduate Admissions Office as they share the various ways they recruit potential students to Wake Forest University.  They will also discuss their efforts to identify students who might be a good "fit" at WFU and what admissions counselors can . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Meaningful Meetings (Communication)

    • Tuesday, August 5th, 20142:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    •  This class will disect 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
    • Wake Wake. . . . . Don't Tell Me! (Community)

    • Friday, August 8th, 20149:30 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
    • Winning with People Part 3 (Communication)

    • Wednesday, August 13th, 20142:30 pm - 4:00 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 . . .

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

    • 6 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 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