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

CORE Certification Recipients

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Showing events 1 - 10 of 14 unique titles ( a total of 17 sessions )

    • Student-Centric: Turning Interruptions into Interactions (Community)

    • Wednesday, April 26th, 20172:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Too often students, visitors, and guests are seen as an interruption to our work, rather than the very purpose of it. Every single interaction with a customer has an impact, whether positive or negative. What first impression does your organization give? Learn the impact of getting it wrong as well . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Introduction to CORE (Organizational Acumen)

    • Tuesday, May 23rd, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am
    • 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
    • Professionalism: Beyond Technical Skill (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, May 24th, 20179:30 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
    • Deacon Depot Profile Setup Lab (Organizational Acumen)

    • Thursday, May 25th, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Interested in making your Deacon Depot shopping experience extra efficient? Join members of the Deacon Depot learning team for this informal, hands-on session to set up your profile in Deacon Depot for maximum efficiency! In this session, users will have an opportunity to take time out to save the . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Heritage Room
    • Office of the Chaplain 101 (Community)

    • Wednesday, May 31st, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Join members of the Office of Chaplain as they offer an introduction to their work and its impact on our students and the broader WFU community.  Additionally, facilitators may explore the following topics: -What is the mission of the Office of the Chaplain? -What is the history of the . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Wake Wake. . . Don't Tell Me! ZSR Edition

    • Thursday, June 8th, 20172:30 am - 4:00 am
    • A twist on a campus favorite!  This version of WWDTM has brand new questions and a special ZSR themed wild card round.  Come and learn about Wake Forest history, tradition, and culture in a gameshow modeled after the NPR show Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me.

    • Location: ZSR Library 476
    • On Leadership - Part 1 (Leadership)

    • Tuesday, June 13th, 20179:30 am - 10:30 am
    • In his book On Leadership,  John W. Gardner outlines nine essential tasks of leadership.  The "On Leadership" series will explore those nine tasks, three at a time - and relate them to the work of leaders here at Wake Forest University.  Attendees will discuss and . . .

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

    • Thursday, June 15th, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 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
    • 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
    • Get SMART: Personal and Professional Goal-Setting (Communication)

    • Wednesday, June 21st, 20179:30 am - 11:00 am
    • This class will explore the many reasons why we set goals (personally and professionally) and why even the best thought out goals can fail.  Attendees will learn about the importance of setting SMART goals in order to help achieve desired objectives and outcomes. Discussion will include the . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301