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 15 unique titles ( a total of 18 sessions )

    • Suicide Prevention Training (Community)

    • 3 dates and times available
    •  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: Multiple Locations
    • Get SMART: Personal and Professional Goal-Setting (Communication)

    • Tuesday, January 23rd, 20182:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • 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
    • Managing Excellence: Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 2 (Leadership)

    • Thursday, January 25th, 20181:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    •  **Attendees to this class must have attended Creating Sustainable Accountability Part 1** Part 2 of this series will identify the steps to building personal accountability.  Participants will review actions and behaviors that create environments where individuals are held accountable by . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • CARE Team Overview (Organizational Acumen)

    • 2 dates and times available
    •  This session is an overview of the CARE Team. After the session, participants will gain an understanding of the role of the CARE Team at WFU and will be able to: - Identify 3 types of behaviors the Team seeks to address and evaluate – disruptive, troubling, and threatening behaviors - . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Make the Most of Networking (Communication)

    • Tuesday, January 30th, 20189:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Do networking events cause you to feel anxious?  Do you typically avoid social time at conferences?  This class will review how you can best take advantage of networking events.  Attendees will participate in practice that stresses the importance of key behaviors before, during, and . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Thursday, February 1st, 20182:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center.  A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, . . .

    • Location: Reynolds Gym A330 Seminar Room
    • PDC Book Discussion: Switch (Leadership)

    • Wednesday, February 14th, 20181:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    •  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
    • Ted Talk Discussion: Embrace the Near Win (Personal Progression)

    • Thursday, February 15th, 20182:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Join us as we discuss Sarah Lewis' Ted Talk called "Embrace the Near Win".  Participants are encouraged to watch the talk in advance and we will watch again together when we meet.  Join our conversation on creativity, mastery, expertise, and . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • Tuesday, February 20th, 20181:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers II:  Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue” is the second workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have . . .

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

    • Wednesday, March 14th, 201812:00 pm - 4:00 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: Reynolda Hall 301