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Register for any of the scheduled workshops on the links below.

  • Lightweight Project Management that Works  Postponed. 
  • The ABCs of Diversity     Register Now > 
    An introduction to the basic concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. The presentation will culminate in a discussion of "We're all Widener" and why it is so important.
    March 26, 2020 @ 1:00–3:00 pm, Zoom Conference link to be emailed to those who registered.
    Presented by Micki Davis, Chief Diversity Officer

  • Leading Organizational Change from the Middle (Or Even Below)  Postponed.
    For participants who want continued engagement in knowledge or skills building related to change management. Pre-workshop readings and a thought exercise will be distributed two weeks prior. Participants are offered three months of online group discussion and/or individual consultation following the workshop.

    Presented by Dan King, President and CEO, American Association of University Administrators and adjunct faculty, Leadership in Higher Education doctoral program, Gwynedd Mercy University

  • Approaching Difficult Conversations   Register Now > 
    We tend to dread or avoid difficult conversations about work or performance. the goal of this workshop is to learn how to deliver difficult information to a colleague, supervisor, or employee. You will leave this session with strategies to prepare for these conversations and skills to produce a better outcome.
    April 16, 2020 @ 9:30-11am, Webb Room
    Presented by Alison Kiss Dougherty, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Sharmane Walker, Ed.D., Academic Advisor, Center for Extended Learning 


Feel free to contact any team member with questions or feedback.

Staff Professional Development Working Team Members:

Susan Costello, School of Nursing; Alison Dougherty, Human Resources; Lyn FalkowskiSchool of Human Services ProfessionsNick Hemming, University Relations; Courtney Kelly, Admissions; Dan KiersGraduate Admissions; Kathy LaValle, Information Technology; Jackie MacDonald, Information Technology; Gretchen Mielke, Civic EngagementKim O’HalloranGraduate Studies & Extended LearningAudrey Strickland, Finance; Janelle Williams, Graduate Studies & Extended Learning



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