If you want to meet people on campus and be involved in campus progress, then now is the time to self- nominate or nominate a colleague for one of the open seats on Staff Council for the upcoming year.
->> Nominations are open now and close Friday, 4/12 and Elections will be early May
->> Terms begin at June 6th meeting; end May 31, 2015
In June Staff Council members were treated to a development exercise from Dale Carnegie Training. Typically training sessions like these are more in depth (weeks long) so the hour + session members were treated to was just a taste of the types of training that Dale Carnegie typically offers. I personally felt it was a really great experience and I would definitely recommend it to others that may need to put things in perspective especially in the current world wide economic climate these days.
Scott Miller a Senior Research Administrator from Sponsored Research Services Dept. wrote to me recently and wanted to share what a benefit the wellness coaching has been to him and to let people know what a great service this is and how to go about accessing it. Below is what Scott wrote to me:
On April 18th in Ingle Auditorium the RIT Leadership Institute held their ceremony celebrating the best of our student leaders. I was on hand to join in the celebration to support the amazing student leaders that I have gotten to know over the past year in my role as chair.
This year Staff Council members were polled to find out what they would like to see in the way of development for Staff Council members. In particular what we wanted to know was if Staff Council were to devote a portion of the meeting time to development - what would they want to learn more about to help them in their job. The results ranged from topics of: Leadership, to Crucial Conversations, to Social Media, to to learning more about other areas on campus, to to hearing from the Students, to hearing from the VP’s.
On Thursday evening, May 3rd, Student Government held their end of the year "SG Soiree" at the University Gallery in the Vignelli Center. The evening included an awards ceremony and some of those honored were staff members. The staff award winners were:
Staff Council is an advisory body to the President, or his/her representative, on issues and decisions which impact Rochester Institute of Technology. Our members solicit feedback from their colleagues to inform the staff perspective that we bring forward on University issues. Additionally, Staff Council initiates policy proposals and revisions, and raises issues for University consideration.
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