Staff Enrichment Day Preregistration Deadline Is Feb. 21

Posted: February 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s first Staff Enrichment Day conference will be held on March 13. The conference, which is open to all staff, will be a chance to grow professionally, learn more about Mason’s unique university environment, and network with colleagues. President Alan Merten will be the featured lunchtime speaker, and Linda Schwarztstein, vice provost for academic affairs, will present “Staff Contribution to the Student Experience.” The day will end with drawings for prizes.

The keynote speaker will be Ann Wolfe, president of Parkway Associates Inc. Wolfe is a graduate of Vassar College and a member of the National Capital Speakers Association. She makes presentations and facilitates workshops for many federal and Maryland state agencies. Her topic, “Communicate to Motivate,” will focus on the importance of relationships and the impact of words in changing, challenging times.

A registration fee of $25, to help defray the cost of lunch, breaks, and materials will be handled as a charge-back to the department. Preregistration is going on now through tomorrow. Materials have been sent to all departments, but anyone who needs a registration form or more information can call Carol Henderson at (703) 993-2621 or Karla Lockwood at (703) 993-4180.

Participants can choose from a number of breakout sessions. They are:

  • Who Runs the University?, Tom Hennessey

  • Banner Update, Beth Brock and Carrie Gillotte

  • Combating the Attitude Virus, Julia Morelli

  • Working in an Environment of Diversity, Barbara Davis

  • Recognizing and Rewarding Employees, Gordon Morse

  • Thinking Hats, Carol Henderson

  • Responsible Use of Computing, Cathy Hubbs

  • Stress Management, Judy Palmore

  • The University Master Plan, Reid Herlihy

  • Who Moved My Cheese?, Susan Luck

  • Athletics at GMU–How We’ve Evolved and What Is Ahead, Tom O’Connor

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Brian Walther

  • Effective Use of Computers, Eugene Lord, Rick Reo, and Marlys Shoup

  • Using E-mail Effectively, T. Andrew Finn

  • How to Be Effective in the University Culture, Jeremy Lasich, Tom Lyall, Mary Lee May, Nancy Murphy, Rebecca Nemeth, and Kevin Simons

  • How We’ve Changed, Randall Edwards, Sheryl Friedley, and Donald Gallaher

  • Effective Use of Telephones and Voice Mail, Pam Larkin

  • Benefits Update, Julie Kaye

  • Safety and Security on Campus, Keith Bushey

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