Staff forums scheduled

The Office of Human Resources in partnership with the Council on Inclusion and Diversity (CID) is sponsoring a series of professional development workshops, or staff forums, designed to provide Wheaton staff members with information, tools and resources to better support students and help foster a welcoming and inclusive community at Wheaton.

The staff forums will be facilitated discussions led by Wheaton staff who have knowledge and an expertise in several complex subject areas. The workshops will provide an opportunity for staff to ask questions, share their experiences and learn effective strategies for how to better address the challenges faced by staff.

The following staff forums have been scheduled for this academic year:

Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues. Friday, November 6, 2015, 12:30–2 p.m. Mary Lyon Hall, Woolly Room. Associate Dean and Director of Health and Counseling Jeff Klug will lead a discussion on ways colleagues can help students for whom there is concern.  Accessing services, how to respond to students in distress as well as an overview of mental health resources on and off campus will be discussed.

Supporting Multicultural and Diverse Students. Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:30–2 p.m. Mary Lyon Hall, Woolly Room. Facilitated by Raquel Ramos, associate dean of academic and campus life and director of the Multicultural Center for Intercultural Learning.

Supporting International Students. Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:30–2 p..m. Mary Lyon Hall, Woolly Room. Facilitated by Dean of the Center for Global Education Gretchen Young.

Supporting Students with Learning Differences. Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:30–2 p.m. Mary Lyon Hall, Woolly Room. Facilitated by Dean of Advising and Academic Success Steve Viveiros and Associate Dean of Disability Services Sally Riconscente.

Staff members may email [email protected] to register for one or more of these forums. Lunch will be provided.