June 7, 2012
A year ago, the Office of Human Resources (HR) partnered with university units to produce the Learning @ DePaul Catalog of Course Offerings and Annual Programming. This effort expanded employees’ awareness and participation in professional development and training—everything from best records management practices to values-centered leadership.
Many of these groups will gather on June 13 for The DePaul Learning Showcase, an open house to highlight the learning opportunities that exist on campus to meet organizational and individual needs. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., DePaul employees are invited to stop by the DePaul Center Concourse for refreshments and the chance to experience the learning that exists on campus.
“DePaul expresses its commitment to employee learning and development in VISION twenty12 and the draft 2018 strategic plans,” says Mary McGuinness, director of HR’s Workplace Learning and Performance. “We are hosting this showcase to demonstrate the diverse learning available at DePaul and how easily these opportunities may fit into employees’ work lives.”
Learn about programs for faculty and staff
Representatives from DePaul departments will have stations at The DePaul Learning Showcase where faculty and staff can ask about their associated initiatives and programs. The Learning Showcase will promote programs, courses and events that are available to employees, using a variety of media, ranging from seven-minute digital presentations to 45-minute seminars to half-day workshops.
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will preview its diversity and gender in the workplace curriculum and Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project (within the School of Public Service) will highlight its 10-week online course culminating in a Values-Centered Leadership Certificate. Other areas represented include the Department of Records Management, DePaul Women’s Network, HR, Information Services: Media Production and Training, Learning @ DePaul Collaboration, Office of Institutional Compliance, Office of Mission and Values, Office of Research Services, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Student Employment and university libraries.
Patricia Bombard will attend the showcase to promote the certificate program offered by Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project, which she directs. Nine DePaul employees have received the Values-Centered Leadership Certificate since the online version was first offered in fall 2010. The course also is offered to the general public, providing DePaul employees a chance to communicate with people from far-flung places. Past participants have been from countries such as Australia, India, Liberia and Spain.
“During the 10-week course, participants take a careful look at their own strengths and areas for growth in leadership,” she says. “Both during and after the course, participants have dialogues and network with people from around the world and across the United States. These people bring to the table different perspectives on leadership.”
In addition to spreading the word about these valuable programs, the Learning Showcase serves a second purpose, says Kathy Stieber, interim vice president of HR. “We are recognizing our advisory group and collaborators in the university—the people who contribute to shared success,” she says.
Register for the Learning Showcase on the Workplace Learning @ DePaul blog.
DePaul Learning Showcase
Wednesday, June 13
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
DePaul Center Concourse