The Editor’s Note
Welcome to a full work week! It seems like those have been rare lately, but that will change as we’re settling into the year. Last week’s Inauguration festivities signaled to me that the year is indeed progressing.
Have you established your learning goals yet? There are many options available through SkillSoft, which can be accessed in Oracle Learning. Browse the catalog or search for topics of interest via Vanderbilt’s free online training and professional development tool. Many of the courses are less than an hour. Relevant topics include: Establishing Effective Virtual Teams, Leading in the Post-pandemic Workplace, and Contributing as A Virtual Team Member.
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“If you share what you know, you’ll learn more. Give what you have, you’ll get more. Be who you are, you’ll be more.” — Tara Jaye Frank
Upcoming TEDx VanderbiltUniversity Event
The Office of Student Leadership Development is excited to announce the 6th annual TEDx Vanderbilt University conference. Join them Sunday, February 7th, to hear eight members of the Vanderbilt community share their ideas worth spreading! Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are all welcome to attend the virtual event.
Please be on the lookout in the coming weeks for information on how to access the virtual event, which takes place February 7th.
Learn more about the speakers and event at: tedxvanderbiltuniversity.com.
Professional & Career Planning
Define Your Vanderbilt Career Path!
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- Log into Oracle
- Select the “Career and Performance” tile
- Select “Skills and Qualifications”
- Complete your Profile or import your LinkedIn profile
For more information, access the Oracle Recruiting Cloud for Internal Candidates module in Learning or email Employee Learning and Engagement at email@example.com.
Campus Partner Opportunities
Vanderbilt’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Upcoming Workshops
Spring 2021 Schedule
Leadership Skills – Wednesday, February 17th @ 12pm | Krystal Clark, Director of Employee Learning and Organizational Effectiveness
Enneagram Workshop – Thursday, March 11th @12pm | Liz Perez, LMFT, Enneagram Specialist
NOTE: All Work-Life Workshops are held via Zoom. For questions or accommodations, please contact Brianna Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for the Women’s Center Mailing List here.
Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. Training
Sign up here! The next training date for the semester:
Upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ Sessions
Register for upcoming sessions via Oracle Learning here.
- Jan 27th: 1pm – 3pm CST
- Feb 16th: 11am – 1pm CST
- Mar 22nd: 9am – 11am CST
- May 27th: 10am – 12pm CST
Virtual & Community Events
The Power of Youth Voice in Creating a Good Society | Good Society Forum
Wednesday, Jan 27th 12pm CST/1pm ET | Register here
Forbes & Tata Consultancy Services: Women and the Way Forward
Thursday, Feb 4th 10am – 11:05am CST | Register here
Additional Learning Resources
Unlocking Us with Brene Brown | Brene Brown with Melinda Gates on The Moment of Lift
Enjoy a listen here!
Brene Brown talks with philanthropist and global advocate for women and girls, Melinda Gates. Through their conversation they explore empathy, the power of story, and they dig into Melinda’s book, The Moment of Lift, which is “a clear and powerful call to action for gender equity.”
Learn When – and How – to Say No in Your Professional Life
(Leah H. Somerville, Jay J. Van Bavel, Neil A. Lewis, Jr., June Gruber, William A. Cunningham, Science Magazine)
7 Reasons Humility Is A Highly Desired Leadership Trait
(Harvey Deutschendorf, Fast Company)
Zoom Fatigue: What Have We Learned
(Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed)
NACE Professional Development – Thursday, Feb 11th, 1pm – 2pm ET
Intent & Impact: Connecting Underrepresented Students & Employers Using A Virtual Meet-up Model << Learn more and register here.
Cost: $49 (member); $69 (nonmember)
(Susanne Donovan, Jhaakira Jacobs, Christie Vuoto – Villanova University)
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The Employee Learning & Engagement Team