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Employee Learning and Development E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

March 29, 2021

The Editor’s Note


This week we will be ending a very eventful month of March. We’ve had our highs and lows, but through it all I hope you and your loved ones have been able to maintain safety, good health, and peace. A standout this month for me has been celebrating International Women’s History Month. For the first time I truly took a moment to reflect on the women in my life who have made a difference. From remembering moments of triumph over challenges to reflecting on the innovative spirit many women embody, it’s all amazing and encouraging and life changing to witness. It all inspires me to be better and do better.

Undoubtedly, life will continue to present a myriad of reasons and opportunities to celebrate women daily. In the meantime, please be sure to view this week’s list of events hosted by the Women’s Center for the Vanderbilt community. Additionally, see below for an exciting list of events they have coming soon.

Monday Inspiration

“Until a woman is recognized as more than just a mother, daughter, and a sister, and is valued for being an individual, I will continue working for our rights.” —  Rukhshanda Naz

Employee Learning & Engagement Events


Join us for this workshop on Tuesday, March 30th from 1pm – 3pm CST.



In this highly engaging session on Thursday, April 1st from 11:30am – 1pm CST, we will provide you with an opportunity to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment to unlock your Top 5 Talent Themes, and explore how they impact your work.

****To register and learn more about upcoming workshops, please visit our website here. You can also view what’s on the horizon and register for future events.****

Campus Partner Opportunities

The Margaret Cuniggim Women’s Center Upcoming Events

Women and Money Management

Speakers: Brynne Conroy and Joyce Zahariadis

Monday April 5, 4:00 PM CT



AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Tuesday, April 6 4:00 PM CT


Please direct any questions regarding upcoming events to Brianna Nesbitt at brianna.nesbitt@vanderbilt.edu. To learn more about upcoming Women’s History events for 2021, please check out the calendar of events here.

NOTE: Multiple events are available to attend. RSVP for events here.


Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. Training

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • April 7th, 10am – 2pm

Sign up here! The next training dates for the semester:


Upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ Sessions

Register for upcoming sessions via Oracle Learning here.

  • May 27th: 10am – 12pm CST

Did You Know…? 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The SAAM theme for 2021 is “Creating Safe Online Spaces” and Project Safe will be offering educational programs and resources throughout the month that include an 8-session Empowerment Self-Defense course, campus sexual assault resources and so much more. Please visit their website to learn more about upcoming events and register.

Virtual & Community Events

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Presents: How to Speak the Language of Business

Learn more about this live online program here. Webinar registration can be completed here.


The YWCA for the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge Continues!

Start the 21-day challenge when you’re ready. Learn more and register for the challenge here.

Additional Learning Resources


Enjoy in less than 30 minutes!


As we bring an end to the international celebration of women for the month of March, you are invited to listen to this brief journey through the history of women as public speakers. You just might be surprised (or not) at the experiences women speakers have had!



5 Ways to Spark (or Destroy) Your Employees’ Motivation

(Chris Weller, Your Brain at Work Blog)

4 Reasons Writing Things Down on Paper Still Reigns Supreme

(Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today)

In the Wake of Anti-Asian Violence, Employers Demand Action

(Andrew Deichler, Society for Human Resource Management)



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Happy Learning!

The Employee Learning & Engagement Team


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