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UNG LEADS Day - August 12, 2019

On August 12, 2019, UNG will host the inaugural UNG LEADS Day (Learning, Engagement, Achievement, Development, Service) on both the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses as a celebration of the upcoming academic year.

UNG LEADS Day Experience

Join your peers for the following exciting events:

  • The annual Faculty-Staff Convocation Ceremony
    • State of the University address by President Bonita Jacobs
    • Presentation of the faculty and staff awards
  • Conference-style professional development sessions for all faculty and staff
  • Informal Luncheon

Schedules

As a community of educators and learners, all faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

Sessions and Speakers

Explore the sessions by title to see the presenters and when the presentation will take place on UNG LEADS Day.

Bring Your Best Idea! Inform UNG's Next Strategic Plan

Round table: What matters to you? Inform UNG's next strategic plan.

Presented by

  • Dr. Jim Conneely
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 3
  • Dr. Sue Doyle-Portillo
    • Gainesville Campus - Sessions 1 & 3

Camo to College through the Green Zone

At times, military service members experience barriers to their successful transition to academic and new careers. This presentation will provide an overview of best practices and share how you can help to meet the needs of military-affiliated students.

Presented by

  • Christy Orr
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 1
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 2

Emergency: Be Ready

Do you know what to do during an on-campus emergency such as an armed assailant, severe weather, medical emergency, or gas leak? Did you know that UNG has plans in place to respond to these and other types of emergencies? Please plan to join the conversation as we discuss how to best respond to any type of emergency on campus and what resources may available to you.

Presented by

  • Associate Director Greg Williams
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 1
  • Chief Justin Gaines 
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 2

Free Speech and Inclusion on Campus

Engage with colleagues in this interactive workshop to explore the intersection of students’ First Amendment rights and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on college campuses. This session will include the historical perspective of the legal cases establishing students free speech rights, a brief overview of the University policies addressing student speech and an exercise to understand different viewpoints.

Presented by

  • Dr. Scott Meachum and Ms. Jenna Colvin
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 2
  • Dr. Scott Meachum, Ms. Jenna Colvin and Dr. Alyson Paul
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 3

Georgia's Leadership Institution: Where I Lead

Our culture is the combination of our mission, vision, and values, and those elements drive everything we do. This session will explore those foundational elements, and ultimately, how our personal ethics and values fit within them.

Presented by

  • Rose Procter
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 2
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 3

Helping Students Adapt: Growth Mindset & Mindfulness

This session explores a component of the University System of Georgia’s Momentum Approach initiative from the perspective of Growth Mindset (having a positive outlook regarding your ability to change your current circumstances) and Mindfulness (being aware of the present moment and your responses to it). We will suggest practical ways to support our students and the faculty and staff as they interact with them.

Presented by

  • Amanda Halliburton and Michael Rifenburg
    • Dahlonega Campus - Sessions 2 & 3
  • Efren Velasqez and Carl Ohrenburg
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 3

Keep Calm and Carry On: Disruptive & Distressing Behavior

Regardless if you are an instructor, a staff member in a departmental office, or any member of the UNG community on or off-campus, there are a few key things are important to practice when encountering someone who is experiencing any degree of distress. Find out how you can respond and provide support when encountering distressing, disruptive, and dangerous behaviors.

Presented by

  • Dr. Simon Cordery
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 3
  • Dr. Michelle Brown 
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 1

Leading in the Marketplace: Student Speech in the Classroom

This interactive session encourages participants to examine in-class experiences and the Supreme Court's vision of a "Marketplace of Ideas." The session will help participants devise strategies to facilitate a class environment rich in discourse and consistent with the First Amendment legal framework.

Presented by

  • Dr. Scott Meachum and Ms. Jenna Colvin
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 1
  • Dr. Scott Meachum, Ms. Jenna Colvin and Dr. Alyson Paul
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 2

Let’s Get Real, What Should Faculty Know in Order to Provide Effective Accommodations?

This interactive review discusses common issues and concerns that arise when accommodations are requested. The session provides a road map for accommodations and effective strategies to address them.

Presented by

  • Dr. Candis Hill
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 2
  • Carolyn Swindle
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 1

Momentum Approach

This session provides an overview of UNG's Momentum Approach plan. The Momentum Approach is a framework for deepening purposeful choices, cultivating productive academic mindsets, clear pathways, and academic engagement.

Presented by

  • Dr. Eugene Van Sickle
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 1
  • Dr. Chris Barnes
    • Gainesville Campus - Sessions 1 & 2

Out of Many--One: Diversity and Inclusion for One UNG

In developing a campus climate that implements effective diversity and inclusion, it is necessary to examine bias in hiring and supervision. This session is about implicit bias, what it is and its impact on the management of a department.

Presented by

  • Dr. Pablo Mendoza
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 3
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 3

Owning Your Sphere of Influence

Everyone has a sphere of influence, and simply put, leadership is influence. In this session, find encouragement and practical tips to find your voice and own your influence in your sphere, from anywhere within UNG.

Presented by

  • Elizabeth King
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 2
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 2

Under Construction: UNG's Master Plan

The UNG Facilities Master Plan guides planning future growth and the physical resource needs to support our academic mission. This information session will detail current and future facilities priorities for all five campuses, including updates on the latest projects.

Presented by

  • Ken Crowe and Todd Bermann
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 2
  • Bill Moody, Ken Crowe and Todd Bermann
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 2

Utilizing Technology for Holistic Student Engagement

Academic and student affairs professionals are now able to create a curriculum for students outlining both participation inside and outside the classroom. Using the new UNG Connect platform, students can be provided with a comprehensive list of service hours, learning community participation, and co-curricular credit coupled with learning outcomes from courses taken. Learn the new features and capabilities of the system to better assist students in engaging with the UNG community while attending events built on high impact practices and defined learning outcomes.

Presented by

  • Gabriel Jones
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 3
  • Lindsay Bailey
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 1

What Would You Do? Employee Resources and Support

In answer to common challenges employees face, the Human Resources team asks "what would you do?" and presents resources and expert advice to support employees. Format will include scenarios, automated audience polling of common responses, and expert advice.

Presented by

  • Ron Graves, Erica Delana and Kathy Martin
    • Dahlonega Campus - Session 1
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 3

Who are UNG students? What is the student experience like?

In order to best support the success of our students, find out what you need to know about the diversity and development of our students and their experiences.

Presented by

  • Dr. John Delaney
    • Dahlonega Campus - Sessions 1 & 3
  • Dr. Brett Morris 
    • Gainesville Campus - Session 1

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