Prioritizing Employee Wellness and Development

Faculty and Staff Convocation offered nearly two dozen sessions, and all employees chose the two topics that appealed most to them. From financial wellness and savings to a cooking session, yoga lesson, and preventing workplace burnout, there was something for everyone. For those who wished they could have attended more than two sessions, you will want to keep reading. We compiled the presentation materials from all sessions and put them below in one easy location.


Session Presenter
Stayin’ Alive: CPR and AED Overview Shawn Phippen
Director of Campus Recreation
Stop, Drop, & Roll: Identify and Prevent Workplace Burnout! Tricia Hale
Dep. Chief Officer, Student Affairs
Defining Student Success: Best Practices and Strategies Shani Wilfred
General Ed Coordinator
Cooking Demo: Black Bean and Corn Salad Jerome Jude
Chef, Aramark
Teaching and Feedback: Use Qualtrics Surveys to Get Answers to Questions Bryan FitzGerald
CELT-eLearning Training Specialist
Digital Wellness Sheila Hall
IT Instructional Technology Specialist
Budgeting Discipline and Stretching Your Resources During Inflation Elvan Aktas
Interim Dept. Head & Professor of Finance
Session Presenter
Combining Superpowers: Building a Dynamic Multigenerational Workforce Ashley Cooper
Associate Director for HR and Employee & Organizational Development
Appreciation Matters: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace Wendy Byrd
HR and Employee & Organizational Development Training Specialist
Teaching: Be an “Intelligent Agent” in BlazeVIEW Cori Crews
Associate Professor of Accounting
Teaching: Active-Learning on the First Day of Class Jamie Landau
Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)
Stop the Bleed. Save a Life. Alan Rowe
VSU Police Chief
Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance Carla Jordan
Director of Career Opportunities & Volunteer Services
USG Wellbeing 101 Leigh Richey
USG Virgin Pulse Onsite Wellness Coordinator
How to Manage Your Retirement Portfolio in a Volatile and Scary Market Elvan Aktas
Interim Department Head & Professor of Finance