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Education and Career Development Committee (ECDC)

Meeting Agenda: February 23, 2016


Attendees: Shane Hale, Matt McKirahan, Gabrielle Jones, Clare Counihan, Victoria Hammett, Rosanda Hill, Sara Reese


Professional Development Brown Bag Discussion: Job Search Documents & Correspondence (12-12:45)


Subcommittee Progress and Discussions (12:45-1:15)

  • Careers in Higher Education Administration Mini-Conference
    • Team roles and to-do’s – prior and day-of
      • Food selection and ordering (50 people) – Matt Banks + Clare
      • Nametags via registration information – Samara + Gabrielle
      • Confirming panelists and presenters – Samara
        • Professional Paths Panel (10:15-11:15am):
          • Christi Hurt (Student Affairs)
          • J. McGhee (IT)
          • Martina Ballen (Finance)
          • Koyah Rivera (Academic Affairs/Support)
          • Jenny Goforth for Marketing/Social Media
        • Moving Across UNC Panel (11:15am-12:00pm):
          • Bob Pleasants (Writing & Learning Center)
          • Ursula Littlejohn (Kenan-Flagler MAC Program)
          • Chris Williams (Student Affairs IT)
          • Shayna Hill (School of Dentistry)
          • Taron Mattocks (University Career Services)
        • Will Frey: HR/T&D on educational opportunities
      • Writing first draft of panel questions – Shane (Moving Across) & Nakenge/Victoria (Professional Paths)
      • Securing SWAG (pens, pads, mints, informational brochures) – Clare
      • Inviting UNC-system Staff Senate Chairs – Shane
      • Evaluation survey creation + distribution – Matt M.
    • InTouch “Career Corner” Article Series
      • February, March, April topics: Leave/Weather Policy, Careers in HEA Mini-Conference Take-Aways, Temp-to-Hire Paths
    • Professional Development Funding
      • Carolina Family Scholarship: Leftover funding will determine upcoming scholarship availability for this year; working on revamping application now
      • Professional Development Grant: 36 applicants, 20 already awarded with $8K of the $10K dispersed
    • HR Training & Development Partnership
      • Presenting at Mini-Conference; HR Employment representatives attended PD Brown Bag discussion today and will write future articles for Career Corner

*Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 29, 12-1:15pm in 3509 Carolina Union

PD Brown Bag topic: TBD, either

o   Personal Branding/Online Presence (LinkedIn + other Social Media do’s and don’ts)

o   Understanding Different Personality Types and Preferences