Upcoming Ivy Tech Staff Benefit Information Session- March 25

The University of Notre Dame offers many programs designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University.

The Ivy Tech Learning at Work program is a fully-funded benefit that offers an accelerated curriculum to enable regular full-and part-time staff to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years.

If someone you know is interested in learning how to earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration or a Business Administration technical certificate from Ivy Tech for free while maintaining their work schedule, please encourage them to attend the upcoming virtual information session.


Virtual Ivy Tech Information Session (classes begin Summer 2021)
Thursday, March 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


For more information, contact askHR – askHR@nd.edu or 631-5900


Live Q&A Recruiting Sessions

Professional Development: Ask a Recruiter! Hosted by your Friendly Neighborhood Talent Acquisition Team, next week we will have two LIVE 30-minute Q&A sessions about all those questions you may have about resume writing, talking to managers (your current one or reaching out to a hiring manager), figuring out if you are qualified for a role, answering interview questions, and more! You can submit a question or two in sign-up sheet, or ask during the session. (Or both.) If the feedback is good and demand high, we’ll continue these sessions over the next few weeks.Each session is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to grab your spot using this link now!

Are you a Hiring Manager? We’ve created special Ask A Recruiter! – Hiring Manager Edition sessions just for you! Offered two days next week, same format (30 minute LIVE Q&A, 20 participants max), we’ll help answer your questions about interview situations that you want to create – or avoid. Use this link to sign up today – learn from the direct experience of Talent Acquisition and your peers in this (hopefully) fun & fast-paced format. If you find it valuable, we have a list of additional topics we can cover over the next few weeks.

Earn Your Degree While You Work – AAS in Business Administration

Earn Your Degree While You Work

Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration through Ivy Tech Community College and Human Resources’ Learning at Work Academy Program.

Join us at an INFORMATION SESSION to learn more.

Ivy Tech Information Session
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
W106 Duncan Student Center
RSVP to askHR@nd.edu or 1-5900

Additional Info Session Details



New HR & OIT learning programs available


Winter/Spring professional development programs are now available LINKED HERE. These offerings can help you strengthen your skills and develop new ones. You’ll find programs in: Career Development, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Skills and Tools, and Supervision and Leadership.

Click HERE to see the full listing of these programs as well as additional training and professional development opportunities.


ONLINE LEARNING via Skillport.nd.edu

Explore professional development opportunities that let you learn on your own schedule. Search a topic and find courses, videos and books to help you build your career at: skillport.nd.edu



Find a variety of classes on Google products, Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Tableau, Qualtrics, and more. The complete schedule of classes and Lunch & Learn series can be found at: oit.nd.edu/training.

ND Shares: Religious Diversity | Thanks and Recording

Thank you to Shaheen Goldrick and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for inviting professors Mun’im Sirry and Gabriel Reynolds to speak for the December ND Shares: Religious Diversity.

We had an engaged audience in the Family Room as we learned more about the key pillars of the Muslim faith and the nuances that exist within its global practice. As one might expect from such distinguished experts, their discussion provided the perfect balance of personal reflection, thought provoking points, and succinct descriptions we could readily remember.

You can watch the recording of this ND Shares HERE.

We hope to continue discussions on religious diversity present within our division so if you’d like to participate please reach out to Shaheen, Mary or Bryan.


During this talk, Mun’im and Gabriel reference their podcast, Minding Scripture. For anyone interested, here is the link: Minding Scripture Podcast

New Session Dates Announced for We Are All ND and Multicultural Competencies & Hiring Game Changers

HR just announced a new set of dates for two widely attended classes: We Are All ND and Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers at ND. See more details below about each session – sign up through Endeavor.nd.edu 

We Are All ND

  • This half day workshop for staff is being offered to those not currently in a supervisory role. Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.
  • 2020 sessions: 1/17, 1/29, 2/14, 3/4, 3/25, 4/7, 4/22, and 5/5

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers at ND – for managers and staff supervisors

  • During this workshop, we will define our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, explain multicultural competencies and discuss their benefits to Notre Dame, as well as, behaviors that can negatively influence campus climate and your team dynamics. Focus then shifts to Hiring Game Changers. Information will be provided on how to attract, identify, recruit, and hire top talent that is motivated to competently move your organization forward. Learn how to create an unbiased performance-based hiring strategy that can increase your percentage of landing the best candidates in the pool.
  • 2020 sessions: 1/8, 2/3, 2/24, 3/16, 4/27, and 5/11


ND Shares: Veterans Day Panel Thanks and Recording

Thank you to Jason Scarlett, Ken Heckel, Colleen Bailey-Knapke, Ian Montijo, and Pier. White for participating in the ND Shares Veterans Day panel.

Hearing about their military service/background blessed the many colleagues in attendance.

We appreciate both their service and their willingness to share.

Watch the 55-minute recording.


A Prayer for Veterans

Dear Lord,

Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country.

We pray that you will bless them for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us.Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression.

We especially thank you and pray for Jason, Ken, Colleen, Ian, and Pier
We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them.

We pray that you will watch over them and their families. Please bless them with peace and happiness.


ND Shares: Self-Care Recording and Resources

Special thanks to Heather Christophersen, Jesse Meyer, Brian Diss, and Shaheen Goldrick for leading a candid and helpful discussion on self-care in the workplace.

And thank you to the many colleagues who attended and contributed to our authentic dialogue.

We ran out of the time, but the conversation continues!

Watch the Zoom recording of the 60-minute session.


Other Self-Care Resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Staying Healthy While Doing Good, August 2019

CASE: Being Self-Care Aware, September 2019

The Atlantic: Give-up on Work-Life Balance, May 2019

Chronicle of Philanthropy: A Recovery Plan for Fundraisers Facing Burnout, October 2012



Professional Development Plan (PDP) Launch

UR Team,

Thank you all so much for your energy and participation at Summit last week! It was my first one, and I really enjoyed it.

I am following up with some details on the Professional (or Personal) Development Plan (PDP) that was presented during the ND Voice section. As I mentioned last week, many corporations utilize PDPs to empower employees to take a very active role in their career progression. The purpose of crafting a PDP is twofold: first, it provides a useful roadmap that outlines strengths, areas of opportunity, as well as available resources; and second, it facilitates more meaningful career discussions with leaders throughout the division and the University. With these benefits in mind, we are excited to launch a year-long PDP pilot.

We ask every member of the UR team to complete a PDP by the end of September. After completing your initial plan, we encourage you to have conversations with your manager, as well as leaders in the division and beyond, to continue refining your PDP.

[Below] is a document that provides additional details, as well as a template PDP (my initial draft) to begin completing for yourself. Please feel free to enlarge or reduce the ‘boxes’ in the template to meet your personal needs.

If you have any questions or concerns completing the document, feel free to reach out to James Riley, Bryan Reaume, or me.

We will collect your feedback over the course of the year to improve the document and your experience.

Many thanks,

Heather Christophersen – Associate Vice President, Advancement Services

  Link to PDP Description  |  Link to PDP Template