Meeting Archive

A Conversation with John Paul Stephens, PhD

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

John Paul Stephens, PhD, associate professor of organizational behavior and co-leader of Pathway 4 of the Think[Big] Strategic Plan, spoke with attendees to provide an update on Pathway 4 of the Think[Big] Strategic Plan. There was ample time discussion on each of the 3 objectives of this Pathway ( We talked about the coronavirus pandemic and how it has affected our work. 

Some of the major discussion points are listed below. The APN has followed up with JP and we are planning exciting events based on some of these points.

  • Opportunities for open dialogue; how do we create a culture where people feel emotionally safe? 
  • Timely and consistent communications from the leadership
  • Building and maintaining mutual trust with administrative leadership
  • Assembly of a unified faculty/staff senate
  • Continuing leadership development

Special Webinar: How to Get More Respect at Work

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

We celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with a special webinar presented by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer (!

After the webinar, we were able to:

  • Define "respect"
  • Recognize why respect is necessary at work
  • Identify what respect looks like in the workplace
  • Engage in strategies to increase respect
  • And more!

This worksheet helped us follow along with the webinar!

Virtual Coffee Hour

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Virtual Coffee Hour is a place for you to come together with your peers, share your successes and your struggles, and talk about what tools and training you need to succeed right now and continue to excel in your career.