Participating in a university-based community effort will meet the participation guidelines (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8-12 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Why is this Important?

Having close relationships at work has been found to positively affect employee retention, safety, work quality and engagement. Research indicates that people feel better emotionally when they do kind things for and with other people. Building community within the university is an important part of building well-being for faculty, staff and the university.

Options Include:

Books@Work (now Reflection Point)

Books@Work brings professor-led literature seminars to workplaces and community settings to build confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Over the course of 12 weeks, the group will discuss three different books. Through shared narratives, Books@Work encourages and nurtures work cultures rooted in trust, open dialogue and strong social connection – all critical elements of wellbeing.

Learn more on the Books@Work/Reflection Point website.

Get a feel for the program by watching our short video!

Fall 2021
Reflection Point
Tuesdays from Noon - 1 PM via Zoom
September 7 through November 23
Reflection Point
Wednesdays from Noon - 1 PM via Zoom
September 8 through November 24

In order to be placed on the roster, you must commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 meetings. 

Those who have not yet participated in previous Books@Work groups will have priority.


Crafters@Case brings together a diverse group of faculty staff and students from CWRU, University Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Groups meet weekly via Zoom. Contact Brinn Omabegho for the Zoom link.

Even though the Crafters@Case has suspended in-person meetings, our group continues to meet virtually via Zoom. 

Join a session, Mondays through Fridays, 12:30-1:30p, most folks tend to participate on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Crafters@Case continue to make items for donation to Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center (women and children), and a second place we'll donate to is FrontLine Service (families). n.  Women's and children's items will be donated to either facility, and any men's items will be donated to FrontLine.

hats and gloves to donate from Crafters@Case

Learn more about Crafters@Case‌ projects, partners and locations.

Sustained Dialogue

Be Part of the Conversation!
Join a Sustained Dialogue Group & Make a Positive Impact on Campus!

For almost 10 years, the CWRU Sustained Dialogue program brings together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss campus, 
local and national issues of concern, including diversity and inclusion matters.
Dialogue groups are forming now! No experience or special skills needed -- just attend and engage with others.

Learn more about Sustained Dialogue!

Groups meet weekly to share their experiences and perspectives and work collectively to suggest ways to make the campus more welcoming & inclusive.
Be part of the conversation and help make a positive change on campus! 

Benefits of Sustained Dialogue:

  • Meet individuals from across the campus
  • Develop new friendships
  • Enhance your communication & listening skills
  • Learn how to effectively engage in critical conversations 
  • Gain tools for and comfort in engaging with individuals from various backgrounds 
  • Develop proposals for positive change at CWRU