February 13, 2012

Faculty and staff welcome at workshop

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A team functions best when its members work well together, showing kindness to one another and others when interacting.

“It’s a Team Effort:  Working with Kindness” is an upcoming workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for faculty and staff.   The Labor and Employee Relations presentation is set for 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Student Health Center Auditorium.

Each day brings many one-second opportunities to demonstrate patience and kindness and pay a little extra attention, and that can make all the difference, according to Carol Fisher, workforce learning and development officer.  She will discuss ways we can handle frustrations and emotions to assure they don’t interfere with our ability to listen and do our best, to respond patiently and properly when we are the recipients of rudeness.  

All campus faculty and staff may attend at no cost.  Registration is on a walk-in basis.  For more information, contact Fisher at cefisher@siu.edu.