Women Employee Resource Group

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WERG small groups

WERG Small Groups

WERG Small Groups

The Women Employee Resource Group created four small groups to help women connect with one another and address both professional and personal topics. The small groups typically meet every other month (August, October, December, February, April, June) at a day/time determined by the leader(s) of the small group. Participation is open to all women at OU.

If you have any questions about the small groups, please contact werg@oakland.edu.


Group Co-Leaders:

Denise McConkey (mack@oakland.edu)

Nancy Osmialowski (nrkrause@oakland.edu)

This group is for higher education professionals who are interested in learning ways to enhance career opportunities and develop as professionals in higher education. 

2020 - 2021 Meeting Schedule coming soon!

Working Moms
and Caregivers

Group Co-Leaders:

Andreea Bordeianu (bordeian@oakland.edu)

Ann Selva (murphy23@oakland.edu)

This group is for working moms and caregivers looking for support, encouragement, and tips and tricks on ways to get it all done.

2020 - 2021 Meeting Schedule coming soon!

Your Life

Group Co-Leaders:

Joanne Tarling (tarling@oakland.edu)

Sarah Wood (swood@oakland.edu)

This group is for women interested in striving for balance. Discussions will focus on life strategies incorporating the wellness wheel (physical, occupational, educational, etc.).

Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule

OU Bio Preserve Hike - Campus safety rules permitting

Thursday September 24, 2020

Noon - 1:00 pm

The first WERG Harmonizing Life small group event of the academic year! Join us for this fun nature hike through Oakland University's bio preserve, guided by representatives of the Ecology Club. 

Please plan on meeting us between parking lots P35 and P37 at 12:10 pm. Parking should be available in those lots if needed. Dress for the weather. We will go ahead rain or shine within reason, but rain date of Thursday, October 1st is in place if the weather really doesn't cooperate!

Additional events will be planned for the Holiday season, as well as the spring, depending on whether or not any campus restrictions are in place at that time. At the very least, we will plan a virtual wellness session at some point in the semester so that we can connect with everyone in the group.


Group Leader:

Jean Ann Miller (jam@oakland.edu)

This group is for women at OU who have been in the field of higher education (Admin, Faculty, AP, CT, Other) for more than seven years. Discussions will focus on what opportunities are available, challenges being faced, and making connections.

No programming has been scheduled for the fall 2020 semester.