Women's Employee Resource Group

Wilson Hall, Room 203
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
werg@oakland.edu

WERG small groups

WERG Small Groups

WERG Small Groups

The Women's Employee Resource Group created four small groups to help women connect with one another and address both professional and personal topics. The small groups meet, at minimum, 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 small groups, please contact Bani Bordoloi at kbordolo@oakland.edu.

Emerging
Leaders

Emerging Leaders

Group Co-Leaders:

Brittani Hobbs (hobbs@oakland.edu)

Melanie Chamberlain (mbchamberlain2@oakland.edu)

This group is for higher education professionals who have been in the field for less than seven years and are interested in learning ways to enhance career opportunities and develop as a professionals in higher education. Potential topics include stress management in the workplace, development of leadership skills, and other topics as defined by the group.

Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule:
Friday, September 29, 2017: Assertiveness Training Recap
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: 276 South Foundation Hall

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Diversity in the Workplace
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
202B O'Dowd Hall

Working
Moms

Working Moms

Group Co-Leaders:

Marie VanBuskirk (taylor4@oakland.edu)

Kristin Rohorbeck (rohrbeck@oakland.edu)

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

Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday, September 19: Getting to Know Other Working Moms
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center, David E. Herman Room

Wednesday, October 18: All Moms are an Expert in Someting
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center, David E. Herman Room

Wednesday, November 15: Mom Guilt
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center, David E. Herman Room

Wednesday, December 5: Healthy Cooking with Beaumont Expert
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center, David E.Herman Room

Work/Life
Blend

Work/Life Blend

Group Co-Leaders:

Patty Gillespie (gillesp2@oakland.edu)

Becky Lewis (lewis236@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 2017 Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Treat Yourself to Something Sweet
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: To be announced

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Crafty Giving
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: To be announced

Established Leaders

Established Leaders

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.

Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule:

Monday, October 9, 2017
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center

Monday, December 11, 2017
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Heritage Room, Oakland Center