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  • The Benefit of Enrichment Fridays to Increase Staff Morale

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    • Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Management and Administration
    • Fee: Free (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Many organizations lack funding to provide personal enrichment and traditional professional development (i.e. sending employees to conferences). The University of North Texas (UNT) Career Center has been successful by providing fun and collaborative personal enrichment and professional development opportunities for the staff through Enrichment Fridays.

      Enrichment Fridays are a half-day or full-day experience that provides field staff the opportunity to come out of the field, get some training, and have fun. When adopted by the UNT Career Center, it was pitched as a one-hour session each Friday for any staff to step away from the desk and decompress with some fun, exciting activities and presentations. This webinar will explore how Enrichment Fridays was instituted, accepted, and evaluated, and how it can be successful at your place of work.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Examine the need for and feasibility of adopting Enrichment Fridays at your workplace;
      • Evaluate and modify your Enrichment Friday program to ensure success; and
      • Design an Enrichment Friday program that meets the needs of your workplace.
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "I'd like to" option next to the The Benefit of Enrichment Fridays to Increase Staff Morale listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program, and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenter

      Bonita Vinson

      Bonita Vinson, Director, Career Center, University of North Texas

      Bonita McClain Vinson is the director of the career center at the University of North Texas, where she oversees a large operation involving four sites, more than 20 full-time positions, and provides direction for the career and professional development of 38,000 students. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University, master’s in counseling from LSU, and her doctorate in college administration from Texas A&M University in College Station.

      After more than two decades as a college administrator at small, large, public, and private institutions, Vinson has gleaned and incorporated wisdom from some of the top higher education researchers and leaders. She is a published author in both peer reviewed and non-fiction genres.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Credit Hours:

      NBCC – 1 clock hour; Credit will be issued to the named registrant and/or colleagues from the same organization upon verification of attendance by the named registrant.


      NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.