Be Present

We all get busy and sometimes this causes us to rush things.  We know that when we try to rush through our work, it can create more mistakes and an overall diminished quality.  It can also cause us to miss important details when working with others such as our students or colleagues.  This is why it is important to take the time to slow down and be present.  By utilizing a more mindful approach to our daily tasks and interactions, we can enhance the quality of...

Instilling a Sense of Genuine Care

For the month of March, we will be focusing on the Key Engagement Principal:  "Instilling a Sense of Genuine Care".  Let's be sure to take the time to go the extra mile!  Giving our students that +1 service helps to instill a sense of genuine care.  When we take the time to really listen to what our students have to say, it helps us do our best to personalize service to meet the unique needs of each student.  Being present and showing that we understand the needs of each student helps to establish meaningful...

Pro Dev Tip – Supporting Learning & Growth

Show support for the learning and growth of those around you, whether it be the students here at WNMU or your colleagues.  We can continue cultivating an atmosphere of respect at WNMU by showing support and celebrating one another's achievements.  Be open to sharing your knowledge and skills with others to help them...

Respect

For the month of February, we will be focusing on the Key Engagement Principal: "Respect".  Let's all work together to cultivate an atmosphere of respect at WNMU!  Showing respect helps to strengthen our relationships and improve communication between one another.  It can also enhance productivity and cooperation within a team.  Respect is vital to sustaining a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment here at...

Pro Dev Tip – Show Your Gratitude

Showing gratitude towards one another helps to strengthen our relationships and create an atmosphere where we all feel supported, valued, and engaged.  When we show our colleagues that we recognize and appreciate all the work that they put into making a WNMU a great place, we help to create a more positive and collaborative culture!  There are different ways to show your gratitude, but remember that if you would like to recognize someone for their efforts, you can always submit a Mustang Moment by clicking the button...

Positive Attitude

For the month of January, we will be focusing on the Key Engagement Principal: "Positive Attitude". As we start off this new year, let us remember that our attitude affects not only us as individuals, but those around us as well.  Having a positive attitude can be contagious!  This can help create and maintain an atmosphere that contributes to the overall success of both students and employees at WNMU.  Having a positive attitude can help shift challenges into opportunities and make the path toward success more satisfying.  So, let's all emulate a WNMU can-do spirit and approach every interaction with a genuine desire to...

Pro Dev Tip – Active Listening

When working with either a student or a colleague, make sure you take the time to really listen to what they have to say.  When you listen attentively, showing empathy and an understanding of the individual's needs, then you strengthen trust and help to build a stronger relationship.  In the case of students who may be new to WNMU, using active listening skills can also help to foster a sense of belonging and assist us in anticipating their...

Driving Consistency

For the month of November, we will be focusing on the Key Engagement Principal: "Driving Consistency". This means creating an environment where students can go to any department on campus and find a member of the WNMU team who is willing to advocate on their behalf.  When you find yourself in this situation, make sure that you take the necessary steps to assist the individual who has come seeking help.  This could be as simple as getting them in contact the correct person or department.  Show them the +1 service that we strive for at...

Pro Dev Tip – Hand Written Notes

Show people you care with personalized gestures such as hand written notes! Do you remember when you actually received a card in the mail for a birthday or a special occasion?  Handwritten notes are a great way to share gratitude to a colleague...it's the "personal" touch that makes the difference.  Handwritten notes have played a pivotal role in human communication throughout history.  While they may not be utilized as much in the modern world, they still can be used to convey a meaningful...

Instilling a Sense of Genuine Care

For the month of October, we will be focusing on the Key Engagement Principal:  "Instilling a Sense of Genuine Care". Ask yourself how can you instill a sense of genuine care when working with students and colleagues? Take the time to listen to the individual's needs Be responsive Work to find the best possible solution Respond in a timely manner -Be an advocate of behalf of every...