Organizational Development and Learning

About Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day

Each year, Mason designates a day for the purpose of bringing faculty and staff together for professional and personal growth, known as Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day (FSED). FSED offers professional and personal development workshops, time for reflection, and a chance to network with other Mason employees. All Mason employees are invited to participate! Supervisors are encouraged to provide flexibility during work hours for their team to explore the offerings.

FSED 2022

Welcome! On behalf of our planning team, producers, and facilitators, I am delighted that you have chosen to join George Mason University’s Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day.

We’ve all heard so much about burnout and the need for resilience in a changing and uncertain world. Our goal in planning today’s lineup was to provide manageable, action-oriented strategies to help all of us cultivate self-awareness and build and practice skills around resilience and coping with burnout. We hope you find the sessions meaningful and, above all, actionable.

Please take today for yourself. Shut down your email and IM and be present in the sessions. Over the lunch hour, take time to go for a walk, meditate, stand in the sunshine, or practice something you learned in the morning. Step away from screens during the breaks between sessions. Join us at a Reflect & Ready Learning Lab, where we’ve created opportunities to turn your learning into positive change.

Even though our event is virtual, please engage with your colleagues throughout the day. We would love to see your camera on and your hear your thoughts in the session chats. Mention us on Twitter or Instagram (@GMUHRandPayroll) and use the hashtag #fsed2022 to share a-ha moments, thoughts, and questions. Share your stories with us as you take action to renew, refresh, and reimagine.

Thank you for being here as we learn, grow, and engage together. I hope your day is filled with great connections, moments of reflection, sparks of inspiration, and good old-fashioned fun.

Robyn Madar
Director, Organizational Development & Learning, Human Resources & Payroll

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