College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS Staff Roundtables


CLAS Staff Roundtables are an annual event  providing an opportunity for staff to share and exchange ideas on a variety of topics that are relevant and of interest to staff.

At this event, there are three roundtables on the following topics with one or more facilitator at each table. You are invited to attend one or both sessions, based on your availability. Please sign up for a roundtable topic for the first session and a different one for the second session.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     CLAS Staff Roundtables (Session I)

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.     Buffet Lunch

12:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       CLAS Staff Roundtables (Session II)


Topics for Staff Roundtables:

Roundtable 1

Facilitators: Tracy McLenithan and Michelle Duram

Office Transitions: Mentoring and Procedure Manuals

This roundtable will consider how to manage office transitions. Do new Professional Support Staff need additional training? How might new PSS be mentored? What can offices do to ensure a smooth transition when new staff members come into a unit? Participants at this roundtable will also discuss how to put together and maintain office procedure manuals.

Roundtable 2  

Facilitators: Reda DeYoung and Diane Miller

Organizing Events on Campus

Organizing an event on campus requires not only a working understanding of university procedures and customs but also a knowledge of who to call on campus to get things done. Experienced event organizers will lead discussion on best practices.

Roundtable 3

Facilitators: Roxanne Mol and Eric Klingensmith

Helping and Referring Distressed Students

Professional Support Staff are often on the frontline when distressed students come into an office. Participants at this roundtable will talk about how one should deal with these students and what resources are available for them.

REGISTER   (if you have any difficulty using the registration online form, please email hardimak@gvsu.edu).


Chicken Salad on Wheatberry Bread with Lettuce and Cucumber (No Nuts)

Tortilla Wrap with Hummus, Roasted Squash, Roasted Yellow and Red Bell Peppers with Mixed Greens and Balsamic Dressing (Gluten Free)

Lemon Toasted Black Pepper Hummus Bean Dip with Grilled Pita Flatbreads (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan)

Fresh Sliced Fruit (Vegetarian and Gluten Free)

Brownie Bites with Raspberries, Raspberry Sauce, and Whipped Topping (Gluten Free)

Ice Water and Lemonade



Questions can be directed to Keesha Hardiman.

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