Staff Development

The Staff Development Committee cares about the professional, personal and organizational development and well-being of all staff within the Faculty of Social Science.  Our mission is to support our staff by sharing skills, resources and facilitating opportunities for development within our Faculty.  

*Thank you to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Science for their support

Staff Development Committee Members (2021)

If you have any questions and/or ideas for activities or events, please contact us at 

Leadership Ball

Current/Upcoming Staff Development Events & Activities:

  • Lunch Time Trivia (Jeopardy Style): Thursday December 16 from 11:30am-12:15pm via Zoom.  RSVP to by December 3
  • Mindful Moments: Mondays at 12:30pm via Zoom.  More information visit Mindfulness and Learning
  • Financial Wellness/Development 
    • One-on-One Support (Nov 16-19 & 23-26): To book personal, virtual consultation with Sun Life Education Consultant to talk about your Western Pension Plan.  To register visit:
      • Sources of Retirement Income (Nov 15 from 12-2pm) - Late-career Pension Plan members may find this relevant to fine-tune your plan.  Register on MyHR (course number: RETINC)
      • Legal Check-Up (Nov 18 from 12-2pm) - Employees at all career states  will find these helpful reminders on wills, beneficiaries and powers of attorney help.  Register on MyHr (course number: FIWELL)
      • Plan & Save (Nov 25 from 12-2pm) - Early/Mid career members will find this session helpful to review the key elements needed to build a succesful financial strategey.  Register on MyHR (course number: FILRN)
  •  Continuing Studies at Western (online courses)

RESOURCES (from previous sessions):

* Zoom Meeting: Interactive Tool Guide Tips
* Zoom Summary of Interactive Tools 
* Introduction to MFA  (Zoom session)- August 2020 
* Anti-Oppression Training (Zoom Session) - October 2020
* STEM Lessons & MicroBit Website - January 2021
* 21 Toys - Empathy Toy Workshop Takeaways - May 2021
* Microsoft Teams / Groups 365 Workshop & Demo - August 2021

OH WHAT FUN IT IS! - 21 Toys Workshop Fun!
21 Toys

Western University Wellness

For Western Wide Wellness Initatives, please visit Human Resources - Western Wellness

For more information on Health & Wellness at Western visit: Western Wellness Education Centre