SCU Plans Faculty, Staff Workshop

Southwestern Christian University is offering a two-day workshop and orientation to allow faculty and staff an opportunity to receive updates on changes at the university, be trained in needed processes and enjoy fellowship with co-workers.

“Our goal is to help our employees make most of their time on campus, to build bonds that will span and enrich their careers, and to connect with people and programs dedicated to SCU’s success,” Dr. Connie Sjoberg, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, said. “We want to give all our employees an opportunity to become a genuine part of a vibrant and amazing academic community and environment. This Retreat and Orientation workshop is designed to help make their stay at SCU, engaging, enriching, and rewarding.”

This year the Retreat and Orientation for Faculty and Staff will take place in the North Dorm Conference center beginning Monday, Aug. 4 with a continental breakfast and fellowship at 8 a.m. It will be followed by the initial workshop, devotion and an introduction of new staff and faculty.

New President, Dr. Reggies Wenyika will speak about the “Soar High and Beyond” vision he plans to implement throughout the year. The morning will conclude with an update on the accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission.

Afternoon sessions on Monday will be spent divided into small “breakout” groups that will focus on discussion updates on policies and procedures before adjourning at 3 p.m.
A family cookout dinner is planned at the Bricktown Ballpark followed by an Oklahoma City RedHawks baseball game.

Tuesday’s workshop schedule will mirror that of Monday’s and include lunch and several breakout and joint discussion sections. A full agenda and detailed information about these events is forthcoming and will be posted at Employees are asked to pre-register for the Bricktown Ballpark Cookout at the following link. Cookout Registration

The following is a tentative timeline breakdown of the events.

Southwestern Christian University
Faculty/Staff Workshop and Orientation
August 4-5, 2014

8:00 - 9:00am - Continental Breakfast and Fellowship
9:00 - 10:00am - Worship and Devotion
10:00 - 10:15am - Break
10:15 - 11:30am - Introduction of new staff and faculty and Vision for the Year
11:30 - 12:15 - Higher Learning Commission Update
12:15 - 1:30 - Lunch together
1:30 - 3:00pm - Breakout sessions for Faculty and Staff - Policies and Procedure updates
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Cookout Dinner for Faculty/Staff and families at the Oklahoma Red Hawks baseball stadium
7:05pm - Red Hawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox seating together!!

8:00 - 9:00am - Continental Breakfast and Fellowship
9:00 - 10:00am - Joint Session
10:00-10:15am - Break
10:15 - 11:30am - Joint Session
11:30 - 12:15 - Higher Learning Commission Planning
12:15 - 1:30am - Lunch together
1:30 - 3:00 - Breakout sessions for Faculty and Staff - Policies and Procedure updates
3:00 pm - Retreat Conclusion