For Campus Secretarial and Clerical Staff
Welcome to the Secretarial/Clerical Professional Development Webpage!
If you have any questions, suggestions, things you want to see, etc, please feel free to contact any committee member.
Angela Proper, Administrative Assistant 1 - Trainee, ITS
Cynthia Dietzen, Administrative Assistant 1 - Trainee, Politics, History, World Languages & Philosophy
Krisite Bobek, Administrative Assistant 1, School of Business
Fall 2022 Conference
Preventing Workplace Burnout: Cultivating Professional Connections and Self-care Strategies
The COVID pandemic has led to an unprecedented increase in collective workplace stress and burnout. The impact of increasing workloads and perceived lack of control can increase turnover, reduce productivity, and contribute to poor mental health. Research shows that workplaces can alleviate burnout through the promotion of work/life balance and prioritizing employee wellness. It has also been demonstrated that actively cultivating informal social networks in the workplace help foster greater performance, learning, and innovation.
This year’s fall conference will focus on self-care strategies for alleviating workplace stress in order to improve productivity and job performance. The October program will emphasize the importance of re-establishing workplace networks and communication flows that were disrupted during the peak of the pandemic in order to improve information sharing, cross-department supports, and collaboration.
A multi-faceted approach to addressing burnout will be modeled by:
- Providing employees with strategies for recognizing trauma and burnout in themselves and others, as well as resources for cultivating strategies for personal wellness and resilience.;
- Developing individual self-care plans and engaging in group teambuilding and networking activities that promote wellness, including: healthy eating, art therapy, nature breaks, and gardening for stress relief and management;
- Providing career development strategies and resources for professional growth
- Connecting employees with local resources for healthy living, including the New York Initiative, Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables, the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, and the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County.
Mentoring Program - Have a question? Don't know where to turn or who to call? Feel lost? Want to be more involved? We have the solution for you!
We are excited to announce that we now have a mentoring program available to all secretarial/clerical staff on campus. You don't have to be a new employee to take advantage of our mentors valuable knowledge of Fredonia. They are ready and willing to answer your question or point you in the right direction. Click on "Mentoring Program" above to find out more about the program and to see a list of the mentors.
Survival Guide - Currently in the process of being edited.