AHEAD@NU Approved for Renewal
September 1, 2014
AHEAD@NU expresses sincere thanks to the Office of Business and Finance and the Budget Office for their continued support. As AHEAD@NU approaches its 5th anniversary as an approved organization, we were thrilled to receive feedback that the group is "thriving" and will be renewed for support in 2014-2015. The Steering Committee looks forward to offering another year of exciting programming for all NU staff!
Meet the 2013-2014 AHEAD@NU Steering Committee
AHEAD@NU hosted a committee recruitment event at Prairie Moon in Evanston in July 2013. Over 20 members attended, many of whom have formally joined our steering committee for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are excited to collaborate with these new leaders to develop programming and goals this year. We are pleased to introduce the new committee and want to thank both our outgoing and continuing steering committee for their exceptional work!
September 27, 2013
AHEAD Launches LinkedIn Group!
January 30, 2013
Information concerning AHEAD@NU has traditionally been (and will continue to be) transmitted via the AHEAD Listserv and website. The LinkedIn page will be an additional method of communication and more importantly, provide a forum for members to share ideas and network with one another and the steering committee. We want to know your thoughts on the topics, speakers, and social events so we can continually work to improve AHEAD@NU!
Using LinkedIn will not only connect you with other Northwestern employees, but a worldwide consortium of corporate and higher education individuals sharing information to increase your potential in your current, or future, work environment. To join the AHEAD@NU group, you must sign-up for a LinkedIn account: http://www.linkedin.com/. If you already have a LinkedIn account, please join our group here.
Thank you for sharing your opinions!
September 20, 2011
In spring of this year we asked you to tell us how we're doing by completing an online survey regarding AHEAD@NU. We got over 100 responses, and all who responded were entered in a raffle for a $20 gift card to Starbucks. Congratulations to our winner, Megan Krueger from Kellogg!
The results of that survey came back loud and clear: our members want more chances to socialize with each other and get to know their colleagues better. That's why we're adding new positions to the steering committees in Evanston and Chicago. The Social Chairs will focus on developing programming aimed at helping our members come together to learn about each other as professionals and friends.
You also helped us choose our fall quarter theme. An overwhelming majority of you voted on the topic of University-Wide Change. We hope you'll join us for the kick-off to this series, Effectively Managing Change at Northwestern featuring Jake Julia, on September 28 in Evanston, and October 3 in Chicago.
Open Call for Interim Steering Committee Member from Chicago Campus
May 3, 2010
AHEAD@NU invites members of the Chicago Campus staff to apply for an interim position on the steering committee. Duties include helping to plan events, create themes, and develop the strategic plan for the university. Commitments include attendance at one committee meeting per month (on the Evanston campus), one brownbag event per month, and one special topic event per quarter. Please email us at AHEAD@northwestern.edu to nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations due by May15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
To see the current members of the committee please visit the About Page.
AHEAD@NU Hosts First Professional Development Brown Bag Seminar
January 26, 2010
AHEAD@NU hosted the first seminar in the Professional Development Brown Bag Series. Attended by over 75 staff members of the university, attendees learned about the university budgeting process, where Northwestern stands financially, and current and future projects in development.
Follow up seminars will be hosted in February and March from staff members at various levels of the university to highlight the programs and projects relevant to university budgeting.
To see the presentation please visit the Previous Events Page.
AHEAD@NU Is Approved
December 10, 2009
On December 10, 2009 AHEAD@NU was approved by Eugene Sunshine (Sr. VP for Business and Finance) for a 6 month pilot period. Events to start in January. Special thanks go out to the following individuals and groups for their advice and support during the planning phases (in alpha order):
- Elizabeth Adams, Director of Research Administration, McCormick Administration
- Bill Banis, Vice President for Student Affairs
- Paul Corona, Director, Learning & Organization Development, Human Resources
- Jake Julia, Associate Vice President/Associate Provost Academic Initiatives,
- Leigha Kinnear, Manager, Learning & Organization Development, Human Resources
- Lee Roberson, Senior Web Applications/Software, University Relations
- Janie Savage, Assistant to Senior Vice President for Business & Finance
- Sepideh Sepasi, Director, Office of Change Management
- Eugene Sunshine, Senior Vice President for Business & Finance
- Northwestern Staff Advisory Council
- Association of Northwestern University Women