Motivating great people to do their best.
Engagement means staff members say great things about working at Northwestern, want to stay here and feel inspired to do their best work.
Following the publication of the 2017 university-wide staff engagement survey, Feinberg identified a variety of opportunities to enhance the staff experience at the medical school, including the creation of the Staff Engagement Steering Committee. The Committee's work has focused to date on staff professional and career development, work tasks, and rewards and recognition.
Feinberg Focus Areas
Staff Professional Development
Staff Grand Rounds provide tatical and skill-based presentation sessions focused on new developments, best practices or information sharing across staff functional areas. Professional Development Brown Bags, in partnership with Northwestern's Work/Life Resources, provide learning sessions focused on professional development topics such as communication, career development and work/life balance.
Feinberg's Manager Mentor Program is designed to support and develop managers of all levels at Feinberg by leveraging institutional resources and peer-to-peer knowledge. Throughout the academic year, this program provides opportunities for new managers to engage with experienced managers.
The Staff Engagement Steering Committee and subcommittee members have developed tools and an event series to address the need for staff recognition (beyond pay and benefits).
Why It Matters
Northwestern University Staff Engagement
The survey was a university-wide initiative to listen, learn and act on opportunities for staff engagement. Learn more about the survey goals, design and results.2017 Northwestern Staff Survey