Sponsored by UTK Human Resources, Sounding Board aims to connect, support, and engage staff members who have shared interests. Sounding Boards are designed to include a pair of co-facilitators who organize meetings and communicate with members to create communities of support. Meeting frequency, times and topics are determined by each Sounding Board.
Work-Life Sounding Board
Facilitator: Brian Wright, Vol Shop Director
Work-Life aims to connect, share experience, provide resources, and support each other through an engaging non-intrusive quarterly meeting schedule.
Past Work-Life sessions have come in the form of podcast episodes. These episodes are great ways to explore what work-life may be for you personally and then bring your thoughts and perspectives to the live sessions. You can access the podcasts here: https://soundcloud.com/user-120272423/university-of-tennessee-knoxville-work-life-sounding-board-podcast/s-hsePCPIbxEN.
Work-Life meetings will be a time to meet and talk with one another about the challenges we’ve experienced, and strategies we’ve devised, when it comes to balancing the demands of work and life. Please contact Brian if you have any questions or wish to be included in future communications.
Early Career Professionals Sounding Board
The Early Career Professionals Sounding Board aims to connect, support, and engage staff members who are early in their careers at the university, regardless of age. We are continuing to set our standard meeting schedule and will communicate sessions regularly to our mailing list. Past events have included guest speakers, coffee chats, and brownbag lunches. To stay up to date with other early career professional events, please join our mailing list here! Please email LaDawna or Dominique if you have any questions.
Non-Exempt Sounding Board
Co-facilitators: and Linda Welch, Accounts Payable
The Non-Exempt Sounding Board exists to gather resources and information regarding the varied and rich opportunities for personal growth and career opportunities that are available to Non-Exempt Staff here at UT and place them in a one-stop shop. Our heart is to assist one another to position ourselves for any opportunity that may avail itself to us. We meet on an ad hoc basis, regarding a variety of topics we feel are encouraging and inspiring and hopefully meet the needs that are specific to Non-Exempt Staff. We are open to all Non-Exempt Staff state-wide. Please email Linda if you have any questions or wish to be included in future communications.