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Staff Retreat

Staff Retreat is a time for Westminster staff members to learn from one another and enjoy our community. Faculty members are encouraged to attend the Awards and Recognition Ceremony and reception to celebrate the accomplishments of their staff colleagues.

Staff Council is now accepting proposals and nominations for the 2023 Staff Retreat. All proposals and nominations are due by April 14. Staff Retreat will take place on May 16, 2023.

Professional and Personal Development Session Proposals

Staff Retreat provides an opportunity for staff to lead and learn in both professional and personal development sessions. Share your expertise or excitement about a skill, hobby, or work or life hack with your colleagues.

  • Professional development sessions should offer staff members an opportunity to learn or develop job related skills.
  • Personal development sessions might include wellness activities, learning new hobbies or skills, or any other activity or practice focused on individual wellness and development.

Sessions are held both virtually and in-person, and the length of the sessions will be flexible to accommodate a variety of session types. If you have any questions about leading a session, reach out to the chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Staff Council Nominations

Staff Council is seeking to elect 4 new staff members to become part of our committee starting July 2022. Staff Council members serve for 2 years with an optional third year. All staff eligible for membership may be part of the election process.

You are eligible to run for election if you:

  • Are a part-time or full-time staff member of Westminster College
  • Do not hold faculty status
  • Are not an officer of the institution (e.g., a member of the President's Extended Leadership Council)
  • Are in good standing with the college

If you were part of the recent mid-year elections and were not elected, you can submit your name again for this new round of elections.

Submit a Staff Council Nomination

 staff socializing in richer commons during retreat

Staff Community Awards

To recognize the work of staff over the past year, Staff Council is asking for nominations for the Staff Community Awards. Staff will be recognized in 5 categories, with 1 winner for each. Nominations are judged based on how well the staff member meets the category's criteria.

learn more about staff community awards

staff retreat lunch on richer commons

staff smiling with each other during retreat lunch on richer commons