June 2024

Announcements from Faculty and Staff Engagement

Upcoming Trainings

HR News- Workplace Appreciation 

The Faculty and Staff Engagement Team is excited to announce upcoming professional development focused on Workplace Appreciation.  Based on the book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,” this training aims to help Mason faculty and staff, including supervisors and non-supervisors, discover strategies for assessment and practical application of genuine workplace appreciation. Participants will have the chance to discuss the five languages of workplace appreciation, reflect on personal preferences for receiving appreciation, and determine impactful means of appreciating Mason colleagues.  

Upcoming sessions include the following: 

  • Wednesday, June 26th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Merten Hall 2001 
  • Friday, July 19th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Virtual 

View upcoming sessions and register in MasonLEAPS. 

Additionally, business units can request the Workplace Appreciation workshop to be tailored to their unit goals and delivered at team meetings, retreats, etc  

Reach out to with questions or to schedule a customized Workplace Appreciation workshop.   

CommonHealth: Better Nights Ahead

CommonHealth, Virginia’s employee wellness program, will be presenting “Better Nights Ahead” virtually on June 13 from 12 – 1 p.m. 

Sleep optimizes how the brain works, including regulating emotions, mood, attention span, concentration, and executive function. Join the session to learn about the physiological and psychological benefits of sleep, suggestions for resetting your sleep cues, and tips for enhancing sleep quality. 

Register today!

Supervising a Hybrid Workforce: A Guide for Mason Faculty and Staff
Join the Faculty and Staff Engagement team for the Supervising a Hybrid Workforce workshop. This workshop is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills essential for thriving in a modern, flexible work environment. Supervisors will discuss the benefits of flexible work, develop essential knowledge and skills for engaging a hybrid workforce, and learn how to effectively manage employee performance, development, and engagement in a hybrid environment. Participants will be provided with actionable strategies to leverage the opportunities presented by hybrid work. 

New Employee Resource Group

A new Employee Resource Group aimed at hybrid and remote faculty and staff is kicking off this summer! 

Mason Throughout the Nation (MTN) is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for remote and hybrid faculty and staff across George Mason University. Our mission is to bridge geographical distances to create a supportive network that fosters well-being, connection, and a sense of belonging.  Through sharing healthy work-life balance practices, professional development opportunities, and social events to build camaraderie, we aim to ensure that no matter where our members are located, they feel connected and supported at George Mason. 

Attend the first meeting on July 18th from 12pm-1pm via Zoom.  Register today! 

If you are unable to attend but are interested in joining the listserv for future communications, please complete the MTN interest form. 

For questions, contact Stacey Ellis at