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The Touchpoint 20 Zoom series is a new 20-minute series of work and wellness topics to provide timely information to SOM staff in a condensed format. This is one of several efforts being launched to better support our staff, engage with our SOM leaders, and build community.

 



UPCOMING SESSION

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

WES Survey – What do you think? We want to know!

June 18, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm

Moderator: Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean for Administration, UNC SOM

Speaker: Ingrid Jones, System Manager, Culture and Engagement, UNC Health

The SOM is participating in the 2021 Workforce Engagement Survey (WES) for the first time this year. Learn more about the WES, why it is important that everyone participate and share their thoughts on what is working and what can be improved, and how the confidential information will be used to help us understand how we can best support you.

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

 

SOM Financial Updates

May 21, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm

Moderator: Uduak Ndoh, Chief Information Officer

Speaker: Michael Sledge, Chief Financial Office

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

 

Working Forward, not Return To Campus

Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm

Moderator: Michael Sledge, CFO
Speaker: Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean for Administration

  • Karlina will provide an overview of Working Forward, a 5 Phase Plan to reinvent our workforce and physical work environment.
  • She will preview how we expect our workforce to look like when we transition in late summer, introducing virtual, hybrid, and on-site work environments.
  • This transition will including making some current virtual positions “permanently” virtual.
  • We encourage participants to submit questions prior to the event.

Working Forward Slides
VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Opportunities for Professional Development – Investing in You

Mar. 26, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm

Moderator: Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean for Administration
Speakers:

  • Mark Haapala, Director of Organizational and Professional Development at UNC HR will provide more information about opportunities through the new Carolina Talent portal and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Dr. Bryant Murphy, our new Sr. Associate Dean for Leadership Development, will share plans for future offerings for leadership development opportunities.

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

EAP Perks & More – It’s Not Just Counseling!

Feb. 12, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm

Learn how your University work, life and overall wellness can be enhanced through resources available to you as an employee.

  • Jessica Pyjas, Work/Life & Wellness Program Manager for UNC-CH provides a timely discussion of resources that you may not know are available to support UNC employees and their families – it’s not just counseling!
  • Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean for Administration, Moderator
  • Q&A
  • Additional Resources For February Touchpoint 20

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

SOM Vaccine Update

January 15, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:20pm
  • An update from Dr. Cynthia Gay, who led the Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial at UNC
  • An update from Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean of Administration, on the NC vaccination phases and eligibility
  • Q&A

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

You are DEI and DEI is You

December 11, 2020 | 12:00 – 12:20pm
  • Dr. Nate Thomas will be presenting

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

Wellness

November 20, 2020 | 12:00 – 12:20pm
  • Celebrating the 2020 Dean’s Performance Award Winners
    • Dr. Cristy Page, Executive Dean, School of Medicine
  • Coping Strategies to Address Pandemic Distress and Fatigue: What can you do now?
    • Dr. Samantha Meltzer Brody, Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Moderator: Karlina Matthews, Associate Dean of Administration

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.

COVID-19 Update

October 2, 2020 | 12:00 – 12:20pm
  • An update from our CFO, Michael Sledge, on SOM finances and how careful planning has prepared our COVID-19 response
  • An update from Dr. Myron “Mike Cohen”, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease
  • Q&A

VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE.