The NACCU Standards and Guidelines (SAGs) program provides a roadmap toward becoming a High Performing Card Office based on our industry’s professional standards. The SAGs self-evaluation program results can be used to guide strategic plans, identify opportunities and strengths, and to identify weaknesses and areas that need development. The SAGs evaluation tool provides for a consistent process which can be replicated to ensure that the assessment cycle continue.Continue reading
Effective Leadership through Biology
Studies show that when certain chemicals are released through the body’s natural biological processes, an employee’s positive attitude toward work, productivity, and efficiency increase. We will explore what leadership behaviors trigger these chemicals and what behaviors release chemicals that actually work against the ultimate survival of the organization.Continue reading
TED Talk: Negotiating for Yourself
Asking for a raise or compensation in the workplace can be awkward and uncomfortable but if you are well prepared the process will be more bearable and you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome!
Preparing both your mindset and your research prior to your conversation is key! Having a strategy in place will help you to prepare for a successful and fluent negotiation.
This Ted Talk will share some very helpful tips that will teach you to better prepare your negotiating skills and properly demonstrate your contribution, and value to the company.Continue reading
Managing Student Staff
Working with students is why most of us enjoy what we do. How do we make certain they leave us with skills they can transfer to any work environment? We’ll look into assessment, training, and management tools for a card office.Continue reading
TED Talk: Balancing your Work and Personal Lives
What does a manageable work and personal life balance look like? Meghan Rosenberg from Babson College led us as we watched a short TED Talk on work and home life balance and then discussed some steps we may be able to implement to achieve these balances.Continue reading
TED Talk: Multipotentiality – Many Interests Can Be Beneficial
Have you ever wondered why some people know exactly what they want to do their entire lives while others seem to be on a continual search for fulfillment? What happens when you are a person with so many interests that you can’t pick one? Join this conversation to learn how being versed in many different areas can be a benefit to society, your life, and your career.Continue reading
Volunteer with NACCU!
Every year nearly 80 members volunteer to serve on NACCU Committees. Whether your interest is with member engagement, professional development, volunteer development, technology research, or serving as a NACCU Ambassador, we have a place for you to volunteer! Join us for this brief webinar and learn about the various committee volunteer opportunities available for NACCU members! We would love to have you join us in serving our community!Continue reading
TED Talk: What Opportunities Did You Seize During the Pandemic?
I learned and embraced several concepts very early in my career and they have served me well during this pandemic. The first is, the only thing that is constant is change and the second, never waste a good crisis. If you recognize these sayings, or variations of them, I think you know where I am coming from. When the pandemic came, I will be honest and say I did not have a “shovel ready” plan to propose but we had a strong foundation from which to leverage our resources and seize several opportunities. In order for your institution to survive, possibly even thrive during the last 2+ years, what changes have you seized?Continue reading
TED Talk: Learning to Pause
Have you ever felt you were spinning on a merry-go-round that never stops? Do projects, meetings, obligations continue to pile up, no matter how much you accomplish? Let some of the paint dry and learn the benefits of hitting pause. Join this conversation to learn and share ways to refresh and restore more balance into your life.Continue reading
TED Talk: Achieve your Goals!
Whether it’s professional or personal, the start of a new calendar year often serves as a great opportunity to set goals for yourself. Join us as we watch this TED Talk speaker share some ideas for what to do, and what NOT to do, in order to achieve those goals. Then we’ll discuss how we can apply those tactics to our professional and personal lives.Continue reading