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Great Place Initiative to Hold Final Town Hall Meeting

Consultant to share climate survey results and collect additional feedback

VCU faculty and staff will get another opportunity to learn about the results of a climate survey conducted in February as part of the university’s Great Place Initiative, created to promote employee excellence, celebrate current university benefits and consider improvements.  

A representative of McKnight Associates/Baird Consulting Corp. will discuss university level results from the survey during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. Building, Room 3121.

A similar session April 10 on the Monroe Park Campus attracted a large crowd and led to a discussion of the survey, its findings and next steps.

“People who attend one of the town hall meetings will be able to react to the results and propose solutions,” said Maike Philipsen, Ph.D., foundation of education professor and Great Place Initiative steering committee co-chair.

VCU senior administrators will use information gathered from the surveys, town hall meetings and focus groups to work to make VCU an even better place to work, learn and live.

“The town hall meetings will be the first opportunity to hear the information from the surveys, react and ask questions,” said Kawana Pace-Harding, director of employee relations and compliance and steering committee co-chair.

Those unable to attend may view the town hall meeting via a webcast at mssvideo.vcu.edu/townhall. Desktop users will see the Flash player and watch the stream from there. Users of iOS mobile devices such as iPhones or iPads will see a text link that when clicked will allow them to watch the stream on those devices. Those viewing the streaming video may submit questions or comments to http://greatplace.vcu.edu/#comment.  

 

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An April 10 town hall meeting on the Monroe Park Campus to discuss the results of the university’s Great Place Initiative climate survey attracted a large crowd.  Photo by Mike Porter, University Public Affairs.
An April 10 town hall meeting on the Monroe Park Campus to discuss the results of the university’s Great Place Initiative climate survey attracted a large crowd. Photo by Mike Porter, University Public Affairs.