Upcoming Events, Recommended Reading, and More!
Upcoming Events, Recommended Reading, and More!
Thrive! Inspiring ND Women is an employee resource group focused on increasing opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame. Learn more.

Thrive! Committees: Call for Nominations

Thrive! is pleased to announce openings on each of our committees: Communications, Engagement, Mentoring, and Professional Development & Networking, as well as the Thrive! Ambassadors group. We invite all members to consider nominating themselves for one or more of these roles. 
Leadership positions in Thrive! allow you to play a tangible role in enhancing the environment for women at Notre Dame while developing your own leadership skills in a low-risk, supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to build your network outside of your working group as well as gain exposure to speakers and campus leaders. Committees also offer a place to learn and demonstrate skills you may not have the opportunity to use in your current position. 
If you are interested in a committee opportunity, please complete the Thrive! Self Nomination Form by April 10, 2020. If you know someone who would be great, encourage her to apply too! Committee positions are one-year terms beginning July 1; members may serve up to three consecutive terms.
The selection of the Thrive! Committees will be administered by the Thrive! Officers and Steering Committee Chair, with the University's diversity statement in mind.
Decisions will be announced by mid-May to give new, continuing, and outgoing committee members an opportunity to work together on transition planning. 

International Women's Day

Sunday, March 8 was International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The University is marking the occasion with the launch of its fifth annual Women Lead feature highlighting faculty from each of the colleges and schools. This inspired a new Thrive! effort to celebrate the achievements of all Notre Dame women by sharing their promotions, certifications, awards, and major projects with the University community.
Tell us about your accomplishments here and we will post them in our Facebook group

Thrive! Lunch Pairings

The Professional Development and Networking Committee will offer another round of Thrive! Lunch Pairings. Simply complete this form to sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner.
You and your lunch partner will schedule your own date, time, and location. You will cover your own tab and may each bring one friend or colleague if you would like, and that person does not need to be a member of Thrive! to participate.
If you are interested, please sign up by 5 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 27.
Contact Jessica Schiller at jschill2@nd.edu or at 574-631-7923 if you have any questions.

Expand Your Network
A spotlight section intended to grow connections at Notre Dame

Name: Kaitlyn Reeves
Title: Advisor, International Student & Scholar Affairs
What's the most important lesson you've learned in your career to date?
I've learned that not everything has to be big and not everything has to be all at once — you don't have to show up with a full-fledged strategic plan to make a significant impact in your work.
Change often occurs little by little right under our noses, but adds up over time. I've learned that tracking and leaning into these 1-degree shifts is essential.
If you’re thinking "I haven't made any progress on this initiative,” pause to reflect on all the small things you've accomplished that feed into those higher-level goals. You'll often be surprised!
Grow your connections at Notre Dame and help others get to know you! Simply complete this form and we will feature you in an upcoming issue and on our website!

Thrive! Recommends 

Never Split the Difference
Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss
Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.
Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.
You can also watch his TED Talk or check out his YouTube Channel

What books, articles, or other content have you found enlightening? Suggest them for future newsletters or start a discussion in our LinkedIn Group or our Facebook Group.

Upcoming Events

Thrive! Presents: "Pursuing the Good Life: How Philosophy Can Help Us Set Goals, Avoid Burnout, and Care for Our Souls."
Wed. Mar. 18 at 12 p.m.

Meghan Sullivan is the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy and creator of Notre Dame's God and The Good Life program (GGL). Sullivan will discuss philosophical questions concerning happiness, morality, and meaning — and key methods for wrestling with them.
More details and RSVP.

An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Thurs. Mar. 19 at 7 p.m.

Renowned Nigerian writer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Chimamanda Adichie will speak at Notre Dame on March 19 as part of the University’s Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series.
More details

Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: Creating Your Professional Development Plan
Mon. Mar. 23 at 12 p.m.
Tues. Mar. 24 at 12 p.m.

As part of the THRIVE! Champions for Change year, the Professional Development and Networking (PD&N) committee presents the second of the three-part series on Developing your Professional Development Plan (PDP).Committee members will be on hand to help you through your PDP creation process at your individual computer station in the classroom.

3/23 Details and RSVP. .
3/24 Details and RSVP.

Thrive Presents: Education and Professional Development Benefits Lunch & Learn
Thurs. Apr. 9 at 12 p.m.

Mark your calendars! The Thrive! Engagement Committee in collaboration with the Offices of Human Resources and Information Technology invites you to attend a lunch & learn presentation and panel discussion on educational benefits and professional development programs open to members of the university community.
More details and RSVP

Thrive! Presents: Let's Do Lunch
Thurs. Apr. 16 at 12 p.m.

Join other Thrive! members for an informal lunch. No agenda, bring your lunch, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. This is a great opportunity to build your personal and professional networks.
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Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: Networking with Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)
Mon. Apr. 20 at 12 p.m.

the Professional Development and Networking (PD&N) committee presents the culminating event of the Professional Development Plan (PDP) series: Speed Networking!Join us to meet 15 new colleagues in randomly assigned, structured 3-minute pairings to share insights from your PDPs.
More details and RSVP

Thrive! Presents: Let's Do Lunch
Tues. May. 19 at 12 p.m.

Join other Thrive! members for an informal lunch. No agenda, bring your lunch, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. This is a great opportunity to build your personal and professional networks.
More details