Employee Success Center News

UofL recognizes its COVID-19 Heroes

"It’s not been an easy task, navigating this major metropolitan university through a pandemic that forced an enormous shift in both operations and pedagogy. But navigate we did through an all-hands-on-deck approach that clearly illustrated our “community of care” Cardinal principle." Read more at UofL News and visit our COVID-19 Heroes webpage.


UofL employees recognized as Cardinal Principle Champions

"The Cardinal Principle Champions Award was designed to honor faculty and staff (individuals or teams) who have demonstrated one of the Cardinal Principles at the highest level of impact. Those principles include: Community of care; Accountability; Respect; Diversity and inclusion; Integrity and transparency; Noble purpose; Agility; and Leadership." Read more at UofL News and visit our Cardinal Principles Champions webpage.


Annual employee excellence awards now accepting nominations, with two brand new awards

In addition to the Outstanding Performance Awards, Outstanding Supervisor Award and the Distinguished Faculty Awards, two new recognition awards have been created for both faculty and staff: the Cardinal Principles Champions and COVID-19 Hero Awards.  The university is committed to recognizing exceptional employees, and the Employee Success Center will facilitate nominations for these awards. Learn more >>


 LinkedIn Learning partnership, over 16,000 trainings available now

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with LinkedIn Learning, an award-winning online training resource that is now available to all current staff, faculty and students at no cost. LinkedIn Learning has a digital library of over 16,000 free training courses designed to refine and develop your professional skills, help you learn new software and allow you to explore other areas as you plan for your career growth and personal development. Some of the training courses you can watch are as short as four minutes. Learn more >>


Upcoming Employee Success special event: River City Drumbeat

The Employee Success Center and Office for Diversity and Equity are partnering to build conversations about racial justice, mentoring, West Louisville, and music through the documentary River City Drumbeat. Faculty, staff, students and retirees can get a free special access link to view the film, and then attend a special event hosted by Neeli Bendapudi on March 31 to talk with producer Owsley Brown, directors Anne Flatte and Marlon Johnson, founder Ed White, and executive director Albert Shumake.
For more information and to register, please visit the webpage.

Employee Success Center Celebration with Simon Sinek and Neeli Bendapudi now available to view

(February 22, 2021) If you missed the chance to see our fireside chat with Neeli Bendapudi and Simon Sinek (or you just want to watch it again!) you can view the recording online


Employee Success Center Celebration with Simon Sinek and Neeli Bendapudi

(February 8, 2021) In celebration of the launch of the new Employee Success Center, President Neeli Bendapudi will host an engaging and candid fireside chat February 22 with optimist, author and speaker, Simon Sinek, about his renowned focus on creating a great workplace culture. Sinek’s TED Talk is the third most-watched of all time and describes how great leaders transform their teams.  The Employee Success Center, which grew out of the university’s “great place to work” strategic plan, focuses on improving workplace culture and employee engagement through leadership training, mentoring, coaching and engagement. You don’t want to miss this! 

Campus-wide mindfulness initiative kicks off next week with President Bendapudi and guest

(January 7, 2021) UofL Health Promotion, in partnership with the Employee Success Center in the Office of the President, is excited to announce the launch of the new Growing Mindfulness Initiative. This campus-wide collaborative effort is built around the Cardinal Principles to cultivate a Community of Care through mindfulness. The initiative will kick off next Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, with a virtual event featuring special guests President Neeli Bendapudi and Owsley Brown, a filmmaker and thought leader whose family founded the university’s Envirome Institute. Participants will learn and practice various mindfulness techniques that will help decrease stress and anxiety, improve concentration and compassion, and promote well-being. The kickoff is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. Click here to register 


Celebrating our 2020 Staff Recognition Honorees

(December 7, 2020) We may not be able to gather together for a luncheon this year, but we are celebrating our 2020 staff recognition honorees virtually this year! Congratulations to all our honorees for your service award. Visit our 2020 staff recognition website >>

Introducing the Cardinal Leadership Institute for faculty and staff supervisors 

(December 1, 2020)  The Employee Success Center, in partnership with the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, is pleased to announce the launch of the Cardinal Leadership Institute. Created to support the development and growth of leaders at the university, this exciting new opportunity for faculty and staff supervisors provides coursework you can apply directly and immediately to your daily university role, grounded in the Cardinal Principles and strategic plan. Applications are now being accepted for the pilot group in spring 2021. Find out more >>