Great: is finding time to spend doing activities with my wife and pup.
00:40:28Natalie Broder, ECU
1. Changing my schedule to when I find myself most productive
Just started a new job…and husband nor animals have moved here yet…thank you COVID! Hahaha
Difficult: Finding things to keep me busy. (Thankful for these round tables)
I’m able to get daily exercise in from home and enjoy the outdoors a bit. I also have more time to meditate.
3.) I love being able to sleep later haha
Great: being able to network with my NIRSA family through all the zooms
Getting to know my neighbors
Staying in routines with being active…not having to get dressed!!
4.) I have dropped the ball on grooming standards lol
“Coming” to work in my PJs has been amazing!
00:42:10Natalie Broder, ECU
2 and 4. Time is simultaneously going by slowly, but also fast? I feel like sometimes a lot of time passed & I didn’t get a lot done just cause I’ve been in the same spot…
Completely agree Natalie
as a marathoner, I’m getting miles in🙌🏽 tackling 14 miles in the a.m
Get it Laurie, always looking good :-)
00:43:57Natalie Broder, ECU
3. Not wearing shoes. Barefoot or slipper socks for the win
Family is 3-5 hours away…miss being able just to drive to see them on the weekends
Agreed Anna, especially with elderly parents!
So accurate Jerrod!!!
Happy Belated Birthday Adrienne!
00:50:36Natalie Broder, ECU
Happy Birthday Adrianne!
00:50:59Adrienne Gossett, Northwestern
Thank you everyone! :)
Im there Greg!
Count me in Greg!
00:55:22Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
4.) (cont.) My dog is super needy
Yes - my dog is very needy
my cat is very needy!
I used to love peace and quiet after a rowdy day at work. This quiet hits different now that I'm here all day.
@Greg very different!
00:57:28Adrienne Gossett, Northwestern
YES!!! Getting close!!
00:57:58Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
after the first time i was zoomed bombed
This is my 6th Zoom for today :-/
anyone bought stock in zoom yet?
this is my 3rd zoom today in a row
This is my 4th Zoom call today
I've been taking 10 minutes before each zoom call trying to make a fun picture or video to use as my virtual background
I use Teams or Google hangouts when I can. Same function, but they look different. I am playing a mental game with myself.
They may not be the most professional things ever, but it lets me keep things interesting and usually gives everyone a good laugh when they pop up
I go outside with my laptop sometimes for meetings just for a change of environment and some sun (although it snowed yesterday)
I will switch to my phone and multi-task while meal prepping or other house projects!
01:00:49Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
sitting on my porch now. beautiful day
It's snowing in Canada, must be nice to be able to sit outside lol
01:01:35Adrienne Gossett, Northwestern
I wish I could sit outside..it’s snowing in Chicago 😔
raining in Ohio - I wish I could be outside!
is it snowing everywhere but St Louis? it’s sunny and 61 here today!
01:02:15Natalie Broder, ECU
Sending the sunshine and 70 degree weather to you all!
I long for nice weather we have 2 inches and still coming in Cleveland, OH!
01:02:35Natalie Broder, ECU
If we had the pandemic in winter, where it gets dark at 4 PM, I don’t think I would make it
01:02:38Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
think its around 70ish in southeastern NC slight breeze
Yes…it comes to Alabama! It’s gorgeous today though!
sending this weather to you all in Nebraska, Chicago and Canada!
Natalie, super accurate
01:04:15Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
working on my golf swing via YouTube 🤦🏻♂️
I paint a lot of canvases in my free time
Ooou that sounds fun!!
01:04:59Natalie Broder, ECU
For fun, I’ll “bartend” on FaceTime with my friends since I work as a bartender too. I’ll teach them how to make drinks and we’ll socialize
01:05:08Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
01:05:27Adrienne Gossett, Northwestern
Yes as long as it’s free. We’re on a budget freeze.
My institution gives us free access to LinkedIn learning so I've been using that a lot
skills Ports for professional staff;
We have access to LinkedIn learning but they haven't been pushing it. I do that regularly with my student managers who are working remotely.
01:07:23Natalie Broder, ECU
We’ve done Esports tournaments, trick shots challenges on Instagram, fitness classes on instagram live and facebook live, “app of the week” with a nature focus to get students outside.
LinkedIn learning for Rec staff to earn hours
01:09:49Natalie Broder, ECU
student employee-wise, i came up with some activities for them to complete on canvas (online class portal ECU uses). they are fun though - like filling out an accident report on a scene from your favorite TV show. practicing skills for work, but still fun and can take their minds off quarantine.
Sandra - University of Windsor Canada - we have developed a FT and student staff engagement plan. It is based on the dimensions of wellness, and each day we focus on a dimension or combination of them. Within the daily/weekly plan we have employee challenges, professional development, virtual game nights and many more activities to keep them engaged with us.
we are working on special projects for our students. a lot of our programs have been canceled for the summer. so we are working through a plan b now. we celebrated student appreciation week this week and created a video for our students and had trivia nights with them.
01:13:13Daniel Perdue UNC-Pembroke
01:13:38Adrienne Gossett, Northwestern
I second that heartbreak..😔
I was excited for my first Annual conference
Time flew by…thank you for doing a roundtable like this!
I really enjoyed this round table!! Thank you!
Thank you Laurie & Jerrod for this huddle. Much appreciated.
Thank you Jerrod and Laurie! This was great :)
this was a great Roundtable! thank you!
Our perspective from the rec department during this time is more than ever prove to campus and those unaware of what the rec program offers to campus life, what we have to offer. How we create community, build leaders and influence the well being of our students.
thank you, this was great!
Thanks for doing this!
Thanks for doing this!
Thank you Everyone!
Will do Laurie! :)
Thank you for doing this!!
Thank you NIRSA! I have praised your wonderful support to my coworkers.
Thank you and so good to see everyone :-)
Recording will appear here after the event is concluded.
Chat transcript will appear here after the event is concluded.
For more information, please contact Erin O’Sullivan, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships.