FY 22 Meeting Schedule

Date and time: April 13, 11:00 - 11:45
ZOOM link: to be sent to those who sign up

Learn more about the resources offered by the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Speakers:  Ms Sarah Collins, Manager, MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing Human Resources 
                  Kristen Cascio, Program Manager for the Center for WorkLife and WellBeing
                  Kathy Kasabula, Program Manager, MIT TechnologyChild Care Centers

Handout document:


Date and time: Tuesday March 22 from 12:00-1:00pm
ZOOM link: to be sent to those who sign up

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Robin Elices, Executive Director, Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth McManus. Senior Project Manager, Office of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer

The Ad Hoc Working Group on Free Expression is seeking your input as they prepare to review MIT’s current statement and related policies on the free and open exchange of ideas, to recommend any changes that may be needed to existing statements or guidance, and to suggest principles or processes for decision making.
At MIT and at US universities more broadly, freedom of expression is a closely held ideal and core to the university environment, but some of us may not always feel free to openly express our views. I’d like to pose some questions to members of the Working Group to open the discussion and look forward to hearing the Group's thoughts and ideas.


Date and time: Thursday, February 16 from 12:00-1:00pm
ZOOM link: sent to members

Diane Stacey-Wood, the Human Resources Officer for thirty-plus MIT Departments and the new liaison to the Working Group.
and You, interested members of the Working Group.

This is an opportunity for MS Stacey-Wood to introduce herself to the membership and to hear from the membership about our concerns, our experiences, and our expectations.

If you would like to submit any questions or concerns in advance, you can use this form: https://wgssi.mit.edu/conversation-Diane-Stacey-Wood

Note that your name is not required


Date and time: Thursday, February 24 from 12:00-1:30pm
ZOOM link: TBA after you register

Michele King Harrington presents: 
Career Development: Assess Your Values

Register at http://web.mit.edu/training/course.html?course=CTD20100c&sys=PS1


Identifying your personal values is an important part of a successful career plan. Most people who pursue work that is congruent with their values feel satisfied and successful in their careers. Living and working out of alignment with your values can be a source of stress, discontent and poor career decision making. In this workshop we will explore what is the current state of play with you and your values, primarily in the context of work.


  • To define what you value most and set the stage for behaviors, goals and performance more closely aligned with your ideal self
  • To define factors that will affect your future choices
  • To define the intensity of your feelings about these factors
  • To determine areas of value conflict and/or congruence
  • To apply learning to future decisions


Date and time: Thursday, January 20 from 12:00-1:00pm

ZOOM link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/92545430728
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Join Jennifer Walsh, Director of Human Resources in a discussion. 

MIT’s new Leave policies were implemented in January and July, 2021.  In addition, we began working with our leave administration vendor Workpartners.  We will review MIT’s medical and family leaves along with processes for requesting a leave.

If you would like to submit any questions or concerns in advance, you can use this form.https://wgssi.mit.edu/conversation-jennifer-walsh

Note that your name is not required..




Date and time: Thursday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00pm
ZOOM link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/98926320621
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Follow-up meeting with members of the Values Statement Committee, 

:Here is a message for you from the Committee members we will be talking with:

we would like to invite you to join us for a  Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00pm to share your input 
on the Values Statement that our committee<https://valuescommittee.mit.edu/who-we-are> presented at an MIT  Town Hall last week. If you weren’t able to attend, there is a link to the  recording<http://web.mit.edu/webcast/valuescommittee/>, a link to the 
draft values<https://web.mit.edu/valuescomm-report/values-committee-statement.pdf>  and our draft  report<https://web.mit.edu/valuescomm-report/values-statement-report.pdf> 
for you to review (also below).

We were very pleased to meet with several of you last April and we used  your input to help shape our efforts to date. This next step in our 
process is to hear additional input from all members of our community and  we hope that you will join us. At this meeting, we will also ask for your 
input about engaging the broader support staff community at MIT.

Dahlia Fetouh
Marcia G. Tench-Mora
Ann E. Warner-Harvey




Date: Thursday, September 30 2021
Time: 12:00  - 1:00 pm 
Zoom URL: https://mit.zoom.us/j/97727201863
Meeting ID: 977 2720 1863
US : +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
1. Presentations from the WGSS co-chairs
2. Guest Speaker, Liz Guttenberg , Program Manager --  MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing will talk about the wide range of programs and
resources that address specific life issues and events. Click on link  https://hr.mit.edu/worklife/center to get an overview of all the benefits offered.
Notes from the speaker:
Call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever yourphase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you with helpful resources.
Consultations and referrals areavailable at no cost to MIT staff, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as their partners and families"

Doodle link to register. Please include your first and last name. - https://doodle.com/poll/6xxgnd2uzdp55y2m


Motivation, Productivity, and Renewal: WGSS Edition Provided by Community Wellness at MIT Medical

Date: Wednesday August 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
Speaker: Zan Berry, Senior Program Manager, Community Wellness at MIT Medical

Slides from the presentation (PDF)

MIT is encouraging “renewal” for our minds and bodies as we prepare to spend more time on campus. What does renewal mean for each of as we emerge from the height of the pandemic? Topics to be discussed include:

  • the changes to our wellbeing and routines during the pandemic year, lessons learned, and goals for the future
  • preparing for the “reverse culture shock” that may occur when we return to campus
  • tips for motivation and productivity
  • identifying and accessing MIT resources to help support wellbeing and personal growth