Passionate About the Success of the U? Become an Engagement Champion!


The University of Miami’s first class of Engagement Champions will coach leaders and serve as experts on engagement.

As leaders across the University prepare to share the Faculty and Staff Gallup Engagement Survey results with their teams, a group of volunteers is training to become Engagement Champions and lend a hand. With a love for the U and its future success, Engagement Champions will coach leaders and serve as experts on engagement.

Nadia Castaing, director of accounts receivable management, is one of 25 of the University of Miami’s newest Engagement Champions.

“I wholeheartedly believe that when people and teams are engaged at work, they can achieve optimal results,” said Castaing. “I look forward to listening and learning from other leaders’ challenges and their plans to improve engagement in their areas.”

More spots are available to volunteer. To become an Engagement Champion, employees must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 1.5 years as full-time/permanent employee
  • Performance review of at least “meets standards” and no performance warnings for the past year
  • In a leadership position with direct reports, for at least a year
  • Successfully complete Engagement Champion training and preparation process

If you are interested in becoming an Engagement Champion and paving new paths of success at the U, please fill out the Commitment Form and submit it to engagementsurvey@miami.edu.


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UMIT to Roll Out New Authentication for Wired Devices

Wired_NetworkUniversity of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) is implementing a new authentication method for wired devices — those that connect to the Internet through a physical connection — over the next few months. The 802.1x security enhancement, which will help validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network, is being rolled out building by building across all campuses. Details on the specific buildings being updated are available at the UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication news webpage.

After the update, you will be prompted to enter your CaneID and password to gain access to the UM network. If you are not prompted to enter your credentials, please visit http://nac.miami.edu for more information and ensure your computer is configured for 802.1x authentication. For devices not capable of performing 802.1x authentication (e.g., gaming consoles), please utilize the Network Device Registration Portal to register them for access.

If you experience any issues authenticating, or have any questions or concerns, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or itsupportcenter@miami.edu.


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Transform Your Career with the Essentials of Leadership Program

Transformational leaders make an impact on their teams on a personal and professional level. The University’s Essentials of Leadership Program (EOL) gives you the tools to transform your leadership skills and your career. Leaders begin the program by taking an individual assessment in order to determine areas of strength and opportunity. The four-month program includes interactive courses, leadership discussions, experiential learning activities, and coaching based on your individualized assessment in order to help you meet your goals. Upon successful completion, participants will have the tools and foundational knowledge they need to become transformational leaders who understand how their contributions affect the University’s broader strategy.

Visit the EOL page for more information about this program and upcoming session dates.


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Top 4 Reasons You Should Join Team UM

Corporate-RunRegistration for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run/Walk closes Wednesday, March 22. If you have not registered yet, here are four reasons why you should register now:

1. SAVINGS: $15 off your registration fee

2. FREE POINTS: 150 points toward your Well ‘Canes Incentive Program

3. PARTY: Enjoy an oceanfront Greek Food Festival under our largest tent to date

4. PRIZES: You will be automatically entered to win one of four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, an additional 500 Well ‘Canes Incentive Program points, two box seats to the Miami Marlins game on April 29, or two box seats to a UM baseball game this season.

One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the Corporate Run/Walk will take place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27. Last year, Team UM took the crown of the largest team out of the 860 companies participating. Let’s be the team to beat again at the city’s largest office party while enjoying a night of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun for more details.




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Fuel Your Body, Train Your Mind at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2017) – March is National Nutrition Month and the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating with several special events. As part of Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and discover the best healthy eating style for you. The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week from Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, to help all ’Canes find their nutritional fit.

“How and what we eat is imperative to our health,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator at the Herbert Wellness Center. “There is no best way for everyone to fuel their body. We are here to help the University of Miami community make better and smarter choices about their nutrition.”

Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week features the following events:

Healthy Snacks for Recovery
Tuesday, March 28, 12 – 2 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Learn how to create a complete snack to best nourish your body in its recovery after exercise. Healthy Snacks for Recovery is sponsored by Kind Bar.

Decoding Diets
Wednesday, March 29, 12 – 6 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
There are a lot of fad diets that people join for quick fixes. Find out which guides are best if you are looking to change your eating habits, and learn about diets you’ve tried in the past.

Ultra Body Workout
Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Centre Court
Mix up your exercise routine and feel the burn at this total body workout.

The Truth About Supplements
Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Educate yourself on how supplements truly affect and support your body and training.

Every bite counts. Even making simple changes to your eating habits and behavior inspire a lifetime of healthy living and wellbeing.

To learn more about National Nutrition Month, click here.

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