Employee Programs


Staff Development Day June 5, 2014
Brown Gives Green Charities Drive
November-December,  2014
B.E.A.R. Day  February, 2015
Bear Bargains Ongoing

Staff Development Day

Since it began in 1993, Staff Development Day (SDD) has been the most popular and well-attended employee program at Brown. Now in its 21st year, SDD gives Brown staff the opportunity to invest in their professional and personal growth by attending classes that cover a wide variety of topics:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Faculty Research
  • About Brown & Beyond
  • Working Smarter at Brown 

Getting Excited? Watch the Morning Mail for more information about the program schedule and curriculum. In the meantime, click here to watch the 2013 Staff Development Day Anniversary video, and click here to watch the 2013 Flash Mob.

Excellence Awards & B.E.A.R. Day

The Excellence Awards recognize staff members for their contributions toward making Brown a better place to work, learn, and conduct research.  Download the nomination form, categories, and FAQs for the Excellence Awards under the Related Forms section. Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition (B.E.A.R.) Day is a community celebration of years of service and performance excellence. President Christina Paxson invites all members of the Brown community to celebrate the ongoing achievements of staff each February. Click here to watch the BEAR Day 2014 video.

Brown Gives Green 2014-Together, Giving More

Brown Gives Green is an annual charities drive supporting two organizations that provide essential resources to individuals and families in Rhode Island: The Fund for Community Progress and United Way of Rhode Island. Watch the Brown Gives Green video and learn more.

Bear Bargains 

Click here to access the updated local vendor discounts!

Bear Bargains is a discount program for all members of the Brown community. A Brown ID Card allows students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of discounts and services in the Providence area and beyond. In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, entertainment, and more! To register for Working Advantage, access these instructions .