Employee Programs

Staff Development Day 2014 - What's New? 

 Breakfast starting early!  Get a jump on Staff Development Day 2014 beginning at 7:45 am with the Opening Breakfast on the College Green. What a great way to start your day!


Transformative Conversations@Brown: Talking About Tough Stuff at Work.  The theme for Staff Development Day 2014, Transformative Conversations@Brown: Talking About Tough Stuff at Work, will focus on power dynamics, respect for identity and individuality, and balancing technology and people. At individual sessions, facilitators from the Transformative Conversations@BROWN Project and others will give staff the necessary tools and techniques to hold challenging, yet compelling, conversations across diverse perspectives. Morning and afternoon sessions around this theme will be open for browsing in LearningPoint on May 13; registration begins May 21.

The Living Case Study The transformative conversations theme will be showcased at a unique performance following the breakfast. Through storytelling and improvisation, five actors will help the audience navigate down the oftentimes challenging road of difficult conversations and guide them through the steps needed to communicate successfully. You don't want to miss this!  Register in LearningPoint beginning May 13.

Ice Cream Social & Raffle There will be a sweet ending to your day when you come to the College Green at 3:30pm for an ice cream sundae buffet. President Paxson and her fellow Cabinet members will be scooping your favorite flavors – you add the toppings!  And make sure you stick around for the final raffle because you must be present to win! Register in LearningPoint beginning May 13.






Opening Breakfast

College Green (rain location, Sayles Hall)


Living Case Study

DeCiccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center


Morning Sessions

Various campus locations


Farmers' Market

Wriston Quad, rain or shine



Dining Rooms 8&9


Buffet Lunch

Sharpe Refectory


Town Meeting

DeCiccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center


Afternoon Sessions

Various campus locations


Ice Cream Social & Raffle

College Green (rain location, Sayles Hall)

When Can I...

Browse for classes May 13

Register for events

  • Opening Breakfast
  • Living Case Study Performance
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Town Meeting
  • Ice Cream Social
May 13
Register for classes May 21

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 .