Week in Review: Favorite fall activities; FY22 Valuations — and more!

September 24, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

The rain has finally stopped, so it’s time to soak in all the stories at Headlines you may have missed this week.

On Monday, faculty and staff shared their favorite fall activities — which should give you plenty of things to do over the next few months. There was also a preview of FY22 Performance Valuations, which are now available; the organization introduced a peer-to-peer support program called COMPASS; and John Carethers, M.D., the chair of internal medicine, stopped by to discuss his role and the value of mentorship at Michigan Medicine.

To find all that and more, here’s the Week in Review!

How to have a ball this fall: Colleagues share their favorite autumn activities

One of your coworkers visits the Upper Peninsula every fall. Another makes it a priority to go apple picking, some make bonfires in their backyard and still others monitor the migrating birds. If you’re looking for fun things to do, check out this full list of fall activities that faculty and staff shared in recent weeks!

FY22 Valuation now available: Set your SMART goals

The FY22 Performance Valuation form is now available. By starting the process early in the fiscal year, you and your supervisor can carry out a year-round collaboration that ensures you are enhancing your value and developing in your career. Learn about the process and how it can make your work life easier.

COMPASS helps you find peer support

Every day, many employees at Michigan Medicine are faced with difficult situations. However, some of them may not reach out for help or may not feel comfortable talking to their supervisor or manager about work-related issues. That’s where COMPASS comes in. The program, which stands for Compassionate Peers and Stress Support, provides support among colleagues. Click here for details.

Valuing culture and mentorship: Q&A with John Carethers, M.D., chair of internal medicine

John Carethers, M.D., has guided one of the organization’s largest departments since 2009. In that time, internal medicine has found success in clinical care, education and research. Recently, Headlines sat down with Carethers to discuss his team’s work, what he values as department chair and his advice for future leaders at Michigan Medicine. Here’s what he had to say.

How much do you know about the important work of pharmacy technicians? You can learn all about the job, including a new program designed to train techs at Michigan Medicine, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast!

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