Teams & Issues

2013 VOICES Network Teams

Applications for new VOICES Network Team members are accepted annually in March.

Legacy Teams

Team Topics


Benefits, Health and Well-Being

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The Voices of the Staff network team forBenefits, Health and Well-Being will explore ideas concerning Benefits, Health and Well-Being programs most important to staff while identifying ways to maximize the value of these programs.

Career Development

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The Voices of the Staff network team for Career Development explores resources and opportunities that support the career development aspirations of U-M staff.  By focusing on building satisfying careers that contribute to U-M’s research, teaching, service, and patient care missions, the team aims to foster engagement and retention university wide.

Environmental Stewardship

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The Voices of the Staff network team forEnvironmental Stewardshipwill focus on developing and promoting a greener and cleaner environment across the University community.  The team will address ways to integrate and apply environmental values across the campus in order to sustain and improve quality of life and preserve valuable natural resources.

Leadership Development

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The Voices of the Staff network team forLeadership Development will focus on identifying and developing innovative approaches to promote leadership development as a process to support management practices that will foster effective and productive working relationships between employees and supervisors, and the engagement of leaders at all levels within the University environment.

Technology/Best Practices

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The VOICES of the Staff Technology/Best Practices team will be dedicated to learning about the best processes, practices and systems across campus and peer institutions. They will explore ideas concerning how to integrate those processes and systems to provide optimal levels of service and information.

Work Climate

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The Voices of the Staff network team forWork Climate will focus on understanding attitudes and behaviors in the workplace that contribute to creating and fostering a positive work climate.  The team will explore ways that the work climate at the University of Michigan can support, and sustain employee performance, creativity, and motivation through positive workplace interactions and organizational practices.