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Staff Retreat 2009

U-M School of Dentistry - Staff Retreat 2009

The School of Dentistry held its second all staff retreat on May 5, 2009, It's All About Us. More than 300 staff members came together to enjoy professional development, networking, camaraderie, fun, and food. The retreat was kicked off with an Ice Breaker at Angell Hall where several workshops were held. After the Ice Breaker, well over 30 staff members walked a way with cash in hand ranging from $15.00 to $250.00 after entering the Money Vault sponsored by TCF Bank. By correctly answering questions relevant to the School and TCF Bank, staff had the opportunity to enter the money vault with bills, in various denominations, flying around them; the goal was to gather as much money as possible in less than 15 seconds. It was a fun way to start both the morning and afternoon professional development workshops.

2009 Staff Retreat Workshops and Presenters:
Milton Anderson - Teamwork
Alita Marlow Bluford - Time Management
David Jackson - Meditation
Dr. Martha Taylor - Building Trust & Respect

Staff enjoyed the opportunity to network and have lunch with Dean Polverini, in the Michigan League Ballroom; they were also entertained with an eclectic range of music provided by The Macpodz, a local band.