My RA staff of eight just completed a 4 part series of hall wide programs. They put so much effort into making these programs successful and ensuring they had a positive impact on the resident of our building I felt compelled to give them an extra special thank you.
For each program there were five stations residents could travel through to learn about important topics like sex, alcohol, nutrition and finances. So I thought it would be fitting to have five stations of thanks, recognition, and rewards for my staff to travel through.
I invited the Director of Residence to one station and he provided cookies, the Assistant Director offered shoulder rubs, the Associate Director brought a small gift, I scheduled a massage therapist from our Wellness and Recreation Center to give free hand massages and I had an additional treat and a thank you card for each RA. The staff loved the praise and recognition, especially coming from our central office staff. It meant a lot to me that our administrators would take time to offer their support and they appreciated being included.
This was definitely fun in the work place!
Submitted by Krista Prather, Hagemann Hall Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa