What is Braves Kickoff?
The Braves Kickoff was born of the desire to offer focused time for faculty and staff to gather together as a collective body. The two-day event provides opportunity for alignment with mission, vision and values as well as valuable professional development. There will be opportunities for faculty and staff to obtain required, annual training. Due to COVID-19, the university’s fifth annual Braves Kickoff scheduled for August 12-13, 2020 will not be held as an in-person gathering. Following the start of the semester, Chancellor Cummings will provide a state of the university address virtually and the required compliance modules will be provided in an online format with a completion date of September 30, 2020. The 2020 Braves Kickoff Committee regrets not being able to celebrate the start of the semester with you in person and looks forward to next fall.
Why is Braves Kickoff mandatory?
This faculty and staff event is mandatory because all employees are required to attend training sessions throughout the year, and this opportunity will provide minimal disruption during the course of our academic year. We believe it is important for all faculty and staff to gather together and have the opportunity to hear our strategic and tactical goals for the coming year from the Chancellor and senior leaders.
Where is the location, the time and agenda of Braves Kickoff?
The Braves Kickoff will be held virtually, so you can complete your skillsoft modules anywhere you have a computer and internet!
Should I RSVP for the Braves Kickoff event?
Not at all. All UNCP faculty and staff are required to attend this event.
Do I have to complete training online?
You are required to complete the Annual Compliance Trainings online using the SkillPort Learning Management System (LMS). Computer labs will be available. For additional information for times and locations on these compliance modules go here: