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Professional Development Workshops

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

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Building Bridges to Institutional Effectiveness

Our learning and development initiative assists you in honing your analytical, communication, and managerial skills sets.  The seating for these workshops are limited.  An email confirmation will be sent to you before the workshop date.

Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Forest Suite, 2nd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  

  • Describe methods to take control of a busy and fluctuating workday
  • Outline techniques to get organized and stay on top of multiple projects
  • List tactics to make sure real “top priorities” don’t get lost in the shuffle
  • Identify ways to overcome common barriers to personal productivity
  • Discuss approaches to maintaining a high level of personal motivation when the pressure is on

The Essentials of Credibility, Composure, and Confidence

Friday, January 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Foothill Suite, 3rd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Develop and convey a powerful and positive self-image
  • Identify ways to maintain a high self-esteem even when things go wrong
  • Understand how self-confidence affects professional success and personal happiness
  • Identify empowering relationships both at work and in your personal life
  • Identify ways to build and establish your credibility
  • Describe strategies to make a positive impression in meetings

Active Listening

Friday, February 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Forest Suite, 2nd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

  • Recognize and conquer your personal obstacles to being a good listener
  • Understand the power of effective listening and how to use it to your advantage
  • Ask the right questions at the right time for improved performance
  • Become aware of the power nonverbal communication and capture the richness it brings to each message

Precision Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Forest Suite, 2nd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES  

  • Recognizing problems and gaining the qualities you need to become a problem solver
  • Assessing risk and understanding the impact it has on your decision making
  • Generating solutions—and searching through the alternatives to choose the right one
  • Planning and implementing solutions and evaluating your results
  • Follow‐up and planning for future decision making

Critical Discussions

Friday, April 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Foothill Suite, 3rd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss the concept of perception as well as inner and outer life and how to develop personal mindfulness
  • Explain the concepts of self-awareness and self-regulation and the importance of balanced leadership
  • Describe what a critical discussion is and how it differs from other business discussions
  • Use greater emotional intelligence and a constructive mindset to handle critical discussions
  • Discuss effective strategies and skills to handle planned and unplanned critical discussions
  • Recognize how to apply critical discussion skills for improved critical discussion outcomes

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Union – Foothill Suite, 3rd floor

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Know how to establish and capitalize on the power of a cross-functional team (CFT)
  • Develop a plan for orderly and positive collaboration
  • Prepare to deal with the limitations of a CFT and handle the conflicts that will arise
  • Understand different problem-solving styles and how to adapt to each


 
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