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1. Microsoft PowerPoint Training

This 2 hour class is designed for the beginner/intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint user. We will be focusing on presentation basics, slide styling, transitioning slides, inserting, and animating content. We will also focus on making effective and professional presentations by simplicity. For those interested, I will demonstrate the power of a powerpoint conversion tool (ispring) for converting .ppt to online ready trainings with interactive quizzes and narrations. Basics of PowerPoint (Course Outline): presentation basics (save, save as, page sizing, positioning); Slide styles (title, section header, all picture, all text, half-half, Free form); Transitions (page transitions types, timing, on click); Inserting (text box, shapes, tables, graphs, pictures, equations, video, audio); Formatting (text, shapes, pictures, etc.); Animations (types of animations (Entrance, exit, emphasis, motions), Timing; Online trainings (Ispring add-on); Converting powerpoint (flash or HTML); Quiz making.

1/11/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM SOU-302 Register

2. Performance Planning & Evaluation Program (MGRS)

Performance Planning and Evaluations are a shared responsibility for both managers and staff, and are a key component of performance management development. Performance management is an ongoing process that facilitates the planning, coaching and evaluating employee performance. This program will review the process, evaluation tool, and goal setting.

1/25/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register
2/8/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register

3. Performance Planning & Evaluation Program (Staff)

Performance Planning and Evaluations are a shared responsibility for both managers and staff, and are a key component of performance development. This program will highlight the performance evaluation process and share strategies for you to take an active role in this process.

1/31/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register
2/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register

4. Search Committee Training

In this training, participants will gain an understanding of roles and operating principles of the Search Committee as well as understand how a strategic search process is conducted.

1/4/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
2/5/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
3/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
4/5/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
5/3/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
6/6/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
7/9/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
8/1/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
9/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
10/4/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
11/1/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-255 Register
12/5/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register

5. Step-Up to Leadership Workshop

People we admire are sometimes described as born leaders or born to lead. In this training, we will examine the characteristics of effective leaders and work through activities and exercises that help attendees develop these qualities in themselves. The Objectives of this Workshop are as follows: describe key qualities of effective leaders; apply effective decision-making techniques; communicate assertively while still demonstrating empathy; demonstrate high levels of personal accountability and describe factors that contribute to people's motivation levels.

The Workshop Agenda: Being Decisive (Conducting root cause analysis; Evaluating alternative solutions) - Communicating Assertively (Assertive vs aggressive understanding the difference; Showing empathy while delivering difficult messages) - Demonstrating Personal Accountability (Performing an accountability self-assessment; Practicing mindset shifts toward higher accountability) - Motivating Others (Understanding the 5 factors that influence motivation).

Please note: this program is appropriate for aspiring Managers.

3/28/2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM WAN-305 Register

6. Managing Change Workshop

To lead effectively during times of change requires knowledge and skill. Knowledge includes understanding what happens to people, including yourself, during times of change as well as knowing and applying best practices to help team members adjust, adapt and eventually accept the change. This workshop will address these key points.

4/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WAN-305 Register

7. Introduction to Mindfulness

How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance...This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

5/1/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-260A, UCC-260B Register

8. Leading Effective Meetings

In this workshop, participants will review how to plan and conduct successful interactive meetings, identify the different types of meetings, review how to structure a meeting to obtain the most effective results, determine ways to keep meetings focused and on track and practice the skills needed to keep groups focused and on task.

8/15/2018 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WAN-305 Register

9. Maximizing Team Creativity Workshop

This workshop will help participants: rediscover their creative ability; develop a creative attitude and learn to see every problem as an opportunity and identify road blocks that prevent creative thinking.

9/18/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAN-305 Register

9. Time Management Principles

Work, family and personal life responsibilities can feel overwhelming and it sometimes seems as if a 24 hour day simply isn't long enough to get everything done. Unfortunately, no one has yet found a way to add a 25th hour to the day, so we're all forced to do the best with the time we have. By following the principles discussed in this workshop, you may still never get everything done, but you should feel more in control of your busy life.

9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register

Past Program Offerings

Leading Effective Meetings

In this workshop, participants will review how to plan and conduct successful interactive meetings, identify the different types of meetings, review how to structure a meeting to obtain the most effective results, determine ways to keep meetings focused and on track and practice the skills needed to keep groups focused and on task.

Performance Planning & Evaluation Program (Mgrs)

Performance Planning and Evaluations are a shared responsibility for both managers and staff, and are a key component of performance management development. Performance management is an ongoing process that facilitates the planning, coaching and evaluating employee performance. This program will review the process, evaluation tool, and goal setting.

Performance Planning & Evaluation Program (Staff)

Performance Planning and Evaluations are a shared responsibility for both managers and staff, and are a key component of performance development. This program will highlight the performance evaluation process and share strategies for you to take an active role in this process.

Search Committee Training

In this training, participants will gain an understanding of roles and operating principles of the Search Committee as well as understand how a strategic search process is conducted.

Step-Up to Leadership Workshop

People we admire are sometimes described as born leaders or born to lead. In this training, we will examine the characteristics of effective leaders and work through activities and exercises that help attendees develop these qualities in themselves. The Objectives of this Workshop are as follows: describe key qualities of effective leaders; apply effective decision-making techniques; communicate assertively while still demonstrating empathy; demonstrate high levels of personal accountability and describe factors that contribute to people's motivation levels.

The Workshop Agenda: Being Decisive (Conducting root cause analysis; Evaluating alternative solutions) - Communicating Assertively (Assertive vs aggressive understanding the difference; Showing empathy while delivering difficult messages) - Demonstrating Personal Accountability (Performing an accountability self-assessment; Practicing mindset shifts toward higher accountability) - Motivating Others (Understanding the 5 factors that influence motivation).

Please note: this program is appropriate for aspiring Managers.

The Role of Progressive Discipline Workshop

Implementing progressive discipline is a difficult but important decision for any manager or supervisor when addressing performance related matters. This program will provide and explain the essential elements of proper discipline and its place in addressing workplace issues. Please note: this program is intended for Supervisors and/or Managers ONLY.

Time Management Principles

Work, family and personal life responsibilities can feel overwhelming and it sometimes seems as if a 24 hour day simply isn't long enough to get everything done. Unfortunately, no one has yet found a way to add a 25th hour to the day, so we're all forced to do the best with the time we have. By following the principles discussed in this workshop, you may still never get everything done, but you should feel more in control of your busy life.