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Take advantage of in-service, career-building classes across the full spectrum of professional development topics.

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Creativity at Work: Learn. Create. Innovate.

Creativity is not the mystical attribute reserved for the lucky few; everyone has creative potential. Creativity is a skill you can develop with practice and a process you can manage. For innovation to flourish, organizations must create an environment that fosters creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work in close collaboration together - exchanging knowledge, ideas and shaping the direction of the future. Develop the mindset, skillsets, and toolsets of highly creative people in business, arts and science. Discover your natural capacity for creativity through a range of hands-on activities that will appeal to both sides of your brain.

10/17/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

8/17/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

1/26/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register
2/8/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-490 Register
2/16/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

1/31/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register
2/9/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-490 Register
2/23/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

1/6/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-155 Register
2/3/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
3/3/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-155 Register
4/7/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
5/5/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-155 Register
6/6/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
7/6/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-155 Register
8/2/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register
9/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UCC-155 Register
10/11/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

3/28/2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

5/16/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAN-305 Register

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.

9/26/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register

Past Program Offerings

Connect: Suicide Prevention Workshop for Staff and Faculty

During college, students experience new pressures and often need the support of the university community to help them through.  Each of us witness unique pieces of students¿ lives which is why having the tools to help them is so important.  Connect is a workshop designed to help faculty and staff identify the warning signs of mental health struggles and suicide risk.  For more information, please contact Jacquie Keeves, jacqueline_keeves@uml.edu.

Performance Planning & Evaluation Program (for Managers)

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 (for 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.

The Role of Progressive Discipline in Performance Management

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 intented for Supervisors and/or Managers ONLY.