Professional Skills & Tools

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Thinking Inside the Box

Date: Wed., June 13
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The #1 most irritating business cliché is “thinking outside the box” and yet business leaders are pushing for their employees and teams to be more innovative. It’s easy to get stuck into a stage of conformity and forget the thrill of creativity. Discover creative thinking skills, overcome “boxed-in” thinking, and explore methods of collaboration.

Building Your Professional Image

Date: Thurs., June 21
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Establish your professional image to be seen as credible, to gain the support and respect of others. Maneuver daily Dos and Don’ts of business interactions.

Productive Conflict: Harnessing the Power of Your DiSC Style

Date: Thurs., June 28
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. By increasing self-awareness around conflict behaviors, learners effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict. IMPORTANT: This class will require participants to complete the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict assessment, which is different from the DiSC Self assessment. Instructions for completing the assessment will be sent to participants ahead of the class.

Seven Habits for Personal and Professional Success

Date: Tues., July 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, life balance is a matter of developing a burning desire to make conscious, intentional choices every day – and millions around the globe will attest to Covey’s method. Join us for this one day, interactive overview on how to apply the nitty-gritty of Covey’s philosophy in your life.

Navigating the Endeavor Tool

Date: Mon., August 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This session is for anyone new in a staff role, including managers who may need a refresher. The Program covers the performance process and connecting it to the University’s mission, vision, and values. The class will start with the basic learning and performance functions of the Endeavor tool and you will get hands-on assistance in writing a goal. Specific manager tasks are addressed in the last 30 minutes.


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