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Workshop Offering: Conflict as a Growth Opportunity

Conflict as a Growth Opportunity 

Tuesday July 16th 2013, 9 am -12:00 pm (full) or  1:00-4:00 pm  (a few seats left!!!)

Click here to sign up for 1:00-4:00 pm >> Register

(Space is limited!)

location: Mitchell Green Lounge

Course Outline:

Conflict is a natural part of business and life. The natural give and take between people is a healthy way to create “constructive discontent” and discover new approaches to challenges. Most people view conflict as being a less than positive experience that creates barriers to opportunity. Conflict situations are frequently complicated and difficult to resolve. Using the right approaches, you can deal with conflicts in effective ways that resolve the issues while maintaining positive relationships. In this workshop you will discuss the ways that you can learn, grow, and expand your professional skills through your engagement in conflict situations.

Main Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the steps of the Conflict Cycle

2. Talk through a conflict issue in a respectful manner

3. Create an environment of trust and open communication

4. Use the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Principles to enhance working relationships

5. Commit to applying new strategies for managing conflict

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Click here to sign up >> Register

Led by: Agnes M. Cook, Dale Carnegie Training of Vermont

Emotional Intelligence Workshop – a few seats left!

Emotional Intelligence Workshop – a few seats left! 

Wednesday June 19 2013, 8:30 am -12:00 pm or 1:00-4:30, location: Axinn 220

There is one seat available in the morning workshop and five seats available in the afternoon.

Please email sandrus@middlebury.edu or call x5190 if you would like to take a seat!

 Led by: Leslie Schreiber

11.5 Ways to Increase Your Intelligence*

“We are being judged by a new yardstick; not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also how we handle ourselves and each other.”

(Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”)

Increasing your Emotional Intelligence is proven to be the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence in the workplace.  High emotionally intelligent people adapt better, complete tasks faster, and have fewer career derailments. 

In this workshop, you will learn at least 11.5 strategies to boost your emotional intelligence through self-reflection assessments and group activities.  This is a highly interactive class so be prepared to be engaged!

 *Emotional, that is

 Bio: Ms. Leslie Schreiber, M. Ed

Leslie, owner of Schreiber Training, says, “Our promise is to create a more dedicated workforce with clearer interpersonal communications, less stress, and more productive work teams.”  Her Vermont clients include Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Vermont Department of Education, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Seventh Generation, Gardener’s Supply, Autumn Harp, and others.  Her workshops focus on Improving Workplace Communication, Power Up! teambuilding, Emotional Intelligence, and Six Thinking Hats meeting management tool. She loves most anything with cheese or chocolate in the ingredients as they dramatically increase her communication skills. www.schreibertraining.com

Workshop Offering: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence,  Led by: Leslie Schreiber

Wednesday June 19 2013, 8:30 am -12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

location: Axinn 220

Space is limited!  Click here to sign up >> Register

11.5 Ways to Increase Your Intelligence*

We are being judged by a new yardstick; not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also how we handle ourselves and each other.”

(Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”)

Increasing your Emotional Intelligence is proven to be the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence in the workplace.  High emotionally intelligent people adapt better, complete tasks faster, and have fewer career derailments. 

In this workshop, you will learn at least 11.5 strategies to boost your emotional intelligence through self-reflection assessments and group activities.  This is a highly interactive class so be prepared to be engaged!

 *Emotional, that is

 Bio: Ms. Leslie Schreiber, M. Ed

Leslie, owner of Schreiber Training, says, “Our promise is to create a more dedicated workforce with clearer interpersonal communications, less stress, and more productive work teams.”  Her Vermont clients include Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Vermont Department of Education, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Seventh Generation, Gardener’s Supply, Autumn Harp, and others.  Her workshops focus on Improving Workplace Communication, Power Up! teambuilding, Emotional Intelligence, and Six Thinking Hats meeting management tool. She loves most anything with cheese or chocolate in the ingredients as they dramatically increase her communication skills. www.schreibertraining.com

go/learning Reminders

Just a quick reminder that we have two upcoming go/learning workshops. Information and registration links are listed below.

Wednesday May 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Email Writing Secrets

Click here to sign up >> Register. Led by Linda Bland, Cahoots Writing Service

This interactive workshop offers suggestions and tricks for improving your writing and management of e-mails.  The class focuses on how e-mail writing differs from other writing.  Learn the latest recommendations for when to use e-mail.  Identify ways to avoid misinterpretation of your e-mails.  Acquire suggestions to adjust your e-mail writing for better results.  Outcomes:  Learn to use e-mail so it doesn’t dominate your day—and you get the answers you seek. Read more>>

Wednesday May 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Organizing Basics

Click here to sign up >> Register.  Led by: Porter Knight. Includes bound note-taking guides for all participants to use as a lasting resource.

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important. 

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning. Read more>>

go/learning workshop: Organizing Basics

Wednesday May 15, 1:00-3:00pm, location TBD

Click here to sign up >> Register

Led by: Porter Knight

Includes bound note-taking guides for all participants to use as a lasting resource.

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important.  You’ll learn:

  • The one tool you need to make every day sane
  • Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
  • The real problem with email and how to conquer it
  • Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
  • Secrets to saying “No”
  • How to respond to interruptions
  • Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Join us for this lively and interactive program.  We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas.  You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

go/learning workshop: Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity

Sponsored by: Human Resources, Training & Development

Led by: Porter Knight

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive.  But understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will give you new tools to regain calm and be effective at work.  Come find out why your brain does what it does and how that derails your day.  You’ll learn 6 simple strategies to manage your brain, and understand why they work.  We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas in the course of your day, and you’ll leave armed for increased performance, faster recovery from stress, and higher job satisfaction. Includes bound note-taking guides for all participants to use as a lasting resource.

Thursday April 18, 9:00-11:00am, location TBD

Click here to sign up >> Register

Supervisor Essentials Workshop: Legal & Compliance Issues

Every Supervisor needs to know how to recognize situations that may have legal or compliance implications.  Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an expert on these topics!  This workshop will give you a general knowledge and an understanding of when and where to seek help.

Learn about protected absences, leave coordination, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), work-related injuries, Family Medical Leave, discrimination issues, protected characteristics, and anti-harassment.  (Led by: Sheila Andrus, Human Resources – Training & Development).

Two choices to attend:

  • April 9th: 10:00 -11:30 EST, Location: Crest Room, Middlebury Campus
  • April 10th: 1:00 pm – 2:30 EST/10:00 am – 11:30 PST, Locations: Carr Hall Middlebury Campus and McCone Boardroom MIIS Campus  (There will video conference connection for MIIS participants)

Click here to sign up >> Register

go/learning Workshop June 13 or July 11

“Roles and Responsibilities of Managers” 

An Overview of Manager Training Session 1

June 13, 2-3:30 p.m., or July 11, 9-10:30 a.m.

Location : TBD (an e-mail will be sent to registrants once the location is determined)

Hear about what managers learned in training on day one.  You will learn a common language and perspective on the role of a manager at Middlebury College and what contributes to an effective organization.   

Topics include:

  • Program overview of the 5 sessions
  • The elements of an effective organization
  • The role of a professional a manager
  • Build organizational and interpersonal trust and competence through effective communication and decision making

Click to Register -> Wednesday, June 13, 2-3:30 p.m.  or

Click to Register -> Wednesday, July 11, 9-10:30 a.m.

or call HR at x5465 and leave a message with your name and contact information

Visit the go/learning web page for more information: go/learning

 

go/learning Workshop Offerings for June and July

“Roles and Responsibilities of Managers” 

An Overview of Manager Training Session 1

June 13th 2:00-3:30, or July 11th 9:00-10:30

Location : TBD (an email will be sent to registrants once the location is determined)

Hear about what managers learned in training on day one.  You will learn a common language and perspective on the role of a manager at Middlebury College and what contributes to an effective organization.   

Topics include:

  • Program overview of the 5 sessions
  • The elements of an effective organization
  • The role of a professional a manager
  • Build organizational and interpersonal trust and competence through effective communication and decision making

Click to Register -> Wednesday June 13th  2:00-3:30 pm  or

Click to Register -> Wednesday July 11th 9:00-10:30 am

or call HR at x5465 and leave a message with your name and contact information

Visit the go/learning web page for more information: go/learning

Workshop Offering: Setting SMART Goals, May 16

go/learning is a workshop series focused on improving skills and effectiveness for all employees. Many of the topics offered will be adapted from the Manager Training completed between January and March 2012, such as our first offering:

“Setting SMART Goals”

May 16, 9-10:30 a.m.

Location: Axinn 100

You will learn:

  • What makes up a SMART goal
  • The advantages of SMART goals
  • How to write SMART Goals
  • How to apply them to:
    • Work results
    • Personal development

Ways to register:

  1. click this link: go/learning
  2. Or click this link: Middlebury College for the college website and type in go/learning in the top bar
  3. Although registration on the go/learning Web page is preferred, you may also register by calling Human Resources at 443-5465.  Please leave a message with a way to contact you

About the workshops: The workshops are open to all employees.  The same topic will offered two times over two months*

For your planning purposes, the workshops will typically be held on:

  • 2nd Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m., or
  • 3rd Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m.

* For May we will offer a repeat of the same session in the same month.

Please note: Managers are encouraged to support staff attendance. Staff members are encouraged to seek managerial support in advance so work distribution can be adjusted and planned.