Tag Archives: Training

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>>

HR Update: Management Training – Session 5

The Middlebury College soccer team home bench watches their game against Castleton State, 9/12/2007

Session five of management training took place during the week of March 12-16. The focus of session five was team development and leadership. Session goals included:

  • Clearly define ‘team,” identify team development stages, diagnose challenges, and develop strategies to improve team performance
  • Clarify roles and accountability for the team, team leader and members
  • Establish priorities and operating protocols for how the team operates
  • Apply assessment and diagnostic tools to monitor and improve team effectiveness

To view the slides for the presentation click here.

The following podcast was shared with managers as a supplemental resource for session five:

If you would like to learn more, feel free to check out the free resources available at www.manager-tools.com.

This week’s employment snapshot:

There are currently 10 faculty positions, one summer Language School faculty position, 25 external job postings and four internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)

Summer Language School Faculty Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

Staff Employment Opportunities:  go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs  (off campus)

HR Update: Management Training, Session 4

Session four of management training took place during the week of March 5-9. The focus of session four was performance management. Session goals included:

  • Clarity on the roles & accountabilities of you and your direct reports
  • Being able to establish clear expectations and priorities
  • Being able to document measurable and time bound individual and team goals
  • Learning how to provide the right amount of direction and support for your directs when they need it
  • Applying Situation Leadership in delegation and coaching

To view the slides for the presentation click here. (Please note that you will be required to enter your Middlebury username and password to access this resource.)

The following www.manager-tools.com podcasts were shared with managers as supplemental resources for session 4:

If you would like to learn more, feel free to check out the free resources available at www.manager-tools.com.

This week’s employment snapshot:

There are currently nine faculty positions, one summer Language School faculty position, 25 external job postings and five internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)

Summer Language School Faculty Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

Staff Employment Opportunities:  go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs  (off campus)

HR Update: Management Training Session 3

Session three of management training took place during the week of February 27-March 2. The focus of session three was managing work relationships and results. Session goals included:

  • Learning the keys to hiring and keeping the right people
  • Learning and applying how to provide feedback
  • Managing resistance to feedback and other workplace conflicts
  • Understanding the “what, how and why?” of performance documentation
  • Knowing when and how to apply the progressive discipline policy and procedures

To view the slides for the presentation click here. (Please note that you will be required to login to view these slides.)

The following podcast was shared with managers as a supplemental resource for session 3: Giving Effective Feedback

If you would like to learn more, feel free to check out the free resources available at www.manager-tools.com.

This week’s employment snapshot:

There are currently 15 faculty positions, 1 summer Language School faculty position, 21 external job postings and 6 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities websites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)

Summer Language School Faculty Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

Staff Employment Opportunities:  go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs  (off campus)

Management Training – Session 2

Session two of management training took place during the week of February 13 – 17. The focus of session two was effective communication. Session goals included:

  • Knowing your own behavioral communication style
  • Demonstrating and applying the behaviors of effective listening
  • Being able to identify the behavioral diversity of others and “step into” their style
  • Genuinely tailoring your verbal, non-verbal, and written communication to improve relationships and results

You may have heard lots of talk about D.i.S.C. profiles. The slides below will shed some light on these letters and how they affect an individual’s communication style. To view the slides for the presentation, click here.

Effective communication is a vital component of any successful organization. But how exactly do you gauge effectiveness? How would you define effective communication? Feel free to weigh in using the comment feature on this blog posting.

Pay and Scheduling: What Managers and Supervisors Need to Know

In this training session, learn important information that every supervisor should know about pay and scheduling policies and practices related to your direct reports. There will also be time to answer any questions you have about your role as a supervisor. This is required for all new supervisors and managers, and any supervisor or manager is welcome if you would like to refresh your skills. There are two sessions available and each will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

To register for Wednesday, October 12, from 2-3:30, click here: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/files/other

To register for Wednesday, October 19, from 9-10:30, click here:
http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/files/reg/Pay_and_scheduling

Introduction to Drupal Workshop Offered June 16

In response to a number of requests, we are offering an “Introduction to Drupal” workshop on Thursday, June 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. Now is your chance to learn the basics of managing a department website — from creating pages to building and maintaining text-based content.  This session will also cover how to embed images, as well as audio and video files.

To sign up for this workshop (or inquire about other learning opportunities) please send email to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

As always, you’ll find the current Library and Information Services (LIS) workshop schedule by typing go/lisworkshops in your web browser’s address field.

Cynthia Slater
Education & Training Team Leader
Library & Information Services (LIS)
Davis Family Library, Rm 125

LIS Drupal Workshops – May 2011

To sign up for workshops of interest (or suggest topics) please send email to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Day Date Course Instructor Time
Mon 5/23 Introduction to Drupal Molberger 9:00 – 10:30 am
Mon 5/23 Drupal Review Molberger 11:00 am – Noon
Tue 5/24 Introduction to Drupal Molberger 9:00 – 10:30 am
Tue 5/24 Drupal Review Molberger 11:00 am – Noon
Wed 5/25 Drupal Site Work Session Molberger 9:00 am – Noon

The current workshop schedule with course descriptions is available by typing go/lisworkshops in your web browser’s address field.

Cynthia Slater
Education & Training Team Leader
Library & Information Services (LIS)
Davis Family Library, Rm 125

For Students, Staff & Faculty: Lynda Online Learning Trial Ends March 30

Don’t miss the chance to try out this highly-acclaimed web-based instruction, courtesy of the LIS education and training team.  Learn new software and device skills easily and enjoyably by watching 2-3 minute videos or opt to work through entire courses.  Choose from video segments covering such varied topics as:  desktop publishing, computer literacy, video editing, personal finance and protecting your privacy online.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Be sure you are using a computer connected to the college’s network.
  2. Type go/trylynda in your web browser’s address field.
  3. Create a personal profile as directed in the right-hand panel to set up a username and password to use during our free trial.  (Important note:  You cannot simply log in with your Middlebury credentials.)  On future visits to the site enter the username and password you created in the left-hand panel to log in; your course history and bookmarking will be retained.
  4. Using any of the four drop-down menus, the “search” feature, or the list of course titles, select a tutorial or course of interest.
  5. Click on any video segment and the tutorial should start in a popup window.
  6. Watch, learn and enjoy – and jot down your reactions to share with the LIS Education and Training Team.  We are eager to hear about your experience.

Thank you for your help evaluating this exciting product.

Cynthia “Pij” Slater
Education and Training Team Leader