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APS Workshop for Staff Members

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Led by: Sheila Cameron & Laura Carotenuto

Learn about the Annual Performance Summary process from the staff member’s perspective:

  • Learn about the Annual Performance Summary process:
  • What is it and why do we do it?
  • What is the assessment based on?
  • How can you most effectively prepare your part for the meeting with your supervisor?
  • Learn about a new tool to help you and your supervisor identify behaviors and actions that affect your performance designation
  • Clarify expectations going forward
  • Practice a writing method that will help you effectively & efficiently summarize your performance
  • Time will be available for questions and answers

Four workshop choices:

  • January 28th 1-3 pm in Axinn 104
  • January 30th 9-11 am in Axinn 104
  • February 5th 9-11 am in Axinn 104
  • February 13th 2-4 pm in Library 201

To see details & sign up click here>>  REGISTER

APS Workshop for Managers & Supervisors

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Led by: Sheila Cameron & Laura Carotenuto

Learn about the Annual Performance Summary process from the supervisor’s perspective:

  • What is it and why do we do it?
  • What is the assessment based on?
  • How can you most effectively prepare your part for the meeting with your direct report?
  • Learn about a new tool to help you
    • Identify behaviors and actions that affect your direct report’s performance designation
    • Set clear expectations for the future
    • Practice a writing method that will help you effectively & efficiently summarize performance
    • Extra time will be available for questions and answers

Four choices: (all held in Hillcrest 103)

  • January 9th from 2:00 pm – 4:30
  • January 22nd from 1:00 pm – 3:30  
  • January 24th from 1:00 pm – 3:30
  • February 7th from 9:00 am -11:30

To sign up for a workshop click here >>REGISTER

APS Workshop for Managers & Supervisors

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Led by: Sheila Cameron & Laura Carotenuto

Learn about the Annual Performance Summary process from the supervisor’s perspective:

·       What is it and why do we do it?

·       What is the assessment based on?

·       How can you most effectively prepare your part for the meeting with your direct report?

·       Learn about a new tool to help you

o   Identify behaviors and actions that affect your direct report’s performance designation

o   Set clear expectations for the future

·       Practice a writing method that will help you effectively & efficiently summarize performance

·       Extra time will be available for questions and answers

Four choices: (all held in Hillcrest 103)

·       January 9th from 2:00 pm – 4:30

·       January 22nd from 1:00 pm – 3:30  

·       January 24th from 1:00 pm – 3:30

·       February 7th from 9:00 am -11:30

To sign up for a workshop click here >>REGISTER

or click on go/learning/latest

 

Annual Performance Summary Workshop – for All Staff Members

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

  • Learn about the Annual Performance Summary process:
  • What is it and why do we do it?
  • What is the assessment based on?
  • How can you most effectively prepare your part for the meeting with your supervisor?
  • Learn about a new tool to help you and your supervisor

o   Identify behaviors and actions that affect your performance designation

o   Clarify expectations going forward

  • Practice a writing method that will help you effectively & efficiently summarize your performance
  • Time will be available for questions and answers

Four workshop choices: January 28th, 30th, February 5th, 13th

To see details & sign up click here>>  REGISTER

You can also click  go/learning/offerings for info, or call Sheila Cameron @ x5190

Project Management Workshop

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Fundamentals of Project Management

Develop an understanding of key project management concepts and process, practice creating project management deliverables, build confidence in your project management ability. (More details below)

Date: Monday November 18, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: McCullough Social Space (morning food/beverage & lunch provided) Seating is Limited 

Click here to register: Register

Instructor: Jennifer Mincar

Details: Are you tired of your projects coming in late or over budget?   Are you new to project management with minimal or no previous knowledge of project management?  Don’t know where to start? Attend this class to learn and develop core project management processes and practices.  Participants will work with each process group (phase) of the 5-step Project Management Institute’s project management cycle, including the following: creating a Project Charter; WBS and effective project planning, and status reporting. Participants leave the workshop with tools and templates to immediately apply to their projects.

Course Objectives

  • Develop Understanding of Key Project Management Concepts and Process
  • Practice creating Project Management deliverables
  • Build participant’s confidence in Project Management ability

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the PMI Project Planning Process
  • Project Charters
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Task Planning & Execution
  • Project Control & Reporting
  • Closing a Project

 Questions? Contact Sheila @ scameron@middlebury.edu or call x5190 

Workshop Offering for Staff: Fundamentals of Project Management

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Fundamentals of Project Management

Develop an understanding of key project management concepts and process, practice creating project management deliverables, build confidence in your project management ability. (More details below)

Date: Monday November 18, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: McCullough Social Space (morning food/beverage & lunch provided) Seating is Limited 

Click here to register: Register

Instructor: Jennifer Mincar

Details: Are you tired of your projects coming in late or over budget?   Are you new to project management with minimal or no previous knowledge of project management?  Don’t know where to start? Attend this class to learn and develop core project management processes and practices.  Participants will work with each process group (phase) of the 5-step Project Management Institute’s project management cycle, including the following: creating a Project Charter; WBS and effective project planning, and status reporting. Participants leave the workshop with tools and templates to immediately apply to their projects.

Course Objectives

  • Develop Understanding of Key Project Management Concepts and Process
  • Practice creating Project Management deliverables
  • Build participant’s confidence in Project Management ability

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the PMI Project Planning Process
  • Project Charters
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Task Planning & Execution
  • Project Control & Reporting
  • Closing a Project

 

Questions? Contact Sheila @ scameron@middlebury.edu or call x5190 

Continuing Education Opportunity for Staff Members

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The Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations Skills

We are pleased to offer this popular and effective course here on campus, through the use of the continuing education fund benefit.   This course is accredited and offers 2.8 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units). 

Participants will meet every Tuesday 8:30-12:00 from October 22nd – December 17th (except for Thanksgiving week)

For more information on the course click here: Dale Carnegie of Vermont

If you would like to register or get more information, contact Sheila Cameron scameron@middlebury.edu

What you will cover After this program, you will be able to:
 Build a Foundation
 for Success  Recall and Use Names
• Connect with other business professionals  
    and achieve breakthrough goals
• Use a proven process to recall names and facts
Build on Memory Skills & Enhance Relationships Increase Self Confidence • Use a proven process to strengthen
    relationships
• Use experiences to communicate
    more confidently
Put Stress in Perspective
Enhance Relationships & Motivate Others
 
• Handle stress before it handles you
• Build trust and persuade people to take action   • Communicate persuasively & move people to
    direction
Clearly Present Ideas Energize Communication • Communicate logically, clearly, and concisely
• Energize and engage listeners
Disagree Agreeably
Gain Willing Cooperation and Influence Others
• Explore methods to minimize resistance and
    maximize team innovation
• Create an “win-win” environment while  
    increasing commitment
Manage Stress           Develop More Flexibility • Increase your ability to manage worry and  
   stress
• Use flexibility to build connections and create
    positive change
Build Others’ Strengths Through Recognition
Inspire Others
• Give positive feedback on the strengths
    in others build better results
• Inspire others to take action
Demonstrate Leadership Celebrate Achievements & Renew Your Vision • Improve people’s attitudes and behaviors
• Identify major successes and commit to
   continuous improvement