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Organize Yourself and Work Better with Others

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday April 4, 2014 from 9:00 am – Noon

Location: Library 201

Register

Workshop Overview

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
  • Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others?  Getting results is what matters.  But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:

  • Manage expectations with two magic words
  • Hear and be heard every time
  • Cope with interruptions
  • Say “No” effectively
  • Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

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:  GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

Register or visit go/learning to view all workshops

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

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

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 

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