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Workshop Offering: Organize Yourself & Work Better with Others

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Monday October 28, 2013,  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Location: Middlebury campus, space to be determined

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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.

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

Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity – Workshop Offering

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Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity – Workshop Offering

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity.

Led by: Porter Knight of Productivity Vermont

Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Mitchell Green Lounge

To register: Contact Sheila Cameron at scameron@middlebury or x5190

Stress, Your Brain, and Productivity – Workshop Offering

Categories: Midd Blogosphere
Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity – Workshop Offering

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity.

Led by: Porter Knight of Productivity Vermont

Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., location to be determined

To register: Contact Sheila Cameron at scameron@middlebury or x5190

Workshop Offering: Fundamentals of Project Management

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Fundamentals of Project Management

Date: Monday September 23, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Middlebury Campus – space TBD,  (morning food/beverage & lunch provided) Seating is Limited

Register: contact scameron@middlebury.edu

 Instructor: Jennifer Mincar

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.

  Participants should have the need to get started building or maintaining a project charter or plan (or really any goal or objective that requires a timebound result!).

 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

Workshop Offering: Conflict as a Growth Opportunity

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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!

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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

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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