Professional Development Courses

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All Trainers Gathering

Calling all trainers: present, past and future

 

Do you ever train others, either formally or informally?

Are you often the person explaining to others how things work or orienting them to your department?
Do you create resources and guides on paper or online?

Do you want to improve your teaching and training skills by learning from others like you?

 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this gathering is for you. 

Join in the networking, idea exchange and rich conversation.  We promise you will leave with at least a few new resources for your own training and learning needs.  

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Allen, x5297.

  • 5/3/2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 0 seats left

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An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
 
Participants will discover their individual types as determined by the MBTI assessment working to understand its implications, uses and applications for personal and professional growth. 
 
Please note:
 
If you have already completed the assessment, please send me the results prior to the session so I may prepare resources for you.
 
If you have NOT already take the assessment, please send me an e-mail and I will mail you the assessment through campus mail for completion. 
 
Barbara Allen (ballen03@cscc.edu) 297-5297
 

(NOTE: If you would like to request an interpreter for a professional development event at Columbus State, please contact Monessa Bradford at mbradfor@cscc.edu or 287-2107.)

  • 6/5/2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 11 seats left - click to register

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Conflict Happens: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution Strategies

 

Conflict happens every day whether we realize it or not.  Some avoid conflict hoping it will go away and others confront it head on with mixed results.  This sessions explores the effectiveness and practical application of negotiation as means for conflict resolution.  We will identify and discuss negotiation strategies within the context of workplace interactions.  We will discover ways to communicate better and work through conflict to create mediated and powerful outcomes. 

  • 5/9/2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 8 seats left - click to register

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Discover Your True Calling

Are you still struggling to find an answer to the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you interested in learning more about the concept of vocational identity? Would you like to learn more about your vocational design? If so, then this class is for you. Discover Your True Calling is a highly interactive class to help you better discern your vocational design and understand how vocational identity fits into your life plan.

(NOTE: If you would like to request an interpreter for a professional development event at Columbus State, please contact Monessa Bradford at mbradfor@cscc.edu or 287-2107.)

  • 5/11/2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 12 seats left - click to register

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Put Your Strengths to Work!

Now that you know your top five Strengths, what's next? "Win with Your Strengths" taught us that we will grow most in our areas of greatest strength. In this half-day class, you will gain a deeper understanding of the strengths based philosophy as you continue along your journey of self-awareness and personal growth. In addition, you will learn six proven strategies that help leverage your own unique strengths as well as the strengths of others on your team.

 

Course time: 4 hours

 

(NOTE: If you would like to request an interpreter for a professional development event at Columbus State, please contact Monessa Bradford at mbradfor@cscc.edu or 287-2107.)

 

Prerequisite: Win with Your Strengths

  • 5/22/2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 315) - 12 seats left - click to register

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Understanding Conflict

Believe it or not, conflict can be a healthy and productive part of the workplace environment.  In Understanding Conflict, we will examine the different conflict styles of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument to understand our own “go to” style and explore healthy resolution strategies.

To be best prepare, please complete the short assessment attached and bring your results with you to class to frame our conversation.

http://academic.engr.arizona.edu/vjohnson/ConflictManagementQuestionnaire/ConflictManagementQuestionnaire.asp

 (NOTE: If you would like to request an interpreter for a professional development event at Columbus State, please contact Monessa Bradford at mbradfor@cscc.edu or 287-2107.)

 

  • 6/2/2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 10 seats left - click to register

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Win With Your Strengths (All Employees)

Everyone has strengths. Recognizing and tapping into them to reach larger goals can lead to increased job satisfaction, performance, productivity and success.

In this course you learn:

Introduction to strengths based language

* Learn more about your own strengths

* Learn more about others strengths

Take an online StrengthsFinder assessment and determine your top 5 “Signature Strengths”

VERY IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE:

Completion of the Strengthsfinder online assessment is REQUIRED prior to course. If you do not receive your access code to complete the assessment please contact Barbara Allen, ballen03@cscc.edu or EXT. 5297.

Course time: This is a 4 hour course.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to register.

(NOTE: If you would like to request an interpreter for a professional development event at Columbus State, please contact Monessa Bradford at mbradfor@cscc.edu or 287-2107.)


  • 5/4/2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 5 seats left - click to register

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