Professional Development Courses

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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. 

  • 8/16/2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 352) - 22 seats left - click to register

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LGBTQ History: Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

June 28, 2017 will mark the 49th anniversary of the confrontation between police and bar patrons that sparked the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.  Come commemorate that day by exploring over an hundred and twenty years of LGBTQ history in the United States.  The exhibit features a timeline of historical events, persons and cultural/political/legal milestones that have shaped the formation of contemporary Queer culture.  A large display of artifacts – protest buttons, Pride and other event t-shirts, posters, political organization & gay media publications and scholar/popular books – from the personal collection of Dr. Phyl Gorman - Assistant Director of Professional Development and  Retention - will also be available for viewing.

Dr. Phyl will make a formal presentation from 11-1pm and share brief video clips as she discusses the evolution of identity, culture and social movement activism.

  • 6/28/2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 409) - 16 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

 

Prerequisite: Win with Your Strengths

  • 7/21/2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 352) - 24 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

 

  • 7/24/2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 352) - 22 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.


  • 7/19/2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 352) - 24 seats left - click to register

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