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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Calendar Highlights

May 26:

Professional Development Workshop — Get Up and Go: Motivating Others. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. In this workshop, we will examine the ways to energize a group as members work toward a common goal. Identifying group motivational strategies and the ways to direct a group's motivation, you will gain an improved understanding of how to engage and inspire others. Register online.

May 27:

Gates/Hillman Centers Evacuation Drill. Environmental Health & Safety will conduct a building evacuation drill of the Gates and Hillman centers at 9 a.m. An evacuation announcement will be made over the building's voice alarm system, followed by the sounding of the building's fire alarm. Once the fire alarm sounds, occupants should quickly leave the building via the nearest exit and assemble where directed. Failure to leave a building when the fire alarm sounds is a violation of a City of Pittsburgh ordinance and may result in a fine and court appearance. Questions about the evacuation should be directed to Richard Caruso at 412-268-9404 or rmcaruso@andrew.cmu.edu.

May 31:

Professional Development Workshop — Design Thinking: What’s a Supervisor to Do? 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Have things gotten stale within your organization? Are you looking for new results to age old problems? Are you looking for a way to engage your staff in “visioning” a different way of working? Participants will examine the principles of design thinking from the perspective of a supervisor by experiencing it first hand in this workshop. If you want to experience out of the box thinking … this session is for you. Register online.

June 1:

Guidance Resources presents Emotional Intelligence. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Implementing discipline over your emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to reacting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves your ability to master your emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve your communications with others, enhance your perception of satisfaction with yourself and your life, and increase your productiveness overall. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online

June 2:

New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to formally welcome new staff members to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first thirty days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

June 8:

Professional Development Workshop — FocusU: Learning at Your Fingertips. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Want to take your professional development to the next level? With the FocusU learning management system, you can create a learning plan, register for a workshop, gain information on a particular topic, and track your professional development activities. This session will explore how this tool can maximize your professional development and introduce you to some exciting new resources. Register online.

June 9:

Professional Development Workshop — Managing Transitions: Creating a Roadmap for Success. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Change and transition are all around us, from campus construction to changes in office protocol. No matter the size and scope, changes in your work environment may require you to discover new resources, understand new expectations, and develop new relationships. This workshop is designed to help you develop strategies and approaches to effectively adapt to job and workplace transitions. Register online.

June 14:

Professional Development Workshop: Who Am I? An Introduction to Supervisory Styles. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. What is your supervisory style? How does your style affect your ability to supervise effectively? In this workshop, we will explore different approaches to supervision. You will complete an assessment that identifies your preferred supervision tendencies and discuss how to approach different supervision scenarios in ways that make the most of your supervisory style. Register online.

June 15:

Professional Development Workshop — Competency Highlight: Intercultural Awareness. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Developing core competencies allows us to be agile and adjust to the significant changes taking place in our institution and the world around us. This session introduces you to the Professional Development Services Competency Model and highlights Intercultural Awareness — one of the core competencies identified in the model. You will have an opportunity to explore the Intercultural Awareness competency, identify resources, and create a professional development plan that will help you build competency in this area. Register online.

June 16:

Professional Development Workshop: Project Management for the Non-Project Manager. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Are you responsible for completing projects, but not a project manager? Managing projects without the skills to succeed can be frustrating and discouraging. If you are looking to develop a systematic method to address your projects, join us as we explore project management skills and discover how they can simplify your process for managing projects. In this interactive workshop, we will develop a structured system to plan milestones and timelines, initiate action items, implement follow-up strategies and track the progress of your efforts. Register online.

Professional Development Workshop — Time to Plan: Time Management for Administrative Professionals. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. As an administrative professional, you handle incoming requests, juggle multiple schedules, and find solutions to problems; all while completing your routine tasks. The dynamics of an administrative staff position require a distinct and intentional approach to prioritizing and managing tasks. Through the activities and conversations in this workshop, you will learn new tools, develop new strategies, and share your practical techniques for prioritizing tasks and planning your time. Register online.

June 21:

Professional Development Workshop: Find Your "Flow." 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Have you ever been so engrossed in a task or activity that you lose track of time and the world around you? If so, you may have experienced Flow: single-minded immersion in a task or activity during which thoughts, emotions, and actions synchronize in the service of performing and learning. This session will explore the concept and characteristics of Flow, how it is achieved, and how it can be used to merge awareness and action for optimal performance. Register online.

June 22:

Professional Development Workshop — Do That Again: Documenting Work Processes to Ensure Continuity and Success. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Through the course of your work, you and your colleagues engage in numerous tasks and processes. Recording and analyzing these procedures can be instrumental in successfully repeating efficient processes and improving inefficient ones. In this workshop, you will identify the benefits of documenting tasks and processes and develop strategies to thoroughly record the steps necessary for continuity and continued success. Register online.

June 28:

Professional Development Workshop: Digital Learning Series. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you working to leverage digital learning as part of your organization's learning strategy? Creating digital learning experiences that connect with learners and positively impact their learning experience requires an intentional and systematic approach. The Digital Learning Series is a daylong workshop in which we will explore eLearning best practices, eLearning authoring tools, and strategies to create your eLearning course. If you are interested in creating digital learning experiences for your learners, please join us and learn how to plan and execute a successful eLearning program. Register online.

June 29:

Professional Development Workshop — Competency Highlight: Managing Conflict. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Developing core competencies allows us to be agile and adjust to the significant changes taking place in our institution and the world around us. This session introduces you to the Professional Development Services Competency Model and highlights Managing Conflict — one of the core competencies identified in the model. You will have an opportunity to explore the Managing Conflict competency, identify resources, and create a professional development plan that will help you build competency in this area. Register online.

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