Course Catalog 2011-2012

Workshop Catalog 2011-12012

Academic:

Leadership/ Management:

 Managing the Performance of Others

Purpose:

This 5 part workshop focuses on on the performance management aspect of your leadership role. The skills taught in this workshop help participants prepare for and conduct different types of performance-related discussions. During the workshop, participants engage in a variety of individual and group activities, video demonstrations, role plays, and partner and large group discussions.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce the concepts of performance management
  • Obtain the skills and tools to prepare for performance-related discussion that increase productivity, collaboration, and achievement
  • Learn how to discuss performance expectations with others in a way that increases their sense of ownership and gains their commitment
  • Acquire the skills to address recurring or serious performance problems, get an individual’s performance back on track, and build motivation
  • Discover how to conduct a performance review that focuses on major responsibilities, opportunities for improvement, and developmental needs

 Intended Audience:

Managers, Supervisors & Leaders of a work or group team

 Workshop Length:

3.5 hrs each session; 17.5 hrs total workshop

 Maximizing Your Supervisory Potential

Purpose:

Are you new to supervision or became a supervisor in the last year and are wondering how to make and effective transition? This 3 part workshop focuses on making that transition effectively by teaching you skills that will help prepare you for and develop strategies to assume your new role. This will include engaging in a variety of individual and group activities, video demonstrations, role plays and partner and large group discussions.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the concepts of supervision and essential skills needed to be successful
  • Acquire the skills and tools to understand the new role and transition from individual contributor to manager
  • Develop effective delegation skills and behaviors

 Intended Audience:

Managers, Supervisors & Leaders of a work or group team

 Workshop Length:

3 hrs

3.5 hrs each session; 10.5 hrs total workshop

 Organizational:

(Communication):

 Diffusing Emotionally Charged Situations

Purpose:

To learn how to handle emotions at work- your own and others.

 Learning objectives:

  • Understand how emotional situations occur
  • Develop strategies to manage emotional situations
  • Know your own hot buttons

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

3 hrs

Road to Abilene

Purpose:

To develop more effective group decision making processes by reducing group think and unproductive decision making.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize ineffective group decision making decisions
  • Understand the role of mismanaged agreement
  • Explore an individual’s involvement in group discussions and agreement
  • Learn measures to avoid making counter-productive decisions

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

Workshop Length:

6 hrs

Workplace Writing

Purpose:

To improve the effectiveness ad professionalism of your on-the-job writing

 Learning Objectives:

  • To identify the qualities of good workplace writing
  • To learn strategies for crafting well-worded sentences
  • To address writing issues identified by the group
  • To revise e-mails, memos, letters and performance evaluations that participants bring with them

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

2 hrs

 (Human Resources)

Effective Interviewing Skills Workshop

Purpose:

When economic times become uncertain, candidate pools change, and hiring the right candidate becomes increasingly important.  Carefully, screening potential candidates saves the interviewer and the organization time and money.  Therefore, applying the highest quality of interviewing techniques is critical to the success of a search.  At this workshop participants will learn to implement consistent and effective interviews that allow the organization to make the right selection more accurately.  This workshop is highly interactive and practice driven.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to develop an interviewing strategy
  • Applicable federal and state rules, regulations and guidelines
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Using consistent questions and standard procedures
  • How to conduct an interview that uncovers information
  • The use of behavior interviewing techniques
  • When to use distant, one-on-one or group interviews
  • How to open and close an interview

 Intended Audience:

Hiring Managers & Interview Committee Members

Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 Faculty Search and Selection

Purpose:

You have been appointed to chair a search committee, which will be charged to find the newest member of your department or school. Now what!?!? Come learn how to carry out an effective faculty search and one that is in accordance with Marymount’s established practices and with state/federal regulations.

 Learning Objectives:

  • The University’s application process
  • How to narrow down the candidates
  • Standard practice for on-campus interviews
  • What interview questions to ask
  • What interview questions to avoid
  • What to do with non-selected candidates

 Intended Audience:

Faculty on search committees

Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 Navigating through the Bermuda Triangle (FMLA, Workers Compensation)

Purpose:

During this session, we will explore the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and how it applies and works in combination with other types of leave such as short term disability with the program.

 Learning Objectives:

  • To gain familiarity with the laws governing Family Medical Leave Act and Workers’ Compensation Program
  • To gain through scenarios, tools to manage Workers’ Compensation and FMLA cases
  • To understand the responsibilities of the supervisor, employee and Marymount University for FMLA and Workers’ Compensation

 Intended Audience:

Managers

 Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 Navigating through the Bermuda Triangle (FMLA, Workers Compensation)

Purpose:

During this session, we will explore the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and how it applies and works in combination with other types of leave such as short term disability with the program.

 Learning Objectives:

  • To gain familiarity with the laws governing Family Medical Leave Act and Workers’ Compensation Program
  • To gain through scenarios, tools to manage Workers’ Compensation and FMLA cases
  • To understand the responsibilities of the supervisor, employee and Marymount University for FMLA and Workers’ Compensation

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 Position Description Workshop

Purpose:

You need to write a position description and do not know where to start or what the University’s guidelines are on writing a position description.  You have never written a position description or you need to brush up on your skills.  If any of this describes you, then this is the workshop you do not want to miss.  At this workshop participants will learn how to write effective, legal and accurate position descriptions.  This workshop is highly interactive and practice driven.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Marymount’s revised guidelines for writing position descriptions
  • Laws regarding position descriptions and avoiding legal pitfalls
  • The advantages of using position descriptions
  • The drafting process
  • Determining essential functions and qualifications
  • Gathering input
  • Writing the description; summary, responsibilities and requirements
  • How to handle physical demands
  • Keeping the description updated

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 Search and Selection Training

Purpose:

Want to feel confident and versed on hiring new employees?  Come and learn about Marymount’s established practices on the search (recruitment) and selection process.  During this session we will discuss how to prepare for the recruitment process, how to handle the recruitment process, how to prepare and handle the interview, how to make sound hiring decisions, and how to finalize the hiring decision.

 Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of developing a strategy
  • How to identify “red flags”
  • How to identify what you want in a candidate
  • How to make the most of an interview
  • How to make reference and background checks count
  • How to make the offer

Intended Audience:

Hiring Managers

 Workshop Length:

2.5 hours

 (Professional):

Introduction to Myers Briggs

Purpose:

The Myer Briggs Type Indicator is an assessment tool to help individuals understand their own unique style and approach when dealing with others. The MBTI is a way to understand one’s individual preferences and how those preferences influence communicating with others, managing time, dealing with conflict resolution, and decision-making.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of MBTI
  • Acquire individual feedback on your own preferences report form
  • Increase awareness of your own relating styles
  • Understand how this style impacts your effectiveness with others

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

3.5 hrs

 Managing Change

Purpose:

Does change make you feel excited, scared anxious, hopeful, worried, or motivated? Spend sometime understanding your reaction to change and how you can leverage your reactions to make the most out of the various outcomes change can bring. Bring a past change or a change you are anticipating to explore and discuss. Leave with a better understanding of the change’s impact on you and some concrete strategies to best manage that change.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between change and transition
  • Understand the process and stages of transition
  • Explain the choices individuals have regarding change and determine where you are in transition continuum

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

3.5 hrs

 Managing Conflict

Purpose:

The key to managing conflict is to first understand your reaction and how one’s values and strengths can contribute to conflict. At the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of conflict and the tools used to manage conflict more productively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how conflict develops
  • Understand how individual values and strengths contribute to conflict
  • Chart your conflict style
  • Understand how your style impacts interactions with others
  • Learn techniques to achieve better results and communication with others

Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

Workshop Length:

3.5 hrs

Managing Your Priorities

Purpose:

To help individuals be more successful at handling competing priorities, coordinate and negotiate responsibilities, schedules, and resources with others.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why managing competing priorities is important
  • Review priorities to better communicate to meet goals
  • Handle interruptions and requests more effectively
  • Clarify performance expectations
  • Analyze needs and work others to identify ways to handle competing priorities
  • Decide on the appropriateness of delegating
  • Delegate effectively

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

7 hrs

 (Business):

Using Calculated Columns In Informer

Purpose:

This workshop will demonstrate how to use and create custom calculations in your reports on Informer. These columns can reduce calls to AIS for custom columns. They can also reduce the need of exporting results to another product to make the information gathered useful and easy to share. Calculated columns will also play and important role in the upcoming release of dashboard functionality within Informer itself.

 Learning Objectives:

Participants will leave the training with a better understanding of how calculated columns in Informer can be used, the underlying technology that they are based on, and existing formulas that can be re-purposed to meet their own individual needs.

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees that currently design informer reports

Workshop Length:

1 hr

 Purchasing at MU

Purpose: Coming Soon!

 

Learning Objectives:

 Intended Audience:

All requisitioners or approvers of requisitions & purchasing orders

Workshop Length:

2.5 hrs

Budgeting Basics

Coming soon!

 Spiritual:

Lunch -n- “New” Liturgy

Purpose:

The texts of the prayers for Mass are changing. The dialogue between the priest and the people is changing. Beginning the first Sunday of Advent 2011, Catholics will celebrate mass with new words. Bring lunch along and come learn about why we say what we say!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the changes are
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the rich connection between the Sacred Scriptures (Holy Bible) and the prayers of the Mass

Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

1 hr

 Lunches in Lent- Virtues for Work, School and Home

Purpose:

Each week we will break open a new virtue- such as prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude- and we’ll build up from there. Let your lunches in Lent be food for body

 Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the difference between values and virtues
  • Understand why we are called to live a virtuous life
  • Learn how to open ourselves to being virtuous people each day

Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

1 hr

 Parts of the Mass

Purpose: Coming soon!

 Learning Objectives:

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

1 hr

 Catholic Tenants

Purpose: Coming soon!

 Learning Objectives:

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

1 hr

 Work- Life:

Golf Clinic for Beginners

Purpose: Coming soon!

 Learning Objectives:

 Intended Audience:

All MU Employees

 Workshop Length:

1 hr

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