Workshop Registration

2017-2018 Workshops Coming Soon!

To register, please click on “Register Here” for each class you are interested in attending.

Disability Awareness & Etiquette
September 19, 10am – 11:30am
Johnson Rooms
Instructor, Christina Kline

If you are providing a service, it is important to know the best ways to communicate with and about individuals who may have disabilities. This session will help you to understand how to best serve individuals with disabilities, and will give you some etiquette pointers that you can use in your everyday life.

You will learn to:
• Recognize the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability
• Apply specific tips for communicating with individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are blind or have low vision
• Determine when your own unintentional biases and assumptions concerning individuals with disabilities are interfering with your ability to provide quality service
• Use appropriate questions in order to determine whether an individual with a disability requires assistance or an accommodation
• Identify ways to better help individuals with disabilities, including those who are accompanied by service animals

You will benefit by:
• Recognizing how to appropriately and effectively engage with customers, members of the public, and others who may have a disability
• Understanding how to best serve individuals with disabilities
• Learning some etiquette pointers to use in your everyday life

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Intercultural Awareness
October 2, 10am – 11am
Johnson Rooms

There are many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session focuses on cultural differences between countries and how “common sense” assumptions we make about others may be flawed.

You will learn to:
• Determine some American cultural values and norms that might differ from other cultures
• Discuss some of the challenges persons from other cultures might face at a US educational institution, as a student or employee
• Identify examples of verbal and nonverbal communication, symbolic meaning, cultural norms and cultural values

You will benefit by:
• Obtaining a general framework for understanding culture
• Increasing self-awareness and improving competency in both inter -and intra-cultural communications

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The Improvisation Mindset

October 10, 2017
1:00-2:30
LEC, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Heidi Sherick

All of us have fundamental needs of being heard, feeling like we make a contribution, feeling supported and encouraged in what we do, and knowing we are appreciated and valued. In addition, being present, practicing active listening, and affirming and adding (yes and!) without judgment allow our relationships to be stronger and more effective.

This active workshop fosters innovation, risk taking, and inclusion by engaging participants in activities based on improvisational theater. Participants will work on developing skills in enhancing presence, active listening and story-telling.

Attendees at this workshop will actively participate in exercises from Improv to explore strategies for active listening, cooperation, generosity, comfort with spontaneity, and responsiveness to unexpected situations. Our time will be spent doing activities, then reflecting together to debrief.

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 Leaders Creating Cultures at Their Best

October 12, 2017 8 am – 11:00 am
LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms

Especially for supervisors and managers. Get the tools you need to create a thriving work team where health and well-being contribute to success.

Attend the workshop to:
• Increase your team’s engagement through well-being – Learn how creating a culture of health and well-being within your work team can result in a happier, healthier, less stressed and more satisfied work team.
• Become the leader you aspire to be – Obtain the needed tools and resources to inspire and motivate your work team to reach shared health and well-being goals.
• Think holistically – Understand how and why the dimensions of well-being are important to the success of your work team.
• Re-invent your team’s culture – Learn about all five dimensions of workplace culture and the important role you play in creating a healthier work environment that others want to join in.
• Overcome barriers – Understand the structural and personal barriers that individuals and teams face when creating a healthy work environment.
• Discover the multitude of resources available – Learn how to partner with your MHealthy triad.

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Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables/Macros
October 12, 2017 9 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman

Window’s based, Excel 2010
Through step-by-step creation participants will gain a more advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This class is geared towards someone who uses Excel as a database management system.

Participants will learn:
• Advanced sorting skills
• Filtering a list
• Subtotal
• Pivot tables, validation, and macros.

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Change It Up
October 20, 2017 1:30-3:00 pm
LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructors: Will Sherry, Callie McKee

Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community.

You will learn to:
• Identify self-awareness and social responsibility as qualities of strong personal leadership
• Discuss your own and others’ identities and experiences
• Determine the various options for effectively intervening during a negative situation
• Develop your ability to assess which intervention option is based on the situation
• Discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities

You will benefit by:
• Receiving high impact learning through educational theater
• Increasing your motivation to intervene in harmful situations
• Gaining ability to assess the effectiveness of multiple options for intervention
• Expanding your skills and confidence to successfully intervene in harmful situations

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Unconscious Bias
November 9, 2017 10am – 12pm
LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Michael Herrington

The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one’s perceptions, decisions, and interactions.

You will learn to:
• Examine your own background and identities to interact more authentically with co-workers, customers and the community
• Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
• Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
• Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
• Practice strategies to create transformational and systemic change in the workplace

You will benefit by:
• Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
• Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
• Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
• Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

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Straight Talk®: Using Strategic Communication for High Impact Results
11/14/2017
9:00-12:00
Location: LEC, GM Room
Instructor: Ron Sober

The key to workplace success is being a strong communicator. Being a strong communicator means knowing yourself and how to expertly navigate conversations that cut through assumptions, clarify needs and expectations, and maximize group productivity. Using the Straight Talk® communication style inventory, this session will explore good communication concepts and practices based on the work by communications expert and organizational leadership consultant Eric Douglas.

You will learn to:
• Recognize the four Straight Talk® styles and the strengths, weaknesses, similarities and differences among them
• Identify your unique Straight Talk® profile and determine how it contributes to your success
• Determine practical ways to effectively adapt your style to improve your communication with others
• Discuss a range of strategies to proactively apply the strengths of your style and others back to your work

You will benefit by:
• Developing positive working relationships and higher levels of trust with your work colleagues
• Increasing your self-awareness, personal productivity and efficiency by using more effective communication with others
• Decreasing or even eliminating conflicts that naturally occur from individual differences in style
• Increasing your ability to work in groups to solve problems and find successful solutions

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Microsoft Excel Charts
November 16, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman

Window’s based, Excel 2010
This is a basic chart class.

Participants will learn:
• Understanding charts
• Creating charts
• Working with different types of charts
• Resizing and editing charts
• Data ranges, legends, axis, and 3D charts

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Positive Leadership: It’s in every one of us
11/28/2017
1:00-4:30 
LEC, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Jennifer Evans

The practice of positive organizational psychology suggests that regardless of our role we each have the capacity to be a leader who positively influences our own vitality and productivity and also that of our colleagues and organizations. With an understanding of some research based principles, and experience with two positive leadership practices; you can claim your identity as a positive leader and lead yourself and your organization to greater good, whatever your position or role.

You will learn to:
• Describe the benefits of practicing positive organizational psychology
• Differentiate between “positive psychology” and “being positive”
• Recognize, embrace and develop your identity as a positive leader
• Demonstrate how even small contributions can positively impact energy and productivity 
• Apply the Fundamental State of Leadership process to gain a new understanding of and perspective on a presented problem
• Use preferred futuring methods to focus your creativity and energy to proactively create your future

You will benefit by:
• Maximizing your ability to use positive organizational practices in your work
• Claiming your identity as a positive leader to benefit your own vitality and that of others
• Understanding and affirming the positive contributions of people at all levels
• Accessing and sharing the new possibilities for energy and productivity that positive organizational psychology offers

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Google Drive/Docs Workshop
December 14, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman

Window’s based
Participants will learn:
• Get started with Google Drive, including storing files, organizing and finding your files, sharing
• Changing your sharing settings
• Learn how to save, edit, and share Microsoft Office files.
• Uploading and downloading files, viewing and opening files.

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Humor for the Health of It
December 18, 2017 12pm – 1pm
LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor, Janel Kilgore, FASAP
• Humor is vital for maintaining good physical and mental health.
• Have fun and relieve some tension while learning ways to look at the humorous side of things.

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Finding an Extra Hour Every Day: Time Management and Technology Strategies for Busy Professionals
1/9/2018
1:00-4:30 pm
Location: LEC, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Randy Dean

Everyone wishes they had extra time in their day. Explore the most common areas of productivity loss (and possible gain) affecting many busy professionals today. Come and learn useful strategies for finding at least one extra hour of productivity every day!

You will learn to:
• Identify key projects and integrate planning tools to better prioritize your work
• Determine when to say “No” to unnecessary tasks
• Apply techniques to clear the clutter in your mind for better focus and attention
• Choose different strategies for making your time in meetings more productive and efficient
• Employ the concept of “padding” to better manage incoming information

You will benefit by:
• Learning how to be honest with yourself about responsibilities, capabilities, and capacity
• Developing strategies which allow you to identify important responsibilities and how to best allocate time to them
• Knowing how to take advantage of expected and unexpected “downtime”

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Google Forms/Sheets Workshop
January 11, 2017 9 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman

Window’s based

Participants will learn:
• Introduction to google forms
• Creating, accessing, editing, and printing forms
• Embedding a google form link in an MS Word document
• Printing google forms in a fillable format
• Adding images to google forms
• Publishing the file as a web page
• Convert text to columns and add comments

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Business Case for Diversity

What is diversity? Why does it matter? And how can we increase it and keep it? This session will use examples from businesses, the military and other entities, while also highlighting cutting edge research that prove the value of diversity.
Tentative:  January 23, 2017
10-11 am
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Michael Herrington
• Recognize the various forms diversity takes within the workplace
• Discuss the value and positive impact that leveraging diversity in the workplace can bring/li>
• Identify tools to maintain diversity in the work environment

You will benefit by:
• Gaining skills to put together a plan to incorporate diversity in your workplace
• Maintaining diversity through employee-friendly practices that improve the workplace

Audience:
Any manager, supervisor or team lead who would like to learn how to better leverage diversity in the workplace.

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Microsoft Access Workshop
February 8, 2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman
Window’s based
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Understanding Generations at Work
February 13, 2017, 12pm – 1pm
Johnson Rooms
Instructor, Janel Kilgore, FASAP

• Explore the different generations from the Veterans to the Xer’s and how these generations evolve in the workplace.
• Discussion will focus on understanding differences, resolving conflict and managing effectively in an age diverse workplace.

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Leaders Creating Cultures at Their Best
March 6, 2018 1:30-4:30 pm
LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms

Especially for supervisors and managers. Get the tools you need to create a thriving work team where health and well-being contribute to success.
Attend the workshop to:
• Increase your team’s engagement through well-being – Learn how creating a culture of health and well-being within your work team can result in a happier, healthier, less stressed and more satisfied work team.
• Become the leader you aspire to be – Obtain the needed tools and resources to inspire and motivate your work team to reach shared health and well-being goals.
• Think holistically – Understand how and why the dimensions of well-being are important to the success of your work team.
• Re-invent your team’s culture – Learn about all five dimensions of workplace culture and the important role you play in creating a healthier work environment that others want to join in.
• Overcome barriers – Understand the structural and personal barriers that individuals and teams face when creating a healthy work environment.
• Discover the multitude of resources available – Learn how to partner with your MHealthy triad.

Register Here

How to Conduct a Performance Review
3/7/2017
1:30-3:00
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Tina Truskowski

Participants will learn:
• College’s expectations and processes as they relate to staff performance reviews.
• Useful information to help in preparing for and conducting the actual appraisal meeting.
• The differences between a performance plan, staff development goals and work related objectives
• Guidelines for setting appropriate staff goals.

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How to Prepare for Your Performance Review
4/11/2018
2:00-3:30 
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Tina Truskowski

Participants will:
• Receive help to prepare for their annual performance appraisal meeting
• Be provided information on staff performance plans and goal setting.

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