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Workshop CHAT

ASK THE OMBUDS - A WEEKLY INFORMAL ONLINE CHAT - Wednesdays @ 1 pm

The purpose of the chat is 1) to learn how the Ombuds Office can be a resource for you, 2) to discuss general issues about your work or study and 3) to learn about topics of interest such as effective and respectful communication, resolving problems or conflict and any other topics to assist you in improving the work or academic environment. 

Registration - NOT required.   JOIN CHAT HERE.

MAY 2022 ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Click the workshop titles below to register.  You will receive a Zoom meeting invite later.

WHAT IS FAIRNESS? (NEW)
This workshop will highlight the different aspects of fairness.  We will define terms such as fairness, equality, equity and justice.  Supervisors, employees and students will learn about a checklist used to evaluate whether there was a fair process in order to yield a fair outcome.  The role of the Ombuds will explained vis-a-vis fairness.  Additionally, there will be breakout sessions, a quiz and an anonymous poll.  Finally, a  list of resources will be provided for consultation and referral when there are concerns about a lack of a fair process.

May 4, 2022, Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

COMMUNICATING ACROSS GENERATIONS (rescheduled from March 22)
In today's workplace, it is likely one will have co-workers of varying ages, from Baby Boomers to Millenials to more recently Generation Z.  This presentation will highlight the historical context, values and preferred methods of communication, while providing you with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to successfully communicate with people of all generations.

May 5, 2022, Thursday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

COACHING SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS (rescheduled from March 24)
Experts say that one of the keys to employee success is effective coaching.  As a coach, it is important to consistently reevaluate your supervisory strategies to ensure performance improvement and promote productivity.

This workshop will highlight effective coaching strategies, describe coaching skills, and define terms we often use interchangeably such as coaching, counseling and mentoring.  They all help guide a team to improve performance.  You will also learn about the GROW Model for coaching which is different from the GROW Model at the Career Center.  Additionally, there will be breakout sessions and an anonymous poll.

May 2, Monday, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A FEW REMINDERS WHEN WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED:
Click on the date of the workshop that you wish to attend. Reminders are sent out closer to the workshop date. If you cannot access the registration form, try another browser or contact the Ombuds Office.  For ONLINE workshops, a ZOOM link will be sent out after registration.

LIST OF WORKSHOP TITLES & DESCRIPTIONS
Upon request workshops will be customized for your department, class or work group.

Change & Transition
Change & Transition - Navigating New Waters

Communication
Communicating Across Generations
Communicating During A Crisis
Communication Tool Kit - I Hear You
Communicating with Care & Compassion
Enhancing Communication
Having Respectful & Effective Conversations
Modes of Communication & When to Use Them
More Tips on Respectful & Effective Communication
What's Your Communication Style?

Conflict
High Conflict Behavior - What Is It & What Can You Do About It
Negotiating Conflict
Test Your Knowledge About Conflict - Take the Conflict Awareness Quiz
Tools for Resolving Conflict
Understanding Conflict

Culture
Creating a Compassionate Environment During Uncertain Times - It takes all of us!
Creating a Positive Environment

Management
Coaching Skills for Supervisors
Managing UP - Addressing challenging situations
Managing UP - How to improve your relationship with your boss
Managing Change (Management/Supervisory Training)
Managing Difficult Conversations (Management/Supervisory Training)
Negotiating Conflict (Management/Supervisory Training)

Performance
Improving Performance

Resilience
How Resilient Are You?

Team Building
Working Effectively Together

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