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

NOTE: The weekly chat scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 has been canceled.

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.  Click here.

APRIL 2020 ONLINE WORKSHOPS - repeated throughout April

Click the links below to register, select the date and you will receive a Zoom meeting room ID.

COMMUNICATING DURING A CRISIS  (New)
When we feel stress and anxiety it's often difficult to be at our best when communicating with others.  Learn about some quick and easy tips.  They will help us stay in the present moment, be more self-aware and reduce unnecessary conflict or miscommunication. 

Weekly on Tuesdays at 4 pm on April 7, 14, 21 & 28

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE (New)
Making time to develop optimal performance is not easy.  With the amount of stress, distractions and interruptions in our daily lives, it's difficult to commit to this goal.  Many sources refer to the ABC's of self care to reduce stress.  Learn about these and other tips for guidance and support.

Weekly on Fridays at 1 pm on April 10 & 17

BECOMING RESILIENT (New)
Resilience is the ability to bounce back after adversity or change.  Why are some people more resilient than others?  How is it that even though they experience the same event as we do, that they seem to cope better?

Weekly on Mondays at 4 pm on April 13, 20 & 27

ADJUSTING TO CHANGE & TRANSITION (New)
It is not uncommon for people and institutions to resist change.  Often it is not the change that people struggle with; it's the transition - our psychological adaptation to the change.

Weekly on Thursdays at 1 pm on April 9, 16, 23 & 30

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.

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
Enhancing Communication
Modes of Communication & When to Use Them
Communication Tool Kit - I Hear You
Enhancing Communication
Modes of Communication & When to Use Them
What's Your Communication Style?
Having Respectful & Effective Conversations
Managing Difficult Conversations - A Training for Supervisors

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

Creating a Positive Environment

Management
Managing UP - How to improve your relationship with your boss
Managing UP - Addressing challenging situations

Resilience
How Resilient Are You?

Team Building
Working Effectively Together

Ombuds Office Orientations about the office's role & services for:
Faculty & Staff
Supervisors/Management
Students