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Training and Development Opportunities

  • Trainings

    DoIT Training's -DoIT Training offers online training sessions throughout the year. Online sessions include ~1hr classes and Mini Bytes, our ~30 minute sessions focused on a specific topic you're encouraged to explore and try for yourself.  REGISTER HERE

    Green Dot Training -

    GROW  -

    Resume/Job Interviews -  

    SUNY Trainings

    Wolfmart - 

  • Development

    Diversity Leadership Development Initiative -

    NASPA Professional Competencies -

    The Ombuds Office - The Ombuds Office provides an informal channel through which constituents (students, faculty and staff) can confidentially discuss concerns, complaints or seek information and referrals without fear of retaliation. The office provides educational workshops and online Quick Tips on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, and more. Additionally, you can view the online library of recommended books. 
    Click the workshop titles below to register.  You will receive a Zoom meeting invite later.

    Communication is the key to establishing and maintaining effective and meaningful relationships.  If you wish to be understood, you must also seek to understand.  Through discussion, breakout sessions and videos, participants will learn and practice communciation techniques.  (Listening & communication questionnaires to be completed prior to workshop).
    November 2, 2022, Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    December 5, 2022, Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Our world has become more polarized than ever.  And, Stony Brook is a microcosm of the global community.  Whether the subject matter is about politics and upcoming elections, climate change, race, gun violence, viruses and vaccines, etc. - it's important that we listen empathetically, respect diverse points of view and see what we can learn from each other.  Our impulse might be to shut down the other person by becoming defensive and judgmental thus losing our ability to "really" listen.  Let's look at ways in which we can choose to stay in the conversation and mutually respect each other's opinions.  We will examine useful strategies to learn and grow through difficult conversations, view helpful videos and participate in discussion.
    October 7, 2022, Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    October 26, 2022, Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Working with others toward a common goal can be both rewarding and at times frustrating.  This workshop will cover the following topics:  team development, team roles and behavior, characteristics of effective teams, and dysfunctional team behavior.  It will also address the vital importance that relationships play in team communication.  (Team assessment questionnaire to be completed prior to workshop)
    October 12, 2022, Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    December 9, 2022, Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    LEADERSHIP (NEW)(Managment/Supervisory Training) - 2 hours
    This workshop is for anyone with management/supervisory responsibility, particularly for FTMs (first-time managers) or anyone who feels that they could use support for developing high performance teams while creating an inclusive culture.  Prior to this workshop you'll complete a survey to determine your leadership style.  We will review some helpful leadership techniques.  We will also discuss a variety of leadership challenges and how to overcome them.  Finally, there will be videos and opportunities for breakout sessions to share and receive feedback.
    October 20, 2022, Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    November 17, 2022, Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    MANAGING HIGH CONFLICT BEHAVIOR(Management/Supervisory Training) - 2 hours
    High conflict behavior in the workplace creates unnecessary stress, affects team members in terms of decreased motivation, poor morale and employee retention.  Additionally, it negatively impacts both individual and organizational performance.  This workshop will describe high conflict thinking and high conflict behavior.  Participants will learn and practice the BIFF response to high conflict behavior.
    October 28, 2022, Friday, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    November 29, 2022, Tuesday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Strengths - 

    Wellness in the Workplace -

  • Student Affairs Shadowing Initiative

    Is there another area within the division that you’d like to learn more about?  What if you could spend some time visiting the space, shadowing professional staff, and learning more about the operations and work they do?

    The Student Affairs Shadowing Initiative is an opportunity for staff to experience a different area within the division in a half day shadowing program.  This initiative is meant to provide staff with the following:  

    • An opportunity to meet other colleagues in the division
    • Learn about different resources available to our students so you can better serve them   
    • Help you to make more informed decisions about your future career path

    If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity contact