The Learning Academies @ SHSU

Training Schedule

TitleLocationDateTime
Leadership At Every Level: E-Colors: The Essentials of Intentional Leadership LSC 320 February 1, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leadership At Every Level: Respect and Tolerance LSC 315 February 26, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Come for Coffee: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion LSC 242 March 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Management Academy: Managing Performance Before, During, And After the APA LSC 320 March 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Leadership At Every Level: Verbal Aikido LSC 242 April 8, 2019 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Come for Coffee: Delivering Successful Presentations (Pt. 1) - Self Presentation and Anxiety Management LSC 241A April 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come for Coffee: Delivering Successful Presentations (Pt. 2) - How to Captivate Your Audience with Visuals Thomason 107 May 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00 AM
Training University: Graduate Hiring Thomason 107 July 10, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Training University: Student Hiring Thomason 107 July 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Management Academy: Verbal Aikido In Real Life

LSC 230 September 17, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Leadership At Every Level: Strength Quest

LSC 230 October 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Training University: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo

LSC Orange Ballroom A October 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Management Academy: Verbal and Nonverbal Communications in the Workplace for Managers

LSC 230A November 4, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Training Details


Leadership At Every Level: E-Colors

Location: LSC 320

Date: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Description:

This half-day advanced E-Colors PDI (Personality Diversity Indicator) session will be led by returning presenter E-Colors in Education’s executive coach Dr. Rosalinda Mercado of the international coaching and professional development company Equilibria. This session for the Leadership at Every Level track of the Learning Academies @ SHSU continues a journey through the eight steps of intentional leadership with brand new content from Equilibria's proprietary 8 Essentials of Intentional Leadership program focusing on Step 7, Accountability. These stand-alone 8E workshops feature performance enhancement processes for leaders and teams to understand the essential elements of effective teamwork and leadership through a series of coaching sessions. To find out more, please go to https://www.ecolorsineducation.org/

Any participants who have attended a previous E-Colors foundational course or know their E-Colors style are eligible to attend. Dr. Mercado will give a  brief overview of basic concepts. If you do not remember your style, please retake the PDI. If you have never completed the PDI, please take it before registering; you will receive a summary that you can use to register for this session.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All participants at this event must have completed the Personality Diversity Indicator (PDI) at http://tinyurl.com/SHSUecolors or know their E-Colors style (such as "Yellow/Blue, Blue/Red," etc.) prior to registering for the event. When completing the survey, please request the online PDI survey results be emailed to you, then forward the results to rosalinda@ecolorsineducation.org with the subject line “SHSU-HR” by January 25, 2019. If you already know your style, you do not need to complete the survey again, but please send your info (for example, “Blue/Green” or “Red/Yellow”) by January 25 to rosalinda@ecolorsineducation.org

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Leadership At Every Level: Respect and Tolerance

Location: LSC 315

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Description: Respect and tolerance are the focal point of many diversity initiatives and sometimes viewed as the first step in developing a sense of belonging within any community or workplace. This workshop helps participants improve their interactions with other people by identifying practical strategies to promote non-judgmental, open-minded, patient attitudes toward diverse people, ideas, and practices; and to create an inclusive, respectful, and productive environment for all.

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Come for Coffee: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion

Location: LSC 242

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Hiring Managers: How quickly would you be able to replace 23%-30% of your workforce?  As the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers retire, this is a real issue for higher education and private industry alike.  The skilled labor shortage is not the only issue to consider when determining how an inclusive culture, or lack of one, impacts you, your department, and the University.  Come find out why diversity and inclusion is key to the successful future operation of your department. 

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Management Academy: Managing Performance Before, During, and After the APA

Location: LSC 320

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Have you identified an underperforming staff member during the appraisal period and now wonder what to do next? Even if your employees are all star performers, learning how to recognize and tackle poor performance before the next APA will help you to understand the steps of progressive discipline if it ever becomes necessary. Managing employee performance not only happens at Annual Performance Appraisal (APA) time, but all year long. An effective supervisor can prevent many performance issues from developing, and small issues from growing into serious ones, by effectively planning, monitoring, and communicating for good performance.

 Join presenter Cindy Bradfield, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and learn how to plan for an effective performance appraisal and how to conduct the review to bring out the best from your staff. Cindy will also provide a simple template for writing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) to get your underperforming employee back on track. Get ready to learn during this two-hour presentation on the performance management cycle!

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Leadership At Every Level: Verbal Aikido

Location: LSC 315

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Dr. Ken Hendrickson, Dean of Graduate Studies, presents Managing Difficult Conversations with Verbal Aikido. Verbal Aikido is a practice combining committed listening skills with rhetorical techniques to manage difficult conversations and verbal attacks. It is particularly useful for individuals tasked with high-volume public contact, for those responsible for ensuring compliance, for those engaged in staff/faculty cross conversations, and for reducing intra-office conflict and friction. This session is in the "Leading at Every Level" track.

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Come for Coffee: Delivering Successful Presentations (Pt. 1) - Self Presentation and Anxiety Management

Location: LSC 242

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: This is part one of a two part session led by faculty members of the Business Communication department. These sessions may be taken independently of one another. In this session, we will focus on both verbal and nonverbal strategies for delivering effective presentations. The basic strategies covered in this session will help with ensuring effective delivery and with managing presentation anxiety. Participants will have the opportunity to practice delivery strategies during the session. 

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Come for Coffee: Delivering Successful Presentations (Pt. 2) - How to Captivate Your Audience With Visuals

Location: John Thomason Bldg. 107

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: This is part two of a two part session led by faculty members of the Business Communication department. These sessions may be taken independently of one another. This session will focus on the principles of effective slide design. In addition to overall structure of a slide deck, this session will cover how to design and integrate figures and images in your presentation slides. Participants will have the opportunity to practice designing effective figures and slides. 

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Training University: Graduate Hiring

Location: John Thomason Bldg. 107

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description: Come to this interactive lab training session with Human Resources to learn and have your questions answered about the graduate hiring process and submitting Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs).

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Training University: Student Hiring

Location: John Thomason Bldg. 107

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Description: Come to this interactive lab training session with Human Resources to learn and have your questions answered about the hourly student process and submitting Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs).

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Management Academy: Verbal Aikido In Real Life

Location: LSC 230

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Description: Verbal Aikido In Real Life is a half-day workshop on the art of redirecting conflict. Verbal Aikido is a practice combining committed listening skills with rhetorical techniques to manage difficult conversations and verbal attacks.  It aims to diffuse conflict while saving face for all parties and leaving an open future for continued working relationships. It is particularly useful for individuals tasked with high-volume public contact, for those responsible for ensuring compliance, for those engaged in staff/faculty cross conversations, and for reducing intra-office conflict and friction.

 Participants for VA IRL are invited to bring along communication scenarios and situations they have seen for which they would like some new options.

About the Presenter:  Luke Archer is the founder and leader of Betterfly, a teaching and learning management institute.  A native of Ireland, he now lives and works in France from where he promotes Verbal Aikido around the world.  Since starting Verbal Aikido in 2008, Luke has trained teachers, business leaders, public servants, students, medical professionals, and university employees.  Since 2016 he has had a collaboration with members of the SHSU community.  This is his third annual Verbal Aikido @ SHSU workshop week.

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Leadership At Every Level: Strength Quest

Location: LSC 230

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Description: The Discover Your Strengths session is designed for professionals who are interested in determining their natural strengths and talents that impact both their professional and personal lives. Our goal is simple: help others become great at what they're naturally good at in order to have a positive professional experience and develop skills for a meaningful career.

Prior to attending the session, participants complete the CliftonStrengths® assessment to discover their Top 5 Themes of Talent. By discovering their Themes of Talent, participants gain knowledge necessary for a strong foundation in leadership and can begin the purposeful work of sharpening their skills to achieve goals. Discover Your Strengths sessions provide resources and opportunities for professionals to engage in meaningful conversations about their Strengths and learn more about themselves as leaders for professional and personal success.

To complete the assessment: Once you register for this event, you will receive an email from the presenter, Max Walling, within 48 hours, giving you further instructions and a registration code. If you do not receive an instruction email within this time frame, please contact Max at max.l.walling@shsu.edu. Please note: If you have completed the assessment within the past year, you do not need to retake it. Simply register for the course and when asked, respond "Yes" to the question as to whether you have taken the assessment and when. 

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Training University: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo

Location: LSC Orange Ballroom A

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Description: Imagine a work environment where all communications and interactions were conducted in a civil and respectful manner. Co-workers and customers would be treated respectfully on a consistent basis. There would be no place for harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, unethical actions, or other disrespectful and potentially illegal behaviors. Instead of this idealized picture, studies and polls indicate that workplaces are a reflection of society at-large and that incivility is a serious problem that is getting worse.  In this session, presenter Joe Bontke offers solutions to harassment, conflict, bias and bullying, and offers resources to make your workplace more civil. Mr. Bontke is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Houston District office of the EEOC. He has been in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 30 years.

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Management Academy: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication In The Workplace

Location: LSC 230A

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Description:  What impact does your nonverbal communication have on your verbal message? How does your stance, your facial expressions, your demeanor, etc. encourage a healthy relationship between you and your employees, peers, and executives? Does it communicate your confidence, knowledge, and/or decisiveness as clearly as your words, or are they at odds? Do you sometimes struggle with a lack of respect for your authority, or with others challenging you based on how you project yourself, regardless of your title on the door?

At this presentation, favorite returning Management Academy speaker Dr. Aneika Simmons will share powerful techniques that will help you ensure your nonverbal and verbal communications are sending the messages you intend—and that you are in control of the message being presented and received.

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