2020 Professional Development  Program

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Please see below the Calendar for the 2020 Professional Development Program, feel free to reach out to Alejandra Gaytan at alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu if you have any questions or feedback about the program. 

ON SITE TRAINING

February 12, 2020 -Creating a Healthier Lifestyle 1 hour 10:00AM – 11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM. (Student Workers Welcome)

 

Wellness is much more than simply avoiding disease. This program introduces how proper nutrition, regular exercise, balanced lifestyle and stress management all contribute to wellness. It also includes specific nutritional information and tips for a healthy heart.

Participants will:

  • Identify benefits of exercise.
  • Examine barriers to living healthier.
  • Apply MyPlate guidelines to their lifestyle.
  • Create an action plan to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • Compare their current lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Explore the biopsychosocial connection and lifestyle balance.
  • Recognize the short- and long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Discuss the health risks associated with tobacco, alcohol abuse and excess stress.

February 20, 2020- Career Development for your employees 1.5 hours 10:00AM-11:30PM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by KURT SERRANO FOUNDER & PRESIDENT AT ENSPIRA LLC.

This is an interactive and engaging course designed to build manager capability around providing and supporting career development for employees. Through thoughtful, facilitated discussions and overviews, participants will discover the many benefits of career development and learn impactful tactics and best practices when managing employee career development.

At the end of this class, participants will be able to directly apply their learnings to:

 

  • Support the creation of career development goals for employees
  • Identify employee career development opportunities
  • Create actionable employee career development plans
  • Develop employees' skills and competencies.

Class space is limited. Reserve your seat now! E-mail Alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu

February 20, 2020 -Career Development 1.5 hours 2:00PM-3:30PM Albrecht Auditorium. .
Training provided by KURT SERRANO FOUNDER & PRESIDENT AT ENSPIRA LLC.

This is an interactive and engaging course designed to build employee understanding and capability around career development. Through thoughtful facilitated discussions and overviews, participants will discover the many benefits of career development and learn impactful tactics and best practices when driving and supporting their own career development.

At the end of this class, participants will be able to directly apply their learnings to:

 

  • Create career development goals
  • Identify and suggest career development opportunities
  • Successfully navigate and complete career development-related projects/assignments
  • Create actionable career development plans.
  • Develop critical skills and competencies needed for development.

Class space is limited. Reserve your seat now! E-mail Alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu

March 4th, 2020 -Queer & Trans Allyship Workshop 9:00AM-12:00PM Burkle 14.
Audience:Staff and Faculty.

Join staff and faculty of the Claremont Colleges in this interactive workshop in allyship, brought to you by the QRC. "As identities and needs of LGBTQIA communities are constantly changing, it is important to stay current with language used and understand ways to best enact allyship. We like to think of allyship as something that we do, instead of as an identity with no call to action. We must all enact allyship to work for more socially just and equitable societies for people with marginalized genders and sexualities." To RSVP, please sign up here: bit.ly/qtaw2020

March 10, 2020 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Albrecht – Laying the Groundwork: Foundations of StrengthsFinder & What it Means for Me.
Training Provided by the Office of Career Strategy.

The purpose of this one-hour and a half workshop is to learn more about StrengthsFinder and get to know a little more about your strengths. Specifically, the hope is to gain more self-awareness and begin to think about using those to build a strengths based organizational culture. Please note the course is designed for participants to attend both StrenghtsFinder classes.

Please note the course is designed for participants to attend both StrenghtsFinder classes.Class space is limited.

Reserve your seat now! E-mail Alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu

March 24, 2020- A Deeper Dive into StrengthsFinder: The Four Domains of Strength & What They Means for Groups. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training Provided by the Office of Career Strategy.

In the second workshop of this two-part series, we will take a deeper look into StrengthsFinder and how to effectively utilize yours and your team's strengths. We will discuss the strengths theme matrix (executing, influencing, relationship building, and strategic thinking) and offer tips on how to avoid blind spots in a workplace culture.

You need to participate in the first StrenghtsFinder class to be able to attend the second one.

Class space is limited.Reserve your seat now! E-mail Alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu

April 22, 2020- How to Create Passion and Motivation in the Workplace 1 hour 2:00 PM-3:00 PM -Webinar.
Training provided by OPTUM. (Student Workers Welcome)

 

A thought-provoking program designed to encourage participants to energize themselves, content covers creating a productive work environment and self-motivation. The value of goal setting and achievement is also discussed.

Participants will:

  • Develop and write a team mission
  • Create an action plan to inspire passion
  • Recognize the sources of passion and motivation
  • Develop skills for inspiring others to do their best
  • Discuss the significance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Explore how passion can enhance or interfere with goals
  • Identify ways to inspire passion and motivation in the workplace

April 23, 2020 -Speed Reading For Academic Professionals 2 hours 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Albrecht Auditorium.
Training Provided by Iris Reading LLC.

Too much to read? Not enough time? There is no greater skill than having the ability to get through new information quickly, and remember it.This 2-hour workshop will help you read faster, remember more and boost your productivity.

LEARN HOW TO:

 

  • Increase your reading speed using practical techniques
  • Improve comprehension with better focus & concentration
  • Approach technical material & analytical reading more effectively
  • Remember key information using specific memory techniques
  • DRead faster on the computer screen and other digital devices

Class space is limited. Reserve your seat now! E-mail Alejandra.gaytan@cgu.edu

May 20, 2020 - How to Address Performance Concerns 1 hour -10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.THIS TRAINING IS AIMED FOR SUPERVISORS

 

How you handle performance concerns as a manager is central to your organization's success, as well as your own. How can you be fair yet firm? This training program for managers uses lecture, written exercises and group discussion to explore how to better address performance concerns in the workplace.

Participants will:

  • Discuss effective strategies for confronting employees
  • Create a plan for how to handle verbal or physical abuse
  • Provide insight into the necessity for solid documentation
  • Discuss why addressing performance concerns is critical to success
  • Discuss how to reimagine confrontation as an overall positive process
  • Provide an overview of common performance concerns and strategies for addressing them

June 17, 2020 -Maintaining Balance in Life 1 hour 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.(Student Workers Welcome)

A life that's out-of-balance can cause high levels of stress. Participants will have an opportunity to learn methods of using available resources to meet their individual needs. And they'll learn stress management techniques and take home a variety of tools for addressing stress.

Participants will:

  • Examine personal values and choices
  • Assess current state of balance and stress
  • Identify resources that can be used to meet needs
  • Learn skills to effectively manage multiple demands
  • Explore ways to better balance the conflicting demands of life

July 15, 2020- Build Your Resilience 1.5 hours 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.(Student Workers Welcome)

Empowering attendees to take action in their own lives, this training explores the characteristics that help people deal with unexpected challenges in a positive way. The concept of stress hardiness is also defined and discussed.

Participants will:

  • Define resilience
  • Find ways to be more stress-hardy
  • Determine personal resilience level
  • Identify what it takes to be resilient

August 12, 2020 - Positive Parenting 1 hour 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.(Student Workers Welcome)

Raising children today comes with its challenges. With so many competing values, it's important to know what to do to help our children thrive. This presentation provides practical information about parenting issues for toddlers, children and adolescents. The majority of information focuses on children and adolescents.

Participants will:

  • Discuss the family life cycle
  • Identify principles to live by
  • Mark moral milestones by age
  • Explore how to problem-solve with children
  • Examine traits most parents want to see in their children

September 16, 2020- How to Better Manage Stress 1 hour 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.(Student Workers Welcome)

In this program, participants will learn to identify the stressors in their lives and understand the impacts. Focus is placed on the use of positive coping mechanisms to reduce the negative effects of stress. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice relaxation exercises.

Participants will:

  • Examine personal values and choices
  • Learn skills for managing multiple demands
  • Assess their current state of balance and stress
  • Identify resources that can be used to meet needs
  • Explore ways to better balance the conflicting demands of life

October 14, 2020-Making the Most of Your Working Day 1 hour 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.(Student Workers Welcome)

How would you describe a productive day? A non-productive one? Understanding the importance of time management is central to success in all endeavors, as well as our overall sense of contentment. This training uses lecture, written exercises and group discussion to help you find ways to make the most of your time and, most importantly, make time for yourself.

Participants will:

  • Learn strategies for better time management
  • Discuss the importance of balance and finding time for oneself
  • Provide insight into how perfectionism and procrastination get in the way of productivity
  • Discuss how to classify tasks in terms of importance, how to negotiate with others when you're overwhelmed as well as how to minimize distractions

November 17, 2020- How to Be an Effective Workplace Leader 1 hour 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Albrecht Auditorium.
Training provided by OPTUM.THIS TRAINING IS AIMED FOR SUPERVISORS

Today, leadership requires a more complex set of skills and values than at any time in the past. Vision, trust, integrity and empowerment have become critical elements of effective leadership. This training will provide the framework for becoming an effective and ethical leader whether leading a small team of people or a large organization.

Participants will:

  • Identify the challenges of leadership
  • Discuss myths and realities of leadership
  • Describe the qualities of an effective leader
  • Create an action plan for developing leadership skills
  • Determine the difference between leaders and managers
  • Define the differences between leadership today and in the past

 

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