Professional Development Course Catalog

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Month
Date
Time
Upcoming Event
May5/27/2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Assumptions and Their Impact, a Facilitated Discussion
Registration Closed
Every day we are presented with many opportunities to perceive and make assumptions about the people we encounter. How does this influence our interactions with these people, the quality of our work and the environment that we create? This 60 minute workshop will give us an opportunity to reflect on and address these questions with other members of Dartmouth's staff. This will be an interactive learning opportunity that includes viewing and responding to a short film.

June6/2/2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Difficult Conversations: A Guide to Mastering the Talks We Dread
As a member of a diverse workforce, difficult conversations can be part of our work. During this session we will explore how to develop effective oral communication skills. This will be an interactive experience that will provide you with a guide to achieving open and constructive outcomes in your conversations. Please join us for this session if you hope to improve oral communication in all aspects of your daily life.
6/3/2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Taking Minutes at Meetings
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Develop your minute-taking skills or improve upon what you already know! In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare minutes, gather information, transcribe notes, and format the results. We will share tips on methods and formats that work well for us. We will discuss what to record and strategies for handling problems that arise in minute-taking. You will then get a chance to practice these skills in a mock meeting. Also, we will review reference materials that will make our work easier.

6/11/2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Respect and Communication in the Workplace
The goal of this workshop is to reinforce that at the core of our work it is essential to operate from a place of professional respect, attitude and behavior. It is crucial that we recognize good communication is one of our most valuable tools, regardless of our role in Dartmouth’s diverse workforce. Participants will have the opportunity to identify key aspects of practices that enhance the quality of our work environment. Barriers to building quality working relationships will be explored along with information on how to prevent and address a hostile environment at work.
July7/7/2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beyond Typos
Now you can create professional documents that are error-free. This four-part series will take you beyond typos and help you identify and overcome trouble spots in grammar and punctuation. You will learn how to correct problems with sentence structure, subject and verb agreement, pronouns, and word choice. You will also learn how to use commas, semicolons, and colons effectively. In addition, we will explore the resources available to help you become a better writer and proofreader.
7/15/2015 - 7/29/2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Getting Things Done
Does your “to do” list feel out of control? Are you searching for better ways to manage the flow of incoming emails, requests, meetings and interruptions, while still finding time for projects or other important (but less urgent) work? Based on methods and principles in David Allen's best-selling book 'Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,' this interactive, two-part workshop will introduce you to a process for staying in control, and will help you customize and apply the concepts. (Note that the course content is somewhat less applicable to those doing primarily data entry or other transactional work.)
7/16/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wellness: Many Perspectives, Many Practices
Wellness encompasses many areas of our lives and no two people approach it the same way. Wellness is an active and dynamic process starting from a place of self-reflection that moves us closer to a higher level of self-appreciation as we work toward wellbeing. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to begin this work. At this session, you will be given time to reflect on and identify what choices you may need to make to expand your wellness potential. The session will include both individual self-assessment and small group interaction.
7/21/2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Assumptions and Their Impact, a Facilitated Discussion
Every day we are presented with many opportunities to perceive and make assumptions about the people we encounter. How does this influence our interactions with these people, the quality of our work and the environment that we create? This 60 minute workshop will give us an opportunity to reflect on and address these questions with other members of Dartmouth's staff. This will be an interactive learning opportunity that includes viewing and responding to a short film.
7/22/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Difficult Conversations: A Guide to Mastering the Talks We Dread
As a member of a diverse workforce, difficult conversations can be part of our work. During this session we will explore how to develop effective oral communication skills. This will be an interactive experience that will provide you with a guide to achieving open and constructive outcomes in your conversations. Please join us for this session if you hope to improve oral communication in all aspects of your daily life.
7/23/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Respect and Communication in the Workplace
The goal of this workshop is to reinforce that at the core of our work it is essential to operate from a place of professional respect, attitude and behavior. It is crucial that we recognize good communication is one of our most valuable tools, regardless of our role in Dartmouth’s diverse workforce. Participants will have the opportunity to identify key aspects of practices that enhance the quality of our work environment. Barriers to building quality working relationships will be explored along with information on how to prevent and address a hostile environment at work.
August8/4/2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Effective Business Writing
Writing can be enjoyable if you know how to get started and how to organize your thoughts. In this four-part series, participants will learn to organize the basic components of letters, e-mail, and reports. We will discuss targeting our audience and creating clear, concise, and direct writing and instructions that will positively influence our readers. We will also practice writing in active voice and will learn to avoid dangling our participles and misplacing our modifiers! May we suggest participating in Beyond Typos to develop helpful skills and vocabulary before taking this workshop.

 
 


 





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