Learning & Organizational Effectiveness Training & Campus of Difference Workshops

FALL 2015 TRAINING SCHEDULE  

Writing SMART Goals

The SMART goal-setting method is one of the most popular and effective tools for creating realistic and achievable goals. SMART is an acronym that stands for five qualities your goals should have. They should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Whatever your role, fine-tuning your skills at creating SMART goals can improve your chances of success. As a program participant you will:

  • Clarify what the five SMART characteristics really mean
  • Practice creating at least one SMART goal that you plan to achieve this academic/fiscal year
  • Learn practical tips to assist you with SMART goal-setting  

When:             Tuesday, September 15, 10:00—11:00 AM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:         All SMC Employees

Presenter:       Sunny Bradford, Director-Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here Writing Smart Goals


Tips for Productive Performance Review Meetings

It’s that time of year! In the weeks ahead, many managers will be scheduling year-end review meetings with their staff. These meetings are opportunities to discuss past job performance and goals for the coming year. While you may sometimes feel “at sea” as you anticipate the performance review meeting, there are some useful principles about how to talk with an employee about his/her performance that will help you more confidently lead the meeting. As a program participant, you will:

  • Review guidelines for giving appreciative and improvement-oriented feedback
  • Identify specific approaches that contribute to a productive two-way conversation

When:             Tuesday, September 15, 11:30 AM—1:00 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:         Supervisors and leaders

Presenter:       Sunny Bradford, Director-Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here Tips for Productive Performance Review Meetings

 

Toolbox for Navigating a Loved One’s Care – Part I

What documents do your parents or other family members need to have in place to prepare for future health challenges? How do you navigate available public benefits, such as Medi-Cal? Proper planning for a loved one’s care takes careful thought and can reduce the stress and burden on your family during a health crisis. This workshop will provide valuable information for your toolbox when managing a loved one’s care.  During the workshop, participants will:

  • Review helpful legal documents and their uses
  • Discuss how to arrange for care
  • Understand how to utilize Medi-Cal and VA benefits

When:            Friday, September 18, 11:45 AM—1:00 PM

Where:            Hagerty Lounge

Open to:         All SMC Employees

Presenters:     Kristen Southworth & Kathleen Day-Seiter - Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter Law Firm

Register here Toolbox for Navigating a Loved One'sCare - Part 1
 
Managing Your Financial and Staff Resources: An Overview

Whether you’re an experienced supervisor or new to the role, you may have questions about Business Office and Human Resources processes that are essential to managing your financial and staff resources. These might include how to read and understand your budget, how to manage employee time off, steps for staffing your department, or how to initiate grade and salary reviews. While this overview workshop won’t answer all your questions, it will provide guidance on some key Business Office and HR procedures that are central to effectively managing your funds and personnel. You’ll leave with a resource packet of useful documents and links to additional information. In this program, participants will:

  • Review budget elements and strategies for managing your budgets
  • Clarify requirements related to non-exempt vs. exempt staff
  • Understand requirements for managing employee time and leaves of absence
  • Recognize what steps to take to fill open positions and request salary/grade reviews                                                                                                                                               

When:            Wednesday, November 18,  9:30 AM— Noon

Where:            Lafayette, SODA

Open to:         Supervisors and Leaders

Presenters:     S. Jamila Buckner, Dir. Recruitment, Peter Chen, Dir. Empl. Relations & Compensation, John Hills, Payroll Manager, Sue Hooks, Asst. Controller, Ann Kelly, Dir. Benefits, and Sunny Bradford, Dir. Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here Managing Your Financial and Staff Resources:  An Overview

A Campus of Difference

The Campus of Difference workshop is a day designed to create community among faculty and staff and to begin conversations about what it means to be a diverse community. This workshop is required for all faculty and staff, at least once every three years.

This is a highly interactive day (no lecturing!) with lots of time to talk with other staff and faculty from across campus that you probably don't know. You will also come away with a resource book for future reference!

When:             Thur. October 22, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Please arrive by 8:45 AM)

Where:           Hagerty

Open to:         All SMC employees

Presenters:     SMC COD Facilitators

Register here Campus of Difference   

Managing Conflict in the Workplace

We have come to view conflict in the workplace as:  personality clashes, breakdowns in working relationships, mis-communications, disputes in groups and teams, and other contrasting situations.  However, conflict can bring forward innovative thinking, open communication, and creative problem solving if managed effectively. This session will focus on understanding what creates conflict as well as the skills required to manage it effectively. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand five types of conflict
  • Recognize the positive side of conflict
  • Review techniques that can be used to de-escalate conflict
  • Understand six productive steps of conflict resolution

When:             Tuesday, November 3, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:         All SMC employees

Presenter:       Marvell C. Allen, Millennium Career Advantage

Register here Managing Conflict in the Workplace


Taking Charge of Your Own Career

Everyone talks about the importance of having a career strategy that both supports our learning and development while we’re occupying a position, but also provides opportunities to grow into future roles. Working hard, absorbing knowledge and experience, and staying focused, provides a strong foundation to build on here at Saint Mary's.  But now career experts agree that we as individuals are responsible for our career goals and strategy. This workshop will provide career development tips to help you outline your own career strategy and gain career tools to support current and future professional development.  Participants will: 

  • Learn constructive ways to manage your career
  • Use the Career Readiness Quiz to assess where you are now
  • Explore creative ideas for enhancing your skills & developing in your current role
  • Understand the importance of developing your own Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Discuss how to initiate meaningful career discussions with your manager

When:             Tuesday, November 3, 1:30—3:30 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:         All SMC employees

Presenter:       Marvell C. Allen, Millennium Career Advantage

Register here Taking Charge of Your Own Career


A Campus of Difference

The Campus of Difference workshop is a day designed to create community among faculty and staff and to begin conversations about what it means to be a diverse community. This workshop is required for all faculty and staff, at least once every three years.

This is a highly interactive day (no lecturing!) with lots of time to talk with other staff and faculty from across campus that you probably don't know. You will also come away with a resource book for future reference!

When:             Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Please arrive by 8:45 AM)

Where:            Hagerty

Open to:          All SMC Staff and Faculty

Presenters:     SMC COD Facilitators

Register here Campus of Difference  


 


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