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Spring 2014 Program Offerings

Wiki Space for Supervisors of Student Employees
Shanna Gilberg, Manager, Help Center & CTRC and Jon McGrath, Senior Training & Communications Specialist

If you supervise student employees, you’ve no doubt encountered a situation that made you wish you could tap into the experience of a peer supervisor. Wiki technology has made such collaboration possible.

The BC Wiki, available to all Boston College faculty, staff, and students , allows you to create content including text, images, external links, and uploaded files. Anyone can add content, edit others' contributions, and reformat layout, but a full history of each page is maintained and accessible.

A BC Wiki space has been especially created for supervisors of student employees to share ideas, resources and documents, and collaborate with each other.

Join us at this demo session to learn how to use this tool. Topics covered include:

  • basic overview of the BC Wiki
  • how to add and edit content
  • leveraging the Student Supervisor’s Wiki space to collaborate with peer supervisors of student employees

There will be time to answer questions.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
Applying Technology, Continuous Learning

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Managing Stress for Success
Steve Friedland, Steve Friedland Associates

This workshop will provide you with key insights, skills, practices, tools, techniques, and resources to apply peak performance principles and practices to optimize your talent and performance. You will also learn cognitive and behavioral practices to reduce stress and prevent burnout, apply five components of renewal to strengthen your resiliency, improve vitality and overall wellbeing.

Key topics include:

  • Applying and aligning peak performance principles to optimize one’s talent and performance
  • Recognizing primary stressors and how to make new choices of response
  • Beliefs and actions that can help reduce stress and prevent the risk of burnout
  • Assessing and improving the five dimensions of renewal
  • Cognitive-behavioral stress management tools and techniques
  • Setting boundaries, strengthening resiliency and utilizing supportive resources

As a result of this workshop, you will gain knowledge, tools, techniques, and actions that you can immediately put into practice resulting in improved job performance, reduced stress, enhanced resiliency, renewal, and wellness.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competency
Continuous Learning


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The Juggling Act: How to Handle Many Projects and Multiple Demands
Pam Kristan, Time Management Consultant

Is this familiar in your worklife?

Many projects happening at once, each with its own tasks and timeline

Many people giving you work, each with their own priorities

Join us for a seminar in how to keep all the balls in the air with grace.

You will learn:

  • a simple, intuitive method for keeping track of schedules, tasks and timelines, plus useful time management strategies to manage yourself and non-project responsibilities
  • effective communication strategies to keep everyone above, below, and around you well-informed

Bring one of your own projects -- one you're working on now, one from the past, or an upcoming project (the more complex the better!) -- for some hands-on work.

Managing multiple projects and bosses takes practice. With these skills you'll get better and better at keeping all the balls in the air. Give yourself a standing ovation for a great juggling act!

Please note: Though this workshop may contain elements used in project management, its primary focus comes more from a time management perspective. The intended audience are those who work on multiple tasks (not necessarily large-scale projects) and/or for more than one person, and to help them plan and organize their work effectively.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
Productivity and Continuous Learning

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Dealing with Difficult People
Kristen Baumann, Kristen Baumann & Associates

We all work in harmony, right?  But, not always. In this workshop you will learn the art of dealing with difficult people in the workplace including understanding personality types, curing and coping strategies and how to deal with that most difficult person in your unit.

In this session, we will focus on:

  • Keeping  your cool in dealing with difficult people
  • Understanding difficult personality types
  • Developing critical listening skills
  • Communicating effectively with that “most difficult person”

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9-1 (light lunch included)
Walsh Hall Function Room

University Core Competencies
Communication and Continuous Learning

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