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scheduled employee development programs

Spring 2015 Program Offerings


Team Basics
Patricia Touzin, Director, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Getting things done in the modern workplace often requires collaboration among multiple stakeholders, working in different departments, and utilizing interconnected systems. Consequently, much work is assigned to and accomplished by cross-functional teams.  Although the team relies heavily on the strength of its individual members, leading a team and accomplishing work as a team is very different than supervising or functioning as a group of individuals.

This session will help participants to:

  • Understand the characteristics of a peak-performing team and the stages of team development
  • Adjust leadership styles to support team growth and development
  • Apply a simple framework to the team's stage of development
  • Learn the basics to help the team learn to "play ball"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
9 am - 12 pm
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
Teamwork, Decision Making, People Development and Continuous Learning

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Managing Conflicts Before They Manage You
Patricia Touzin, Director, Staff and Faculty Assistance Program

Conflicts are an inevitable part of daily life.  This is true at home where families routinely work through disagreements about bedtime, mealtime, homework, or how to spend family vacation.  It is also true in the workplace which offers opportunities forsecurity, esteem, achievement and growth.When people work together to achieve goals, when they are engaged, conflict is inevitable.  

This session will focus on:

  • Understand the nature of conflict
  • Identify their preferred styles of managing conflict
  • Understand different types of conflict
  • Gain skills to diagnosethe source of conflict
  • Establish simple plans to manage the stress of conflicts
  • Learn structured approaches to resolving conflict

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9 am - 12 pm
Walsh Hall Function Room

University-wide Competencies
People Development, Teamwork, Decision Making and Continuous Learning

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