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scheduled employee development programs

Spring 2017 Program Offerings

To register for the sessions below, please visit our Registration Form. All sessions will be held in the Walsh Hall Function Room, unless otherwise noted below.


April

Best Practices for Communicating with Your Team
Presenter: David Marino - DLM Consulting

Tuesday, April 4th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(University Competency: Teamwork)

Paying for College - Now and in the Future
Presenter: Bernie Pekala, Director, Enrollment Management
Stephanie Wells, Director of Community Outreach, MEFA

Wednesday, April 5th - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

How to Respond to Students in Distress
Presenter: Eileen Suhrhoff, Associate Director, University Counseling Services

Thursday, April 6th - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

(University Competency: Big Picture Perspective)

Why Can't We All Get Along? The Basics of Team Development
Presenter: Presenter: Stéfane Cahill Farella, Associate Director, Employee Development

Wednesday, April 12th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(University Competency: Team Development)

The Military, Veterans and Higher Education (Session will be held at 129 Lake, Room 220)
Presenter: Michael Lorenz, Associate Director, Office of Residential Life  

Wednesday, April 12th - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(University Competency: Valuing Diversity)

Now That You're in Charge (Supervisory Skills)
Presenter: Pam Kristan - Trainer and Consultant

Thursday, April 13th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(University Competency: Continuous Learning)

Peer Coaching Partnerships: A Strategy for Self-Directed Development
Presenter: Stéfane Cahill Farella, Associate Director, Employee Development

Thursday, April 20th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

(University Competency: People Development)

Meet Your Colleague - Joe Du Pont - Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Career Center

Friday, April 28th - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 


Best Practices for Communicating with Your Team

Presenter: David Marino - DLM Consulting

Tuesday, April 4th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Using fun and innovative creative coaching techniques in a safe and energetic learning environment, David Marino will help you discover new and effective communication strategies. Explore how positivity, collaboration and agreement can make you a more effective co-worker and then bring these new tools and practices back to your team.

Objectives:

- Navigate difficult conversations
- Accept challenges as opportunities
- Foster collaboration in a “one-sided” project
- Mine positive results from negative scenarios
- Solve problems through creativity and divergent thinking


Paying for College - Now and in the Future
Presenter: Bernie Pekala, Director, Enrollment Management
Stephanie Wells, Director of Community Outreach, MEFA

Wednesday, April 5th - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We will provide an overview of the college payment process, including the details of financial aid award letters, the college billing cycle, options to pay the bill, and how to minimize debt.  Please make sure to bring copies of your financial aid award letters to the seminar to get all of your questions answered after the presentation.

Also, it’s never too early to start saving for college. Learn essential facts about ways to save, college savings myths, how saving affects financial aid eligibility, and paying for college.


How to Respond to Students in Distress
Presenter: Eileen Suhrhoff, Associate Director, University Counseling Services

Thursday, April 6th - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

As a caring college community, we are invested in creating a responsive and educated community that can support and responds to students at risk. This workshop was designed to provide current information, strategies, and resources that will enable staff to identify and respond to Boston College's students in distress. We hope you will join us in this conversation.


Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Basics of Team Development
Presenter: Stéfane Cahill Farella, Associate Director, Employee Development

Wednesday, April 12th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Do you ever wonder why your team has its own distinctive (maybe dysfunctional) way of behaving? In this workshop, you will learn the models of major theorists on team development—including Tuckman, Wheelan and Lencioni—that will help you make sense of your team. We will also discuss tactics for helping our teams to move closer to becoming high-performing.
 


The Military, Veterans and Higher Education (Session will be held at 129 Lake, Room 220)
Presenter: Michael Lorenz, Associate Director, Office of Residential Life  

Wednesday, April 12th - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

As a veteran I have been surprised at how difficult or challenging many people find it to engage in a conversation about military service.  With a mission of support for all identities at Boston College, this is something deeply personal that we often glance over because we don't know how to talk about it. This session will cover some of the basics of military terms and culture, hot-topics in the military and how they intersect with the college environment (including BC), and how to engage with a veteran or someone who identifies as military-connected on our campus.   I will also share some of my personal stories about deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. I hope you will consider joining me for this introductory session.


Now That You're in Charge (Supervisory Skills)
Presenter: Pam Kristan - Trainer and Consultant

Thursday, April 13th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn core skills to support you in your role as supervisor. Interpersonal skills -- communicating, delegating and leading -- help you take hold of your role with ease and effectiveness.


Peer Coaching Partnerships: A Strategy for Self-Directed Development
Presenter: Stéfane Cahill Farella, Associate Director, Employee Development

Thursday, April 20th - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Are you naturally attracted to working with your peers to offer or request help? Peer coaching is an informal system of learning and development that supports employee growth at every organizational level. While we often provide or receive help on operational tasks, there is also power in supporting colleagues with their professional development, in a relationship that is rich in trust, cultural knowledge and collegiality while also free from the fear of evaluation. In this workshop, you will learn:

·         What coaching is and how it differs from mentoring, counseling, and consulting
·         The value proposition for peer coaching
·         How to successfully arrange a peer coaching partnership
·         Basic skills of developmental coaching

Participants will also be offered customized support outside of the workshop to create and engage in successful peer coaching partnerships.