Communication

Preparing for the Unthinkable: The Campus Shooter

Facilitator: Officer Sue Roberts
Target Audience:  All faculty and staff.
Time Allotted: 1 hour
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM002

Overall Objectives: Join campus police for this interactive workshop focused on what you need to know to maximize your chances of surviving the unthinkable scenario of an active campus shooter. This session includes a brief video designed to help you understand what to do in the event that you are involved in a campus incident. As part of the presentation, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers with campus police officers.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Build Strong Working Relationships

Facilitator: Tara Messier
Target Audience:  Staff who want to build better work relationships with their peers and colleagues and are willing to examine and modify personal behaviors.
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM005

Overall Objectives: Effective communication strategies can help build strong working relationships. This interactive session will discuss rewarding and challenging working relationships and how you as an individual can influence both. This session will focus on self-awareness.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Communicating Across Differences

Facilitator: Tara Messier
Target Audience: Individuals interested in achieving a basic level of MBTI understanding and become familiar with their own MBTI preference.
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM006

Overall Objectives: The participant will leave the course with a better understanding of how Myers-Briggs preference influences team dynamics and how to leverage preference for dynamic team experiences.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Communicating with Diagrams

Facilitator: Mike Kessler
Target Audience: All interested staff
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM003

Overall Objectives: Sample an array of diagrams and discuss what makes a great diagram. This workshop will introduce simple and effective visual communication tips, along with Microsoft Office techniques for constructing the simplest diagram possible for any complex business issue.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Effective e-Mail Management

Facilitator: Brett Neal
Target Audience: Anyone who wants to better manage their e-mail inbox.
Time Allotted: 1.5 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM004

Overall Objectives: Take back your time spent in e-mail. Become more effective with handling e-mail. Learn habits that will help you empty your e-mail inbox, spend less time in your e-mail, and more time doing more important things.

Learning Outcomes:

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Data Analysis and Report Writing

Facilitator: Michael Kessler
Target Audience: Staff responsible for using or producing business information, especially to uderstand the 'story' within the data.
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM009

Overall Objectives: Decision making processes in a complex organization are enhanced by correct interpretation and presentation of information. The workshop is based upon the United Nations' handbook titled "Making Data Meaningful: A guide to writing stories about numbers".

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Importance of Closed Captioning

Facilitators: Steven Airoldi, Sharon Mone, Nick Ogrizovich
Target Audience: All faculty and staff using video in meetings or presentations
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM007

Overall Objectives: Do you want to make your website or training videos more accessible to all users? In this session we will demonstrate accessible videos and discuss factors that contribute to inaccessibility.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Introduction to Public Speaking

Facilitator: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Anyone who desires to know more about public speaking
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: FAC004

Overall Objectives: The participant will leave the course with a better understanding of how to research, organize, build and present a topic in a public setting.

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


The Slippery Slopes of Stereotypes: Getting A Handle On Ideas that Harm

Facilitator: Sherwood Smith
Target Audience: All faculty and staff
Time Allotted: 2 hour
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM10

Overall Objectives: This session presents a series of issues for understanding the common and difficult concepts of racial stereotypes and prejudice in the USA. Presenter will focus on the specific case of Asian Americans for examples. Participants will engage in discussions of the day to day issues critical to beginning to explore both individual and institutional bias as well impact on our lives and work.This workshop will particularly benefit faculty and staff who are motivated to work to address unconscious and institutional racism in classrooms and work settings.This presentation assumes a very basic understanding of culture, identity development and prejudice. This session focuses on the different ways race impacts perceptions and relationship. It seeks to introduce many of the complex aspects of both race and prejudice

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Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


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