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Learn how changes in digital technology are impacting today’s workplace.

Upcoming Courses 

Business Writing in a Mobile Workplace
March 28, 1–4:30 p.m.

Do you want to write more effective memos, letters, reports, e-mail and tweets conveyed through today’s mobile devices?  After attending this four-hour workshop, you’ll achieve the following benefits:

  • Mobile—Learn three ways mobile impacts today’s corporate communication.
  • Clarity—Learn two, easy-to-use techniques for developing your ideas clearly.
  • Conciseness—Discover six reasons why conciseness is essential for mobile devices and two key ways to write brief correspondence.
  • Accessibility—Achieve effective page layout through highlighting techniques.
  • Audience Recognition—Learn to motivate, involve, and communicate to readers with different levels of subject-matter knowledge.

The training minimizes lecture and maximizes hands-on activities and group work in a fun and fast-moving seminar.

Managing an Intergenerational Workforce
April 11, 8:30 a.m.–noon

 
This session examines the four generations currently in the U.S. workforce, how historical experiences have shaped them and how organizations can motivate each group. The presentation focuses special attention on the Millennial generation and their attitudes about work, technology and communication and how these new arrivals differ from the other generational groups currently in the workforce. The presenter will offer a snap shot of the Millennial outlook and offer strategies for how to coach, manage and motivate Millennial employees and create intergenerational understanding at your organization.
 
Learning Objectives:
 

  • Participants will be able to describe the historical context shaping the experiences of the four current workforce generations
  • Explain traits that make each generation unique
  • Tailor communication, compensation, and rewards to motivate each generation
  • Analyze how generational differences are affecting their work teams and organizations

 
 

Supervision Courses 

Personal Strengths and Leadership Styles
April 6, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Have you ever wondered why you have difficulty working with a particular individual? Do you chalk it up to personality differences and just try to get along? There is another way. This session uses the self-assessment instrument, “The Strength Deployment Inventory,” to help you discover and re-confirm the strengths you use when things are going well and to realize how they change under conflict situations.  
 
Learning Objectives:
 
  • Appreciate your strengths and how you use them.
  • Appreciate the strengths of others and how they use them.
  • Increase awareness of how you work with others, what motivates you, and what kinds of working relationships you find satisfying.
  • Develop strategies on how your strengths can be used with others’ strengths to build effective teams.

Leave with an increased understanding of the strengths you have and how best to use them.

Legal Aspects of Supervision
April 12, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


The main objective of this course is to provide basic guidelines for compliance with important federal employment laws. The goal is to become accurate and confident in all your decisions that affect employees and how they are protected under these laws. Recent changes with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act will be covered. This interactive workshop is designed for new and experienced supervisors and managers.

Course objectives:

  • Learn the importance of employment law requirements and the organization's policy when interacting with employees.
  • Understand the purpose of these laws is to create safe, fair and productive workplaces for all employees.
  • Recognize the role you play in helping your organization comply with the law and avoid potential risks of lawsuit and liability.
  • Stay in compliance by focusing on job-related experiences and behaviors.
  • Understand what you can and cannot do under the guidelines of the law.

The instructors are experienced human resource professionals, not attorneys. The information presented in this class should not be taken as legal advice.