Workshops & Events: Human Resources - Personal Development [Faculty/Staff Only]

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Wednesday
Jun/28/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Jun/28/2017
01:00 PM
Financial Planning for Life
Financial goals are the specific long- and short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as: 1) financial security 2) travel 3) education planning 4) retirement planning and 5) estate planning. Being able to succeed in reaching these goals requires a structure and plan with appropriate milestones, along with the ability to make adjustments along the way.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

* Understand the importance of having realistic financial goals clearly defined
* Recognize the importance of managing your finances to address these goals
* Develop achievable steps to stay on track
* Take appropriate action to monitor progress toward the goals and make adjustments as needed

Target Audience: Anyone interested in taking personal responsibility for creating a plan and process for having an opportunity to meet short and long-term financial goals.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
8 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Jul/12/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Jul/12/2017
01:00 PM
Cutting Through the Clutter
Most people have no idea how much their clutter affects them. It can affect their productivity, their self-esteem, their social life and even their weight! People who live with excess clutter say they can't find the energy to begin to clear it. They constantly feel tired and overwhelmed. When surrounded by clutter, it is impossible to focus or have clarity about life. In this workshop you will learn that clutter is not the result of sloppiness, laziness or incompetence but several surmountable obstacles. Recognizing the source of your clutter problem can empower you to address the problem directly and without shame.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify the three sources of clutter:
Describe solutions involving a technical problem
* Items that have no home
* More stuff than space
* Inconvenient storage

Describe solutions involving an external problem
* Unrealistic workload
* Undermined by others
* Life transitions
* Limited space

Describe solutions involving an internal problem
* Sentimental attachments
* Need for abundance
* Thrill of distraction
* Protective clutter shield
* Hoarding Disorder and ADHD

Target Audience: Anyone seeking to reduce the amount of clutter in their lives.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Facilitator: ComPsych
8 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Jul/26/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Jul/26/2017
01:00 PM
Improving Your Memory
Our ability to remember things is one of the most useful tools we have in our work and home lives, but the amount of things we are trying to remember at once can sometimes be overwhelming. What do you do if you have a bad memory? The truth is, most people don't have bad memories, they just haven't learned how to use their memory efficiently. Memory is a skill, and like any skill, with practice it can be developed and improved. This workshop offers participants tips and tools for improving their memory skills.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Describe how memory works
* Describe the science behind the concept of memory
* Describe the properties of a good memory

Identify techniques that can aid your memory
* Describe how to use association to assist with memory
* Describe how to use visualization to assist with memory
* Describe how to use mnemonic devices to assist with memory

Practice memory techniques
* Identify ways you can continue to work on improving your memory

Target Audience: Anyone looking for ways to improve their memory.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Facilitator: ComPsych
7 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Aug/09/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug/09/2017
01:00 PM
Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life
The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on "auto-pilot" to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it. Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Describe mindfulness
* Identify the two ways we experience the world
* Identify the seven components of mindfulness

Describe the benefits developing mindfulness
* Describe how greater mindfulness results in improved concentration on tasks
* Describe the ways in which mindfulness can improve the quality of your relationships
* Describe how mindfulness will result in greater emotional control and a reduction in impulsive actions

Identify ways of practicing mindfulness in your life
* Identify several methods of mindfulness practice
* Identify ways you can incorporate mindfulness in everyday activities

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning how to enrich their lives and learn skills applicable to stress reduction.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
8 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Aug/30/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug/30/2017
01:00 PM
The Psychology Behind Saving Money and Other Good Financial Habits
Most people can honestly say they believe it's important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future.

This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

* Understand why some people save for the future and other spend for the moment
* Identify non-productive financial patterns and habits
* Recognize the mental and behavioral habits of people who save
* Create a compelling financial future to motivate behavior change
* Understand how to improve the capacity to delay gratification while increasing enjoyment
* Identify seven simple tools to help change spending habits

Target Audience: This workshop is for anyone who would like to understand how to save money and develop good financial habits.
**For Faculty/Staff Only**

Facilitator: ComPsych
12 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Sep/13/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Sep/13/2017
01:00 PM
Initiating Difficult Conversations
There are conversations in which the stakes are high: asking for a raise, ending a relationship, giving a critical performance review, confronting disrespectful behavior, apologizing or disagreeing within a group.

This workshop is about developing the skills to initiate the conversations which most people find difficult, unpleasant and generally avoid. You will learn the practical skills involved in framing a problem without blame or defensiveness and how to keep the conversation productive.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
* Describe why arguing never helps
* Identify the three sides to any difficult conversation and where to begin
* Describe how to adopt a positive learning stance and think like a mediator
* Describe the process of separating intent from impact
* Identify the process of changing blame to contribution
* Describe ways to acknowledge feelings
* Describe how to use questions without eliciting defensiveness

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to improve their ability to initiate a difficult conversation.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Facilitator: ComPsych
FULL 0 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Sep/27/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Sep/27/2017
01:00 PM
Using Reason to Resolve Conflict
Whether they take place in the workplace or in one's personal life, conflicts are inevitable; however, that does not mean that they must always be damaging. When emotions are understood and reason is used to handle conflict, the result can actually be strengthened relationships rather than damaged ones. This workshop discusses how you can replace pure emotion with rational decision-making when dealing with conflict.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify the potential outcomes of conflict:
* Describe what happens when conflict is handled poorly.
* Describe what happens when conflict is handled well.

Identify your conflict management style:
* Describe the five conflict resolution styles
* Describe the contexts for which each style is appropriate

Describe the most effective methods for handling conflict:
* Describe the importance of self-monitoring
* Describe the process of identifying motives
* Identify methods for communicating feelings appropriately

Target Audience: Anyone looking for ways to resolve conflict in productive rather than destructive ways.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
6 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/11/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Oct/11/2017
01:00 PM
Learning to Say "No"
Saying "no" can often be difficult. It can arouse feelings of guilt or fears of displeasing others. Nevertheless, the word "no" is one of the most important words in our language. By saying "no" we define who we are, what are willing or not willing to do and what we permit others to do to us. The ability to say "no" is critical skill that many have never developed or fear to use. This workshop will address the skills involved in learning to respectfully say "no" in order to build and maintain healthy self-esteem.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

* Identify the reasons why it is important to say "no"
* Describe the distinctions between passive, aggressive and assertive behavior
* Identify the most common obstacles to saying "no"
* Describe the real and imagined consequences of saying "no"
* Describe several templates for saying no and how to effectively employ them

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to improve their ability to say "no" in a productive, respectful manner.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
10 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/25/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Oct/25/2017
01:00 PM
Friendly Persuasion: How to Get the Things You Want
While it's true that some people are intuitively good at persuading others, for most of us the most reliable path to success lies in knowing what we want to achieve and systematically deciding how we want to go about achieving it. Persuasion is a skill that everyone in the organization uses to accomplish goals. Used effectively, persuasion can lead to solutions that work in everyone's best interest. This workshop will provide you with communication techniques to get the results that you want and need.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Describe how to assess your own persuasive abilities
* Describe the results of your persuasion self-assessment

Identify the steps that will make you persuasive
* Describe how listening well can contribute to your ability to persuade others
* Identify questioning techniques that can help you get what you want
* Describe ways to make sure that you get feedback during a persuasive dialogue

Create a personal action plan to improve your persuasive abilities
* Identify the steps you will take upon completing this session

Target Audience: Employees looking to improve their skills in persuasion.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Facilitator: ComPsych
10 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik