Management and Supervisory
The "Effective HR" Series
Workplace Violence Awareness for Supervisors
- Email Etiquette
- Also see below for live-online sessions related to interpersonal skills; these are offered throughout the year and frequently change.
Free! Live-Online Classes
No travel! Participate in activities, interact with the facilitator and other learners. First time? Be sure to check your technology at least a week in advance, and let your IT department know if you have problems.
Summer-Fall 2013 live-online sessions: All Free!
Live-Online Sessions are offered in collaboration with
For all sessions: Instructor: Dr. Jane Bozarth
Producer: Insync Staff; varies
NOTE: The live-online sessions will be offered via WebEx and toll-free phone lines. Please visit http://www.webex.com/lp/jointest/ and test your system several days before attending the live-online session.
Registration for these programs is limited. Once you sign up, your space is reserved for you. Please do not register if you are not committed to attending.
Trainer Smarts August 6, 2-3 pm
Winner, Training magazine Editor’s Pick Award for Best Synchronous Program
As trainers, we naturally focus on learning, growing, & improving. Join facilitator Jane Bozarth as we explore our own improvement with a twist: identifying your strengths, not your weaknesses, and focusing on enhancing your talents rather than overcoming your deficits. Take this concept away with you for application that will result in great learning experiences for participants while keeping you energized as well.
TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life August 13, 2-3 pm
So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This 60-minute workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.
Better than Bullet Points September 12, 2-3 pm
UPDATED for PowerPoint 2013! Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we'll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities, September 23, 2-3 pm
Time management" is an oxymoron. You can't change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or 'manage' it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you're confronted.
Instructional Design for the Real World, October 8, 2-3 pm
Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions
Nuts & Bolts of Social Media, October 21 2-3 pm
This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications.
Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.
**Note: This is not a “change management” course. Those who restrict employee use of social tools and devices during the workday will not find this session useful.
Show Your Work, November 5, 2-3 pm
NEW! As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?"
Audience: Trainers, HR Professionals, Managers
Holiday Stressbusters, November 21, 2-3 pm
What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join ever-entertaining facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the sprit of the season!
Cool New Productivity Tech Tools, December 2, 2-3 pm
Join us for a tour of some old-time favorite and new tools useful for getting things done, from managing tasks to curating useful resources to planning travel. Content focuses on social media and other online tools. Be prepared to share your favorites as well.
Brain Bandwidth, December 17, 2-3 pm
Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth").
FOR TRAINERS: See above for assorted live-online topics useful for trainers.
Computer Skills A number of computer courses are now available through HRD's Professional Skills Program. These include courses in Web design software as well as programs such as Outlook and WordPerfect. Click here for more information.
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Interaction Management/DDI Courses
ONLINE LEARNING ESSENTIALS: Technical Requirements for Successful online learning