What We Do
This committee identifies programs and activities that will provide personal and professional growth opportunities for university staff. In identifying programs, the committee will assess the needs and wants of staff through questionnaires and surveys.
In the past, this committee has offered many different types of staff development opportunities.
Previous Remote Development Opportunities
In Spring 2020, this committee collaborated with the Human Resources department to provide multiple remote learning opportunities for staff during the work-from-home period. If you were unable to attend those online sessions, the resources from them have been posted below.
Are you an effective communicator? Effective communication helps us better understand a person or situation and enables us to resolve differences and build trust and respect. During this session we will review the elements of effective communication and how you can utilize these elements to enhance your communication skills. You will have the opportunity to complete a Behavioral Communication Style Evaluation** to see if you are open, guarded, direct, or indirect when you communicate.
**The Behavioral Communication Style Evaluation document can be found here.
- Effective Communication PowerPoint
- Behavioral Communication Styles
- 8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language
Is conflict healthy or unhealthy? It depends on the type of conflict. During this session we will look at the different types of conflict and the appropriate methods to use to address it. The key to conflict is not avoiding it; the key is dealing with it effectively.
Note: the Zoom recording for this session is not available.
- Conflict Management PowerPoint
- https://www.vitalsmarts.com/ - Information about Crucial Conversations
- https://www.tablegroup.com/pat/ - Information about Patrick Lencioni and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Did you know that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence? How would you rate yourself when it comes to emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. During this session we will review the four quadrants of emotional intelligence and look at ways to help you increase your emotional intelligence.