To view a comprehensive list of our November workshops, presented by Instructional Design and Training, the Professional Development Center and the Teaching and Learning Center, please see our calendar of events.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Lori. E. Miller, Owner of Developing Professionals
The DiSC instrument helps individuals better understand themselves and others in a specific work environment to improve communication and effectiveness. Each participant will receive a personalized assessment that will reveal a person’s natural tendencies and behaviors when it comes to dealing with others and situations in their current work environment. The tool will provide information that will enable individuals to capitalize on their strengths and increase appreciation of different communication styles. Participants will learn how to adapt their communication style to get better results, how to minimize potential conflict with others and how to enhance relationships with fellow co-workers, colleagues, and customers to get better results.
Participants will learn:
Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Jonathan Hulbert, Director for Leadership and Organiztaional Development
How do I effectively lead a search committee at Buffalo State College and select the best candidate for the position? This is a question that many of us ask ourselves after becoming the chair of a search committee, but with the right technology tools, strategies, and interview questions/structure the ideal candidate can be easy to identify. This workshop is for any staff, faculty, or administrator who is or may in the future lead a search committee. As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:
Monday, October 21, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by: Bhakti Sharma, Associate Professor, Art & Design
Higher education institutions are the moral, intellectual, and cultural economy of the society. Enrolment, retention, budget and resources, branding, culture and innovation – these challenges and opportunities that higher education is facing are not different from challenges and opportunities of new business development, client retention, and risk-taking that entrepreneurs face. To generate new growth and preserve existing infrastructure, higher education stakeholders are starting to think of ourselves as entrepreneurs and innovators. We should not focus merely on incremental growth but leverage our existing resources to create next-generation solutions.
The corporatization of higher education has been ongoing for quite some time now. But the “C” word does not have to be bad if we adopt the promising practices that apply to our context. By adopting and learning from entrepreneurial values such as risk-taking, innovation, prototyping, diversity in teams, we can become entrepreneurs with values whether in the classroom or as leaders.
The Program Higher Education Entrepreneurial Leadership (HEEL) has been designed to develop proactive leadership capabilities that will help participants to think with the mindset of a founder, a primary stakeholder, and inspire pockets of innovation across the campus or in their department. Principles of design thinking, innovation excellence, and value leadership will be embedded throughout the workshop equipping the participants with new information about entrepreneurial leadership skills and behaviors necessary for leading transformation in the 21st century. As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Sara Reese, Assistant Director, Academic Advising; Linda Rainforth, Associate Director, Financial Aid Office; Cyndie Syracuse, Program Aide, Student Accounts Office
Each semester approximately 1000 Buffalo State College students are notified that they have either lost their financial aid eligibility or are given a warning that they could lose their financial aid eligibility if their academic standing does not improve. Faculty and staff who advise can help guide students towards smart academic choices to keep them on track to retain or regain financial aid eligibility, which is vital for increasing student persistence to graduation. This workshop will address the relationship between academics and financial aid and how those who advise can help students maintain their financial aid eligibility.
At this workshop you will learn:
Note: The policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility is different from other academic policies on campus which govern a student''''s eligibility to continue taking courses. A student may be eligible to take courses as the Buffalo State (as an academic recovery student, or as a probationary student), but still be ineligible to receive financial aid. For additional information on the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), go to http://financialaid.buffalostate.edu/academic-progress).
Thursday, October 24, 2019 f rom 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Pamela Szalay, Consultant and Coach at Imagine&
According to recent reports by the World Economic Forum, creativity is a top skill necessary for success. But what exactly is creativity, and how can it be leveraged? In this workshop, you will learn about the science of creativity, your natural creative capacity and how you can use creative process to make innovation happen in the workplace. Practical tools and techniques will be shared, followed by the opportunity to apply them and discuss how they might be utilized in various settings, from the administrative office to the lecture hall and research lab.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.
Presented by Jocelyn Tejeda, Senior Educational Opportunity Program Counselor
Leading authentically requires a keen sense of self-awareness, courage, openness, and trust. Developing these approaches to leading can be a tool for creating common ground while valuing the different perspectives of your team when managing change. This interactive workshop will use the power of storytelling and shared values as a compass to build relationships, guide difficult decisions, and lead effectively. In addition, you will learn how to use these shared values as a base for developing a holistic team vision.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Mike Cardus, owner, Organization Development by Mike Cardus
At work, to complete your tasks you must depend upon many people whom you do not have direct authority over to supply you with information needed to complete your work on time, on budget, and to ensure a quality product or outcome. As you work to complete a project, goal, and/or task, you sometimes must influence multiple people with different roles on and off campus. As influence is defined as the use of personal energy to create an impact upon, redirect, or change the outcome of a situation, the same influence approach doesn’t work with everyone. This workshop will help you to learn a variety of influence approaches (or strategies) and allow you identify how to choose which approach/strategy will be most effective. During this workshop you will accomplish the following:
Mike has focused expertise in team building, managerial-leadership, and organization development. Frequently asked to create solutions to address the development of high-performance teams, retention of talent, the innovation of product and profit streams, group conflict, coaching of leaders, developing systems to drive positive behaviors, and development of skilled knowledge to increase organizational and personal effectiveness. Working primarily with teams and management within these organizations, his role has been honed to coach, counsel, facilitate and conduct focused group work.
Learn more about Mike https://mikecardus.com/
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