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Bridges: Building A Supportive Community (Title IX) (BC 1hr)

Workshop # OBBSC

This course provides faculty and staff understand sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence and methods for identifying and university procedures for reporting sexual misconduct.

This course is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff. 

This course may be used as your one hour of annual Title IX training and one hour of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Online
Length
1.0 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Building Your Team: Interview Dynamics (formerly Hire for Excellence: Interviewing)

Workshop # IHEI

Do you have a plan when interviewing candidates? Do you have a tough time gathering information from potential employees? Most interviewers don’t know what to ask or ask the wrong questions, leading to bad hires and worse. During this workshop, learners become ‘interviewing dynamics’ and discover best practices for conducting behavioral based interviews in the workplace. Learners will create behavioral questions to give them the best chance to gather candidate information, develop a candidate evaluation strategy to achieve the best results - before, during and after the interview, and discover how to guide the interview conversation to get the answers to make the best hire.

This workshop is ideal for all Kent State employees involved in the hiring process.

Through Interview Dynamics, you will:

  • Develop a candidate evaluation strategy to achieve the best results - before, during and after the interview
  • Discover and practice a step-by-step interview process that eliminates commonly made mistakes
  • Learn how to form proper behavioral questions that give you the best chance to gather candidate information
  • Practice a four step method to form a comprehensive picture of your candidates
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  1. Managerial

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  2. Recruitment

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  3. Supervisory

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Format
Instructor
Length
4 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Bullying in the Workplace

Workshop # OBW

This course trains managers and employees in recognizing and preventing workplace bullying. In this course, workplace bullying is defined, its effect on the workplace is outlined, and the types of bullies and reasons for bullying are examined. Finally, the course provides practical tips for dealing with bullying and for maintaining a bully-free environment.

This course is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Online
Length
0.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Coaching Your Team (formerly Workplace Conversations: Maximizing Results)

Workshop # IWCMR

How exactly does a supervisor coach employees? What do coaches do? Practice coaching methods to help guide your employees through those tough development conversations. Discover seven characteristics of a coach, develop questions to engage employees in coaching conversations and practice holding different coaching conversations.

This workshop is idea for supervisors and managers.

Through Coaching Your Team, you will:

  • Discover seven characteristics of a coach
  • Develop questions to engage employees in coaching conversations
  • Practice holding different coaching conversations
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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Instructor
Length
4 hours
Who Should Attend
Managers, New Supervisors, Supervisors

Developing Your Team Performance (formerly Supervising Successful Performance)

Workshop # ISSP

Add employee coaching to your supervisory tool belt! Effective coaches offer their employees leadership opportunities through development while promoting a positive, creative working environment.  This workshop examines performance management via case studies and activities to help supervisors become employee motivators and provides the GAP model for supervisors to use for improving employee performance.

This workshop is idea for supervisors and managers.

Through Developing Your Team Performance, you will:

  • Discover the benefits of quality performance management
  • Practice the GAP change model for improving employee performance
  • Identify methods to help motivate employees
  • Explore resources and proactive steps, informally and formally, that are available to improve employee performance
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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Instructor
Length
4 hours
Who Should Attend
New Supervisors, Supervisors

Establishing Unit and Department Goals

Workshop # IEUDG

How effectively do you establish and develop goals for your department or unit? This workshop takes a detailed look at seven important skill categories of effective goal setting. An assessment will be used to identify proficiency levels in goal setting, and explore the steps needed to achieve unit or department goals.  Learners receive input on their strengths and development opportunities.

This workshop is ideal for managers and experienced supervisors.

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  1. Managerial

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Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
Managers, Supervisors

Management Skills - Creating a Motivating Environment Using DiSC (Part 3 of 3)

Workshop # IMS3

Building on material learned in Parts 1 and 2, learners explore the environments they create through their styles and learn to identify the motivational needs of others. They will discuss and construct a plan on how to effectively engage employees with motivational styles different from their own.

This workshop is ideal for managers and experienced supervisors.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Teambuilding

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Instructor
Length
3 Hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff, Managers, Supervisors

Management Skills - Getting the Most of Your Management Style Using DiSC (Part 1 of 3)

Workshop # IMS1

This workshop utilizes the popular and proven DiSC methodology for understanding human behavior. Based on the work of behavior psychologist William Moulton Marston, DiSC has shown tremendous success in improving communication skills and directly improving the employee/supervisor relationship. Learners will complete an online assessment before the first workshop. DiSC results are reviewed during the classroom session. Discussion includes a general overview of DiSC management styles and their impact in the workplace.

This workshop is ideal for managers and experienced supervisors.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Teambuilding

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Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff, Managers, Supervisors

Management Skills - Using DiSC to Direct and Delegate (Part 2 of 3)

Workshop # IMS2

Building upon information learned in Part 1, this workshop explores methods for managers to enhance their directing and delegating skillsets using DiSC to adapt to other styles. They will discuss and write a plan on how to effectively engage an employee that has a different style from their own.

This workshop is ideal for managers and experienced supervisors.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Teambuilding

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Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff, Managers, Supervisors

Managing the Change Curve

Workshop # IMCT

We face change on a daily basis, whether at work or home. It can be one of the most difficult situations to handle, especially if we resist the change. This workshop provides an assessment and model that addresses concerns learners have while moving through the four phases (denial, resistance, exploration and commitment) of change. Learners will explore the four phases of change, pinpoint their current stage in the transition process and develop an action plan for managing change transitions.

This workshop is ideal for managers and experienced supervisors.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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  3. Teambuilding

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Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
Managers, Supervisors

Principles of Conflict Management (BC 3hrs)

Workshop # IPCM

Have trouble dealing effectively with workplace conflict? Ever feel like you spend too much time going round and round without any resolution?  Then, this is the course for you! Guided by a self-assessment tool and practical exercises, learners will:

  • Discover their preferred conflict management style
  • Learn how to distinguish between the different styles of conflict
  • Gain practical experience in applying conflict styles
  • Explore communication strategies

This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.

This workshop counts toward 3 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.

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Format
Instructor
Length
4 hours
Who Should Attend
Managers

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

Workshop # OPWV

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of discrimination and harassment through the interactive use of scenarios and discussion around real workplace application.

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  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Instructor
Length
2.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (BC 2.5hrs)

Workshop # IUADAA

This workshop, based on the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, gives learners an opportunity to understand the laws under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Learners will increase their understanding of the original intent of the definition of disability, factors that qualify an individual as disabled, and information about the complaint process and the reasonable accommodation request process.

This workshop is ideal for all Kent State faculty and staff.

This workshop counts toward 2.5 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.

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  1. Diversity

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  2. Managerial

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  3. Supervisory

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Format
Instructor
Length
2.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff