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Personal Development Workshops

Personal Development

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
Group
  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

Emotional Intelligence I: Identify

Workshop # IEI1

According to MSCEIT, emotions are informational data that is constantly collected. This workshop explores why collecting the correct data is important and factors that influence the ‘collection process’.

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

Through Emotional Intelligence - Identify, you will:

  • Discover factors that allow or prevent the emotional data collection
  • Explore and identify characteristics of the six basic emotions
  • Define your ability to accurately read and express emotions
Format
Instructor
Length
2 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Emotional Intelligence II: Use

Workshop # IEI2

Once emotional data is collected, you ‘feel’ certain sensations due to brain activity.  How much attention do you pay them? Learn how these feelings, or emotions, influence our thinking and why listening to them helps us make better decisions.

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

Through Emotional Intelligence - Use, you will:

  • Determine how emotions impact thinking
  • Increase your ability to effectively generate emotions
  • Learn the importance of connecting to others’ emotions
Format
Instructor
Length
2 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Emotional Intelligence III: Understand

Workshop # IEI3

Now that you can link emotions to thinking, what do I do with it? Enrich your understanding of emotions by examining the root causes of emotions, predicting emotional chains and blends, and describing accurately the subtle differences between emotions. 

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

Through Emotional Intelligence - Understand, you will:

  • Describe what you feel by increasing your emotional vocabulary
  • Tackle a self-awareness method to determine the root cause of specific emotions in you
  • Forecast what emotion and/or event produces what type of emotional outcome
  • Explore how emotions transition from one state to another
Format
Instructor
Length
2 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Emotional Intelligence IV: Manage

Workshop # IEI4

Develop an action management plan with your newfound knowledge of emotions! Learners examine methods to reach their desired outcomes by integrating emotions with their thoughts.

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

Through Emotional Intelligence - Manage, you will:

  • Learn to constructively use anger
  • Identify personal methods to help manage your emotions
  • Develop an action plan to strategize your desired outcomes
Format
Instructor
Length
2 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Listening with Purpose

Workshop # ILS

Understanding personal listening approaches is essential to productive communication. Good communication skills in the workplace are one of the most important factors leading to successful teams, groups and organizations. Effective listening skills are crucial to communicating productively both inside and outside the organization. This workshop will help you become an active, purposeful listener in a wide variety of situations for more powerful communication. Learners will complete an online self-evaluation to learn about their preferred listening style and receive feedback on strengths and opportunities for improvement.

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

As a result of Listening with Purpose, you will:

  • Explore factors that influence our listening abilities
  • Learn the five approaches to listening
  • Practice recognizing and using effective approaches for different listening situations
  • Discover your own listening approaches
  • Create action plan to help apply listening skills
Format
Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence

Workshop # MSCEIT

Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to incorporate emotions into your decision making for optimal outcomes. Kent State utilizes the MSCEIT (Mayer Salovey Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test) model to measure your EI ability across the four key areas of Identifying, Using, Understanding and Managing emotions. You can take this EI online test and then engage in a personal consultation with a certified MSCEIT professional in HR to interpret your results. Participants receive their detailed test results along with areas of strengths and potential opportunities for development. Contact Training and Development at 330-672-2100 or hrd@kent.edu for more information and to schedule your EI test and consultation.

A fee is associated with the MSCEIT assessment.  Contact Training and Development for pricing options.  

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

Prevent Bullying in the Workplace (BC 2hrs)

Workshop # IPBW

Bullying happens in more places than just the playground. How should we respond to bullying in the workplace? This workshop explores what this social issue is and how we can respond by improving workplace relationships, communication and promoting healthy campus expectations. Learners will be able to:
•       Differentiate between bullying, harassment and normal workplace expectations
•       Discover tactics to prevent workplace bullying
•       Explore university reporting procedures for bullying
•       Care for yourself in the midst of bullying

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

This workshop counts toward 2.0 hours of your annual Beyond Compliance goal.

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

Time-Wise

Workshop # ITM

We all face a daily dilemma:  too much to do and not enough time to do it.  The concept of time management addresses how we resolve the daily dilemma. Time is the limiting factor, not our job duties and tasks. We must make tough choices about what to do and what not to do.

Take a journey through the Time Mastery concept, which looks at 12 categories that impact a productive use of time. The TimeWise workshop showcases the Time Mastery Profile, a time-management instrument developed by Dr. Larry Baker and Dr. Merrill Douglass. The Time Mastery Profile is based on 40 years of research and conducting seminars around the world.

As a result of TimeWise, you will:

  • Be introduced to the time mastery concept
  • Identify ways that you use time effectively and ineffectively
  • Improve your time handling abilities by replacing the self-defeating behaviors that hinder your effectiveness
Group
Format
Instructor
Length
3.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff