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Workplace Climate Workshops

Workplace Climate

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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Format
Online
Length
1.0 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.

Group
  1. Managerial

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  2. Supervisory

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Format
Online
Length
0.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Communicate with Others (formerly Communication Effectiveness)

Workshop # IICE

Getting your message across in a way that is clear and coherent is a critical skill in your professional and personal life. This workshop identifies the necessary ingredients of any conversation. Learn to be a better communicator by exploring the communication process and how different communication styles affect your personal style.

This workshop is idea for supervisors and managers.

Through Communicate with Others, you will:

  • Become a better communicator by examining the four key ingredients to any conversation
  • Appreciate the art of conversation through the role of speaker, listener and observer
  • Create the best possible climate for communicating through empathy, asking the right questions and understanding the person’s viewpoint
  • Understand how non-verbal communication and feedback influence how your message comes across
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Format
Instructor
Length
4 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Communicating Across Four Generations (BC 2.5hrs)

Workshop # IDIV2

Do you communicate well with people outside your age group? Find out how to manage communication across generations by first learning about the four generations in the workforce. Knowledge about each generation will give you a general understanding about each group's frame of reference and help you interact more effectively.

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

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

As a result of Communicating Across Four Generations, you will:

  • Learn about effective interpersonal communication  between the four generations
  • Discover common frustrations that people have about generational differences
  • Identify communication skillsets that contribute to effective teams
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Format
Instructor
Length
2.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors (BC 3hrs)

Workshop # IDDB

Do you have a coworker that  seems impossible to work with?  Ever wonder why that person acts that way….and gets away with it? This workshop focuses on identifying and addressing the most common difficult workplace behaviors. Learners explore ways to effectively deal with these behaviors and examine how they are personally impacted by the behaviors. Learners will understand the importance emotions and stress play in dealing with difficult encounters.  They will also learn to identify trigger words, reframe reactions, learn to address the seven most common difficult behaviors and demonstrate how to give constructive feedback.

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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Instructor
Length
3 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Diversity Includes Everyone (BC 2.5hrs)

Workshop # IDIV1

Every person at Kent State is a unique individual, very different from anyone else on campus. In order to work effectively, we need to understand and embrace this concept. This workshop provides learners an opportunity to explore fundamental diversity concepts and develop an understanding of why differences should be valued.

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

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

As a result of Diversity Includes Everyone, you will:

  • Discover a basic knowledge of diversity
  • Increase the understanding of methods that influence diversity-related culture change
  • Explore dimensions of diversity through interactive exercises
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Format
Instructor
Length
2.5 hours
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Ethics & Code of Conduct

Workshop # OWE

This online course is designed to raise awareness of ethical values and the principles of ethical business practices. The course describes the core ideals underlying ethical decision making, presents practical steps employees must take to avoid ethical lapses or violations of the law, and highlights personal responsibility and how to respond to ethical challenges.

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

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Format
Online
Length
1.5 hours

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

Prevent Harassment & Discrimination

Workshop # OPHC

Customized to the Kent State environment, this course provides employees with the information they need to prevent and report sexual harassment and other forms of workplace harassment. Interactive scenarios display the "gray area" situations involving all types of unlawful harassment, including race, national origin and religion.

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

Group
  1. Supervisory

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Format
Online
Length
1 hour
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

Prevent Workplace Violence

Workshop # OPWV

This online course is designed to raise awareness of workplace violence and reduce the risk of injuries if an incident should occur. Besides identifying the five most common types of attacks and four types of workplace attackers, the course explains how employees should respond in emergencies.

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

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Format
Online
Length
1 hour
Who Should Attend
All Faculty & Staff

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.

Group
  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