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2006-07 Events

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Backpack to Briefcase

Facilitators:

  • Tracey Birr
  • Cindy Dirkes
  • Beth Feine

Location & Time:

  • Tuesday, January 30th from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in Alumni Lounge, Quad, SJU.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Transferring skills from student employment to life after graduation
  2. Building a resume
  3. Interviewing skills: opening and closing, follow-up, STAR method
  4. Interviewing: How to highlight your student employment experience
  5. Taking ownership of your student employment position

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What are your goals for your student employment position?
  •  How do you want to take ownerships of your SE position?

Description of Course

Workshop will include a panel of senior and recent alums to talk about their experiences and answer questions.  Resume building presentation with include breaking into small groups.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Basics for Supervisors

Facilitators:

  • Barb Fahnhorst, Director of Student Employment
  • Angie Mareck, Student Employment Coordinator

Location & Time:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2006 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the TRC Boardroom, Main, CSB
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Quad, SJU

Learning Outcome:

  1. Awareness of supervisor expectations at CSB/SJU
  2. Understanding of policies and procedures for student employment
  3. Techniques for handling “real case” scenarios in SE
  4. Opportunity to discuss SE issues that plague most supervisors

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What are things that I can do in my role as a supervisor of students to make the work environment one where students will be able to learn transferable life skills?  

Description of Course

Through role playing and “real case” discussion of scenarios, participants will gain a better understanding of student employment expectations for supervisors and for students.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to solve problems that plague most supervisors (i.e. absenteeism, responsibility, initiative).

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Conflict Management

Facilitators:

  • Eric Felsch, PsyD, LP

Location & Time:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in HCC 25, CSB
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2006 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Quad, SJU
  • Monday, February 5, 2007 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the TRC Boardroom, Main, CSB
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2007 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Quad 264, SJU

Learning Outcome:

  1. Acceptance of conflict as a natural and pervasive element in all relationships.
  2. Awareness of different forms of conflict.
  3. Managing conflict from a leadership position.
  4. Managing conflict in personal life.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  When has conflict occurred in your life?
  •  How do you tend to respond to conflict?
  •  What does it mean to be good at conflict?

Description of Course

Course will include discussion and role play.

Required for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Creating Successful Work Relationships with Your Peers 

Facilitators:

  • Kelly Crue, Interim Director of Residential Life

Location & Time:

  • Wednesday, November 1st from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Sexton 200, SJU.
  • Tuesday, January 23rd from 4:30-5:30 in HCC 24, CSB
  • Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in HCC 25, CSB
  • Thursday, March 22nd from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Quad 264, SJU

Learning Outcome:

  1. Participants will be able to identify their workplace personality.
  2. Participants will be able to identify and examine the workplace personalities of their co-workers and peers.
  3. By selecting appropriate communication tactics and strategies based upon an understanding of workplace personalities, participants will be able to more successfully communicate in the workplace with their peers.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  • What is your workplace personality (ies)?
  • What are the strengths and drawbacks of this style?
  • What do you believe to be the workplace personalities of your peers?
  • What communication techniques would help you communicate with your peers based upon an understanding of their workplace personality (ies)?
  • What are one or two techniques that you can try in the near future in your workplace

Description of Course

Interpersonal communication is often one of the most challenging aspects of any job or workplace. To communicate successfully we need to find a balanced approach to dealing with difficult people or conversations.  Most of us have heard about “I” statements and we know about passive, aggressive, and assertive communication—therefore, let’s move from those topics to the fascinating world of workplace personalities.  Do you understand the people you work with?  In this one hour course, participants will learn about workplace personalities and tips on how to effectively communicate with different workplace personalities.

Required for Student Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Creating Work Environments to Tap Potential! 

Facilitators:

  • Maribeth Overland

Location & Time:

  • Wednesday, March 7th from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Alumnae Hall, HCC, CSB.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Awareness of different personality motivations to succeed.
  2. Understanding how to frame tasks that motivate.
  3. Gain techniques for assessing employee motivation.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  • What motivates YOU to succeed?
  • What motivates members of your team to succeed?
  • How can you create an environment that taps those motivations?
  • What techniques can you use to assess your team’s motivations?

Description of Course

Participants will take an inventory of their personal leadership style utilizing the Enneagram. The group will discuss how motivations to succeed and contribute to team success differ among various personality types. Participants will create an example of how a work assignment can be framed to tap the potential for success in their team members.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Empowering Student Employees

Facilitators:

  • Donelle Hintermeister, Signature Training Solutions 

Location & Time:

  • Thursday, November 16th from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Alumnae Hall, HCC, CSB.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Participants will understand the difference between delegating and assigning tasks.
  2. Participants will “see” the benefits of delegating.
  3. Participants will learn the levels of authority and determine the level of their employees.
  4. Participants will understand boundaries of decision making for their employees.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  Understanding the six steps to delegation, what project do you feel is appropriate to delegate and how would you accomplish the cycle of delegation?

Description of Course

In the Empowering Student Leaders course, we will examine delegation and empowerment through small group activities, a hands-on demonstration, and fun!  Participants are encouraged to be active learners through idea sharing, movement, and self-reflection.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Leadership Challenge

Facilitators:

  • Maribeth (mo) Overland, Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development 

Location & Time:

  • Tuesday, April 3rd from  8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in Sexton 400, SJU.

Description of Course

Challenge your potential to become an authentic leader with the "Five Principles of Exemplary Leadership" by Kouzes and Posner and the supporting Benedictine Values.  These principles and values will provide you with a framework in which to ground the process toward developing a personal leadership model.

Required for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Leading a Balanced Life

Facilitators:

  • Christine Munger (Companions on a Journey)
  • Rick Scheierl (Vocation Project)

Location & Time:

  • Supervisors: Thursday, October 5th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in Q264 .
  • Students: Wednesday, October 11th from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM in Q264.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Understand the meaning of employment.
  2. Identifying various tools for discernment.
  3. Learning the practice of wholeness.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What are the ways in which I am able to work toward a life of wholeness?

Description of Course

Through a process involving a short presentation, followed by small group discussion and personal reflection, the group will examine ways in which vocation and discernment relate to the work in which a person is employed. The group will identify ways in which a person is able to balance a personal life with employment in such a way as to work toward a life of wholeness. This session will last approximately 11/z hours and will be conducted within the context of a meal.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Making College Work for You

Facilitators:

  • Kristi Kremers
  • Beth Feine

Location & Time:

  • Wednesday, October 25th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall, HCC, CSB.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Understand transferable skills
  2. Resume writing
  3. Knowledge of experiential learning opportunities on / off campus
  4. Build networking skills
  5.  Knowledge of available competitive fellowships and scholarships

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What can I do this academic year that will help me either (1) decide what I want to do after college, or (2) move closer to my post-college plans?

Description of Course

Throughout the various sections of the workshops students will break into small groups for brainstorming and discussion before bringing ideas back to the group as a whole. Students will engage in a small group networking exercise.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Making Hiring Decisions Based on Telephone Interviewing

Facilitators:

  • Ed Stubblefield
  • Beth Feine

Location & Time:

  • Wednesday, April 25th from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Sexton 200, SJU.
  • Friday, April 27th from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in HCC 25, CSB

Learning Outcome:

  1. Techniques for effective telephone interviewing
  2. Tips on making hiring decisions

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What are some techniques that will help me make hiring decisions based on telephone interviewing.

Description of Course

With CSB/SJU’s decision to discontinue summer orientation, it will no longer be possible to recruit and interview students at the summer job fair.  Since students will be looking for positions beginning in mid-June via the web, it will be necessary to make decisions based on other information than “in-person” interviews. 

Ed and Beth will share techniques for effective telephone interviewing and tips on how to make hiring decisions without a face-to-face interview.  If you hire incoming first year students during the summer, please plan to attend one of the sessions: 

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Orientations and Evaluations

Facilitators:

  • Gwen Schimek
  • Bonnie Kalla

Location & Time:

  • Wednesday, March 21st from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Sexton 200, SJU.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Staff will understand their roles in giving and receiving feedback.
  2. Staff will identify considerations for providing feedback to supervisors.
  3. Staff will identify effective methods for providing orientations or evaluations for student workers.
  4. Staff will identify effective methods for providing orientations.

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  What will I do to change my orientation or evaluation process to make it more beneficial to others?

Description of Course

In this session, participants will spend some time talking about their current methods of providing orientation and giving feedback, explore the ways in which they hope to continue this, and be given new and exciting methods in which this can be accomplished. Beginning with an activity in which participants create a method for giving feedback, we will explore how feedback can be effective and which ways we go about creating criteria for feedback. After this, participants, will focus on orientation and how to go about preparing for the upcoming academic year with students who work within their department.

Optional for Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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Responsibilities/Expectations for Student Employees

Facilitators:

  • Jeremy Ploof (November)
  • Kurt Stelten (November)
  • Brian Heilman (April)
  • Richard Crawford (April)

Location & Time:

  • Thursday, November 9th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Quad 264, SJU.
  • Thursday, April 26th from from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in TRC Fireside Room, CSB.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Develop departmental expectations/guidelines
  2. Provide resources for student employees
  3. Define work ethic
  4. Prioritize responsibilities

Reflection Question/Assessment for Participants:

  •  Are my department expectations/responsibilities clearly defined and how can I help develop them?

Description of Course

The session will include small group breakout and large group dialogue discussing areas of workload, challenges versus busy work, professional expectations, responsibilities and work ethic.

Required for Supervisor Emerald Leadership Certificate (ILCP)

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