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July 2019

How to Build Successful Teams (for Employees)

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University Center Chickamauga Room

Presented by Optum Participants will discover their own work style and how that personal style interacts within the team. This program features exercises that prompt employees to maintain effective teams and work together to reduce tension and stress, and improve morale and productivity.

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August 2019

5 Languages of Appreciation – Nicholle Harrison, Talent Management Specialist, UTC HR

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University Center Fortwood Room

Appreciation is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, appreciation looks different to different people. For some, it’s their receiving praise in front of a crowd, for others, a simple “thank you” is enough acknowledgment. This training experience, based on the book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, equips you with proven, practical steps to build a positive culture of value and affirmation wherever you are!

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Improving Workplace Relationships

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
University Center Chickamauga Room

Presented by Optum Improving workplace relationships often requires understanding — and managing —underlying difficult behaviors. This program helps identify the difficult behaviors we encounter in both our personal and work lives. Participants will then learn specific guidelines for interacting and dealing with these behaviors in everyday life.   Participants will: •    Improve basic assertive communication skills •    Explore the motivation behind difficult behaviors •    Get practical knowledge of effective ways to deal with difficult behavior •    Apply skills to help…

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How to Overcome Negativity in the Workplace

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
University Center Chickamauga Room

Presented by Optum A must for all employees, this program shares how negativity surfaces in the workplace. The goal is to help participants recognize the relationship of workplace change to negative behavior and interaction. Time will be spent helping participants identify ways to stay focused, productive and positive.   Participants will: •    Explore conflict negotiation strategies  •    Foster a morale-enhancing atmosphere  •    Identify, promote and practice healthy ways of interacting  •    Examine inappropriate and/or abusive communication styles •    Apply respectful…

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Generations in the Workplace for Leaders – Nicholle Harrison, Talent Management Specialist, UTC HR

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University Center Chickamauga Room

This 2-hour training examines the generational gap and solutions for having better interactions with staff and coworkers belonging to the five distinct cohorts that exist here at UTC. The discussion will include how to find common ground and how each group can adjust and grow in the workplace. Program Highlights: Explain the generational differences and their impact on the modern workforce Define the 5 generations currently at UTC Explain the values and expectations of each generation within the context of…

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How to Create a Respectful Workplace

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University Center Ocoee Room

Presented by Optum Integrity and respect in workplace interactions help cultivate a positive and successful environment that enhances the bottom line. This program will introduce communication skills and other behaviors that promote respectful, open ways of relating, settling differences and working effectively as a team.    Participants will:  •    Explore conflict negotiation strategies  •    Foster a morale-enhancing atmosphere   •    Identify, promote and practice healthy ways of interacting  •    Examine inappropriate and/or abusive communication styles  •    Apply respectful techniques to…

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September 2019

Effective Presentations and Public Speaking Skills – Optum

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
University Center Fortwood Room

Having excellent presentation skills is essential for success. In this seminar participants will learn how to plan for successful presentations, build confidence, practice verbal and body language elements, and learn how to build rapport with an audience to keep them engaged.

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Emotional Intelligence in Supervisors – Office of Employee & Organizational Development, UT System

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Center Chickamauga Room

KNOW THYSELF! EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN SUPERVISION Marti Willen, UT Employee & Organizational Development Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key element to success in the workplace, particularly in how we interact with others and manage relationships.  Numerous components of supervision, such as decision-making, giving feedback, and managing productivity, rely on a supervisor’s grasp of self-management, skill in social interaction, and other elements of emotional intelligence.  Drawing upon Daniel Goleman’s classic work, Emotional Intelligence, as well as other research, this course covers…

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October 2019

Double Power Hour Meetup

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

These Power Hours are created to reinforce on-line learning.  Take these two classes on K@TE: Interpersonal Communication: Listening Essentials – 1 hour K@TE training  Communicating Across Cultures – 1 hour training K@TE and come prepared to discuss!  You can find both courses by typing the titles in to the search button on K@TE. Meetup is from 9-11 in the Chickamauga Room, UC  

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Being a New Manager: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Rebecca Dragoo, Asst Registrar, Records

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
University Center Chickamauga Room

Are you a new manager? Wonder what to do? What NOT to do? In this peer-led session, we will focus on lessons learned from a new manager at UTC.

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