Professional Development - All Employees

We are dedicated to offering professional development and skill-enhancing opportunities to our employees.  We hope you will take advantage of these offerings to further development your talents.

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Class Offerings

Use the signup forms to select the dates that work best for your schedule.

CliftonStrengths: Introduction to a More Excellent You: Foundation class to learn about the power of CliftonStrengths, extract the most out of your reports to harness your greatest potential for excellence and identify how your strengths can help or hinder you. CliftonStrengths is a powerful tool for future growth, improving your relationships with others and developing yourself as a stronger teammate. Sign up!

CliftonStrengths: Improve Your Wellbeing: This class focuses on the five elements of wellbeing from the book, “Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams.”  Participants will utilize their CliftonStrengths to positively impact their level of thriving as we discuss topics such as deadlines, stress, burnout and reacting to change. Sign up!

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Staff/Faculty Training: This session aims to provide staff and faculty with important information about policies, support resources and when to engage with OEO.  This includes accessibility on campus and definitions of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence under the current Emerson policies.  Additionally, you will learn how to support someone who may have experienced this conduct, the processes available to address the conduct, and your obligations as an employee. NOTE: This is REQUIRED for all new staff members and we strongly encourage ALL staff to attend this training if you have not taken it since July 2022. Sign up!

Conflict Management: Conflicts are inevitable in any workplace, but how we manage them can make all the difference. In this class, participants will learn valuable skills for effectively navigating conflict situations, addressing conflicts constructively, and contributing positively to team success. By understanding their role in conflict resolution and developing essential conflict management skills, participants will be empowered to foster a more harmonious and productive work environment. Sign up!

Cultivating Trust: Exploring Emotional Intelligence and Psychological SafetyThis class delves into the essentials of trust-building within teams, focusing on the pivotal roles of emotional intelligence (EI) and psychological safety. Participants explore the fundamentals of trust, learning how EI fosters self-awareness, empathy, and effective communication. They also delve into psychological safety's role in enabling risk-taking and open dialogue. Through discussions and activities, attendees gain practical strategies for nurturing trust and psychological safety within their teams, enhancing collaboration and organizational success. Sign up!

Effective Communication: In this class, participants will explore communication styles and how to use them to enhance their effectiveness in the workplace. Through engaging discussions and activities, attendees will learn how to convey ideas clearly, actively listen, and adapt their communication style to different audiences. By mastering essential communication skills, participants will improve their ability to collaborate, influence, cultivate stronger relationships and drive results within their teams. Sign up!

Your Role in Feedback and Recognition: In this class, participants will explore the crucial aspects of feedback and recognition within the workplace. Understanding the significance of constructive feedback and genuine recognition is essential for fostering a positive and productive environment. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will learn effective techniques for delivering and receiving feedback that inspires growth and development, as well as strategies for authentic recognition that motivates and engages team members. Sign up!



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