Learning Opportunities from Staff Development – 4/5/12-8/7/12

There are plenty of great learning opportunities scheduled. We’re confident that you’ll find one that catches your eye…

Defusing Rude Behavior
Thurs April 5, 2012 | 2-4:00 PM | 129 Main

It can be difficult to know how to react when you are confronted with rude behavior. This course examines a number of cases of rude behavior and provides participants with effective tactics to responding in these situations.

Project Management 101
Thurs April 5, 2012 | 9-11:00 AM | 129 Main

Basic processes for project management are examined, including assembling a team, defining project objectives and scope, identifying and communicating with stakeholders, creating a timeline, delegating responsibilities, monitoring progress, and examining indicators of process effectiveness and accomplishment of objectives. Tools for project management are provided.

Improving Nutritional Status 
Friday April 20, 2012 | 12-1:30 PM | Room 302 CSC

Many American diets contain excessive amounts of salt, sugar, cholesterol and saturated and trans fats. In this session, Dr. Sandra Andrews will focus on identifying and preparing foods with reduced quantities of these food components. Emphasis will be place on label reading and interpretation as well as suggestions for purchasing and preparing foods.

Smart Cycling – Road Rules Event 
Tuesday May 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | 108 Sneden (Multi-Purpose Room)

We are encouraging staff and students to participate in Active Commute Week – leave the car at home and Ride the Rapid, bike, roller blade or long board into GRCC! Officer Tony Myers will teach basic bike safety to keep you safe on the roads while commuting to work

Bridging the Communication Gap (THIS IS A 2 PART COURSE)

Part 1 of 2: Tues May 15, 2012 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 103 Sneden

Part 2 of 2: Tues May 29, 2012 | 12:30-4:30 PM | 103 Sneden

‘Bridge the Communication Gap’ enables people to get through to others more easily, obtain agreement with less effort, and get things moving quickly. This workshop gives individuals and teams the skills they need to recognize what’s important to other people and to translate their requests, proposals, and instructions so that they will hear, understand, and act on them. This workshop helps teams set priorities and maximize the contributions of all team members. It encourages real problem-solving and real teamwork without creating hassles, hard feelings, or harsh confrontation. It creates long-lasting results by enabling participants to see situations from multiple points of view and take advantage of diversity — rather than resisting it. Learning Objectives: In this 2-part workshop, teams and individuals learn how to: Reduce resistance and increase acceptance by using communication strategies tailored to the needs of their audience; Create a non-defensive, open atmosphere in which information flows more freely, leading to more effective planning and decision making; Resolve differences in values, priorities, and interpretations of information for identifying mutually satisfying solutions; Recognize: Identify other people’s preferred ways of communicating by what they do, say, write, and ask; Translate: Adjust their requests, proposals, and presentations to match other people’s preferred ways of communicating; Answer: Address the key questions uppermost in other people’s minds that must be answered to win their support.

Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

Monday June 4, 2012 | 9:30-11:00 AM | 203 Sneden

Tues August 7, 2012 | 1-2:00 PM | 108 Sneden Multi-purpose Room

GRCC is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. It is GRCC policy to prohibit harassment of one employee by another employee and/or supervisor on the basis of sex. This training provides a necessary tool for preventing sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment Awareness Training will help you understand the effective ways to identify and handle sexual harassment complaints when they occur.  Learning Objectives: Upon completing this training participants will be able to:

• Understand concepts associated with sexual harassment
• Recognize those actions that would be considered sexual harassment, in violation of federal, state, and local laws
• Modify behavior that could be viewed as sexual harassment
• React appropriately to observations or allegations of sexual harassment

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