Learning Opportunities from Staff Development – 5/14/12-5/18/12

The following 4 courses are available during the week of 5/14-5/18. Please register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning

Policies for Facebook, Twitter and Blogging: What’s Legal; What’s Not
Monday May 14, 2012 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | 316 Main

Facebook, Twitter and blogs have become the biggest workplace distraction and also the latest hiring and discipline danger zones for employers. How can you effectively and legally manage electronic communications, preventing legal and information-security risks in your organization? During this 60-minute webinar, you and your staff will discover: Keys to draft & communicate an effective online & social media policy; Minimize legal liability in 2012: Regulations you need to know for compliance; Monitoring employee use of social networks: What’s legal & what’s not; Discipline do’s and don’ts to regulate employee online behavior

Bridging the Communication Gap

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

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.

Smart Cycling-Road Rules Event
Tues May 15, 2012 | 10:30AM-12:00 PM | 108 Sneden

Active Commute Week – 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!

Getting the Most out of Excel 2010
Wed May 16, 2012 | 1:00-2:00 PM | 351 Main

Webinar: Explore how Excel 2010 takes advantage of a new, results-oriented user interface that provides easy access to powerful productivity tools, offers a larger workspace, and delivers faster performance. This presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work with Microsoft Excel.

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