Please register online for any of the sessions detailed below at grcc.edu/currentlearning or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.
Bullying in the Workplace
Mon. Sept 24, 2012 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | 122 LRC (Multi-purpose room in the Diversity Learning Center)
This learning session is built on participant discussion detailing and defining the role of supervisors of student employees. Supervisors may play many roles some of those roles may lead to conflict or complications. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, learners will: understand the importance of boundary setting in the work place; recognize a new awareness of unintentional consequences to blurred boundaries; have an opportunity to discover how other supervisors handle awkward or upsetting situations/relationships with student employees; begin to develop strategies and create tools to address the value of clear protected boundaries.
M&C Pay for Performance Overview
Tue Sept 25, 2012 | 8:30-10:00 AM | 124 ATC
TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL MEET & CONFER EMPLOYEES AND THEIR SUPERVISORS. Performance management is about creating a work environment that helps GRCC meets its goals. Our performance evaluation tool is intended to engage employees and inspire greater employee commitment, clarify roles and responsibilities and hold our employees accountable, and improve the overall performance of GRCC and our goals for student success. The session will be an overview of the pay for performance evaluation system.
Lunch & Learn – Food, Inc.
Tue Sept 25, 2012 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | 348 CSC
Educational Movie – Food, Inc. Participants will learn about the state of our food ‘system’ in the United States, learn about the issues surrounding the food and how to make healthier choices in their food purchasing.
The Engaging Leader
Wed Sept 26, 2012 | 2:00-4:00 PM | 147 ATC
This session emphasizes ‘engagement’ as coaching others, communicating, giving effective feedback, handling performance issues, and delegating. Through exercises and discussion, participants will leave with practical tools and tips to begin to be more effective leaders immediately.
Writing Goals & Outcomes for the Performance Evaluation
Wed Sept 26, 2012 | Employees session from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | Supervisors session from 2:00-3:30 PM | 141 ATC
TARGET AUDIENCE: MEET & CONFER EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS. This course is designed to assist employees and supervisors in defining and writing performance goals and outcomes. This session will help identify goals as they are appropriate for their position. This will include discussion about goal complexity, writing achievable outcomes, updating for the unexpected and other questions regarding section I and II of the Meet & Confer Performance Evaluation.
Happiness Habits (2 sessions)
Wed Sept 26, 2012 and Thur Sept 27, 2012 | 9:30-11:00 AM
THE WED SEPT 26, 2012 SESSION WILL BE HELD IN ROOM 2266 OF THE KIRKHOF CENTER ON GVSU’S ALLENDALE CAMPUS.
THE THUR SEPT 27, 2012 SESSION WILL BE HELD IN 107C DEV (THE UNIVERSITY CLUB -1st Floor) OF THE DEVOS CENTER ON GVSU’S PEW CAMPUS IN DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS.
This learning opportunity is a collaboration between GRCC and GVSU and will be facilitated by the Human Resources Career Services Office at GVSU: Research has proven how vital happiness is to the wellbeing of each person. Happy people live longer, are healthier and have better relationships. In fact, happiness leads to more success in every area of a person’s life. Learn how you can become happy from the inside out by developing happiness habits. These habits will help you to become a happier person whose happiness does not depend on external circumstances.
Moving Up – Preparing for Career Advancement
Wed Sept 26, 2012 | 2:00-3:30 PM | ROOM 1142 OF THE KIRKHOF CENTER ON GVSU’S ALLENDALE CAMPUS
This learning opportunity is a collaboration between GRCC and GVSU and will be facilitated by the Human Resources Career Services Office at GVSU: Even though you excel at your job there’s always room for improvement. And when it comes to taking a leap to the next position, it’s prudent to plan in advance. A new role with a new team, under new leadership in perhaps a new division brings an entirely new set of expectations. Whether you’re planning to transition soon or not for several years, it’s wise to start implementing strategies that will increase your chances for success. In this workshop, we’ll discuss mandatory professional development expectations, strategies for building your career portfolio and tips for increasing your transition potential. Presented by Kim Monaghan, GVSU Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff with Guest Speaker, Linda Yuhas (GVSU).
Facilitating Difficult Conversations
Thur Sept 27, 2012 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | 122 LRC
Participant discussion in response to short vignettes related to critical teaching moments in classrooms and raises issues of free speech/hate speech, classroom climate, pedagogy, confronting oppressive behavior and a host of other topics related to learning environments.
Thur Sept 27, 2012 | 9:00-10:30 AM | 145 ATC
Understanding where the college receives its revenues and how that money is spent is important for all GRCC employees. This course will enable employees to answer basic questions from friends, co-workers, and community about the College’s money and how it is used. Strategies for using saving College money will also be discussed
What Daddies Do Best
Thur Sept 27, 2012 | 12:00-1:00 PM | ROOM 2264 OF THE KIRKHOF CENTER ON GVSU’S ALLENDALE CAMPUS
This learning opportunity is a collaboration between GRCC and GVSU and will be facilitated by the Human Resources Career Services Office at GVSU: My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~Harmon Killebrew. Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations. This group of Grand Valley dads meets twice a semester to talk about topics related to fatherhood. It’s facilitated by Sharalle Arnold, director of the Children’s Enrichment Center and Sue Sloop, Work Life consultant.