We still have a few weeks before the holiday shutdown. If your office has experienced a slowdown which would allow you to be away for a short time, please consider attending any of the classes detailed below. Registration is open to all Staff and Faculty and is available online at the following link: http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.
Defusing Rude Behavior
Tue Dec 10, 2013
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.
Cancer Warriors Network
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Room 302E DeVos Center, GVSU GR campus
Nearly 14 million cancer survivors are celebrating birthdays this year! This statistic illustrates that growing numbers of people are surviving cancer. However, a cancer diagnosis is frightening and affects not only the person diagnosed with cancer, but caregivers and loved ones. If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, have a loved one battling cancer, or you are through with treatment and on the road to recovery, connecting with others who have traveled this journey can be a source of comfort and hope. These network meetings are an opportunity to bring together GVSU and GRCC families and friends, who have been impacted by cancer to gain information and support through speakers and cancer resources available on the site.
Best Practices for Email – SESSION FULL
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Etiquette for email is discussed as well as tactics for dealing with email overload.
Cross Cultural Communication
Mon Dec 16, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
In GRCC’s Woodrick Diversity Learning Center’s Cross Cultural Communication workshop, participants explore the history of their own communication style, and how it affects their current ability to enjoy and employ successful communication. They will experiment with relevant workplace communication examples. The program provides a safe place for participants to: Examine the intent of communication; Acknowledge that all of us have unspoken prejudices and assumptions; Apply cross cultural communication skills to customer service situations; Develop skills to manage difficult conversations utilizing appropriate communication.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
1:30 – 3:30 PM
People of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges; your own natural talents – already exist within you. The Gallup StrengthsQuest program is designed to build your awareness of your talents and then show you how to develop and apply your strengths in academics, careers, relationships, leadership and the various adventures that produce your greatest achievements.
Alzheimer Support Group
Thu Dec 19, 2013
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 302C, DeVos Center, GVSU GR Campus
Whether you are caring for an aging loved one who can no longer live without your help or for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, GVSU recognizes the challenges that you are facing. Being a caregiver is known for placing a great burden on the caregiver. The pressures can be wide-ranging, and touch the social, psychological, physical, and economic facets of the caregiver’s life. Get the support that you need by attending the GVSU Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Support Group.