Instructer-led Courses

  • Building Trust in the Workplace

    Learn about the components of trust including the "emotional bank account", the 5 waves of trust (self, relationship, organizational, market and societal) and 13 trust behaviors.

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    • Building an Ethical Culture

      The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character will present models for ethical leadership and the means to build an ethical culture. We will use case studies and ethical decision making exercise to illustrate various methodologies for resolving ethical disputes and building awareness of ethical through experiential learning.

      Objective #1: To gain the ability to analyze an ethical conflict

      Objective #2: To analyze an ethical issue from various perspectives and value orientations

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      • Change Your Life. Change Your Mind. Change Your Possibilities

        Develop innovative skills that maximize your existing strategies and processes, using creative thinking, collaborative communication, and leading task driven teams.

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        • Coaching For Peak Performance

          Increase the agility and impact of coaching and feedback skills to help guide people toward success in new or challenging situations or help people improve or enhance their work performance.

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          • Dealing With Difficult People

            Gain more power to influence and build relationships in difficult situations and to prevent conflicts from occurring. This three-hour session includes video examples and live practice.

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            • Delegating With Purpose

              Leaders will understand the need to delegate and to be catalysts who successfully match people, responsibility and authority to achieve key results and enhance the capabilities of their teams.

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              • Don't Waste My Time! Making Meetings Work

                This course helps leaders save time and resources by leading meetings that support business needs to ensure that there is a payoff for the time invested in meetings.

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                • Effective Leadership in Diverse Environments

                  How does one effectively lead a team of diverse individuals who seemingly shared the same interests and passions? Or maybe the same interests and passions are not shared, but there is a common goal? This session will serve as a discussion/workshop to consider potential stratgies for effectively leading diverse groups and understand what goes into leading people effectively.

                   Some of the objectives will include:

                  - Little "d" diversity

                  - Multicultural Society

                  - Combating Hurdles

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                  • Effective Performance Management

                    Discover the key to effective performance management. Explore how to prevent difficulty during the process and learn the tools for delivering performance expectations and feedback. This class is only for managers/supervisors of staff employees who have the responsibility of completing performance reviews.

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                    *This course is currently only offered to KSU Employees.

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                    • Emotional Intelligence

                      How we manage and apply our emotions is critical to our ability to work effectively with others. Develop your ability to monitor your own and others’ feelings and emotions, in order to guide your actions.

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                      • Essentials of Leadership

                        This foundation course teaches leaders how to get results from people. You will learn a set of essential skills to meet both practical organizational needs and people's personal needs.

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                          • Introduction to Process Improvement

                            Department leaders and employees can make significant improvements in efficiency, morale and customer satisfaction by understanding and practicing some basic process improvement principles. This full-day course is a hands on experience with the process improvement cycle, including tools and techniques to make significant improvements to service with simple, budget friendly improvements.

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                            • Introduction to Project Management

                              This full-day course offers a basic introduction to Project Management for non-project managers and other employees with informal project management responsibilities. This course includes some hands-on exercises and simulations that allow participants to practice and understand the principles and techniques of project management throughout each phase of the project lifecycle.

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                              • Leading During Change

                                There are many ways to manage a change in our organization, but management and leadership are
                                two different things.

                                When our employees face the fears and challenges that come with change, how we lead those
                                changes can make all the difference in how successful everyone is.

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                                • Leading High Performance Teams

                                  This course is designed to equip leaders to assess team strength; and challenges and to use coaching and reinforcement skills to be a catalyst for high performance and continuous improvement.

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                                  • Leading From Strength (for Teams)

                                    Identify who you are, instead of who you are not. Based on the work of Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. in strengths based psychology, this course includes the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book and assessment. Teams will validate their own results, and explore their shared strengths, leading to insights on how they can be more effective.

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                                    • Managing Conflict Productively - Professionally and Personally

                                      In this hands-on and highly experiential workshop, participants will assess their current conflict behavior and develop skills that will help them handle conflict to strengthen relationships, increase morale, and improve job performance.

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                                      • Personality Type in the Workplace

                                        This class will help you identify and validate aspects of your personality and preferences, and how they impact your work, decision making, and communication style.  The class is based on the personality type theory proposed by psychologist Carl Jung and the MBTI instrument developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs.

                                        This course includes your personal Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Interpretive Report for Organizations, with insights into how your personality influences your personal and work interactions.  (Participants must register a week in advance and complete the on-line MBTI assessment.  A link to the assessment will be sent upon registration.)

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                                        • Presenting With Impact

                                          How to present and be understood with every verbal interaction from the elevator conversation to more formal presentations.
                                          • Make verbal communications clear and effective.
                                          • Plan and organize verbal presentations so they connect with your audience.
                                          • Avoid “death by PowerPoint” and other presenting pitfalls.
                                          • Build confidence when presenting or speaking.

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                                          • Resolving Conflict in Teams

                                            This course teaches leaders how to recognize that a conflict is escalating and minimize damage by using the most appropriate resolution tactic -- regardless of which stage a conflict is in. Leaders also learn the true cost of conflict to an organization and techniques for handling even the most challenging conflict-related situations. Leaders will be able to diagnose conflict situations and choose the appropriate response to mediate and resolve conflicts resulting in enhanced teamwork and improved morale.

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                                            • Setting Performance Expectations

                                              This course helps leaders drive performance and accountability by helping people understand what is expected of them and gaining their commitment to achieving it. When leaders conduct effective setting expectations discussions, people feel more motivated to perform well because they see how their efforts make a difference.

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                                              • The Power of Positive Influence

                                                Having the power to influence others is key to “getting stuff done” in organizations and teams. But not all power to influence comes from our position of authority. Learn to recognize and tap into your own sources of power and develop your ability to have positive, meaningful influence with others.

                                                This experiential course will help you:
                                                • be self-aware of your own ability to influence
                                                • learn about personal power bases, benefits and risks
                                                • understand and practice the process of influence
                                                • develop techniques to influence those in leadership positions

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                                                • The Owl Way - Pride, Service and Professionalism

                                                  This course celebrates our history, from the early days of the Southern Technical Institute and Kennesaw Jr. College, to our vision of a world-class comprehensive university recognized for its excellence in education, discovery, innovation, technology, and community engagement at all levels from local to global. It will teach the standards of service and professionalism that have made our university great, and will continue our traditions of excellence in teaching, research and service.

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                                                  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

                                                    Implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in your life today by attending an exciting workshop based on the powerful book. You’ll experience a powerful life transformation that fosters greater productivity, increased influence in key relationships, stronger team unity, and complete life balance.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a 2-day training facilitated by Lisa Lewis-Fears, Franklin Covey Certified Trainer.

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                                                    • Thriving During Change

                                                      Those that handle change well understand that change is inevitable – so they accept it, plan for it, become willing to do it, learn to be proactive about it and then learn to thrive in it and seek to drive it. The key is as simple as seeking the opportunities that come with change.

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                                                      • Understand Me: Cross-Cultural Communication

                                                        Explore how stereotypes of other cultures (varying from other countries, to work groups) are formed and perpetuated, as well as techniques to prevent stereotypes from negatively affecting professional and personal relationships. This session is highly entertaining and interactive and incorporates “Bafa Bafa,” a cross-cultural simulation game.

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                                                        • Writing with Impact

                                                          Your writing is often the first or only chance to create a professional image for yourself and your department. Make your written communications clear, effective and professional.

                                                          Participants will learn to:
                                                          • Implement techniques to effectively write all types of business documents.
                                                          • Utilize outlining to plan documents.
                                                          • Follow acceptable protocol for e-mail and other electronic communications.
                                                          • Edit and proofread for complete and professional documents.

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