Training and Development

Professional Development Retreats

HR Training and Development’s Professional Development team is pleased to help you with workshops for retreats, staff meetings and department events.

Workshops Well-Suited for Department Events

Apollo 13: A Case Study in Leadership and Problem Solving    (1 ½ hours)
In April 1970, Apollo 13 made its ill-fated mission to the Moon. Although the landing was cancelled, the mission has been called the “most successful failure” of recent times. During this seminar ... More

CSI: Small Town Kentucky     (1 ½ hours)
In this lively session, groups will work together to solve a problem: Who killed Coach? ... More

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
The daily challenge of dealing effectively with emotions is critical. Considering the range of emotions we are capable of expressing, it is no wonder that our emotions can ... More

Etiquette of Business Meals    (1 hour)
Dining out with business colleagues, clients and potential employers can be a daunting event. In this workshop, you will learn practical tips to make sure that you enjoy the meal and ... More

Meet Productively     (2 hours)
Why are meetings so despised? Face-to-face collaboration with your teams is invaluable to productivity and guaranteeing expected outcomes. Learning how to meet productively means that ... More

Using the Phone and Email Effectively    (1 1/2 hours)
Responding to our customers is not just a face-to face proposition. Much, if not most, of our communication is done on the phone and by email. So, how do we maintain ... More

Other Workshops We Offer for Your Event

M.E.E.T. on Common Ground
M.E.E.T. on Common Ground - Speaking Up for Respect in the Workplace is a thoughtful, straightforward program that provides practical skills ... More

FISH!
In this dynamic workshop, positive attitude, customer focus, and loads of fun combine to transform the workplace. During this session, participants will learn four ... More

Facing the Challenge of Change
Change is something that we face and have to face up to everyday! Through this workshop, participants will be able to: Interpret the dynamics of ... More

Developing a Winning Image
How important is your professional image? Will you be considered a serious contender for high-visibility, high-potential opportunities if ... More

Personality Differences
As long as you live you will have at least some unwelcome and unproductive friction with others. Scientists have discovered that 75% of the population ... More

Our Iceberg is Melting
The book, Our Iceberg is Melting, tells the tale of a colony of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. The colony has inhabited the same iceberg for generations, and they have naturally come to think ... More

Goal Setting 101
Getting the most out of our life by being successful in accomplishing our goals—personally and professionally—can seem like a daunting task. Goal Setting 101 is here to ... More

Business Etiquette
Business etiquette is about presenting yourself in a way that shows you keep an open mind and maintain open and honest communication ... More

Email Etiquette
Email is the main form of communication in the workplace.  How well does your email represent you and your organization?  Is it clear, concise and ... More

Perceptions: Is Seeing Believing?
Can we trust what we see? How can we make sense out of what the senses send to the brain? We will discuss how we see ourselves, how others see us, and ... More

Please contact the training team as far in advance of your event as possible! We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Debra Graham 257-9427
Maria Fischer-Boothe 257-1425
Marietta Watts 257-9429

 

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