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HR Matters

  • Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life & Work– January 8th, 2019, 11:30am to 1pm
    Presenter: Marcy Luter
    Research suggests that our decisions are disrupted by an array of irrationalities and biases: We are overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. We get distracted by short-term emotions. Unfortunately, being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem, so we have to learn how to do better. This session will offer you a better framework to use when making decisions. You’ll learn a step-by-step method to widen your options, reality test your assumptions, attain some distance and prepare to be wrong. You will also brainstorm and discuss practical solutions to common decisions we each have to make on a daily and weekly basis.

    Not Everything is an Email: Creating a Communication Culture– February, 12th, 2019, 11:30am to 1pm
    Presenter: Krista Scammahorn
    Reading, writing and getting refocused after checking the 180 emails sent and received each day takes the average American worker 1,048 hours per year. That's 52 percent of your time at work! Are you drowning in all this messaging madness? This session will invite you to rethink your workplace email culture. You will consider how your actions and attitudes, along with those of your supervisor, impact the email practices of you and your work team, and you will gain practical tips to streamline your inbox processes once and for all.

    Meeting Madness: Managing Problem Participants– March, 12th, 2019, 11:30am to 1pm
    Presenter: Bonnie Cain-Wood
    People love to hate meetings, but they are an important part of our work. When it comes to productive meetings, everyone in the room has a job to do, and we need to be clear about expectations of that job. Come to this session to learn more about the people you need in the room to make your meetings highly engaging and productive and how to handle those difficult or disruptive participants who try to throw you off track. Your colleagues will thank you afterward!

    Lean In: Strengthening Your Organization’s Culture One Intentional Conversation at a Time – April 9th, 2019, 11:30am to 1pm
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    How much do we potentially miss by looking at conversations through our own lens? How could we transform the way we do business by practicing to lean in and truly listen? By laying down our own agendas and biases, asking the right questions and creating a space that cultivates potential and positivity, we will more quickly uncover the creativity and uniqueness each individual brings and walk alongside them as they grow into their true selves.

    Go Ahead, Take Your Vacation Time– May, 14th 11:30am to 1pm
    Presenter: Anna Irwin
    More than 55 percent of American workers didn’t use all their paid vacation time last year. Why is this? Reasons are all over the map - too much work to do, perception that no one else can do their job or they can’t afford the vacation they’d really like to take. Where this choice often breeds lower productivity and eventual employee burnout, planned time away from work leads to rejuvenation, reflection and stronger relationships with the most important people in your life. This session will dive into the details of how to successfully prepare for and get away from your workspace, how to optimize your time away and how to re-enter your work routines feeling renewed and recommitted.

    If paying with credit card, please call Bursar office at 405-377-3333 ext. 322.
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