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  • The Ego Trip (Up): How Decision Fatigue Leaves Us Depleted – January 12th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    Have you ever sat through a difficult conversation and remained emotionally collected, then struggled to make a decision for the remainder of the day? Have you ever planned, shopped, and prepped your groceries for the week, and then looked at your overflowing refrigerator and instead ordered pizza? What about needing to go back to bed after you have gotten everyone where they need to go in the morning instead of facing the day head on? These are all real, and completely normal situations...and have something in common...decision fatigue. In this session, individuals will hear about the effects of decision fatigue, and what they can do to help recognize, prepare for, and potentially alleviate the exhaustion that comes with this process.

    Upping Your Zoom Game: Designing Win-Win Virtual Meetings and Training Sessions – January 26th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Marcy Luter
    Are the Zoom meetings you’re part of feeling a little tired and boring? This session will help! Virtual meetings can be just as engaging and effective as face-to-face settings, but the trick is to make those sessions participant-centered. Learn how to engage your virtual audience right from the start, hold their attention, and deliver the messages you need to share succinctly and efficiently. Facilitator Marcy Luter will share a variety of free and low-cost polling, games and chat tools; offer strategies for asking and answering questions on live webinars; and explore a framework for participant-centered focus for your virtual events.

    Leading While Shy - February 9th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Dr. John Mark Day
    Shyness and leadership don’t seem to go together. Being shy, though, may mean you have some unique leadership strengths you can leverage to make a difference in your organization. In this session we’ll take a close look at what shyness is (and isn’t), how to build your leadership toolkit, and how to support those who want to lead from a place of shyness.

    High Stakes Conversations in a Virtual World – February 23rd, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Rebecca Eastham and Molly Kyler
    High stakes conversations can be tricky, even in the best of settings. What about when we have those difficult conversations in a virtual world? In a virtual world, it seems these can go from being difficult conversations to impossible conversations, but when the stakes are high these important conversations need to take place regardless of the setting. Whether you are collaborating with a colleague or advising a client, high stakes conversations help all of us improve and reach our goals. This session will engage participants while they learn principles to help lead or participate effectively in high stakes conversations online.

    Actionable Accountability – March 9th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Lorinda Schrammel
    Quint Studer said, “Clear and consistent communication can work magic in an organization, but only if leaders have the courage and skills to set clear expectations and hold all individuals accountable.” The lack of accountability is rampant in society today. Why are we afraid to hold people accountable, both at work and in our personal lives? In Actionable Accountability, you will learn actionable tools to improve accountability as well as best practices to drive better results. You’ll see what the “magic” that comes from setting expectations, communication and holding others accountable can do for you, your work team and your organization.

    The Power of Emotional Intelligence – March 23rd, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Anna Irwin
    What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? As part of your community? Emotional intelligence (EI) is the unique repertoire of emotional skills that we use to navigate the everyday challenges of life. Research has demonstrated that our EI or (EQ) is often a more accurate predictor of success than our IQ. No matter how intellectually intelligent we are, our success is still governed by how well we communicate our ideas and interact with our peers. This course will give you the foundational knowledge to help you understand how to leverage current skill strengths and recognize opportunities for development.

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – April 14th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Bonnie Cain-Wood
    Based on the book of the same name, this session will make the case to anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” We will discuss what goes through our brains when we fail, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. Come learn how to strengthen your own level of grit, and how this can impact every facet of your life!

    Fear of Failure: Why Perfectionism Stops Us In Our Tracks – April 27th, noon to 1pm
    Presenter: Amie Haar
    "No!" "Stop!" "Don't even begin!" "If you never start, then you cannot fail!" The words perfectionism speaks into our minds are harsh ones. We are fooled into thinking that if we never begin, or procrastinate, or focus solely on the results, we cannot stumble. So, what do we do about these messages and ideas we have trained ourselves to hear when we inevitably falter? In this session, you will learn how to identify perfectionist tendencies (we all have them!), and what to do when the fear of failing begins to creep in.

  • Participants will receive the Zoom link via email one week prior to the program. No refunds will be provided. Zoom sessions will not be recorded.

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