Professional Development Mini-Workshops

The Center for the Advancement of Learning provides customized training solutions to enhance the skill needs of your employees in a format that works best for your team. Workshops can take place on the employer’s worksite, virtually, or on the beautiful University of Evansville campus.

Lunch and Learn Workshops

Employee Engagement and Retention: How can employers engage and retain employees?
Lunch and Learn Workshop

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD; Chuck and Ashley Elliott

This workshop will help employers and managers to enhance engagement and retention of employees. Attendees will learn about why employees leave organizations, what employers can do to retain employees, how managers can more fully engage employees, how to conduct a stay interview, and ask questions.

About the Presenters:
Dr. Tad Dickel is the Interim Faculty Program Director for the Master of Science in Leadership and Executive in Residence-Leadership at the University of Evansville. In addition, he is the President of T.A. Dickel Group, LLC and serves as a leadership and strategy consultant for businesses, universities, and nonprofits.

Chuck and Ashley Elliott are relationship specialists who help people build thriving personal and professional relationships through their speaking, consulting, and online programs. They speak individually and as a couple at conferences and organizations regarding topics such as why people leave, improving retention and hiring strategies through communication techniques, and the financial and morale benefits to improving grief support at work. Additionally, their content can be found on many platforms, including RightNow Media and YouVersion.

Providing Effective Feedback
Lunch and Learn Workshop

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

Providing effective feedback to employees is an essential but challenging skill for leaders. Attendees will learn different approaches to sharing meaningful constructive feedback and have opportunities to practice them.

Instructor:
Dr. Tad Dickel is the Interim Faculty Program Director for the Master of Science in Leadership and Executive in Residence-Leadership at the University of Evansville. In addition, he is the President of T.A. Dickel Group, LLC and serves as a leadership and strategy consultant for businesses, universities, and nonprofits.

On Campus Workshops

Certificate in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion (Four-session series)
On Campus Workshop

$495
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Rob Shelby, PhD and Valerie Stein, ThD

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Business and organization leaders have come to recognize the importance of developing a more diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. Experience and research show that diversity and inclusion increase engagement, creativity, innovation, and profitability, as well as aiding in recruitment and retention.

This program will teach you effective ways to promote diversity and inclusion in your organization. Through the four-part series you will develop intercultural competency, gain critical awareness of your knowledge and biases with respect to culturally diverse populations, build skills for managing the dynamics of difference in a way that fosters an inclusive climate, receive guidance to ensure culturally competent organizational policies and practices.

Workshop series begins on September 14, 2022 and meets again on September 28, October 12, and October 26.

Session One:

Understanding diversity and inclusion in relation to customer/client services and the workplace, including implicit biases and microaggressions.

Session Two:

Understanding types of diversity and developing cultural competencies. Topics include race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, ability status, and age.

Session Three:

Developing policies and practices that attract a diverse workforce and foster a climate of inclusion

Session Four:

Diversity and Inclusion training scenarios and developing policies and practices.

Dr. Rob Shelby and Dr. Valerie Stein are experienced in diversity and inclusion program development and training and will lead the sessions. Dr. Shelby is the Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Evansville (UE) and Director of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in applied sociology. Dr. Stein is the Faculty Director of UE’s CDEI. She is a professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, and she is the director of the Ethics & Social Change major and the Race & Ethnicity Studies program. She received her Th.D. from Harvard University in religious studies.

Leadership Coaching Bootcamp (non-degree seeking): Four-Session Series
On Campus Workshop

$395
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom, Library Second Floor
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

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Leadership coaching is an effective approach to develop employees through customized development plans, setting expectations, providing regular feedback, and having one on one conversations. The goal of this program is to apply a coaching approach to leadership that will build up the capacity of managers and supervisors to improve the performance of their direct reports.

This series begins on September 20, 2022 and meets again on October 4, October 18, and November 1.

Special speakers to include:

  • Sara Miller - EVP/Chief Credit Officer, Old National Bank
  • Brad Niemeier - Co-CEO, Azzip Pizza
  • Starla West - Founder and President, Starla West International
  • Bob Jones - Retired CEO, Old National Bank

SESSION 1:

  • Introduction to leadership theory
  • Characteristics of effective leaders
  • What is coaching? What is not coaching?

SESSION 2:

  • Introduction to behavioral change
  • How leaders can help change behaviors

SESSION 3:

  • Applying effective leadership and behavioral change to coaching
  • Framework for leadership coaching

SESSION 4:

  • Application of leadership coaching
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Tools for leadership coaching

A 10% discount is available to organizations sending six or more participants. Call 812-488-1046 for more details.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy A. (Tad) Dickel serves as the Executive in Residence in Leadership and is the interim faculty director of the Master of Science in Leadership program at the University of Evansville and the president of T.A. Dickel Group, LLC. He is a leadership, strategy, and creativity consultant who works with a wide variety of businesses, universities, nonprofits, government entities, schools, and churches. He holds a PhD in educational leadership from Indiana State University and is a certified Basadur Simplexity Thinking facilitator and trainer and a certified MeyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) practitioner. In 2019, Tad was named to the Evansville Courier & Press’s “20 Under 40” cohort for his professional accomplishments and service to the community.

Office Phone
812-488-2981

Office Email
cal@evansville.edu

Office Location
Room 264, Clifford Library

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT