Professional Development Mini-Workshops

Online

These classes can completed as a live session from your own office or can be viewed at a later time that best fits your schedule.

Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace

$30
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

Many employers are trying to navigate three to four different generations working in their organizations. This workshop will introduce characteristics and difference of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Participants will learn about the unique perspectives of each generation that lead to conflict. A process will be introduced for multi-generational teams to work through these conflicts to get better results.

Lunch and Learn

The University of Evansville presents the following Professional Development workshops as a “Lunch and Learn” series for 2020. Lunch and registration is at 11:30 a.m. with workshops from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Creating a Culture of Empathy

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Evansville, Ridgway Center, Eykamp 253
Johnna Denning-Smith, MS, ABD

Empathy is the ability to understand and communicate the feelings of another. On a daily basis we have interactions with colleagues, clients, patients, employees, cashiers, friends, and family, but do we truly have an understanding of their feelings? Understanding and modeling empathy is vital to making us better leaders and human beings. This workshop introduces the theory through interactive design activities that will enhance the empathy in adults.

Employee Retention through Strategic Resiliency Training

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Evansville, Ridgway Center, Eykamp 253
Jerrilee LaMar, PhD, RN, CNE

Would you like to learn strategies to help your employees learn resiliency in order to help increase your workforce retention rate? There are significant relationships between resilience, job satisfaction and anticipated turnover. This interactive workshop will help you develop strategies you can use to help your employees learn how to become resilient so that they are better able to deal with adversity and lower your turnover rate.

Leadership Presence

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Evansville, Ridgway Center, Eykamp 253
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

Some leaders are able to authentically connect with people and inspire confidence through their leadership presence. This workshop will explore how our values, actions, thoughts, and words affect how we are perceived as leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and practice ways to improve their leadership presence through demonstrations, exercises, videos, and discussions.

Inspiring Your Team

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Evansville, Ridgway Center, Eykamp 253
Bethany Huebner, PT, DPT

Curiosity is a driver for innovation and solving problems. If you can spark curiosity in your employees and/or students, you can engage them to be motivated to learn and create. This curiosity rich environment is the basis of innovation and can be a key to long-term happiness in the workplace. This workshop will outline the ways to inspire your team using curiosity to fuel innovation.

Design Thinking

$45 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Evansville, Ridgway Center, Eykamp 253
Johnna Denning-Smith, MS, ABD

Design thinking is a powerful approach to solve wicked problems that begins with understanding unmet user needs. Design thinking encompasses concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation. When design thinking approaches are applied, the success rate for innovation has been seen to improve substantially. The introduction to design thinking uses a hands-on method to introduce the key concepts of design thinking that will be used throughout the workshop.

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Office Phone:
812-488-2981

Office Email:
cal@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 311, Graves Hall

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