For Fee Workshops

Classes for Spring 2021 will be offered virtually via Zoom. Participants will be provided course preparation information and the Zoom link prior to the class. 

Workshop Descriptions/Dates

Workshop Dates

Crucial Conversations is a self-guided, six-week on-line course with virtual discussions. The instructor will provide virtual discussions at the kick-off, mid-point and wrap-up sessions, and will be available with weekly remote office hours throughout the six-week class. ZOOM meeting links and the on-demand class link with instruction will be sent to the participants prior to class.

  • Workshop 1:
    • Kick-off: January 12, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Mid-Point: January 26, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Wrap-up: February 23, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Workshop 2:
    • Kick-off: February 25, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Mid-Point: March 11, 2021| 9:00-10:00 am
    • Wrap-up: April 8, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
  • Workshop 3:
    • Kick-off: April 13, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Mid-Point: April 27, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Wrap-up: May 25, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am

Advertising Description

Engaging in open dialogue is vital to successful collaborations. If you would like to enhance your day-to-day conversations, Crucial Conversations is for you. Discussing difficult workplace issues with varying opinions is a challenge that often leads to low morale, reduced efficiency and project delays. This training offers participants an opportunity to learn skills and apply principles in conversations with varying opinions, when stakes are high, and emotions are strong.

Objectives (At the end of this course participants will be able to)

The training teaches how to: 

  • resolve disagreements
  • build acceptance and overcome resistance
  • speak persuasively, not abrasively, about high-stakes, emotional, or controversial topics
  • foster teamwork and better decision-making
  • build teams that work together and act with unity and conviction

Participants: (audience course is designed to reach)

All UI employees are eligible to participate.

Workshop Dates

  • Community Learning sessions via Zoom | February 22 and 26, 2021 | 10:00-11:00 am
  • Community Learning sessions via Zoom | March 23 and 29, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
  • Community Learning sessions via Zoom | April 14 and 20, 2021 |12:00 noon-1:00 pm

Advertising Description

Leadership is Everyone’s Business, it’s not about your title or your organizational role, it’s about caring enough to take the action to inspire and change the lives of others.

Take the 14-day Leadership Challenge! The experience includes daily 15-minute micro learning opportunities, which include a short video and reflection exercise that can be completed on your own time and two one-hour community learning sessions through zoom. The Leadership is Everyone’s Business workshop is based on the five practices of exemplary leadership and are scientifically grounded in multiple decades of research.

Objectives (At the end of this course participants will be able to)

  • Identify your own leadership strengths and areas for improvement based on your Leadership Practices Inventory Self-Assessment.
  • Employ at least one method for improving your capacity to engage in each of The Five Practices.
  • Create an action plan for the next steps in your development as a leader.

Participants: (audience course is designed to reach)

All UI employees are eligible to participate.

Workshop Dates

  • Workshop 1:  
    • Kick-off: February 2, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Wrap-up: March 2, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Optional weekly drop-in office hours: February 9, 16, and 23, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
  • Workshop 2: 
    • Kick-off: March 11, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 pm
    • Wrap-up: April 8, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 pm
    • Optional weekly drop-in office hours: March 18, 25 and April 1, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Workshop 3:
    • Kick-off: April 12, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Wrap-up: May 10, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Optional weekly drop-in office hours: April 19, 26 and May 3, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 am

Workshop Details

This workshop is being delivered in a blended format over a few weeks. A blended approach means that the learning will be self-guided, with a certified instructor facilitating virtual kick-off and wrap-up sessions and optional drop-in office hours each week. The optional weekly office hours are for learners who want to come together and discuss concepts in more depth or ask questions about the content and how to apply what they are learning. Zoom links will be provided after participants are registered, and before the first session. You are encouraged to have your cameras on during all the sessions to increase engagement between and among learners.

Workshop Description

When it comes to the work you do, who’s in charge—you or your work? It can certainly be easy to get overwhelmed! Wouldn’t it be great if you could just be in command of the numerous responsibilities you have to manage every day, both at home and at work? The groundbreaking GTD® methodology can help you achieve control in a world of constant change and ever-increasing input. This powerful program delivers a highly effective and sustainable way to attain greater levels of personal productivity.

Quote from a GTD participant:

GTD has helped out enormously in my organization techniques. The greatest benefit of this system has allowed me to successfully incorporate the duties of two positions in our department with my previous duties, without causing me a lot of undue stress. I am immensely grateful for that.

I am able to prioritize my new duties, delegate actions to support staff and maintain a manageable email inbox, thanks in part to the skills I learned in the GTD seminar. I recommend it to my colleagues in my department as well as acquaintances in the UIHC. - Frank Olalde

Objectives

Participants will learn the steps of the GTD Core

  • Capture - collect everything that owns a piece of your mind and attention
  • Clarify – get your ‘inbox’ (physical and digital) to zero
  • Organize – park your information and reminders in ways that make engaging with your work easier
  • Reflect & Engage – do work and have no regrets about your choices

Participants (audience course is designed for)

This program is intended for anyone who wants to reduce their stress, increase their productivity, get and keep their inbox, email, and voicemail at zero, or gain more time and energy while managing multiple responsibilities with more success.

Only UI employees are eligible to participate.

Workshop Dates

  • March 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2021 | 8:30-10:30 am (Zoom sessions)
  • May 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2021 | 9:00-11:00 am (Zoom sessions)

Advertising Description

The course is based and grounded in the book by Stephen M. R. Covey. The Speed of Trust will help leaders and managers at all levels identify and close trust gaps that exist in the organization. As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to better manage change and lead high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.  Please note that this course is open to anyone seeking to build self-trust, relationship-trust and team-trust. 

Objectives

This training will examine the following topics:

  • Case for Trust
  • Self-Trust
  • Relationship Trust
  • Market Trust
  • Societal Trust

Participants (audience course is designed for)

The course would benefit any supervisor, manager, or leader to influence their colleagues and team. The course is open to anyone seeking to build self-trust, relationship-trust, and team-trust and are encouraged to attend this course. 

Workshop Dates

  • February 11, 2021 | 8:30 am-12:00 noon (Zoom session)
  • March 16, 2021 | 1:00-4:30 pm (Zoom session)
  • May 6, 2021 | 8:30 am-12 noon (Zoom session)

Advertising Description

The Strengths at Work Workshop is a 3.5-hour exploration of individual strengths as reported by the CliftonStrengths assessment. Participants will gain an understanding of the significance in developing talents into strengths and how strengths enhance communication and teambuilding. The session focuses on identifying and building an understanding of strengths introspectively. We will also begin to explore how understanding individual strengths can enhance collaborations in partnerships and teams. 

There is a $20 fee associated with this workshop which includes: code for online assessment and course materials. Registration and payment must be received two weeks prior to the workshop. You will be sent the online assessment code after your registration and payment are confirmed. The assessment must be completed one week prior to the workshop. There will also be an assignment to complete prior to class start; the assignment may take up to an hour to complete.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define individual talents and strengths
  • Develop awareness of Strengths and their own strengths
  • Use Strengths to build partnerships and teams
  • Put Strengths into action

Participants (audience course is designed for)

The course would benefit any supervisor, manager, or leader to influence their colleagues and team. The course is open to anyone seeking to build self-trust, relationship-trust, and team-trust and are encouraged to attend this course. 

Workshop Dates

  • February 11 and 12, 2021 | 10:00 am-12:30 pm (Zoom sessions)
  • April 22 and 23, 2021 | 9:00-11:00 am (Zoom sessions)

Advertising Description

Are you ready to take your life and your work to the next level? Learn to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, and realize all your ambitions. This workshop is based on the book, The Success Principles™ by New York Times bestselling author Jack Canfield. You will be introduced to timeless principles practiced by successful men and women throughout history. Principles that once implemented into your daily life can take you where you want to go. Book and printed class materials provided.

Objectives (At the end of this course participants will be able to)

This course is meant to help participants integrate and apply the principles and strategies presented in The Success Principles™ How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer.

Participants will learn to:

  • Create goals
  • Identify roadblocks to achieving goals 
  • Learn strategies for busting through challenges

Participants: (audience course is designed to reach)

This program is designed for anyone who is willing to look critically at where they are in their work life, ponder where they would like to be and create a preliminary plan on how to get there.

Only UI employees are eligible to participate. 

Contact Information

Learning and Development

Phone
Fax
319-335-2644
Campus Address
121-51 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 51
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States