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Learning and Development

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319-335-2644
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121-51 USB
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121 University Services Building, Suite 51
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Classes for Spring 2022 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 three virtual discussions to kick-off, enhance online content at the mid-point, and wrap-up the class. Weekly 1-hour optional Cohort and Instructor Chat sessions increase content learning and application. To complete the on-line portion of this class, participants should anticipate 1-2 hours of dedicated time weekly. The on-demand class registration link with instruction and ZOOM meeting links will be sent to the participants prior to class.

  • Workshop 1:
    • Kick-off:  January 11, 2022 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Mid-Point: February 1, 2022 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Wrap-up: February 22, 2022 | 9:00-10:00 am
    • Optional Cohort & Instructor Chat: Weekly (Wednesday's) | 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Workshop 2:
    • Kick-off: March 3, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Mid-Point: March 24, 2022| 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Wrap-up: April 14, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Optional Cohort & Instructor Chat: Weekly (Wednesday's) | 1:00-2:00 pm

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 10 and 17, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Community Learning sessions via Zoom | April 6 and 14, 2022 | 10:30-11:30 am

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.