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You are invited to 3 L&D sessions on Thu, Sep 29 - Conflict - Leadership - Communication

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 3:30 PM
Are you a natural peacemaker? This workshop by author-attorney Daniel Griffith provides a model for mediating basic conflicts and communication challenges among team members. This session is especially designed for professional employees, staff, managers, team leaders, and anyone who wants to help colleagues work through conflicts to improve work relationships. This session will also provide guidance for mediating your own disputes in the absence of a true third-party neutral to ensure both your concerns and the concerns of the person with whom you are in conflict are fully considered.

Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: A basic model for mediating basic conflicts among team members.
LO2: Skills for ensuring all parties in a dispute are fully heard and understood.
LO3: How to serve as mediators in their own disputes to ensure the concerns of both their and the other person are fully considered.
LO4: Tactful, respectful and diplomatic methods for talking and working through conflict situations.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 9 am - 11:30 am Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

As a leader, do you provide feedback to others that is truly objective and not based on circumstantial evidence and hearsay? Do you truly listen to understand others concerns without interjecting your own perspectives and opinions? Whether intentionally or not, leaders can commit basic errors in listening and providing feedback that reflect a lack of genuine concern and support for those they seek to coach, correct and guide toward successful performance. This workshop will examine some common errors and offer tips for correcting them. (Useful for Professional Development)
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: Effective methods for providing objective feedback and authentically listening to employees
LO2: A number of common errors in providing feedback and listening that fail to reflect genuine concern and support for employees they manage LO3: Strategies for overcoming these feedback and listening errors to establish trusting and supportive relationships with employees.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 1 - 2:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

Is it ever appropriate to use email to raise concerns about workplace relationships, address conflicts or discuss disagreements? Or should email be strictly limited to general business communication? When should we lift our fingers off the keyboard and walk down the hallway to actually talk with a colleague about our concerns? This workshop will provide guidance on the uses and abuses of email to address workplace concerns, how to appropriately raise concerns, and when to switch from email to face-to-face interaction to avoid misunderstandings.
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: Common missteps in the use of email and other electronic communications to address workplace issues;
LO2: Appropriate, though limited, methods for objectively raising concerns through email and avoiding misunderstandings;
LO3: How to determine when to cease email exchanges and move to face-to-face interactions to address workplace concerns;
LO4: How to recover from going too far with email communication.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 3 - 4:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

About the Presenter: Daniel Griffith is associate faculty at Indiana University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in diversity, organizational leadership, human resources, conflict management, and alternative dispute resolution. An attorney and mediator, he specializes in mediating employment, management and higher education disputes. Daniel is the co-author of The Conflict Survival Kit: Tools for Resolving Conflict at Work (2nd ed.) and the Supervisor Survival Kit (11th ed.), Pearson Education, Inc. He also contributes monthly articles on management and workplace topics for the career advice section and executive newsletter for Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from DePauw University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
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#blacklivesmatter: Rethinking Children's & YA Lit magazine submissions

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:00 AM
Submission Call: Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Read for Change
Fall 2016 Volume 3, Issue 4
Theme: #blacklivesmatter

Edited by Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ball State University, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia, Jennifer Palilonis, Ball State University iMedia, teacher education, and creative writing Ball State students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married stories, art, activism and multi modal delivery for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social and educational justice.

Diversity in children’s literature is critical in constructing culture and community identity. We grow up and are conditioned by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. This gatekeeping that happens at home, in schools, and in communities often prevents new stories, different stories, rewritten stories from being consumed, read, and valued as quality literature.

Learn more about our magazine, it’s features, and how do download the magazine for free to your smart phone or tablet at our website,

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We are seeking original submissions to feature in each section of our upcoming Volume 3, Issue 4 of Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This issue will be themed to address children’s or young adult works that focus on #blacklivesmatter.

From the Expert: Children’s book writers, librarians, and scholars are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 original essay and video or audio record that essay sharing, encouraging, or persuading us why or how to read for change. Include a picture of yourself, a bio, and a link to your website or information.
Featured Book: Create an original book trailer that is 60 to 90 seconds in length and includes text, sound, and imagery. No copyright violations. Write a 125 to 200-word piece About the Author of this featured book, and a 125 to 200 word annotated Book Review of the featured book.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Write and illustrate or animate an original children’s picture book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Rewrite and illustrate or animate a public domain classic children’s literature book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.

• Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that you are simultaneously submitting.
• Please format your written work in Times New Roman, 12-pt, single-spaced and submit as a .doc or .docx file.
• Include your name, email address, phone number on the first page of your document.
• Graphic imagery should be submitted as an EPS, PDF, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
• Print imagery can be high resolution scanned and saved as a jpeg.
• Save your files with your last name_title.
• Videos can be submitted as an MP4 files or as a Youtube link.

Email submissions by November 1, 2016 to

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New Faculty Start-Up Program

Contributed by: Alicia Kelly
Published: Thursday, 15 September 2016 2:00 PM
Aspire aims to support new tenure-track faculty members jump start their research and creative arts agenda by assisting new faculty members purchase supplies, research-related items, and travel to conferences or workshops with a one-time $3,000 supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET) grant.
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Engaging Community Series: “Entrepreneurial Learning, Immersive Learning, Service Learning, Community Engagement – What’s the Difference? “

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016 10:00 AM
There are a number of buzzwords on campus related to structuring courses and achieving learning objectives. Learn more.

2016 Diversity Research Symposium is Leslie Aguilar, Founder of Diversity Inclusion Center

Contributed by: Dr. Ruby Cain
Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016 6:00 PM
The 2016 Diversity Research Symposium, hosted October 22, 2016 at Indiana University Southeast, is pleased to announce that it will feature Leslie Aguilar as the keynote presenter and also as a facilitator of the pre-Symposium workshop open to the community. Learn more.