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You are invited to attend - Working Effectively with Graduate Assistants - Wed, Sep 28, 9 - 11 am, SC Forum

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 9:00 AM
Ms. Stephanie Wilson and Dr. Katherine Denker will lead a powerful discussion of unique and specific ways to motivate and inspire your graduate assistants to produce maximum results. Attend this session to learn proven strategies, tools, and techniques to assist in your management of any graduate assistant.
Date/Time: Wed, Sep 28, 9 - 11 am Register Now!
Location: Student Center, Forum room, 2nd floor, back hallway
Presenters: Dr. Katherine Denker and Ms. Stephanie Wilson

About the Presenters:
As the Director of the Basic Course, Dr. Katherine J. Denker is responsible for the instructional design, instructor training, assessment and instructional development for all of the 35 graduate teaching assistants who work with the Comm. 210 program each year. Dr. Denker has presented on issues related to mentoring and training at conferences for both the National Communication Association and the Central States Communication Association. Her work on instructional communication has been published in Communication Research Reports, Communication Teacher, and the Basic Communication Course Annual. Additionally, her work with the Comm. 210 program has lead to both the Ball State’s Lawhead Teaching Award in 2013 as well as the Organization for the Study of Language Communication and Gender’s Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award.

Stephanie (Huffman) Wilson grew up a farmer's daughter and is now a farmer's wife. Living in a small, rural Indiana community, she has learned the value of relationships and how critical connections can be to life in the small town she grew up in and beyond. Using her experience and both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University, she connects those who cross her path with resources for success as Ball State's Graduate School director of graduate recruitment and enrollment. In this role, she oversees the critical connection between undergraduates and working professionals and the Graduate School, faculty, the university and the city of Muncie. Using this holistic recruiting strategy and bringing together important stakeholders, Stephanie has helped increase enrollment at Ball State's Graduate School by 16%.
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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 HigherEdJobs.com. 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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BSU Employee United Way Campaign Kicks Off September 21, 2016

Contributed by: Marta Stephens
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 8:00 AM
2016 BSU Employee United Way Campaign--September 21 - November 30, 2016.
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New Enhancements Coming to Professional HR-TMS!

Contributed by: Marta Stephens
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016 11:00 AM
A number of modifications to the Professional HR-TMS module will be made effective September 16th.
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