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You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions by Rhonda Gipson-Willis on Tuesday, October 24, in Bracken Library

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 09 October 2017 9:00 AM
You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions by Rhonda Gipson-Willis on Tuesday, October 24, in Bracken Library:

We will soon have five generations working, side by side, in the workforce at one time. Each generation brings its own unique set of experiences, beliefs, and norms. By understanding each, we can position ourselves to bring out the best in our teams and decrease frustration in the workplace.
Learning Objectives:
LO1: Learn the different beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of each generation;
LO2: Discuss how to close the gap between generations;
LO3: Explore benefits of having a team with multiple generations;
LO4: Gain insight into how to attract, sustain, and motivate the younger generations

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 9 - 10:30 AM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

We communicate with our tone, our bodies, and our words. But a lot of our intended message can get lost in translation if we are not intentional about how we do so. This session will address how to effectively communicate in written form so that your message is as clear as possible and achieves your goal.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Communicate effectively through writing;
LO2: How to craft your message so that it's read;
LO3: Factors to consider prior to crafting your message.

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 1 - 2:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

Ever leave a conversation not sure if you were heard? Or said something that was not interpreted the way you intended? No matter who you are or where you work, having effective communication skills is imperative to your success. This training will explore ways to not only communicate your message, but assure that you are also listening actively.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Explore how your body communicates your attentiveness to the conversation;
LO2: Discuss the importance of speaking clearly and concisely;
LO3: Enhance active listening skills;
LO4: Improve your overall communication skills.

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 3 - 4:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

About the Presenter: Rhonda Gipson Willis, MSW, LCSW is a Co-Founder and CEO of Skylight Leadership, a leadership development, coaching and training firm. Rhonda has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from Jackson State University and a Master's in Social Work from Indiana University. Rhonda is a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and has taught as an Adjunct Instructor at a Ivy Tech Community College. She is a 2010 Michiana Diversity Leadership Initiative graduate currently serves on the Board of Directors of Woman Business Owners of Michiana and previously served on the Board of Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care Services. Rhonda is also a co-founder of Avalon Counseling and Consultation. She and her husband, Andre, are the proud parents of 4 beautiful daughters.
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You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions on Friday, October 20, in Bracken Library

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 06 October 2017 3:00 PM
You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions on Friday, October 20, in Bracken Library:

Are you working longer, faster, and harder, but have little to show for it? The key to being more productive is knowing yourself -- you can't actually "manage" time, all you can do is manage and control your own behavior. Join this session and learn simple, practical tools to help you improve performance and control your most precious resource -- time.
Learning Objectives:
LO1: Assess how productive you are at work; learn how to be more productive
LO2: Learn and apply tools to streamline your workflow
LO3: Apply time-saving tips to manage tasks
LO4: Create an action plan to implement back at your job

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 9 - 10:30 AM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

In the workplace, understanding and dealing with everyday challenges, such as differences of opinion, working styles, and personality clashes, is a recognized and valued skill. Employees and supervisors need to work together to achieve results, while respecting each other's differences. Join this session and learn simple, practical tools and techniques for managing yourself and ultimately, the situations you find yourself in.

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 1 - 2:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

Almost all managers' or supervisors' functions involve making decisions. Some decisions are programmed -- routine problems with a "correct" answer -- but many decisions are non-programmed -- there are no set guidelines for making the decision. Join this session and learn how to take the "overwhelming" factor out of decision making with this logical, step-by-step process.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Assess your current decision-making skills;
LO2: Learn and apply a systematic approach for making decisions;
LO3: Apply time-saving decision-making tools;
LO4: Create an action plan to implement back at your job.

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 3 - 4:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

About the Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey, founder and CEO of Making Performance Matter, LLC, works with CEOs and business owners of small to medium-sized organizations to grow their businesses and reach goals they never thought possible. Cindy received her bachelor and masters degrees in Education from Indiana University and her masters degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan. She brings over 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions at 3 global manufacturing organizations in HR, organizational development, and strategy execution. Making Performance Matter is a WBENC Certified National Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).
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Our 2017 United Way Campaign Challenge

Contributed by: Marta Stephens
Published: Monday, 02 October 2017 9:30 AM
Forty-seven percent of Delaware County is at the poverty line or below (21 percent are below, 26 percent are ALICE, Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) or right at the poverty line. Learn more.

You are invited to register for Kronos Training Sessions on Thu, Sep 28

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 22 September 2017 2:30 PM
You are invited to attend four Kronos training sessions presented by the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits on Thursday, September 28. All sessions will be held in the Student Center's Forum room (second floor, back hallway).

8:30 - 10:30 am: Kronos Manager Training: This session is for an employee who has a manager's license in Kronos. You will learn how to navigate Kronos like an expert from how to edit/review/approve/sign off on a timecard to running reports to reviewing the audit trail. Register Now!

10 - 11 am: Kronos Training for Salaried Employees: This session is for a salaried employee. You will learn what exception reporting is, how to enter exceptions in Kronos, and important review/approval deadlines. Register Now!

11 am - 12 noon: Kronos Training for Hourly Employees:
This session is for an hourly employee. You will learn how to timestamp, enter your time off, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

1 - 2 pm: Kronos Training for Graduate Assistants: This session is for Graduate Assistants. You will learn how to report your PPACA hours in Kronos, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

Future Dates: Each of these Kronos sessions will be repeated on the following dates:
- Fri, Nov 10, 2017 - Register now!
- Fri, Feb 9, 2018 - Register now!
- Thu, Apr 5, 2018 - Register now!

About the Presenter: Shana L. Rogers is the Payroll Manager in the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits, she joined the University in November 2012. Shana is a Ball State Alumni and a Certified Payroll Professional with 20+ year of payroll experience in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education. She also has 11 years of Kronos experience including two major system implementations and several system upgrades.
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