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You are invited to 3 sessions on Fri, Feb 24 - Effective & Legal Supervision; Emotional Intelligence; Moving from Peer to Supervisor

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 20 February 2017 8:30 AM

On Friday, February 24, there are three L&D sessions designed for new or developing managers, supervisors, group leaders, and employees aspiring to become leaders. We’ve designed these L&D sessions to help individuals grow in their leadership roles and address the business needs of the University.

Principles of Effective and Legal Supervision
Effective supervision requires us to get things done through other people. It also requires us to do things legally. Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of effective supervision and the basics of legal conduct. This will be an interactive session. Be prepared to share your thoughts and ask questions.
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn: LO1: To identify the fundamentals of effective supervision; LO2: To demonstrate awareness of illegal practices; LO3: To discuss the dynamics of teams, problem solving, decision-making, and effective communication; LO4: To identify situations requiring involvement by next level of management.
Date/Time: Friday, 02/24/17; 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC301
Presenter: E. Jake Gamble has risen through the professional ranks to become a high-profile college professor, corporate trainer, executive coach, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of Leadership Support Services, LLC, specializing in leadership training, organizational culture, and strategic change. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He serves as an adjunct professor for Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech Community College. In addition, Jake works closely with IPFW's Division of Training Outreach and Division of Continuing Studies.

Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Supervision
Effective supervision requires character and competence. It also demands that we be transparent and authentic. To be an effective supervisor, we must learn to lead others and ourselves. This workshop is for aspiring leaders. Join us as we explore Emotional Intelligence and its contribution to our overall success. Start where you are, increase your influence, and learn to lead more effectively. This will be an interactive session. Be prepared to share your thoughts and ask questions.
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn: LO1: To identify best practices of legal supervision; LO2: Discuss the Importance of Emotional Intelligence and its impact on your overall effectiveness; LO3: To identify the importance of healthy work relationships and the legal ramifications of unhealthy conflict; LO4: To develop a personal improvement plan as a supervisor.
Date/Time: Friday, 02/24/17; 1:00PM - 2:30PM Register Now!
Location: Student Center, Forum (2nd floor, back hall)
Presenter: E. Jake Gamble

Moving from Peer to Supervisor
The dynamics of a workplace can be challenging, especially in the midst of change. Transitioning from a peer to a supervisor can be a daunting task, especially when the roles, responsibilities, and boundaries are not clear. Please join us as we discuss the elements of productive leader-member exchange. This interactive workshop is for aspiring leaders. Be prepared to share your thoughts and ask questions. Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn: LO1: To identify key differences between being a peer and a supervisor; LO2: To distinguish between effective delegation and empowerment; LO3: To learn techniques to motivate employees; LO4: To demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
Date/Time: Friday, 02/24/17; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Student Center, Forum (2nd floor, back hall)
Presenter: E. Jake Gamble

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Reminder about Graduate Student Workshops This Week

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 20 February 2017 7:30 AM
Later this week, Ball State University Libraries are offering two workshops specifically geared toward graduate students. Come to one or both of these great opportunities! Links to more information and to register online are below: Learn more.

"In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives" - Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 8:00 AM
In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections on their lives and times. Come to this workshop to find out how you can find published collections of journals, diaries, and letters, and collections of manuscripts and other personal papers at Ball State University Libraries and elsewhere.
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Safe Zone and Trans Safe Zone Trainings

Contributed by: Kim Cooper
Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:30 AM
Become an ally/advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning population at Ball State University and beyond by attending the Safe Zone and Trans Safe Zone Trainings. Learn more.

2017 Conference on ASD at Ball State-Call for Papers and Registration Information

Contributed by: Evette Simmons-Reed
Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:30 PM
Postsecondary Options and Supports for Transitioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The purpose of this conference is to showcase best practices that allow students with autism to access, persist in, and graduate college and succeed in finding and maintaining meaningful, competitive employment. This conference is important due to the increase in students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are reaching transition age.
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"Publishing as a Graduate Student" Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:00 PM
Publishing as a Graduate Student

Join Ball State University Libraries to hear from a panel of faculty members about getting published as a graduate student. They will cover advice, guidance for turning seminar papers into conference papers, the process for getting an article published in a journal, and much more. Librarians from Bracken Library will share resources to help you identify outlets for publication of your work. Library resources will include Ulrichsweb, Book Review Digest, and other useful sources. Be sure to bring your questions and join us.

This session will take place in Ball Communication room 129, and you can attend either in person or online. You will receive instructions for accessing the event online approximately one week before the event.


Friday, February 24
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Ball Communication room 129 (or online)
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"Online Portfolios for Students" Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 13 February 2017 8:00 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries next week for an "Online Portfolios for Students" workshop! Learn the basics of Weebly, a free tool for creating web sites. You'll get an overview of the tools available in Weebly that can help you create an effective online portfolio to save and showcase your work.
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Identifying Sources for Funding & Research: Graduate Student Edition

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 8:00 AM
Identifying Sources for Funding & Research: Graduate Student Edition

Ball State University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help you find funding sources for your research and creative work. Jessie Roark, Outreach & Education Coordinator, will give a tutorial on COS Pivot, the largest funding opportunity and researcher expertise database, as well as other resources SPA has to offer. Brenda Yates Habich, Information Services Librarian, will share strategies for using Web of Science, a powerful database helpful in crafting necessary research in preparing literature reviews for grant proposals.

Thursday, February 23
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Bracken Library room 225
Intended audience: Graduate students


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How to Download a List of Learning and Development (L&D) Sessions You've Completed

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:30 AM
During this time of annual performance evaluations, you may want to share with your manager or supervisor a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended. Here's how to view and print a record of your L&D sessions:
• Visit the L&D website and click the link on the sidebar menu labeled Search for Sessions and Register;
• At the top of the page you can click "Registration History" to view a list of all L&D sessions you have registered for and/or completed;
• OR you can click "Comprehensive Training Registry" to view either a complete list of all L&D sessions completed, or select a range of dates to view sessions completed. You can also select an option box to view the course description for each session.
• To print the list, right-click to open a menu box and select Print.

Please contact Jerry Winans in the L&D office at 5-1819 if you need assistance.
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Cayuse SP Learning Sessions

Contributed by: Alicia Kelly
Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017 1:00 PM

Sponsored Projects Administration transitioned to the Evisions Research Suite (Cayuse SP & 424) on July 1 to track Ball State University research proposal & award activity, provide streamlined routing & approval of proposals, facilitate submission to sponsor systems, and store proposal & award data.

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iLearn Presents Penn State System Virtual Conference

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 06 February 2017 12:30 PM
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment February 13 - 24, 2017 Learn more.

iLearn Presents Penn State System Virtual Conference

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 10:00 AM
iLearn Presents: The 8th Annual Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment
February 13 - 24, 2017
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Faculty Breakfast Club starts Jan 27

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 5:30 AM
Once again the Writing Center will host writing time for faculty on Friday mornings in the Writing Center from 7:30-9:30 AM. This is a time when the Writing Center is closed to students, but open for faculty to come and get some writing done. If you are trying to make more room in your schedule for writing or would like to get out of your department for your writing time, consider joining us (in Robert Bell 295). The sound level and space available is similar to a coffee shop--there's some ambient noise and sometimes we share tables. However, this isn't a social hour or a writing group: we come and write.

We call this the "Faculty Breakfast Club" in allusion to the 1980s movie about being in early morning detention--you've got to show up and do your writing time. We don't, unfortunately, provide breakfast.

You don't need to sign up to attend, but if you're interested in attending and would like to be on the email list for reminders, let us know (writing@bsu.edu). We'll start on January 27th.


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Women Working in Technology Conference Registration is Open

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017 3:00 PM
The 9th annual Women Working in Technology Conference is on March 24th, Registration is Open! The 2017 WWiT Conference theme is Design Thinking. Join professionals (women and men) from a variety of technology roles for an engaging day. Early Registration is $40 for non-profits including BSU employees and $20 for students. Included in the fee is light breakfast, breaks and lunch, prize drawings. We will also offer free photo sessions to update your LinkedIn profile or for other professional needs. Learn more.

"Future Teacher Toolbox" Workshop Series from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017 8:30 AM
Build your teaching toolbox with information from Ball State University Libraries! Our Future Teacher Toolbox workshops are held the third Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more.

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