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Disability and Dignity: Communication that Cultivates Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for All FREE - Thursday, May 19, 2022
Define disability and identify differences in people-first and identify-first language. Discuss the ways in which organizational commitments to inclusion and accessibility benefit individual employees and organizations. Analyze real world case studies and identify communication strategies relevant to inclusion in the workforce

Plan for Your-Future: Your Social Security Benefits FREE - Tuesday, May 31, 2022
This session addresses various aspects of the well-known social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

Creating An Inclusive Campus FREE - On Demand
Define intersectionality and its relationship to current cultural competencies in the field of student affairs, higher education, and counseling, examine the intersectionality of the multicultural competencies when working with students and campus stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, explore the training needs for counselors and student affairs professionals working with the culturally diverse populations, recognize strategies for addressing potential value conflicts and ethical issues that may exist in culturally competent practice, develop tools to increase professional competency when working with underserved populations on campus.

5 Ways Faculty Can Use Online Resources To Improve College Knowledge & Close Skill Gaps FREE - On Demand
This workshop will inform attendees of unique ways to develop student skills in common problem areas such as time management, test anxiety, study skills, etc., and show how StudentLingo has been proven to be an essential student success tool across our institution.

Creating Diverse Teams: Conversations on Leadership FREE - On Demand
This Friday 5 Live is one session in a 3-Part Series. Hear from industry experts on what it means to be a leader, recommendations for how we can lead from where we are, and resources for our own professional growth.

Behind the Curtain: How to Drop the Act and Lead With Character FREE - On Demand
Challenge your perception of leadership and how it is often approached. Explore the fundamentals of Human Leadership that form our character. Gain insights on the daily practice of Human Leadership.

Revert or Revise, How Will Consumers Adapt Their Behavior in the Post-Pandemic Economy? FREE - On Demand
If customers plan to resume “business as usual” where they left off in 2019, or if the market needs to prepare for permanently altered habits. Where brand loyalty intersects emerging customer behaviors. How behavioral science can lay the groundwork for predicting how your customers will act in the coming months. What steps your company needs to take today, in order to nimbly adjust to changing customer demands.

Coach Employees for Problem Solving and Growth FREE - On Demand
Learn how to coach your team for growth and independent problem solving leaving you more time for your work to get done. We’ll walk you through the process, tools you can use, and more.

Balance Emotions and Logic for Better Decision-Making FREE - On Demand
Emotionally intelligent leaders make smarter decisions that inspire others to take action, build trust, and increase resiliency. Watch this recorded webinar to gain tools and insight for making more emotionally intelligent decisions.

The Untapped Connection Between Customer Retention and Employee Experience FREE - On Demand
What is the Loyalty Empathy Effect and why is it a win-win for customers and employees? What are the 5 key science-based drivers of customer loyalty? How does my company’s culture and values impact my ability to build customer loyalty?

Revert or Revise, How Will Consumers Adapt Their Behavior in the Post-Pandemic Economy? FREE - On Demand
If customers plan to resume “business as usual” where they left off in 2019, or if the market needs to prepare for permanently altered habits, where brand loyalty intersects emerging customer behaviors, how behavioral science can lay the groundwork for predicting how your customers will act in the coming months, what steps your company needs to take today, in order to nimbly adjust to changing customer demands.

Behind the Curtain: How to Drop the Act and Lead With Character FREE - On Demand
Challenge your perception of leadership and how it is often approached, explore the fundamentals of Human Leadership that form our character, gain insights on the daily practice of Human Leadership.

Balance Emotions and Logic for Better Decision-Making FREE - On Demand
Emotionally intelligent leaders make smarter decisions that inspire others to take action, build trust, and increase resiliency. Watch this recorded webinar to gain tools and insight for making more emotionally intelligent decisions.

June
June

Open Canvas Lab FREE – Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 8:00am-9:00am (CT)
Join Matt Connell, Megan Schiffelbein and Angie Reed

Open Canvas Lab FREE – Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm (CT)
Join Matt Connell, Megan Schiffelbein and Angie Reed

Pronouns FREE -  Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Navigate Gendered Language with Confidence to Respect and Support the Safety and Dignity of All Members of Your Community

Navigate Gendered Language with Confidence to Respect and Support the Safety and Dignity of All Members of Your Community $ - Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Language matters! Incorporating inclusive language can affect how your institution recruits, admits and retains transgender and non-conforming members to its community.  Avoid frustration and marginalization of your community members by ensuring inclusive language is used in institutional policies and practices to combat traditional identity language.  

Communicating for Inclusion: Constructing Workplaces that Welcome Difference FREE - Thursday, June 16, 2022
Understand the influence of changing demographics on the workforce. Defining commonplace language. Start to develop cultural sensitivity in communication. Learn strategies recognize and address cultural insensitivity. Learn practical strategies to promote inclusiveness in the workplace.

How to Manage Student Behavior Without Really Trying $ Friday, June 17, 2022
When first entering a community college classroom, many faculty members are shocked that students don’t act like “adults.” Even seasoned faculty members are sometimes flabbergasted by students’ behavior. Workshop participants gain a new perspective on student behavior, why students behave in certain ways, and how to respond to unprofessional classroom behavior.

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias FREE - Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Identifying Well-Meaning Behavior that May Be Invalidating Identity in Your Colleagues

July
July

Insurance, Insurance, Everywhere FREE - On Demand
The goal of our discussion is to better understand insurance as a means of protection from financial loss. Indeed, a key aspect of the financial planning process is to not only achieve success with your money, but to recognize that one aspect of this success is considering the risk management side of the financial equation.

InstructureCon 2022 FREE - North America will be hosted on Thursday, July 14, 2022

Everyday Strategies for Managing Distraction and Communication Overload in Turbulent Times FREE - Thursday, July 21, 2022
From workplace social media like Slack and Teams, to the various online apps that constantly ping us with notifications to log on and check out the latest new posts, it can difficult to tune out. Additionally, in the workplace we can feel real and perceived pressure to respond immediately to various requests at all hours. So, how can we manage these distractions and help ensure our productivity?

August
August

Cougar TALEs
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
9:00am           Student Success Alliance - Stephanie Joiner and the Student Success Alliance
10:00am         Write to be Understood – Karly Little
11:00am         Open IT – Information Technology and The Center for Innovation and Excellence

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
9:00am           So You’re Coming to the Curriculum Committee – Brian Howe
10:00am         Francis Financial Services – Leslie Francis Klug, John Francis
11:00am         Meet the Coaches – Trevor Rolfs and Staff

Thursday, August 11, 2022
9:00am          College Updates
                           Dr. Carl Heilman - President
                           Angie Maddy – Vice President of Student Services
                           Mark Dean – Vice President of Administration
                           Michelle Kaiser – Chief Information Officer
                           Brandon Steinert – Chief Communications Officer
                           Todd Mobray – Director of Institutional Effectiveness
                           Myrna Perkins –Director of Financial Aid & Chief Accreditation Officer
                           Elaine Simmons – Vice President of Instruction

Friday, August 12, 2022
9:00am           What is WTCE – Dr. Kathy Kottas and Staff
9:30am           The Different Types of Assessment - Kurt Konda, Jo Harrington, Matt Connell

 

Investing: Getting Started, Keeping it Going, Cashing In FREE - On Demand
This seminar will outline several key components of smart investing, including how to break planning into manageable steps and how to identify and mitigate risk that can throw off financial and retirement goals.

September
September

When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom $ - Two Part Module
September 15 and 16, 2022
A growing body of neuroscience and other research suggests that mindfulness also holds an array of benefits for higher education, including individual benefits (such as increased self-regulation, attention, and creativity) and communal benefits (such as the promise of more inclusive environments). When students are emotionally engaged in the classroom, they have a greater sense of belonging because content connects to their personal lives and academic pursuits. During this workshop, participants learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their classrooms to support student engagement and success.

Preparing for Difficult Classroom Conversations: Strategies for Expert and Novice Facilitators $ Friday September 30, 2022
Difficult classroom conversations can arise in any discipline. Contentious current events, challenging course content, and events on campus and in students' lives can all be the impetus for unexpected comments, a challenging turn in dialogue, or a need to proactively acknowledge an issue. During this workshop, you’ll discuss how the structure of classroom discussion, classroom ground rules, and your facilitation skills all work together to help you navigate difficult conversations while creating a positive course climate and enhancing student learning. These strategies are designed for faculty in any discipline with any level of experience, from skilled facilitators who regularly teach topics involving difficult conversations to those who have little disciplinary training or experience in navigating tough topics.