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Career Enrichment workshops are your entryway into the wide range of professional development offerings from Organizational Effectiveness. Best of all, they're available when you are - attend a live class, watch online via UM Connect, or view a video of a session when it's convenient for you. You can choose to take one course, or all the courses in a series. There's no cost for University employees. Videos will be available shortly after the live session.

There are currently two workshop series available:

Resilience in the Face of Change

Best-Selling Personal Leadership


Resilience in the Face of Change

This five-session learning program will provide information on a variety of topics to help us understand the impact of change on our lives, as well as tools and techniques to build the resilience that will help us better face it. Here is an overview of the sessions. You can register for any or all of the sessions.

Week 1: Resilience in the Face of Change: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Our Brains and Change

Session video

Session presentation (powerpoint)

Neuroscience References

Week 2: Models of Change that Help Us Understand our Reactions to Change

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Week 3 - How Yoga, Meditation and Exercise Help During Times of Change

Instructor: Erik Storlie, Ph.D., on behalf of the Wellness Program and Center for Spirituality and Healing

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Session handout 1

Session handout 2

Wellness handout

Week 4 - Helping Each Other and Our Team During Times of Change

Instructor: Brandon Sullivan, Employee Engagement Manager, Office of Human Resources

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Week 5 - Pulling It Together and Creating an Action Plan

Instructor: Rosie Barry

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Best-Selling Personal Leadership

This five-session learning program will examine the key components of four recent best-selling leadership books. Each week a brief overview of a model from one of the books will be presented to be followed by small table discussions of how to apply the concepts to situations in the workplace and in life. Here are the books that will be covered including a concluding session focused on action planning. You can register for any or all of the sessions. You do not need to read the book prior to attending the session.

Week 1 - To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Motivating Others by Daniel Pink

Instructor: Brandon Sullivan, Employee Engagement Manager, and Dave Dorman, Leadership Program Coordinator

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Session pre-work (doc)

Week 2 - Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future by Margaret Wheatley

Instructor: Peg Lonnquist, Director, Women's Center

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Session presentation (ppt)

Session pre-work (doc)

Week 3 - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Instructor: Scott Studham, Vice President and CIO, Office of Information Technology

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Week 4 - Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath

May 31, 1:00-2:00, room 210 Donhowe or UM Connect

Instructor: Mel Mitchell, Director, Organizational Effectiveness

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Week 5 - Pulling It Together and Creating an Action Plan

June 7, 1:00-2:00, room 210 Donhowe or UM Connect

Instructor: Lea Bittner-Eddy, Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness

Session video for 210 Donhowe session

Session presentation for UM Connect session

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