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Leading as a Manager

As a manager, you can have a significant impact on the organization’s culture, direction, and success, as well as on your employees’ lives and careers. The most successful managers are those who make it a priority to develop their employees. The CLE has tools and resources to help both you and your employees continue career growth.

Leadership Essentials: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed those who lead as managers and have been in a management role for one year or less.

Description: Leadership Essentials is designed to give new managers the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed at UVa and is available to University Staff. The goal of the program is to improve the effectiveness of those who lead as managers throughout the University and to ensure the manager’s success in our environment.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of managers of a similar level of experience that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Leadership Essentials is a cohesive program with common themes that build on each other during the program. The program consists of six and a half days of class, plus pre-class work.

Date & Time:

Spring session one:

Thursdays, February 26, March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 9 , 8:30am – 4:30pm and May 28, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Spring session two:

Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, July 15, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Fall session one:

Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, November 18,* 9:00am – 1:00pm

Fall session two:

Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 8:30am – 4:30pm and January 14,* 9:00am – 1:00pm

*tentative date

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Christina Landes, 434.924.4463 or cll5a@virginia.edu

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Leadership Practices: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for mid-level managers who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them or professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of responsibility spanning multiple units.

Description: Leadership Practices (formerly Leading Teams) is designed to incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding and skill. The program explores both “soft” and “hard” skills, including ways to inspire and influence others to higher performance, how to make complex decisions, and practicing effective presentation skills.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of managers of a similar level of experience that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Leadership Practices gives leaders the opportunity to build relationships with peers across Grounds while learning valuable leadership skills.

Date & Time:

Session one:

Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 – 5:00pm

Monday, March 30, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Wednesday, April 22, 1:30 – 5:00pm

Wednesday, April 29, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Session two:

Wednesday, October 7, 1:30 – 5:00pm

Monday, October 12, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 28, 1:30 – 5:00pm

Monday, November 2, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Leslie Andrus, 434.243.3993 or lla2u@virginia.edu

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Leadership Strategies: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for senior-level managers or those who have responsibilities that span the entire university community. The ideal candidate for this program is someone who is at the Director or Assistant Dean level or above, has considerable management experience, multiple direct reports, a broad span of control, and at least 5 years of management experience.

Description: Leadership Strategies explores a variety of topical issues relating to both the mission of the University and the leadership competence of its managers and is offered once a year.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of managers of a similar level of experience that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Participants will increase their capacity to lead by creating a personal development plan based on feedback; exploring UVa specific leadership issues with resident experts; and completing a group learning activity.

Date & Times:

Tuesday, March 3, 1:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, March 10, 1:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, March 17, 1:00-5:00pm

Friday, March 27, 1:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, March 31, 1:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, April 7, 1:00-5:00pm

Location: One Boars Head Point

Facilitator: CLE Team and UVa Senior Leadership

Program Contact: Leslie Andrus, 434.243.3993 or lla2u@virginia.edu

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Leadership Dialogues: Group Coaching for Leaders

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for leaders who readily accept new challenges and have a deep dedication to the University. Participants are typically leaders who have multiple direct reports and who help to define or implement the strategy for their department.

Description: Leadership Dialogues offers a unique learning experience in a small group environment of only 6-8 participants allowing sufficient time for the expression and exchange of views and experiences.

Class Format: The program consists of six 2-hour group sessions, three 1-hour individual coaching sessions, six 1-hour sessions with your Learning Partner from your cohort, 1 DiSC assessment, and 1 “Your Brain at Work” hard-copy book. Each session of Leadership Dialogues is tailored to the specific goals set by the participants.

Date & Time: Thursdays, September 10, October 1, October 22, November 12, December 10, January 7, 2016, 9-11am

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Kelly Kienzle

Cost: $1,900 per person

Program Contact: Kelly Kienzle, 202.841.0702 or kelly@opencirclecoaching.com

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Negotiating with Influence and Persuasion

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, January 27, 10:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, June 19, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Monday, September 14, 10:00 – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tamara Sole

Description: This course is designed to teach participants how to move people forward to a specific organizational outcome using influence and persuasion. Participants will learn how to recognize that building relationships is key to influencing others; to illustrate that influence is about tactfully gaining people’s support and commitment; to help participants identify and effectively use the four types of questioning techniques to facilitate negotiations; to demonstrate how to gain people’s support and commitment with the help of five key strategies; and to explain how to transform confronting interactions into collaborative problem-solving conversations. Designed to develop the skills of those who serve as operating unit Directors, lead leaders, or have responsibility for work that spans the entire university community.

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Managing Performance

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, February 11, 8:30am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, November 17, 8:30am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitators: Christina Landes, Bobbi Thibo

Description: Successful managers understand the importance of effectively managing the performance of their direct reports. In this session, you will learn tips for communicating performance standards and for monitoring, evaluating and rewarding employee performance.

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Managing Conflict

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 3, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Wednesday, October 7, 9:00am – 11:00am, Jordan Hall, G1/G2

Facilitator: Peggy Reitz

Description: During this course, we will identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You will gain an understanding of your own typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode assessment.

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Respect @ UVa: A Caring Community Starts with Me

Date, Time & Location:

March 11, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

April 13, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

May 22, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

June 10, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

July 21, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

August 19, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

September 15, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

October 19,  2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

November 20, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

December 8, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Patty Marbury, Carolyn Cullen, Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Christina Landes, Diane Ober, and Tamara Sole

Description: This class offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about the University’s Commitment to a Caring Community of Dignity and Respect; what respectful and disrespectful behavior looks like in your workplace; and what you can do if you are the target of, accused of, or are a witness to disrespectful behavior. You will also learn about resources available to you for dealing with disrespectful behavior and its effects in the workplace, as well how to build and maintain a culture of respect and be part of a Caring Community at UVa!  For more information about the Respect@UVa program, please visit our website.

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Leading Different Personality Styles

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 24, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday July 21, 8:30 am – 10:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Thursday, November 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitators: Christina Landes, Diane Ober, Patty Marbury

Description: Learning to adapt your leadership style based on the individual or the situation is one of the keys to a successful team. During this course, you will gain a general understanding of your own style as a leader and you will practice the identification of your direct report(s) style, and how to adapt to them.

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Driving Change

Date, Time & Location:

Monday, April 13, 10:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Wednesday, September 16, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Facilitator: Bryan Garey

Description: In this discussion-based class, we will explore the strategies used by successful leaders for driving transformational change. These strategies include: having high ambitions; integrating different approaches to change; and prolonging the change effort. Come prepared to discuss a major change effort in your department; we will apply these change strategies to that effort. Designed to develop the skills of those who serve as operating unit Directors, lead leaders, or have responsibility for work that spans the entire university community.

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Developing Your Leadership Brand

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, April 30, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Tuesday, August 18, 10:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Carolyn Cullen

Description: What is a personal leadership brand and why is it important? Learn how to take your identified leadership strengths and gaps to the next level by developing your leadership brand. Determine what you want to be known for, and develop the self-awareness to translate from intention to strategy. Understand the impact your leadership brand has on your job. Through classroom instruction, group discussion and individual reflection, learn how to create the leadership impact you desire. This class is designed for those who manage others or who are in leadership roles with a broad scope of responsibility.

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Strength Deployment Inventory® (SDI)

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, June 3, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Patty Marbury

Description: Strength Deployment Inventory® (SDI) will provide you with meaningful insights into the motivation behind behavior, enabling you to build better relationships. In advance of this course, you will complete the SDI – a valid and reliable self–scoring assessment tool that measures an individual’s motivational value system when things are going well and when they face conflict or opposition. During the class, we will interpret the results and discuss their significance for you. With a greater understanding of motivations and how they are impacted by conflict, you will be more self-aware and able to flex your style based on the circumstance, improving your relationships.

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Change Management for Middle Managers

Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, July 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: We will learn strategies used by successful leaders for driving change; examine the typical stages of change; and learn strategies and tactics for helping others through the process. Come prepared to discuss a significant change in your area; we will apply these change strategies and tactics to that effort.This class combines key concepts from two classes – Driving Change and Leading Others Through Change. It is designed for middle managers, but open to all managers or leaders of change.

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Effective Communication

Date, Time & Location: Thursday, July 23, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: Effective communication is a critical skill for most everyone, and especially for managers. After completing this course, you will understand the importance of inspiring a shared vision, practicing active listening, and communicating inclusively. You will also learn to select the best mode of communication based on the individual and the situation and how to provide people the information they need in an organized and timely manner.

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Ongoing Coaching and Feedback

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, August 5, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

Facilitator: Michael Latsko

Description: Guiding employees in the right direction in a positive manner on an ongoing basis is the best way to help assure your success for your team. In this course, you will learn how to use tools to invite a conversation with your employees and steps to use when you need to guide an employee’s performance back on track.

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Leading Complex Decisions

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, August 6, 9:00am – 4:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, October 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitators: Bryan Garey, Tamara Sole

Description: This course teaches leaders a process, strategies, and tools for improving the quality and speed of making complex decisions—and for ensuring that those decisions stick. It focuses on the process and relationship aspects of decision making, raising the overall quality and speed of making complex decisions, and leading groups in making these decisions. The course requires approximately 1.5 hours of pre-work. This class is designed for experienced leaders who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them or professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of high-level responsibility within their unit or across units.

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Leading Others Through Change

Date, Time and Location:

Tuesday, October 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: As a leader, learn to help yourself and others reach for the “carrots of change” and minimize the negative effects on you and your team – negative effects such as increased stress, lower performance and the departure of team members. In this class we will examine the typical stages of change and we will learn strategies for helping others through the process.

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Crucial Conversations for Managers

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, December 3, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Leslie Andrus, Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Patty Marbury, Anne Williams

Description: In this course you will learn that difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems and therefore, that it is very important not to avoid these conversations, or to respond in an ineffective manner because opinions differ, the stakes are high and emotions are running strong. You will learn what components make up a difficult or “crucial” conversation and steps and approaches to effectively conducting these conversations with others.

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Inspirational Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, December 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Bryan Garey, Tamara Sole

Description: Leaders have a unique and vital role in using themselves as a tool to inspire commitment and create a purposeful culture. Leadership communication is often the most powerful vehicle to inspire others to willingly take action to effect change. Based on the book Leading Out Loud, this class is designed to help leaders develop and deepen the willingness and ability to motivate and inspire others to drive performance and engagement levels. Effective leaders inspire commitment and results by first looking inward, becoming aware of what they want to say, and why. This class is designed for experienced leaders who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them or professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of high-level responsibility within their unit or across units.

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Leading as an Individual

Leading as an Individual provides you with opportunities to develop skills that will enable you to influence and share knowledge and expertise with fellow University colleagues. Leading as an Individual focuses on developing yourself as a leader, a person, and a professional. Expand your knowledge and skills and enrich your professional and personal life through our broad selection of classes and other developmental opportunities.

Essential Work Skills: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for salaried support staff members who have completed at least 12 months’ service at the University and have achieved at least a rating of “Effective” in the probationary or annual performance review.

Description: This curriculum of 10 classes is designed to help employees develop the skills and competencies necessary to be successful at the University of Virginia. The focus of the training series is to enhance communication skills and to increase understanding of how the workplace operates.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Sessions are 80% active learning consisting of group discussions and engagement in projects requiring teamwork.

Participants must be nominated by their supervisor. Please nominate staff for ONE session only.

Date & Time: Held on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated

Session one:

January 21, 9:00am – 12:00pm

January 28 and February 4, 8:30 – 10:30am

February 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections)

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18, 8:30 – 10:30am

April 1, 9:00am – 12:45pm

Session two:

September 9, 9:00am – 12:00pm

September 16 and 23, 8:30-10:30am

Thursday, October 1, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections Library)

October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 8:30-10:30am

November 18, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189 unless otherwise indicated

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Diane Ober, 434.924.0362 or dwo4q@virginia.edu

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Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: The program is specifically designed for full-time employees serving in an administrative support or service role.

Description: The Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series is designed to enhance administrative skills, broaden understanding of the University culture and to introduce program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development, and community service. Sessions are designed to incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with a special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, and individual efficiency.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program.

Date & Time:

April 7, 14 and 21, 8:30-5:00 and April 28, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Tonia Duncan-Rivers, 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu

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Speaking with Impact: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: The program is open to all individuals interested in developing their communication and public speaking skills.

Description: Speaking with Impact is a 4-session program designed to move you to the next level as a speaker. The program works well for a variety of speaker levels – beginning, intermediate and advanced. Each session focuses on a specific skill set, followed by practice, feedback and group learning, all within a supportive and safe learning environment.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program.

Date, Time & Location:

Fridays, June 12, 9am-12pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road Room 189, June 19, 9am-12pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road Room 189, June 26, 9am-12pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road Room 189, July 10, 9am-12pm, Newcomb Hall Room 389

Program Contact: Holly Heilberg, 434.924.4343 or hh8q@virginia.edu

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Leadership Preparation: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for individuals who are developing themselves for a potential or planned supervisory role in the future and who do not have direct reports nor supervisory experience.

Description: The Leadership Preparation Program is a two-day session that provides an introduction to supervision and an overview of some of the key leadership principles and supervisory responsibilities. Participants will work on a development plan during the program as they identify competencies and skills to focus on as they work towards a supervisory role.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with a similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program.

Date & Time:

Session one: Mondays, March 16 and 23, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Session two: Tuesdays, September 22 and 29, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Lindsey Reese, 434.924.4454 or lr5br@virginia.edu

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Design Thinking Online Course

This course is offered in partnership with Darden Executive Education and taught by Darden faculty

Date, Time & Location:

Monday, January 19 – Sunday, March 15, 8-week online course

Facilitator: Online format, featuring Darden Faculty Member, Jeanne Liedtka

Description: The Darden School of Business offers an 8-week online course in Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that focuses on understanding users’ needs and wants, generating many alternatives, and choosing the most viable and effective solution. In this project-based course, you’ll apply the design-thinking process to one of your real-life challenges. To learn more about the class, and to register, please visit this overview. UVA employees are eligible for a 20% discount; enter UVAHR20 in the Special Offer Code box. Please email any questions to designbiz@darden.virginia.edu. The deadline to register is January 19, 2015.

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Professional Development and Networking

Dates, Times & Locations (individual sessions):

Friday, January 30, 9:00am – 10:30am, Health Sciences Library, Rooms 1335/1337

Friday, February 27, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, April 24, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, May 22, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 389

Friday, July 31, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 389

Friday, August 28, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, September 25, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Friday, October 30, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, November 20, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Facilitators: Holly Heilberg

Description: If you are looking for ways to develop your career and meet new people throughout the University, this is the best place to start! You will have the opportunity to discuss your career questions and concerns in a conversational, confidential and comfortable setting and learn about strategies and resources for developing your career.

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Stress Management

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, February 10, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, November 10, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Rebecca Mason, RN, CNS, CEAP

Description: Most of us find it difficult to reduce and control stress especially during times of rapid change, increasing job pressures, family demands and personal frustrations. This seminar is designed to help individuals understand a variety of methods to manage stress ranging from simple to more complex and how to choose the best method for a particular stressor. Seminar will include practical exercises to help participants begin to use new strategies in their daily lives.

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A Renewal Retreat (R&R)

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, February 13, 9:00am – 3:30pm, A Place to Breathe (4405 Ivy Cmns, Charlottesville)

Friday, November 6, 9:00am – 3:30pm, A Place to Breathe (4405 Ivy Cmns, Charlottesville)

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg and other restorative practitioners

Description: Our professional lives can be very hectic and stressful leaving little time to consider the bigger picture for your professional development. This retreat will allow you to step away for a restful day with other like-minded people as you relax, meditate and quiet your mind to become more centered and clear.

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Where is Your Career Compass Leading You?

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, February 24, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, October 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: We all have unique skills, strengths, preferences and values. This session will allow you to explore and identify these enduring traits through a variety of assessments and activities. The goal is to create the “ideal job description” that will propel you towards a fulfilling career and guide your next steps towards reaching your North Star.

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Active Listening

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 3, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, November 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: John Lord

Description: The most effective people at building relationships at work — whether managers, supervisors or front-line staff — are those who are also the best listeners. In fact, listening is the linchpin to productive relationships. How ironic then, that of all the communication skills, listening is the least often taught. Yet, research confirms that it is the one communication skill most often required, compared to oral, verbal and written communications. In this workshop, you will review the steps critical to the process of active listening and then engage in those practices in a variety of contexts. Listening is a practiced skill and it requires purpose and commitment. You will leave this half-day session with both a greater appreciation for the value of listening and better prepared to be an effective listener.

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Using LinkedIn for Professional Development

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, April 17th – 9 am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Friday, October 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Facilitator: Heather Palmer

Description: Heather Rudd Palmer, a Career Development Specialist, will introduce the use of “LinkedIn” as a venue for professional development and networking. You will have the opportunity to work in a computer lab to work on your LinkedIn account and to navigate the various features.

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Respect@UVa: A Caring Community Starts with Me

Date, Time & Location:

March 11, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

April 13, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

May 22, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

June 10, 9:00 – 11:30, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

July 21, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

August 19, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

September 15, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

October 19,  2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

November 20, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

December 8, 2:00 – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Patty Marbury, Carolyn Cullen, Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Christina Landes, Diane Ober, and Tamara Sole

Description: This class offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about the University’s Commitment to a Caring Community of Dignity and Respect; what respectful and disrespectful behavior looks like in your workplace; and what you can do if you are the target of, accused of, or are a witness to disrespectful behavior. You will also learn about resources available to you for dealing with disrespectful behavior and its effects in the workplace, as well how to build and maintain a culture of respect and be part of a Caring Community at UVa!  For more information about the Respect@UVa program, please visit our website.

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Assertive Communication: How to Ask for What You Want

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 177

Thursday, July 9, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, October 30, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 177

Facilitator: John Lord

Description: Do you struggle saying what you need to say, especially when having to confront someone about their behavior or attitude and its effect on you? If so, you are not alone. Yet, our effectiveness in building productive, lasting relationships with others often hinges on our ability and comfort having difficult conversations about things that matter. Assertive communication is an effective way of affirming want you want while being respectful and understanding of others. When we shy away from expressing our needs and wants, we often end up feeling frustrated and resentful. Or worse, pent up feelings and issues can lead to unintended outbursts of anger which only damage relationships. Assertiveness provides a means to confront issues and state your views and needs clearly without being aggressive or placing others on the defensive. This half-day workshop is designed to help you recognize opportunities to appropriately apply assertiveness in every day interaction.

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Making the Leap from Peer to Manager

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 17 from 9:00am – 11:30am, Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, May 12, 9:00am – 11:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Monday, September 21, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. This class will help you identify actions you can take now to begin positioning yourself for success as a manager in the future. You will also learn tips on how to interact with your former peers, once you step into a manager role.

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Creating a Strengths-based Career

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 24, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: A person’s greatest potential for growth is in the area of his or her greatest strength. In this session you will explore a list of 34 core talents and identify those that are unique and enduring. With this information you will be able to identify opportunities and strategies for creating a more satisfying career.

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Crucial Conversations

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 31, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, November 3, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Patty Marbury, Leslie Andrus

Description: In this course you will learn that difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems and therefore, that it is very important not to avoid these conversations, or to respond in an ineffective manner because opinions differ, the stakes are high and emotions are running strong. You will learn what components make up a difficult or “crucial” conversation and steps and approaches to effectively conducting these conversations with others.

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An Experiential Session at Poplar Ridge

Date, Time and Location:

Thursday, April 9, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Poplar Ridge located behind Zehmer Hall

Facilitator: Poplar Ridge Facilitators

Description: Career Development is about networking with others, moving outside your comfort zone and taking incremental “risks”. This outdoor recreation experience will offer low-risk activities or a chance to experience a high-risk challenge (only if you choose). You will return to work more confident, enthusiastic and ready to take on new challenges in your life.

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Resume Writing Clinic

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, April 16, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Thursday, August 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Facilitator: Lindsey Reese

Description: Learn about the important elements of a highly effective resume and/or application. You will also have the opportunity to work on your resume and/or application in a computer lab and receive feedback and suggestions from a Career Specialist with the goal of creating a current and winning resume.

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Multiple Intelligences

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, April 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Tamara Sole

Description: Howard Gardner, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, claims that all human beings have multiple (nine in fact) intelligences. These multiple intelligences can be nurtured and strengthened, or ignored and weakened. This introductory workshop will explore the nine intelligences, help you to identify yours, and learn how to nurture and strengthen them.

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Acting Cool in Heated Situations

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, April 22, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Thursday, July 16, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Wednesday, December 2, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Room 389

Facilitators: Diane Ober, Patty Marbury, Sue Simpkins

Description: This two hour interactive, fundamental skills workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to handle emotionally charged situations more effectively. We will explore personal “hot buttons”, the circumstances that trigger them and the consequences of ignoring them. We’ll also learn tips for how to handle these situations.

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Leading Meetings that People Want to Attend

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, April 24, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Suzanne Bombard

Description: Do you lead effective meetings and utilize your allotted time wisely? Does everyone stay on topic and are all agenda items discussed? If you’re not so sure, then join us for the workshop “Leading Effective Meetings” where we’ll focus on developing the skills needed to lead effective and productive meetings and learn how to achieve appropriate outcomes in meetings by analyzing both behaviors and process. In the context of building group cohesiveness, we will also explore how groups develop, how individuals can both strengthen and weaken a group, and how keeping the group on track and guiding their progress outside the meeting will optimize the time during the meeting.

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The Art of Interviewing

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, April 28, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

Tuesday, November 10, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: It’s not always the most qualified applicant who gets the job, but the individual who does a better job of marketing their skills, experience and abilities during the interview. Join us as you learn what to expect during the interview and how to prepare for it.

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How to Create a Partnership with Your Manager

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, May 12, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, November 17, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Carolyn Cullen

Description: Have you ever just not “clicked” with your manager? Even if things are going well, they could always be better. In this class, you’ll learn why you should try to create a partnership with your manager, as well as how to go about doing so. We’ll help you identify your dominant behavior style and show you how that style impacts your interactions with your manager. Through classroom instruction, group discussion and individual reflection, learn how to create an effective partnership to help you move the relationship in the right direction.

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Victoria Harker: A Talk on Her Career Journey

This is a collaborative, pan-University event sponsored by the AVP of Finance

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, June 11, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, McIntire’s Rouss and Robertson Hall, Room 12, 125 Ruppel Drive

Speaker: Victoria Harker, BOV member and CFO of Gannet

Description: As an addendum to the Finance Forward conference, please join us for a talk with Victoria Harker, Chair of the Board of Visitors’ Finance Committee and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Gannett Company. Ms. Harker was appointed CFO of Gannett in July 2012, where she is responsible for all financial functions and operations worldwide. Her appointment at the University of Virginia also started in July 2012. Her talk will touch upon her career progression, how she has used finance and analytical skills to advance to her current position, and what she expects from her financial staff as CFO. We will have some time for Q&A at the end. Victoria’s presentation is especially relevant for employees who want to advance their careers and who are currently, or will be, in leadership positions. Please contact Thomas Kim at thomas.kim@virginia.edu with questions.

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Your UVa Career: Growing and Thriving

Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday, June 17, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: Join us for a day of professional and personal development. Enjoy sessions including finding your passion and re-imagining the possibilities for your career; positioning yourself to be successful in developing your career at UVa; writing a winning resume (plus free resume reviews throughout the day), the art of interviewing and the power of LinkedIn for professional development (plus free LinkedIn photos). You will have the chance to learn from many other leaders at UVa. Plus, there will be many opportunities to connect with your colleagues from across grounds!

Event agenda

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What is Your Personality Style?

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, June 23, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Diane Ober

Description: Have you ever noticed that there are some people you naturally get along with better than others? In this session, we will look at four general personality types and how they interact in the workplace.

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Empowered Me

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, July 22, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP

Description: Often when we feel trapped or stuck in a negative cycle it is because we are locked into a frame of mind which highlights only what is outside of our control. If you are interested in learning how to shift your mindset, how to focus on what is within your control, and experience more success in breaking free from patterns and cycles you feel are unhelpful in your life, consider joining this seminar. We will discuss tools and tactics for creating an empowered perspective, identify realistic expectations and goals, and begin to understand how our peace, happiness and successes are ultimately impacted by our own choices, words and actions.

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work!

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, September 15, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Christina Landes

Description: This session builds on the class, Creating a Strengths-based Career, but can also be taken alone. In this session you will identify activities that energize you and those that leave you feeling weak and drained through a discussion of a short film series entitled, “Trombone Player Wanted.” You will be introduced to the thinking behind the strengths revolution and learn how you can apply those concepts in your own life. With this information you will be able to identify opportunities and strategies for creating a stronger and more satisfying career.

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Emotional Intelligence

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, September 23, 1:30 – 4:30pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Peggy Reitz

Description: Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. A person’s emotional intelligence (EQ), like his or her intellectual intelligence (IQ), both predicts and significantly contributes to an individual’s success and to the effectiveness of their groups. This seminar is designed to explore the various elements of Emotional intelligence. It is intended to help individuals better understand the physical nature of emotions, and how to act appropriately using the information emotions deliver.

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Time Management: Prioritizing Life & Work

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, October 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: You have 24 hours per day, 168 hours per week, but where does your time go? What’s stopping you from being more productive? In this workshop you will identify your top three “time robbers” and your barriers to effective time management. We’ll discuss strategies for self-improvement and learn how to deal with interruptions, procrastination and disorganization. Come explore strategies for self-improvement and become more efficient and effective in your life and at work.

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Professional Development for the Introvert

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, December 1, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Diane Ober, Holly Heilberg

Description: If you are an “introvert” you may find that personal networking and socializing can sometimes deplete your energy and make it difficult to use traditional (more extroverted) ways of developing your career. In this session you will learn tips and strategies for using your introverted preference to your advantage, including the use of social media……without feeling totally worn-out and frustrated.

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Leading as a Team Member

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, December 4, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Lindsey Reese, Donna Webster

Description: Today’s teams are expected to produce more than ever before, faster than ever before. This workshop is designed to help individuals understand the role they play on a team, based on his/her behavior style. Participants will also identify typical challenges that teams may encounter, discuss ways to overcome these challenges, and learn the habits of effective team players.

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General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Date, Time & Location: Schedule begins September 15, location TBD

Facilitator: Charlottesville Adult Learning Center

University Human Resources partners with Charlottesville Adult Learning Center to offer employees the opportunity to attend General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during work time.

Class Format: Group Learning Program

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Schedule a Resume Critique or a Mock Interview with a Career Development Specialist

Date, Time & Location:

By appointment, based on need

Facilitator: Lindsey Reese

Description: Lindsey Reese, Career Development Specialist, is offering employees assistance with creating a winning resume and also teaching them how to master the interviewing process.

Enroll now! Contact Lindsey Reese at lr5br@virginia.edu to learn more about this free and confidential service for staff and faculty on the academic side.


Career Transition Counseling

Date, Time & Location:

By appointment, based on need

Enroll now! If you are thinking about a new job or a new career, consider scheduling a one-on-one Career Transition Counseling session. You will come away from the session with new ideas, new skills, and renewed energy. You can contact Holly Heilberg at hh8q@virginia.edu to learn more about this free and confidential service for staff and faculty on the academic side.

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E-Learning

The CLE provides a variety of computer and web-based learning courses. These courses are self-paced and flexible to work with your schedule. Our Systems, Professional E-learning, and Skillsoft options offer convenient ways for you to develop your career and get the training you need.

UVa Systems E-Learning

Systems E-learning provides training toolkits, documentation, and workshops for University enterprise applications, Jobs@UVa, Lead@UVa, and other computer applications.

Employee Self-Service

Manager Self-Service

Security Awareness

Hoos Making a Safer Community at UVa

Log into Integrated System to take the Emergency Prepared training and Integrated System HR and Finance and Student Information System courses

 

UVa Professional E-Learning

Performance Management Series: Learn more about the UVa performance management process through our four short, self-paced modules that provide a basic overview

Goals & Competencies

Self-Evaluation and Ratings

Ongoing Coaching and Feedback

The Calibration Process

 

Skillsoft E-Learning

The CLE provides full access to Business courseware and Desktop Computing courseware through Skillsoft, online training for UVa systems, and UVa professional training.

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Systems and Technical Training

Systems and technical training provides training toolkits, documentation, and workshops for University enterprise applications, Jobs@UVa, Lead@UVa, and other computer applications.

Integrated System (HR/Finance)

Student Information System

Computer Applications Training

Lead@UVa

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Questions

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Have questions about the best class for you? Email us and we’ll match you with a Learning Development Specialist.

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Still not finding what you need? Call us at 434-982-0123.