Villanova University offers an array of programs, services, tools, and resources to support employees in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Many training programs are under development but the University currently offers programs In the following:
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Staff Development Week
The University Staff Council is excited to announce December 2-6 as Staff Development Week, offering opportunities for Villanova University employees to take time out to build on their skills and competencies. Consider joining one or more of the following events:
Getting Your Message Across Assertively
The ability to communicate clearly and directly, while maintaining respect for others’ thoughts and feelings, can create strong relationships able to withstand conflict and solve problems. In this workshop, participants will learn to:
• Define assertiveness and distinguish how it differs from other communication styles.
• Know what their assertive rights are.
• Develop ways to be assertive through attitude, body language, tone, and verbal language.
• Explore specific strategies for saying “no”, coping with criticism, accepting compliments, and voicing needs.
The Basics of Collaborative Problem Solving
Many of us face difficult situations with family, friends, and colleagues on a regular basis. Cooperation, problem solving, and coming to a group consensus can all be challenging, but thankfully, the skill of collaborative problem solving can learned. In this workshop, participants will learn to:
• Identify barriers to a positive outcome when solving problems.
• Describe behaviors of effective problem solvers.
• Apply an eight-step model for problem solving.
• Utilize tools for gaining consensus.
Managing Your Work Style to Reduce Stress
A low-stress work style can create a healthier, more productive you, able to enjoy your job and maintain good working relationships with those around you. In this workshop, participants will learn to:
• Identify the traits of a high-stress and a low-stress work style and indicate which style reflects their own work behavior.
• Describe each style’s impact on themselves and their co-workers.
• Develop strategies for fine-tuning their perspective, tapping into their wisdom, and applying humor to reduce stress at work.
Take advantage of these fantastic opportunities for personal growth and continuous learning by clicking on Upcoming Events on the right side of the HR webpage at www.hr.villanova.edu
See http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/staffcouncil for more information.