Course Offerings

The Learning & Development team offers in-person workshops designed to:

Develop

Your SELF

Develop

Your CAREER

Develop

Your TEAM

Increase personal awareness and communication skills

Build fundamental business skills

Strengthen management and leadership skills

 

For step-by-step instructions on how to register for professional development workshops, click here: http://hr.columbia.edu/forms-docs/how-register-professional-development-classes.

For classroom training pricing and refund policy information, click here: http://hr.columbia.edu/pricing-policy.

*New* Courses and Course Pairings

Several new and updated courses have been added to the calendar to meet your professional development needs. To further maximize your learning experience, we also recommend several course pairings. While not required, paired courses offer complimentary skill- building techniques and content.

 Download a quick PDF snapshot of our fall classes: http://hr.columbia.edu/forms-docs/2016-fall-classroom-learning-snapshot

Classroom Location

All classroom courses are offered at the Studebaker building, 622 West 132nd Street; the intercampus shuttle will take you to Studebaker from any CU campus. For more information on the intercampus shuttle schedule, please visit http://transportation.columbia.edu/intercampus.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact Senior Director of Learning & Development, Tanea Flanders, at tcf2001@columbia.edu.

Developing Your SELF

Working with Different Behavior Styles Using PACE

Understand yourself better and use that understanding to work more effectively with others.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are looking to learn more about their behavior styles as well as how to work with styles different than their own.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Learn the traits of four main behavior styles and discover their own primary style
  • Increase effectiveness of communications and work interactions by learning how to adapt to different styles
  • Discuss how to work well with other styles and to understand the need for all four styles on a team
  • Examine how different styles play out in teams
     

 

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*Updated* Time Management and Priority Setting

Learn best practices for prioritizing tasks, overcoming procrastination and dealing with frequent distractions.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who want to improve their current time management skills in order to increase their effectiveness.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session
                                                                                                                                                                                      
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the primary demands of your time
  • Identify your priorities
  • Organize work for maximum efficiency
  • Develop strategies to deal with interruptions and distractions
  • Learn how to avoid procrastination

 

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Having Challenging Conversations

Learn effective strategies for delivering constructive feedback and avoid common pitfalls when engaging in difficult conversations.

For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Partnering with Colleagues for Maximum Impact.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who ho are looking to better convey difficult messages in a way that increases understanding, acceptance and commitment.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session
                                                                                                                                                                                      
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to use a simple, yet effective communication framework to address a range of challenging dynamics
  • Transform your most intimidating situations into opportunities for building stronger relationships and improving outcomes
  • Diffuse hostility and relational stresses through effective communication
  • Increase learning through communication
  • Manage differences more effectively and productively

 

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Partnering with Colleagues for Maximum Impact

Learn tools to aid in collaborating effectively with your peers.

For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Having Challenging Conversations.
 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who seek to improve their ability to understand, collaborate and produce target work results with colleagues.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Gain buy-in to ideas and initiatives
  • Choose the best ways to move projects forward
  • Learn a simple effective model that addresses the thinking preferences adopted by the parties involved
  • Apply influencing techniques to a real-life situation and receive expert coaching and guidance on a selected approach

 

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®

Learn the seven essential habits to improve personal productivity, engagement, collaboration and personal and professional success. This course is the Franklin Covey Signature two-day experiential workshop based on the best-selling book by Dr. Stephen R. Covey.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days
Price: $280.00

*Please note the extended time. Lunch will be provided on both days.*


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who who are want to leverage their strengths to achieve target goals and build relationships.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Assess paradigms and align to principles of effectiveness
  • Assume responsibility, focus and act on what can be controlled and influenced, instead of what can’t
  • Define clear measures of success and create a plan to achieve them for both life and work
  • Prioritize and achieve the most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies
  • Collaborate more effectively with others by building high-trust relationships of mutual benefit
  • Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives
  • Develop innovate solutions that leverage diversity and satisfy all key stakeholders
  • Increase motivation, energy and work/life balance by making time for renewal activities

 

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Develop Your CAREER

*New* Microsoft Office - PowerPoint 2010 Level 1

Learn to explore and create presentations using PowerPoint 2010.

Location: 160 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $160.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are interested in learning fundamental skills to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010.
Maximum class size: 15 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Explore Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 interface and presentation features
  • Learn how to format text on slides
  • Add and modify graphical objects on slides
  • Import charts to a presentation
  • Work with tables in a presentation
  • Prepare to deliver a presentation

 

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Microsoft Office - Excel 2010 Level 1

Learn to create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010 worksheets and workbooks.

Location: 160 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $160.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are interested in gaining the necessary skills to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010 worksheets.
Maximum class size: 15 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Create basic worksheets by using Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet
  • Modify an Excel worksheet
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet
  • Manage Excel workbooks
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet

 

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Designing Your Leadership and Career

Recognize the power you have to take ownership of your career.

For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Developing the Leader Within.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are interested in taking action to help further their careers and work life.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Identify where you have felt powerless or have been the “weather reporter” in your career
  • Gain new insights into where you have created your experience—good or bad
  • Discover truths about the source of obstacles to your satisfaction and how simple taking ownership can be
  • Affirmatively design rather than succumb to the default mode of operating
  • Have the tools to take the pen in your hand to be the author of your career

 

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Developing the Leader Within

Identify strengths and areas of development that enable your leadership aspirations.

For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Designing Your Leadership and Career.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are looking to identify and develop their leadership skills and help inspire teams to produce better results.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Identify your fears or stumbling blocks
  • Recognize characteristics of leadership and being powerful
  • Employ the characteristics to fulfill your vision
  • Start telling the truth about your fears and find the courage to overcome them
  • Bring a sense of humor to your challenges and find the power to conquer them

 

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Develop Your TEAM

*Updated* Getting Results through Effective Delegation

Learn how to determine what, when and to whom you should delegate, as well as how to create a delegation plan and conducting effective delegation meetings.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who want to enhance their own productivity and focus on crucial goals by delegating tasks and projects to their team members.

Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Describe the benefits of delegation to the delegator and the recipient of the delegation
  • Identify tasks to delegate to others
  • Select appropriate people to accept delegated tasks
  • Influence others to accept delegated tasks
  • Create a plan for delegation that includes appropriate training and follow-up checkpoints
  • Plan and practice conducting a delegation meeting

 

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*Updated* Coaching for Greater Results

Learn how to develop a coaching style to maximize results by leveraging greater potential of people.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who want to learn and integrate coaching skills into their current management style in order to increase their effectiveness.

Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of coaching and your role as coach
  • Use language and nonverbal methods to clearly communicate your message
  • Learn the GROW model of coaching for maximum effectiveness
  • Practice the tools and techniques for coaching effectively

 

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*New* Recruitment at Columbia University

Learn tools and techniques for making successful recruitment and selection decisions.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price:
($80.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who are looking to develop their recruitment and selection skills for more effective hiring.

Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand the hiring process
  • Comprehend the process of creating an effective job description
  • Plan, prepare and conduct effective interviews
  • Use a structured and consistent approach for assessing and qualifying  candidates
  • Learn best practices  for  making a job offer

 

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Navigating Columbia University as a New Manager/Supervisor

Gain essential management knowledge, tools and resources for front-line and mid-level administrators.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016; Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price:
($160.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: New and current Managers and Supervisors at the University.

Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Review manager/supervisor role and responsibilities at Columbia University
  • Learn best practices for effectively managing staff
  • Gain tips for identifying and navigating relevant University resources
  • Practice solving basic management issues
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to manage union-related issues

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Project Management Essentials

Learn project management tools and skills that can be applied immediately to your role.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $160


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who manage or lead projects, contribute to projects or manage people that lead projects.

Maximum class size: 25 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand and apply the project management process
  • Determine and use effective project management practices
  • Learn to use the various tools and techniques to support the practice
  • Practice using techniques with in-class exercises
  • Discuss and explore project management ideas, concerns and issues

 

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Performance Management for Managers

Set clear work goals for your staff and provide them ongoing coaching and feedback.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price:
($160.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who want to understand the process for managing staff performance: setting goals, coaching staff, assessing performance and providing feedback.

Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Learn to create and communicate clear and achievable performance goals for your staff
  • Provide appropriate context and required information when assigning work
  • Understand individual staff member coaching, support and developmental needs 
  • Recognize essential components of successful performance reviews
  • Provide feedback in the context of previously defined performance standards

 

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Managing Unionized Staff

Understand the processes and procedures of managing unionized staff.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price:
($80.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: All Faculty, Managers and Staff who manage unionized staff.

Maximum class size: 20 participants per session

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand what is progressive discipline and its purpose
  • Identify what is a grievance and know the grievance process
  • Know why and when it is appropriate to discipline a unionized staff member

 

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