Fall 2017 Classroom Learning

We are happy to announce our Fall course lineup is now available! The Fall Calendar offerings are designed to help promote individual development as well as work and team productivity. 

 

Developing Your SELF

Developing Your SKILLS

Developing Your TEAM

Delivering Your Message with Impact       

*NEW* Business Writing*NEW* Leave Management 
*NEW* The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity      Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 15 Elements of Successful Team Performance
Having Challenging Conversations      Making Email MatterGetting Results Through Effective Delegation
Collaborating for SuccessProject Management EssentialsPerformance Management for Managers
*NEW* Creativity for Logical ThinkersMicrosoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 2Navigating Columbia University as a New Manager/Supervisor
*NEW* Impressing Others (Through Effective Presentations)Time Management and Priority Setting*NEW* Leading from Within
*NEW* Managing Your Career*NEW* Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 3 
Influencing Without Authority  

 

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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 Columbia University Transportation Services.  

Classroom Training Pricing and Refund Policy for Columbia Participants
Participants will be charged the price of the course. All registrants are required to obtain approval from their manager to take any of our classroom courses. Be sure to speak with your Manager and Department Finance contact to secure the department and project information needed to process the chargeback in ARC.  

If it becomes necessary to cancel registration, please do so by sending an email to hrlearning@columbia.eduat least five (5) business days before the course. Advance notification gives wait-listed participants the opportunity to attend.

The cancellation notice must be received by the Learning & Development team at least (5) five business days in advance in order for the full cost of the course to be waived. If the cancellation notice is not received within five (5) business days in advance of the course, the full cost of the course will be charged to the registrant.  

For courses that have no fee, the full-day cost of the course will be charged to the registrant if a cancellation notice is not received at least (5) business days in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Providing Payment
When registering for a course online you will be prompted to provide your departmental chartstring. If you do not know this information, please reach out to your manager, DA or Finance contact within your school/department.
 

If you have questions, please send an email to hrlearning@columbia.edu for further assistance. 

Classroom Training Email Confirmation
Upon registering for a course, you will receive an email confirmation. If you have question or concerns, please contact hrlearning@columbia.edu.

Privacy Policy
As required by law, Columbia University HR Learning & Development does not disclose non-public personal information that we have obtained to any of our affiliates. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of the personal information you provide. Access to your personal information is restricted to those staff members who need to know that information as part of their job in order to provide effective service to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that are reasonably designed to guard your non-public personal information.

 

 

Developing Your SELF

Delivering Your Message With Impact

Develop communication skills that will help you deliver your message more effectively.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who would like to improve their communication skills and be able to convey their messages more effectively.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants wil learn how to:

  • Analyze the audience in order to adapt messages for better connections
  • Prepare and organize communications for maximum clarity
  • Improve the use of body language and vocals while speaking
  • Turn nervousness into positive energy
  • Use these skills in a variety of settings, including planned/impromptu and formal/informal


*NEW* The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity combines timeless principles with current neuroscience research to help better manage decisions, attention and energy to consistently make choices that give the greatest return on time.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, November 28 - Wednesday, November 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price: $290.00

                                                                                                    
Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking for the tools to maximize productivity and achieve the extraordinary.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session     

By the end of the workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Manage technology in a better way so it doesn’t manage you 
  • Recognize how to achieve true and consistent work-life balance
  • Apply the latest science on brain health to maximize your productivity 
  • Utilize a language with others to ensure you are aligned around “Important and Urgent” 
  • Create a personalized, practical system for prioritizing and managing your goals

 

Having Challenging Conversations

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who would like 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 this 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

 

Collaborating for Success

Learn strategies and skills for strengthening cross-functional and interdepartmental relationships.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who would like to be more effective, confident and satisfied with outcomes of short-term and ongoing team or project partnerships. 
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Collaborate more effectively through the use of fundamental skills
  • Identify the key challenges in collaborating with others and how to address them
  • Understand the value of a collaborative approach to formal and informal negotiations
  • Learn a powerful framework for analyzing, planning and collaborating on challenging workplace issues
  • Get new input on personal strengths and areas for growth related to effective workplace collaborations


*NEW* Creativitiy for Logical Thinkers 

Discover a range of techniques to help even the most logical minds come up with creative and off-the-wall ideas. 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their ability to apply creative thinking to everyday situations.  
Maximum class size: 20 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Discover the strengths that logical minds bring to creative thinking, as well as the main barriers that we need to circumvent
  • Practice using three very different “logical” approaches to creativity which overcome innate assumptions in the innovation process
  • Decide which techniques work best for different kinds of challenges
  • Generate hundreds, if not thousands, of novel ideas

 

*NEW* Impressing Others (Through Effective Presentations) 

Many of us do not relish speaking in front of groups. By adding structure and practicing delivery skills, we can hugely improve the impact we make. 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their ability to speak more convincingly in public.
Maximum class size: 20 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Discover how to go about creating a talk or presentation that achieves what they want
  • Review different ways of structuring their content to make it come alive
  • Play with different language, tone and movement to see how these can enhance their impact
  • Consider visualization, unorthodox rehearsal and other ways to calm nerves and get fully prepared
  • Try to impress a group and be given full feedback on how well they did
  • Decide what they can do next time they have to talk or present to a group so that they really do impress

 

*NEW* Managing Your Career 

Learn career management strategies that leverage your skills, interests and professional goals.
 
Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff in individual contributor roles who want to explore the possibilities within their careers.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Establish a career focus and determine areas of opportunity and development
  • Use a self -assessment to determine skills, strengths and gaps
  • Create an individualized career development plan and implement it within your current role
  • Explore approaches to effective professional branding and communicate it effectively to others 

 

Influencing Without Authority

Influencing Without Authority teaches a process to follow when employees need to motivate people who are not their direct reports and who may not be inclined to help. 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: Any staff member who needs to influence others whom they do not directly supervise. This can include influencing peers, students, faculty, customers or even one’s own manager.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Understand the law of reciprocity and how it forms the basis of all successful influence
  • Recognize when to influence and how to overcome barriers to success
  • Discover the model of “Influencing Without Authority" and how to be effective in its six elements
  • Learn your baseline influencing style and how/when to flex to an alternate style for greater success
  • Follow a roadmap for an influencing conversation to bring it to a successful conclusion


Developing Your SKILLS

*NEW* Business Writing

Gain tools to produce clear, concise and persuasive business communications.


Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All Faculty, Managers, and Staff seeking to improve their written communication skills.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Tailor a document to fit a particular audience
  • Organize ideas in a way that resonates with readers
  • Express main points clearly and concisely
  • Avoid grammar and punctuation pitfalls

Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 1

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

Location: 160 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $225.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff 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 you will:

  • Create basic worksheets by using Microsoft Excel 2016
  • 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

 

Making Email Matter

Gain techniques for using email in a way that maximizes your time and productivity.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 9:30 a
.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their email communications skills.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of the workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Decide when to use email to communicate (and when not to)
  • Look for common email mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Format emails to increase chances they are read and responded to appropriately both by individuals and groups
  • Deal with a perceived negative tone in email
  • Examine some unique aspects of email communication including: privacy issues, mobile devices 

Project Management Essentials

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, December 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $170.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who manage or lead projects, contribute to projects or manage people who lead projects.
Maximum class size: 25 participants per session

By the end of the workshop you 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

Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 2

Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets. Organize table data, present data as charts and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects.

Location: 160 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $225.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff interested in learning skills to create and modify Excel workbooks.
Maximum class size: 15 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Use advanced formulas
  • Organize worksheet and table data using various techniques
  • Create and modify charts
  • Analyze data using pivot tables, slicers and pivot charts
  • Insert and modify graphic objects in a worksheet
  • Customize and enhance workbooks and the Microsoft Office Excel environment


Time Management and Priority Setting

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


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 this workship, participants will learn how to:

  • 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

 

*NEW* Microsoft Offfice - Excel 2016 Level 3

Gain the skills necessary to create macros, audit and analyze worksheet data, incorporate multiple data sources and import and export data.

Location: 160 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 9:30 a
.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $225.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff interested in learning skills to create and modify Excel workbooks.
Maximum class size: 15 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, particiapnts will learn how to:

  • Enhance productivity and efficiency by streamlining the workflow
  • Collaborate with other workbook users
  • Audit worksheets
  • Analyze data
  • Work with multiple workbooks
  • Import and export data
  • Integrate Excel data with the web

Developing Your TEAM

*NEW* Leave Management

In this course you will learn about Columbia-specific policies, as well as the application of federal, state and local laws with regard to leave management. You will also increase your understanding of University procedures and gain comfort in providing general information to your employees about their leave options. 

Location: 367 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday , October 24
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: 
($90.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

 

Target audience: Managers who have to handle leave of absence situations for their staff members.
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand and explain leaves of absence, including FMLA, medical leaves of absences, personal leaves, pregnancy-related disability, intermittent absences and much more
  • Provide effective guidance to managers and employees in your own department
  • Evaluate a situation in your own department and consider appropriate next steps


5 Elements of Succesful Team Performance

Learn a model to address common challenges that derail your team’s engagement and staff achievement.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to enhance performance of any team of which they are a member. 
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand what components are needed for making teams effective
  • Develop skills to ensure they are properly aligned to perform at the highest level possible within their teams
  • Work on the areas of: trust, accountability, attention to team results, conflict management and commitment
  • Leave with concrete action plans to foster the application of learnings from the session

 

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 conduct effective delegation meetings.


Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


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 this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • 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

 

Performance Management for Managers

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, December 6
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price:
($170.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: Managers and supervisors 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 this workshop, participants will learn how 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

 

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
Dates: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price:
($170.00 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 this workshop, participants will learn how to:

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

 

*NEW* Leading From Within

Explore approaches to improve your leadership skills and increase self-awareness while identifying opportunities and obstacles that can impact your relationships and overall success. 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $290.00

Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who who would like to develop their leadership skills and self-awareness. 
Maximum class size: 30 participants per session
 

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to: 

  • Explore leadership styles and interpersonal behaviors that enable individual and organizational success
  • Increase emotional intelligence skills to manage workplace dynamics and strengthen relationships 
  • Increase leadership presence with effective communication and self-management practices
  • Review relationship management techniques to seek and provide career guidance, support and feedback