Spring 2018 Classroom Learning

We are happy to announce that our Spring course lineup is now available! The Spring Calendar offerings are designed to help promote individual development as well as skill building for managers.

To register for a course, click on the "Register" button under the course description and you will be redirected to the new Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS). There, you will be required to enter your UNI and password. Next, click the "Enroll" button to register for the course. For step-by-step directions, please download the Registering for a Course job aid.

 

Developing Your SELF

Developing Your TEAM

Time Management and Priority Setting

Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 Level 2Getting Results Through Effective Delegation
 Managing Your Career*NEW* Storytelling (Presenting Data Powerfully)Managing Union Staff
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleCreativity for Logical ThinkersLeave Management 
Working With Different Behavioral Styles Using PACECrucial ConversationsNavigating Columbia University as a New Manager/Supervisor
Business WritingDeveloping the Leader WithinPerformance Management for Managers
Leveraging Strengths  *NEW* Leveraging Your Style with the MBTILeading from Within for Managers
Influencing Without AuthorityPerformance Assessment and Feedback 
Delivering Your Message with Impact       
 
Project Management Essentials 
Getting Results Through Effective Listening  

 

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

Download a quick PDF snapshot of our Spring 2018 classes!

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

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 Finance Department contact to secure the department and project information needed to process the chargeback in ARC.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you need to cancel after registering for a course, please submit your cancelation at least seven days before the course. Advance notification gives wait-listed participants the opportunity to attend.

A course registration must be canceled at least seven days prior to the scheduled course date in order for the full cost to be waived. If the course is not dropped at least seven days in advance of the start date and/or you do not attend, the full cost of the course will be charged to the registrant.

For management courses that have no fee, participants will not be charged to register or cancel, as long as cancellation is received seven days prior to the course. If the cancellation notice is not received within seven days and/or if you do not attend, the full-day cost of the course will be charged to the registrant.

For step-by-step directions on canceling a course, please download the Canceling a Course job aid.

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.
 

Your chart string should consist of both your Department Number and your Project Number

  • Department Numbers are seven digits; example: 1234576
     
  • Project Numbers begin with UR/GG/PG/ or CP and are followed by six digits; example: UR009999

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

Time Management and Priority Setting

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 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.

By the end of this workshop, participants wil 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

Managing Your Career 

Learn career management strategies that leverage your skills, interests and professional goals.
 
Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty and staff in individual contributor roles who want to explore the possibilities within their careers.

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 
 

The 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: Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on both days
Price: $290.00

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

Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who want to leverage their strengths to achieve target goals and build relationships.

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

  • 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 innovative solutions that leverage diversity and satisfy all key stakeholders
  • Increase motivation, energy and work/life balance by making time for renewal activities

 

Working with Different Behavior Styles Using PACE

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


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.

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

 

Business Writing

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


Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff seeking to improve their written communication skills.

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

 

*NEW* Introverts and Extroverts: Understanding Differences, Leveraging Strengths 

Work with, and not against, different styles in the office.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers, and staff who need to leverage their individual style in order to work more effectively with and through others while learning truths and dispelling myths about each style.

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Identify their own style and the style of others on the introversion-extroversion spectrum
  • Distinguish myths vs truths of each style
  • Discuss and practice style flexing—how to act like the other style when needed (and how to recoup when done)
  • Apply style knowledge to common workplace scenarios such as motivating, communicating, meeting and leading

 

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: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience:All faculty, managers, and staff who need to influence others whom they do not directly supervise. This can include influencing peers, students, faculty, customers or even one’s own manager.

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

 

Delivering Your Message With Impact

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: 90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their communication skills and have more meaningful interactions.

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

 

Getting Results Through Effective Listening

Learn how to be a better listener by implementing approaches to enhance your active listening skills in a variety of situations.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their listening skills and be able to interact with others more effectively.

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

  • Learn how to use strong body language and vocalizations as part of listening
  • Take an in-depth look at the skill of reflecting to understand what it is, how to do it and why it is helpful
  • Identify fake listening behaviors and barriers to listening and plan how to avoid them
  • See how to apply these effective listening skills to achieve better results in any conversation
 

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, April 5 or Thursday, April 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $225.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who are interested in learning skills to create and modify Excel workbooks.

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

 

*NEW* Storytelling (Presenting Data Powerfully)

Dry facts, information and data can be transformed into compelling, persuasive messages through the use of story.
 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their storytelling skills and practice telling stories in a way that engages others.  

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

  • See why stories are such a powerful tool and how they can use them to influence, engage and inspire
  • Uncover opportunities for them to use storytelling at work
  • Understand how to convert dry data and facts into a compelling business story
  • Become familiar with three types of story that are great to use in business

 

Creativity 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, April 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All All faculty, managers and staff looking to improve their ability to apply creative thinking to everyday situations.  

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

 

Crucial Conversations

Telling the truth and having the hard conversations is real leadership. In this workshop, you get to practice telling the truth where it matters. 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who are looking to improve their ability to have challenging conversations and interact more meaningfully with others.

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Have tools to overcome the fear of challenging conversations
  • Be able to have conversations in which you tell the truth
  • Have the opportunity to practice those conversations and be coached on them
  • Work on bringing truth telling and grace to your challenging conversations

 

Developing the Leader Within

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who are looking to identify and develop their leadership skills, thus inspiring teams to produce better results.

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Identify their fears or stumbling blocks
  • Identify characteristics of leadership and being powerful
  • Take on the characteristics to fulfill their vision
  • Start telling the truth about their fears and find the courage to take them on
  • Bring a sense of humor to their challenges giving them power to conquer them

 

*NEW* Leveraging Your Style with the MBTI

Reflect on your MBTI type and learn how to integrate that knowledge into your career and everyday life as you learn to adjust your preferences and build better work relationships.
 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $110.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who are looking to utilize their unique MBTI style to understand themselves, work effectively with others, and successfully reduce conflict. 

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

  • Understand your own personality type preferences and the uses of the MBTI
  • Learn to appreciate, value and work with all of the 16 personality types
  • Gain a better understanding of why others communicate as they do and learn how to adapt your own preferences
  • Obtain skills on how to work through conflict that arises from type differences
  • Learn how to maximize your career impact through your unique style

 

Performance Assessment and Feedback

Learn strategies to evaluate your own performance and effectively prepare for annual review conversations. 
 

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who are looking to partner with their manager in conducting performance reviews that lead to clear key takeaways and plans for further development. 

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

  • Review manager and staff role in performance reviews and establishing key evaluation metrics  
  • Learn an approach to self-assess work assignment and behavior based performance 
  • Gain tips for writing a self-appraisal and preparing for formal and adhoc feedback discussions 
  • Explore strategies to remain open and receptive to input and suggestions  
  • Practice using a framework for creating positive and engaging feedback reviews 

 

Project Management Essentials

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, May 9
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 that lead projects.
 

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

 

 

Developing Your TEAM

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: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $90.00


Target audience: All faculty and managers who want to enhance their own productivity and focus on crucial goals by delegating tasks and projects to their team members.

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

 

Managing Union Staff

Understand the processes and procedures of managing union staff.

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Price: Free 
($90.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course)

Target audience: All faculty, managers and staff who supervise unionized staff.

By the end of the workshop you 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

 

Leave Management

In this course you will learn about Columbia-specific policies, as well as the application of federal, state and local laws related 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: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, March 14
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: All managers who have to handle leave of absence situations for their staff members.

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

 

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: Thursday, March 29
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: All new and current managers and supervisors at the University

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

 

Performance Management for Managers

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

Location: 469 Studebaker
Date: Wednesday, April 11
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: All managers and supervisors who want to understand the process for managing staff performance: setting goals, coaching staff, assessing performance and providing feedback.

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

 

Leading From Within for Managers

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, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $290.00

Target audience: All faculty and managers who are looking develop their leadership skills and self-awareness

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

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