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Professional Development and Retention provides a variety of professional development opportunities and resources to meet the needs of Columbus State employees. In addition to classroom training sessions, we offer webinars and online training courses for your convenience.
Focus Early Alert System
For faculty and staff using or who want to use the FOCUS academic early alert system to monitor student progress and enhance communication.
Managers Training Series
Fundamentals of Management
10/23/2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) click to register
This workshop, available to all current CSCC supervisors/managers/administrators, will explore the difference between leadership and management to discover the essential skills managers need to effectively supervise their staff. Participants will develop strategies focusing on interpersonal communication, planning the work and creating a productive environment.
11/18/2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) click to register
This workshop, available to all current CSCC supervisors/managers/administrators, will focus on the role of the manager in the performance management cycle. Participants will develop strategies for strengths-based employee development, performance planning, coaching and feedback, and conducting performance appraisals. The CSCC disciplinary process will also be reviewed.
Win With Your Strengths
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator can increase awareness of your personality style to better manage career decisions throughout the course of your career. When selecting, transitioning, or growing your career, understanding personality type can help explain why some careers feel like a good fit and others are a challenge. Your MBTI results can help you understand past careers and select a future career that best suits your personality. Participants will complete the assessment prior to the class and receive their results during the session. If you have previously taken the assessment, please provide your results prior to the class so materials can be prepared.
11/7/2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) click to register
"Hostmanship in the art of making people feel welcome. Meetings where genuine hospitality is present and has its origin in that person, that organization or that place that has invited you. Good Hostmanship means understanding the art of serving and realizing how much it enriches our lives."
Jan Gunnarsson, a hospitality industry veteran from Sweden in his book Hostmanship co-authored with Olle Blohm, challenges individuals to reframe their views of customer service and leadership. At its core, Hostmanship invites us to rethink the customer service experience seeing ourselves as connected to the customer as host. This shift transforms the interaction creating a "welcoming attitude" where we are able to share ourselves and our knowledge with our guests in every interaction.
From Boss to Host
Ideas to Go!
December 16th, Noon to 1pm
"The danger of a single story"
Have topic to share with the College? Professional Development and Retention can help you host an Ideas to Go! conversation. Session hosts provide a brief overview before moving to open conversation. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch, cup of coffee, news to share and, especially, your own curiosity and expertise.
Quick, conversational, impactful. That’s Ideas to Go. Contact Rich James in Professional Development and Retention (x2175) to learn more.
Pre-registration is encouraged.