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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.
Employee Development Opportunities through Workforce Development
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.
- 8/27/2013 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 402)
- Wednesday, October 2nd, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
Put Your Strengths to Work
Now that you know your top five Strengths, what's next? "Win with Your Strengths" taught us that we will grow most in our areas of greatest strength. In this half-day class, you will gain a deeper understanding of the strengths based philosophy as you continue along your journey of self-awareness and personal growth. In addition, you will learn six proven strategies that help leverage your own unique strengths as well as the strengths of others on your team. For more information contact Barbara Allen at ext. 5297.
- Thursday, October 31st, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Register
Teambuilding Using Strengths
The best teams achieve success by welcoming, valuing, and leveraging each members' talents. Participants will focus on the 4 domains of Strengths to understand team dynamics and increase collaboration.
Managing with Strengths
Prerequisite: Have completed Win with Your Strengths and is currently a supervisor/manager/ administrator at CSCC
This workshop will explore ways managers can use their strengths and the strengths of their employees to impact employee loyalty and productivity. The session will study managers who effectively use strengths to hire, focus, motivate, and develop employees and ultimately impact employee engagement and performance. Participants will begin to develop strategies for managing employees using a strengths-based approach.
- Tuesday, September 10th, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register
- Friday, September 13th, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
- 8/29/2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus
- Wednesday, October 9th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register
Career Pathing II
Career Pathing II will focus on your Career Action Plan. We will discuss roadblocks encountered and progress you've made in assessing yourself, exploring opportunities at CSCC and documenting your goals. Bring your Action Plan with you (even if you haven't yet started it!) and be prepared to share your accomplishments and frustrations.
PREREQUISITE: CSCC Career Pathing workshop
Questions? Contact Lori Thomas (email@example.com) or x3860.
- Monday, September 23rd, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Coming soon)
Career Decision-Making Using the MBTI
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.
- Thursday, October 17th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 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.
In this introduction to Hostmanship, we will discuss its foundation and principles as well as its application for personal and professional growth.
- Thursday, September 19th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Hostmanship Register
- Friday, November 8th, 9;00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Hostmanship Register
From Boss to Host
Thursday, November 21st 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Coming soon)
Ideas to Go!
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.