Occasionally, we’ll highlight some of the upcoming classes at the state Bureau of Education and Training. Some of the upcoming courses are listed below. To sign up, you can find the signup form here, and fax it to 271-1422 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view a full course catalog here.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Date: October 21, 2014 Duration ½ day. Time: 9:00-12:00 Cost: $60 Instructor: Dennis Martino The practical applications of the MBTI for organizations and individuals are numerous and diverse. When individual understand their personality type and can learn about the personality of others enormous personal and professional growth can take place. The workshop provides participants with the opportunity to: Take the MBTI assessment; Focus on how they prefer to take in and sort information; Analyze their own communication style and explore its impact on others; Identify areas for personal development—especially within the context of their role; Develop strategies to enhance communication effectiveness across teams and the organization as a whole
Facilitating Great Meetings
Date: October 22, 2014 Duration: 1 day Time: 9:00-4:00 Cost: $75 Instructor: Greg Hessel, ReGeneration Resources Americans waste millions of dollars a year on unproductive meetings. This training will help your meetings become more efficient and productive. If you feel like you spend too much time in meetings, this training is for you. As one participant put it, “I have attended trainings throughout my 34 year career as an educator. I found this to be one of the best!” Learning Objectives: Plan an effective agenda; manage conflict in meetings; the appropriate role for a facilitator; identify the best process for the agenda; understand your organizations meeting culture, how it supports effectiveness and how it gets in the way; when to broaden the discussion and when to narrow it; how to achieve consensus; decision rules and why they are important; how to work with difficult people. Benefits to Participants: This training will make you and your organization much more efficient and effective. It not only addresses new skills and best practices, but also helps you strategize about how to implement the skills and shift the organizational culture.
Dealing with Strong Emotions in the Workplace
Date: October 27, 2014 Duration ½ day. Time: 9:00-12:00 Cost: $60 Instructor: Dennis Martino, M.Ed. The stress of work, deadlines, diminished resources and conflict can cause us to react with strong emotions. Handled poorly, emotions can cause numerous problems, strained relationships and diminished productivity. We frequently find ourselves experiencing strong emotions ourselves or trying to deal with the strong emotions of others. This workshop will meant to investigate how to manage strong emotions and will cover issues surrounding emotional intelligence and the path to healing the workgroup
Foundations of State Supervision
Dates: November 17 & 18, 2014 Duration: 2 days Time:9:00-4:00 Cost: $150; no cost for employees in the Dept. of Agriculture, the Liquor Commission, Banking, Environmental Services (and other agencies in the Basic, Premium, or Premium-Plus prepaid training package) Instructor: Frank Nugent This two day program for State supervisors and managersis an interactive class that provides a step-by-step format for communicating with employees. Through the use of videos, demonstrations, critical steps analysis, coaching sessions, and skills practices, participants will gain valuable skills needed for successful day-to-day supervision and management. Learning Objectives: To identify strategies for improving employee performance; To explore opportunities for improving employee work habits; To learn how to use effective follow-up action; To identify how to maintain improved performance; To discuss an overview of the state personnel rules; To explore how to build a culture of respect in the workplace.
New course Date: November 25, 2014 Duration: 1 day. Time: 9:00-4:00 Cost: $75; no cost for employees in the Dept. of Agriculture, the Liquor Commission (or other agencies in the Premium or Premium-Plus prepaid training package) Instructor: Michael Moranti This new addition to the BET program will address two aspects of knowledge management.
- Operational: How do we use information to make decisions and further our strategic objectives
- Transitional: How do we capture the knowledge of staff who are exiting the organization, particularly those who are retiring.
Goal: The right information at the right time to the right person.