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Workplace Climate Workshops

Workplace Climate

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Bullying in the Workplace

Workshop # OBW

This course trains managers and employees in recognizing and preventing workplace bullying. In this course, workplace bullying is defined, its effect on the workplace is outlined, and
the types of bullies and reasons for bullying are examined. Finally, the course provides practical tips for dealing with bullying and for maintaining a bully-free environment.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 0.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Communicating Across Four Generations

Workshop # IDIV2

Find out how to manage communication across generations by first learning about the four generations in the workforce. Knowledge about each generation will give you a general understanding about each group's frame of reference and help you interact more effectively.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Communication Effectiveness

Workshop # IICE

Getting your message across in a way that is clear and coherent is a critical skill in both organizational and personal life. This workshop provides a self-assessment with tips and practical exercises on seven communication competencies. Participants will become better communicators by examining the transactional communication model, seven competencies of communication, and gain an understanding of how different communication styles affect your personal communication style and create the best possible climate for communicating.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Dealing with Difficult Behaviors

Workshop # IDDB

This workshop focuses on identifying and addressing the seven most common difficult behaviors. Participants explore ways to effectively deal with these behaviors and examine how they are personally impacted by the behaviors. Participants will understand the importance emotions and stress play in dealing with difficult encounters, identify trigger words and reframe reactions, identify and address the seven most common difficult behaviors and demonstrate how to give constructive feedback.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Diversity Includes Everyone

Workshop # IDIV1

This workshop provides participants an opportunity to explore fundamental diversity concepts and develop an understanding of why differences should be valued. The concepts will explore uniqueness and commonalities locally and on a global level.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Ethics & Code of Conduct

Workshop # OWE

This online course is designed to raise awareness of ethical values and the principles of ethical business practices. The course describes the core ideals underlying ethical decision making, presents practical steps employees must take to avoid ethical
lapses or violations of the law, and highlights personal responsibility and how to respond to ethical challenges.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Managing Conflict

Workshop # OMC

Constructive conflict resolution draws on the knowledge and experience of peacekeepers, arbitrators, and mediators who are applying their considerable abilities to one basic question: “How can you find constructive ways of resolving conflict so that people are able to express and work through their differences without the risk of, or necessity of, damage to one another?” In this online course you will learn to develop inventive techniques for solving conflicts and how to perform a step by step process for successful conflict resolution.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1 hour All Faculty & Staff

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Prevent Harassment & Discrimination

Workshop # OPHC

Customized to the Kent State environment, this course provides employees with the information they need to prevent and report sexual harassment and other forms of workplace harassment. Interactive scenarios display the "gray area" situations involving all types of unlawful harassment, including race, national origin and religion.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1 hour All Faculty & Staff

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Prevent Workplace Violence

Workshop # OPWV

This online course is designed to raise awareness of workplace violence and reduce the risk of injuries if an incident should occur. Besides identifying the five most common types of attacks and four types of workplace attackers, the course explains how employees should respond in emergencies.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1 hour All Faculty & Staff

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Principles of Conflict Management

Workshop # IPCM

This workshop is designed to give participants the insight and tools needed to effectively manage conflict in the workplace. Through the use of a self-assessment tool, participants will determine their conflict management style, learn how to distinguish between the different styles of conflict and gain practical experience in applying conflict styles and communication skills in the workplace.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours Managers

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Title IX: Recognize & Report Sexual Misconduct

Workshop # OCSM

This course provides faculty and staff understand sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence and methods for identifying and university procedures for reporting sexual misconduct.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1.0 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

Workshop # OPWV

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of discrimination and harassment through the interactive use of scenarios and discussion around real workplace application.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended

Workshop # IUADAA

This workshop, based on the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, gives participants an opportunity to understand the laws under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Participants will gain an understanding of who is a qualified individual; what is a qualifying disability; information about the complaint process and the reasonable accommodation request process.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

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