Personal development

Work-Life Win: Three Ways to Improve Your Professional and Personal Development in October | Human ressources


1. Improve your leadership skills

FranklinCovey is a global leader helping organizations achieve transformational results in the workplace. By taking advantage of the courses offered by Human Resources (HR), you can attend at a significantly reduced rate. The first FranklinCovey course you take after September 1, 2021 is $ 150 (cost includes the All Access Pass – an online Franklin Covey training website and digital course materials). Any FranklinCovey Series Virtual / Online HR course over the next year can be taken at no additional cost. Any in-person course via HR can be completed at a reduced rate of $ 35 (material fee). Here are a few to come that we recommend:

4 essential roles of leadership

Every day, leaders make countless decisions and face issues they have never faced before. What worked yesterday can change overnight. Rewards are great for those who can lead a team to consistently achieve extraordinary results. So how can leaders stay ahead and differentiate themselves and their teams when so much is changing so quickly? The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership expand on the roles played by leaders that are highly predictive of success.

  • Virtual / Online: October 27, November 3, 10, 17; 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. every day; Zoom
  • In person: Oct 19 and 26 Nov 2, 9; 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Oct dates) / 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Nov dates); Administrative and Research Center (East Campus) 346

Sign up for the 4 essential roles of leadership

The 6 essential practices for leading a team

Supervisors and managers have a significant impact on employee productivity and engagement, innovation and performance. They are creators and bearers of culture for their teams and directly influence the retention or departure of the best talents. Their role has always been difficult and today’s realities make it even more difficult. New and experienced supervisors and managers can struggle when it comes to excelling in leading teams in today’s workplace. The program is ideal for supervisors and managers who must successfully transition from individual contributors to other leaders. This also applies to leaders who have been in their role for a while and who are looking for practical and relevant advice on how to lead and manage their teams effectively.

  • Virtual / Online: October 5, 7, 12; 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. every day; Zoom
  • In person: November 16 and 18; 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. every day; Administrative and Research Center (each campus) 346

Sign up for the 6 critical practices for leading a team

Leading at the speed of confidence

Confidence is not just a soft social virtue; rather, trust is a pragmatic, precise, economical and exploitable asset that you can create. There is a compelling business case for trust. Teams and organizations that operate with high trust dramatically outperform teams and organizations with low trust. This has been proven in dozens of studies, across a multitude of industries and sectors. The Speed ​​of Trust practice helps organizations better manage change and build successful teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative and engaged.

  • Virtual / Online: October 19, 25, 26 and November 1; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Zoom
  • In person: December 14, 15 and 16; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Administrative Research Center (East Campus) 346

Sign up to Lead at the Speed ​​of Confidence

2. Cultivate the great moments of life

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides effective clinical care with a sense of respect, inclusiveness, warmth and honesty. Their mission is to improve the mental health of University of Colorado at Boulder employees and the college community they serve. In addition to individual counseling services, FSAP offers free workshops on well-being and working life for faculty and staff.

Beyond the traditional mortgage seminar

By refinancing your mortgage, you may be able to lower your monthly payments, get a better interest rate or shorter term on your loan, or even eliminate the cost of private mortgage insurance (PMI). In this seminar, we’ll discuss refinancing in depth, including your options and when refinancing might make sense. There is no charge to participate in this program.

  • Virtual / Online: October 6; 12h00 – 13h00; Zoom

Register for the mortgage seminar

Cultivate and maintain healthy relationships workshop

Relationships – we all have them and they are not always easy. It can be relationships with your family, friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors and with yourself. We may have been led to believe that relationships take a lot of work, but in this workshop we will learn quick techniques for staying in healthy relationships with those around us and with ourselves.

  • Virtual / Online: October 20; 12h00 – 13h00; Zoom

Register for the Relationships Workshop

3. Diversify your development

There are many different ways to grow and develop beyond traditional training and development courses. Here are a few that we recommend:

Join a resource sharing discussion with the Ombudsman’s office

Join Kirsi Aulin, Director of the Office of the Ombudsman at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in a discussion and resource sharing from Adam Grant’s new book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. It will cover interesting findings based on human behavior research as presented in this book. You might think of it as “Things aren’t always what they seem, part 2”. Much of Dr. Grant’s work draws on the work of Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahnemann. Prepare to challenge your preconceptions!

  • Virtual / Online: October 26; 12h00 – 13h00; Zoom

Register to participate in resource sharing

Relax with this year’s One Read Buffs

CU Boulder Buffs One Read promotes intellectual community and cultural exchange between students, faculty, and staff. It establishes a unifying theme for the year that serves as the basis for classroom discussions, programming, social and civic development, and connection to the campus. All members of the CU and Boulder communities are invited to join in reading this year’s title, American Like Me.

Learn more about Buff One Read

University libraries organize events for One Read participants such as American Like Me Poem Station: Exploring Culture and Identity, Heritage and Food: Connecting Culture and Community. Visit the Buff One Read program page to learn more.