Dare U - Current Offerings

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 Champlain College Leadership Skills Development

Excellence in Executive Leadership (ExcEL)

Location and Registration Information: Jay Peak Resort

Notes: Manager Sign-off, Competitive Selection Process, held each fall

Dates: 9/1/2015 - 12/1/2015

Excellence in Executive Leadership (ExcEL)

This is a public program designed for senior executives at the Vice President or higher level within an organization. There is a rigorous application process and CEO or Board Chair support is required. ExcEL participants examine the keys to successful ExcEL participants examine the keys to successful leadership in a cohort of peers. They learn to develop an effective leadership practice through relevant, engaged interaction with cohort members, leadership education delivered by executive coaches.

Prerequisites: Manager Sign-off/Competitive Selection Process Cost: $ 5500

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Institutional Knowledge & College Policies

Institutional Knowledge Competency

New Hire Orientation

Intended Audience: All New Employees and Others Who Would Like to Attend

To Register: Email DareU@champlain.edu

Dates/Times: 8/4/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM         Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 9/1/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM         Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 10/6/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Description: This Orientation is designed for new employees to Champlain College and any employees who feel they would benefit from attending. It is a full day with lunch and includes introductions to the College, benefits, wellbeing and much more. We believe giving everyone the same information helps assimilate new hires into Champlain College and higher education.

Institutional Knowledge Competency

Compensation Workshop

Intended Audience: Staff

To Register: Email DareU@champlain.edu

Date/Time: 7/21/2014 1:30PM - 2:30PM       Location: Lakeside 101

Date/Time: 7/24/2014 8:30AM - 9:30AM      Location: Lakeside 101

Description: Ever wondered what the Champlain College compensation philosophy is? Ever wondered how we determine salary ranges? Every wondered how merit increases are determined? Then come to this workshop. Designed to demystify, provide transparency and background on our compensation program, we encourage staff to join this workshop.

Institutional Knowledge Competency

Goals Planning Workshop

Intended Audience: Managers & Staff

To Register: Email DareU@champlain.edu

Date/Time: 7/29/2014 3:30PM - 4:30PM        Location: Lakeside 325

Date/Time: 7/31/2014 8:30AM - 9:30AM       Location: Lakeside 101

Description: Employee goals are expected to be completed August 15th. This workshop will review the development of SMART goals with the objective of aligning your individual goals with your department and Champlain's strategic plan. Content will primarily be focused on the development of goals and will also include an overview of entry into Workday. This session is intended for both managers and employees.

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Staff Competencies

Champlain College Staff Competencies

Intercultural U

Intended Audience: Managers and Non-Managers

To Register: Send an email to: alambert@champlain.edu

Champlain College Staff Competencies

Unconscious Biases in Recruiting

There are currently no sessions scheduled for this training.  If interested, please email DareU@champlain.edu.

Intended Audience: Faculty Search Committees and Staff Managers or Staff Participating in Hiring
Description:  Our 2020 strategic vision includes Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Community.   Part of this goal is to recruit employees who are racially and ethnically diverse.  In an effort to do this, we are asking that you, as a staff hiring manager or part of a faculty search committee team, to attend a 1-hour session on unconscious biases in recruiting. 

In preparing for the meeting, please visit the following 2 links:

1- Brief inventory about biases: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/selectatest.html


    1. On the left side of the screen, 2nd field, choose your appropriate language.
    2. Click the orange 'GO!' button.
    3. On the next screen, read the disclaimers, etc. and then choose the blue 'I wish to proceed' link.

All of the test are super useful. For our discussion, I ask you to please do the  Race (black- white IAT) and the Gender- Career IAT

2- Brief, 5 minutes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZHxFU7TYo4

To Register: Please email DareU@champlain.edu

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Professional Competencies & Technical Skills

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Performance Management Training

Intended Audience: All Staff Members

Description: Our annual Performance Management process is underway.  This is an opportunity to reflect on the last year, explore professional development and plan for the future.  This training will discuss the process, timeline, Workday technology and roles and responsibilities of employees and managers during this important annual process.   For this upcoming cycle, performance evaluations will be completed in Workday and all staff are encouraged to attend a training session.  Managers only need to attend one of the Manager Trainings. 

For more information visit Staff Information.

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Canvas Training

Contact: Emily Wargo, elearning- ewargo@champlain.edu

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Work-Study Supervisor Trainings:

Intended Audience: Required for faculty and staff who supervise Work-Study students

Description: This workshop is an overview of Work-Study supervisor information and new processes within Workday. It will include how to create a job requisition, hire/create applicant, program updates, student onboarding details, student communications, contracts for students and supervisors, and a Career Services update.

Dates: Arranged as needed by Michelle Veladota

Contact: Michelle Veladota: veladotam@champlain.edu

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Job Requisition Input

Intended Audience: F0r faculty and staff who supervise Work-Study students

Description: This workshop is an open hands-on session to allow Work-Study supervisors to view and become more comfortable with Workday, specifically the Job Requisition process. Human Resources and Financial Aid will be present to assist with general questions, issues or concerns. All Work-Study supervisors are encouraged to drop by any time during the time block.

Note: Please bring job descriptions with you if you would like to create the requisition during the session.

Dates: Arranged as needed by Michelle Veladota

Contact: Human Resources & Organizational Development: hrod@champlain.edu

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Champ Masters

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Location: Lakeside 301

Date/Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8: 30 - 9: 30 AM

Location: Lakeside 101

Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of the month, 4: 00 - 5: 00 PM

Contact: Champ Masters: champmasters@champlain.edu

Toastmasters Bi-monthly Meetings

As part of the Professional Development opportunities here at Champlain, we have formed a new Toastmasters Club on campus. This opportunity is open to staff, faculty, students and alumni.

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

KnowledgeWave — Live From Your Desk

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

To Register: Call 800-331-8449

Dates/Times: Continuous — view website for details

Microsoft Office Products:

  • Excel
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Visio
  • Word

https: //www.livefromyourdesk.com/dev_students.asp?caller=&routine=&misc=881

Multiple Classes — Microsoft Office Live From Your Desk offerings

Prerequisites: Manager Sign-off for Cost                    Cost: Call for rates (Around $25 for a month of access)

Champlain College Professional Skills Development


Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Location: Community Drive, South Burlington, VT

To register and more information: Call 800-331-8449 to register

Dates/Times: Continuous Monthly offerings

Microsoft Office:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Visio
  • Word

https: //www.knowledgewave.com

Multiple Classes — Microsoft Office In person — Community Drive, South Burlington, VT

Prerequisites: Manager Sign-off for Cost                      Cost: Call for rates

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Champlain College Wellbeing Programs

Strength and Stretch

Are you just getting back into the world of fitness? Or you don't have time to sweat and shower but still want the benefits of bone strengthening, increased cardiovascular and flexibility conditioning? This is the place to be! This class is free for all Champlain employees this summer and does not require registration. It is held in Lakeside 101/102
The Strength and Tone classes will be held every Tuesday.

Date/Time:  Tuesdays   4:30 PM - 5:20 PM    Location:  Lakeside 101/102

Instructor: Kim Jacobs, Certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute Wellness Director, BS in Clinical Dietetics

Champlain College Wellbeing Programs

Eco Reps

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Location: Main & Lakeside

Dates/Times: Ongoing

This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to be a part of the greater Sustain Champlain effort, at their own pace. Employees can find and share ideas on how to make their work life a bit greener. Monthly topics include: Waste Reduction, Energy, Procurement, Kitchens & Shared Spaces, Transportation, Community Engagement, and more.

Instructor: Christina Erickson: cerickson@champlain.edu

Champlain College Wellbeing Programs


Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Location: Local Schools

Time/Locations: Hours and Places vary — see description.

Dates: Ongoing during school year

Read or tutor a child in our local school district. The commitment is just one day a week for the academic year. Mentoring is one of the most memorable and rewarding things you can do with your time and you're sure to come back to work smiling and feeling good about your day!

Additional Information: LEAD: LEAD@champlain.edu

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