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

Champlain College Leadership Skills Development

Recognition for Managers

Intended Audience: Managers

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

Dates/Times: 1/20/2015 3:00PM - 4:30PM    Location: Lakeside 101

We are all working hard to Excite, Engage, and Empower all staff at Champlain. One of the critical components of engagement is recognition. Join us for an interactive and lively workshop on developing your skills in recognizing employees, coworkers, and teams. We will discuss the formal structures that Champlain College has in place to assist Managers in recognition and explore non-formal, simple, and fun ways to recognize employees.

Presenters: Cortney Cahill & Christine Hutchins

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

Dates/Times: 11/3/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 12/1/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 1/5/2015 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 2/2/2015 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 3/2/2015 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 4/6/2015 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 5/4/2015 8:30AM - 4:00PM      Location: Lakeside 325

Dates/Times: 6/1/2015 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.

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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

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Professional Competencies & Technical Skills

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

Increase Your Productivity with Screen Capture Software

Intended Audience: All Faculty and Staff

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

Dates/Time: 11/11/2014 11:30AM - 12:30Pm    Location: Lakeside 101 - BRING YOUR LUNCH!

If you've used screen capture software before, you know it's an effective way to illustrate a step-by-step procedure or create an engaging presentation. But there are many different types of capture programs out there, and even if you've used one or the other before, it can be hard to figure out which one best suits your needs. In this presentation, we'll dive into four of the most popular screen capture programs, compare their features, and discuss some best practices for effective use.

Presenter: Will McCrary

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

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Karen Walker's "Closing the Growth GapTM"     

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Location: Aiken Hall, Morgan Room

Date/Time: September 24, 2014 4:00-5:00pm

To sign up: Space is limited, please email Katie LeClair at kleclair@champlain.edu

Working with successful organizations and individuals over the past decade, Karen uncovered the common elements to drive and sustain growth. This presentation will explore the concept of the Growth GapTM - the space between where an organization is executing today and its potential, highlighting proven practices to close the gap and achieve potential.

Among other advantages, participants will benefit from:

  • Understanding the keys to growth
  • Why the status quo isn't an option
  • A check list for assessing the scope of their growth gap
  • Specific techniques for successfully impacting and attaining organization potential

Karen D. Walker is a Vermont based consultant and speaker who has driven sustained and often dramatic growth with a multitude of other organizations over the past 15 years, from startups to Fortune 100 firms.

This presentation will be videotaped for purposes of a commercial for Karen Walker.

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Tips for Working Smarter

Intended Audience: All Faculty and Staff

To Register: Send an email for DareU@champlain.edu

Dates/Times: 11/5/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM     Location: Lakeside 101 - BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

Christine will lead us through some quick ideas that we can all easily implement into our work to assist us in making a transition to being more efficient with our time. Many of these tips can be applied across all different areas of your life.

Presenter: Christine Hutchins

Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Datatel 101

Intended Audience: Anyone new to the Ellucian (Datatel) Colleague System or who just needs a refresher. Not intended for those who will not be using Datatel in their job function.

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

Dates/Times: 9/30/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM     Location: Lakeside 325

Did you know that there is a Datatel Data Standards Manual? Well there is and during this Datatel 101 session you will learn about some of those standards and why they are important. Each participant will leave with a better understanding of who owns what data, what some of key protocols are, etc.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Roland Palmer, Director of Advancement Services

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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:  Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:20 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

Champlain College Wellbeing Programs

Tuned-In Family

Intended Audience: All Faculty and Staff

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

Dates/Times: 10/20/2014 12:00PM - 1:00PM    Location: Lakeside 101 - BRING YOUR LUNCH!

Elaine will present information from her new book, "Tuned-In Family: How to Cope, Communicate and Connect in a Digital Age." At a time with technology communication continues to change it is an ongoing challenge for parents, families, and schools to keep up. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and even talk through situations as we explore communicating in a digital age. Work smarter at work and at home. Copies of Elain'es book will be available for puchase.

Presenter: Dr. Elaine Young

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