Dare U - Current Offerings

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Leadership


 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

Management Excellence Seminar Series — MEX

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

Dates: Spring 2014-  4/10 and 4/11 Time: 8: 30am - 5: 00pm Location: Lakeside 101/102

To Register: Cathy Brotzman: brotzman@champlain.edu

Management Excellence Seminar Series — MEX

This public program focuses on developing management competencies including discovering your inner manager, motivating teams, coaching and mentoring, conflict resolution, decision-making, performance management and more. Limited to three Champlain College employees

Instructor: Cortney Cahill

Prerequisites: Manager Sign Off Cost: $ 2000

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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: 5/5/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM         Location: Lakeside 101

Dates/Times: 6/2/2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM         Location: Lakeside 101

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

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

Directions:

    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

 Champlain College Staff Competencies

Workshop- Teamwork and Inclusion

Intended Audience: Managers and Non-Managers

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

Dates/Times: 4/21/2014     1: 00 PM - 2: 30 PM           Location: Aiken Hall- Morgan Room

Champlain College has created staff competencies which are fundamental to the successful implementation of our 2020 Strategic Vision. Teamwork and Inclusion is one of the seven competencies which we expect all staff to continue to develop. This workshop will provide you with tools and resources to help strengthen this competency. The workshop is open to both managers and non-managers.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about this competency
  • What is it?
  • Do you have it? How do you know?
  • What does excellence look like for the institution, your department and your position?
  • Learn the levels of progression for this competency and where you are personally
  • Deepen your understanding and assessment of your own range within the competency
  • Develop a road map for your own development
  • Identify and address your own learning and development needs

Instructor: Cortney Cahill

Champlain College Staff Competencies

Workshop- Achievement Orientation

Intended Audience: Managers and Non-Managers

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

Dates/Times: 5/20/2014 8: 30 AM - 10: 00 AM Location: Lakeside 101/102

Champlain College has created staff competencies which are fundamental to the successful implementation of our 2020 Strategic Vision. Continuous Learning is one of the seven competencies which we expect all staff to continue to develop. This workshop will provide you with tools and resources to help strengthen this competency. The workshop is open to both managers and non-managers.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about this competency
  • What is it?*Do you have it? How do you know?
  • What does excellence look like for the institution, your department and your position?
  • Learn the levels of progression for this competency and where you are personally
  • Deepen your understanding and assessment of your own range within the competency
  • Develop a road map for your own development
  • Identify and address your own learning and development needs

Instructor: Cortney Cahill

Champlain College Staff Competencies

Workshop-Client Focus 

Intended Audience: Managers and Non-Managers
To Register: Send an email to DareU@champlain.edu

Dates/Times:  4/15/2014  1:00 - 2:30 PM                                 Location: Lakeside 101/102

Minimum- 10 people, Maximum- 25 people
Champlain College has created staff competencies which are fundamental to the successful implementation of our 2020 Strategic Vision. Client Focus is one of the seven competencies which we expect all staff to continue to develop. This workshop will provide you with tools and resources to help strengthen this competency.
At Champlain College, we outline Client Focus as:
Provides excellent service to internal and/or external clients. Demonstrates the "human touch" with all clients. Consistently seeks ways to improve outcomes and enhance services and seeks to understand client needs.
In this workshop you will:
Learn about this competency

  • What is it?
  • Do you have it? How do you know?
  • What does excellence look like for the institution, your department and your position?
  • Learn the levels of progression for this competency and where you are personally
  • Deepen your understanding and assessment of your own range within the competency
  • Develop a road map for your own development
  • Identify and address your own learning and development needs

Instructor: Cortney Cahill

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Professional Competencies & Technical Skills


Champlain College Professional Skills Development

Basic Mediation Workshop

Intended Audience: All Staff Members

Description: Join us for the upcoming Basic Mediation Workshop! A great introduction to Mediation in just 3 ½ days!

Wednesday, April 30, 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, May 1, 9am-6:30pm, Friday, May 2, 9am-6:30pm, and Saturday, May 3, 9am-6:00pm.

If you manage conflict in your work or want to learn about mediation as a resource to improve your effectiveness, this workshop in basic mediation techniques is for you. This is also a great introduction to Mediation and the opportunity to pursue Champlain's graduate degree in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies.

A mediator guides difficult discussions, encouraging people to find a satisfactory outcome. Mediation can help resolve disputes among co-workers, neighbors, business partners or business owners and clients.

PARTICIPANTS IN THIS DYNAMIC THREE-AND-A-HALF-DAY WORKSHOP LEARN AND PRACTICE SKILLS IN:

  • Identifying and framing issues
  • Listening for interests
  • Controlling the process
  • Helping disputants solve problems
  • Finalizing agreements
  • Handling special problems in mediation

 AFTER COMPLETING THE WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of their own conflict style, strengths and challenges
  • Have an entry-level understanding of the mediation process, including the "flow" of mediation, guidelines, and ethical considerations
  • Have an understanding of impartiality and how to maintain an impartial stance
  • Be able to use reflective listening, framing and questions as basic tools of conflict resolution
  • Be able to identify interests and issues in a dispute and use that identification to assist parties in working toward resolution
  • Have a fundamental understanding of how some of the tools and processes of mediation can be adapted to their own workplace

This workshop has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 26.25 hours.

Full tuition is $995 but CPED is offering all Champlain employees a discounted tuition of $795. Individual departments will be billed for tuition upon manager approval. Space is limited.

Contact: Please contact Cathy Brotzman if you are interested or have questions, brotzman@champlain.edu, x5471 or check out the website, www.champlain.edu/mediation.

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

Datatel 101

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

Contact: Roland F. Palmer at rpalmer@champlain.edu

Dates/Times: 4/23/2014     2: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM           Location: Lakeside 301

Description: 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 50 participants

Instructor: Roland Palmer, Director of Advancement Services and Staff Council President

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: Sue Powers: spowers@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

KnowledgeWave

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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Wellbeing


Champlain College Wellbeing Programs

Strength and Tone

Are you still looking for a workout opportunity that shapes your body as well as your confidence? Join the Strength and Tone class that is offered right here at Champlain College! This 50 minute class focuses on safe and effective exercises to strengthen your muscles. Strength training with consistency (2 sessions per week) will increase your bone density and metabolism; as well as improve your body composition and self-esteem.  Participants in this class can be at different levels based on the size of the weights they use. Many options for modifications will be given.
The Strength and Tone classes will be held every Tuesday and Friday.
Date/ Time:   Mondays  5:15 PM - 6:05 PM   Location: Lakeside - 1st Floor
Date/Time:  Tuesdays   12:00 PM - 12:50 PM    Location:  Fitness Center- on the main campus.
Date/Time: Fridays  7:15 AM - 8:05 AM    Location: The Edge, 75 Eastwood Drive
The cost is only $10 a month and can be Payroll deducted.

Contact: Champlain Wellness at champwellness@champlain.edu to sign up today!
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

Mentoring

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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