- February 11, 2011
- 12:01 am
- Steve Christensen
EMERGE in your career at Loyola
Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from a fine Loyola education. The University’s faculty and staff can also enroll in a set of courses specially designed to improve their knowledge and skills in their individual fields of work.
The EMERGE Training & Development program is offering a total of nine courses this spring that seek to strengthen the abilities of those who posses leadership roles within the University or work as individual contributors.
“The thing I like about EMERGE is that the programs are convenient… they’re right here on campus [and] they are no cost to you, so your manager can’t object [and say] there’s no budget to send you to a conference or they can’t afford for you to be away,” explains Jorene Richards, the manager of the Training and Development program. “[The courses] really can assist you with your professional and personal development goals,” says Richards.
The classes designed specifically for managers include:
- Delegating for Results (February 23, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- Coaching Skills for Managers (March 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- Leading High-Performing Teams (March 22, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
The classes aimed at the needs of individual contributors or non-managers include:
- Crucial Conversations (March 16 & 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Crucial Conversations: Refresher (March 29, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Writing Effective Emails (April 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (April 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
- Working as a High-Performing Team (March 24, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- Conflict Resolution (April 5, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
The newest courses that EMERGE would especially like to promote are Conflict Resolution, Leading High-Performance Teams, and working as a High-Performing Team. In Conflict Resolution, participants will learn how to use the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in order to fully address issues of difference. If enrolled in the Leading High-Performance Teams class, you will learn how to address problems with poor performance and employee disagreement so you may fully achieve client satisfaction. Lastly, if you take Working as a High-Performing Team, each person will leave with an eye for observing their team’s weaknesses and limits and also the knowledge to correct and overcome them.
According to Richards, each one of these three new courses possess an emphasis on the importance of teamwork, a University-wide initiative. “We did a survey in 2010 and one of the findings from the survey was, across the University, teamwork was something that could be improved. So that’s why we’ve got these new classes to help people get better results and improve their work environment,” she says.
If you are interested in learning more about or enrolling in any of these courses, visit LUC.edu/emerge or e-mail Jorene Richards at email@example.com. Advance registration is strongly encouraged, because courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled.