Academic Faculty and Staff

Bridging the Generation Gap

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience:

Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

The goal of this course is to build a better understanding of the multiple generations in the workplace. Participants will learn to strengthen and enhance their team's ability to improve communication by discussing the stereotypes and characteristics for each generation currently in the workforce. Participants will also discover new ways to leverage generational assets and drive organizational results. 

Building Accountability

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This course introduces the concept of accountability and what it means to hold oneself, as well as others, accountable. Participants will explore the accountability cycle, building blocks of accountability and discuss practices that encourage and discourage accountability.

Collaboration Across UVA

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Collaboration is simply teamwork taken to a higher level. In this class we will examine opportunities for collaboration across UVA, barriers to collaboration, and key behaviors of successful collaborators.

Delegation Skills

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton, Ashley Felder
Target Audience: New Leaders

Delegating is more than simply passing off unwanted or time-consuming tasks to someone else; if done effectively, it's a strategic process. Delegating the right task to the right person, in the right style, is important to the success of your team. Learn the benefits of delegation, the attributes of an effective delegator, and the four styles of delegation.

Delegation Skills

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: New Leaders

Delegating is more than simply passing off unwanted or time-consuming tasks to someone else; if done effectively, it's a strategic process. Delegating the right task to the right person, in the right style, is important to the success of your team. Learn the benefits of delegation, the attributes of an effective delegator, and the four styles of delegation.

Emotional Intelligence

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson, Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. Your emotional intelligence (EQ), like your intellectual intelligence (IQ), contributes to your success and to the effectiveness of your groups. This class explores the various elements of Emotional Intelligence and helps you understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately.

Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series Group Learning Program, Fall Series

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, Days 1-3, and Newcomb Hall, Day 4
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience:

This multi-day series program is intended for any member of the UVA Community that is serving in an administrative support or service position.

Program Description: The Exceptional Assistants’ Network (EAN) Seminar Series enhances administrative skills, broadens understanding of the University culture, and introduces program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development. Sessions incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, individual efficiency, quality focus, and leadership presence. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships. 

Dates and Times: Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 8:30am – 5:00pm, October 31, 12:00pm-1:30pm 
Program Deadline and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.
Program Contact: Ashley Felder, awf9hd@virginia.edu

This program is fully booked. Interested candidates may still apply and be added to the waitlist.

 

Exploring Leadership, Fall Session 1

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Diversity Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Tuesday, November 6th and Wednesday, November 7th from 9am to 5pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

This program is now full. Interested candidates may still apply and be added to the waitlist.

Exploring Leadership, Fall Session 2

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: Pinn Hall, Room 2 ABC
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Diversity Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Tuesday, November 14th and Wednesday, November 15th from 8am to 5pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

This program is now full. Interested candidates may still apply and be added to the waitlist.

Exploring Leadership, Fall Session 3

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Dining Conference Rooms 1,2,3 (Medical Center)
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Diversity Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Thursday, November 29th and Thursday, December 6th from 4pm to 10pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

This program is now full. Interested candidates may still apply and be added to the waitlist.

 

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Marcus Hamilton
Target Audience: Aspiring Leaders, New Leaders, All Faculty, Staff, and Team Members

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development.  This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well.  A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals.  Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

 

Growing Deeper: The Power of Privilege

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This class focuses on delving more deeply into racial identity as a way to understand unearned privilege. The goal is to create a deeper level of engagement and understanding of diversity and inclusion. Like the Multicultural Fluency class, we create a safe space for a very interactive exploratory experience. The class includes 20 minutes of pre-work reading and reflection, followed by an in-class session.

Leadership Essentials Program, Fall Session 3

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Pinn Hall, G1 & G2
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience:

This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust, and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • DiSC Assessment for Managers
  • Hiring the Best
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Change Management
  • Healthy Dialogue
  • Delegation Skills
  • Managing Conflict
  • HR Policy & Compliance
  • Developing & Engaging Employees

Date and time: Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, December 11, 18, 8:30am-5pm and graduation Tuesday, January 29, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled up to one week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

This program is full, but interested candidates may still apply and be added to the waitlist.

 

Leading as a Team Member

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Today's teams are expected to produce more than ever before and faster than ever before. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the natural role you play on a team based on your behavior style. You'll also identify typical challenges that teams may encounter, discuss ways to overcome these challenges, and discuss ways to informally lead others.

Leading Change from the Middle

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Most leaders at mid-level management stop trying to make change happen because they believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. Mid-level managers are "sandwiched" between their supervisor and their team . They learn to cope rather than learning to influence. The purpose of this class is to help leaders explore the emotions associated with change initiatives, determine vital behaviors that make change successful, diagnose resistance, and apply sources of influence to any change initiative.

Leading Complicated Decisions

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Life is full of big moments and big decisions. In this class we will discuss how to simplify complex decisions. Learn how to deconstruct, dissect, and unpack complex decisions, examine how disengagement and anxiety can contribute to decision making paralysis

Leading Effective Meetings

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

In this class, we will discuss how to plan, lead and participate in formal and informal meetings and how to make them more productive and successful. You will learn to save time and resources by ensuring that meetings support your team's needs.

Managing Conflict

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Ashley Felder, Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders, New Leaders

During this class, we'll identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You'll gain an understanding of your typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument®.

Multicultural Fluency

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This class leads to an increased personal investment in understanding and engaging in diversity and inclusion at UVA. You'll have 30 minutes of pre-work reading, video, and reflection followed by an in-class workshop. This experiential, lively class creates a safe space for learning more about you, others, and the culture of diversity at UVA.

Multiple Intelligences

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson, Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences suggests that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, based on several areas: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical, naturalistic, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Understanding the different learning styles can help you to better assist and communicate with others. This course will help you vary your methods and styles of delivery if you are hitting a block in communication.

The Pursuit of Trust

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

We are in a trust crisis and as a result, the strategies that people use to protect themselves inevitably get in the way of their ability to effectively work with and trust in others. Learn how to deliver every day on what you promise - as a manager, an employee or team member and an organization.

The Pursuit of Trust

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

We are in a trust crisis and as a result, the strategies that people use to protect themselves inevitably get in the way of their ability to effectively work with and trust in others. Learn how to deliver every day on what you promise - as a manager, an employee or team member and an organization.

Time Management

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders, New Leaders

This course will introduce time management tools, tips, & techniques which will allow attendees to manage time more effectively. Targeted outcome will enable participants to identify areas where time could be better utilized in order to direct energy toward activities that will further professional success.

True North: A Guide to Authentic Leadership

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: Aspiring Leaders, New Leaders

In this class, we will discuss Bill George’s concept of authentic leadership and outline a plan for participants to discover their own authentic leadership style, using Professor George’s book, Finding Your True North. In the book, Mr. George, a Harvard professor, provides a comprehensive and very personal program for finding leadership success. It is not necessary to have read the book. Both in-class and take-away activities to reinforce the content will be provided.