All Classes

Acting Cool in Heated Situations

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Newcomb Hall, Room 481
Facilitators: Diane Ober

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: This interactive foundational skills class is for anyone interested in learning how to handle emotionally charged situations more effectively. You will explore personal hot buttons, the circumstances that trigger them, and the consequences of ignoring them. You will also learn tips for how to handle these situations.

Crucial Conversations

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Old Ivy, Room 189
Facilitators: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: You will learn that difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems. Therefore, it is  important not to avoid these conversations or to respond in an ineffective manner. You'll learn what components make up a difficult or “crucial” conversation and approaches to effectively conduct these conversations with others.

Crucial Conversations for Managers

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Audience: Introductory for Managers - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: Difficult conversations, if avoided, often cause chronic problems. It's important not to avoid these conversations or to respond in an ineffective manner. Learn the components of a difficult or "crucial" conversation and approaches for effectively conducting these conversations.

Customized Strategic/Project Planning for your Team

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:30am
Location: Date and location TBD based on your schedule.
Facilitators: Center for Leadership Excellence Team

Helping teams and groups with strategic planning and project/initiative planning can help you ensure your team is on the same page before the work begins. We have many tools that can assist in this process. Let us customize something exclusively for your team, based on what you’re looking to accomplish. We come to you!

While most of our offerings are free, we do charge for custom programs. The Center for Leadership Excellence asks that adequate time be allowed for careful planning and preparation of your request. A minimum of two weeks notice is appreciated. Please contact Tonia Duncan-Rivers at 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu for pricing information.

Customized Team-Building Session Using DiSC

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:30am
Location: Date and location TBD based on your schedule.
Facilitators: Center for Leadership Excellence Team

Ever wonder what makes people tick? DiSC is a personality assessment used with different groups here at UVA to improve teamwork, communication and collaboration. The assessment is delivered online and taken by participants before the team-building session with the whole team. The team then gets together for a two- to three-hour session with a CLE facilitator. We come to you!

While most of our offerings are free, we do charge for custom programs. The Center for Leadership Excellence asks that adequate time be allowed for careful planning and preparation of your request. A minimum of two weeks notice is appreciated. Please contact Tonia Duncan-Rivers at 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu for pricing information.

Decision Making

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Theran Fisher

Audience: Intermediate for Managers - Provides participants with expanded content and there is the assumption that attendees already have the basic topic knowledge and skills
Description: We often take decision-making for granted; after all, we do it all day long. However, there are numerous decision-making styles, and our default style may not always be the most appropriate for the situation or the needs of those involved. During this class, we'll explore different styles, their pros and cons, and when is best to use them.

Directing, Delegating, and Developing your Team using DiSC for Managers

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:30am
Location: Date and location TBD based on your schedule.
Facilitators: Center for Leadership Excellence Team

Learning to adapt your leadership style based on the individual or the situation is one of the keys to a successful team. One style does not fit all. During this class you will identify your own personality style using the DiSC Management Profile assessment. You will also practice the identification of your direct report(s) style and discuss ways to adapt to them. The assessment is delivered online and taken by participants before the session with the managers on your team. Your group then gets together for a two- to three-hour session with a CLE facilitator. We come to you!

While most of our offerings are free, we do charge for custom programs.The Center for Leadership Excellence asks that adequate time be allowed for careful planning and preparation of your request. A minimum of two weeks notice is appreciated. Please contact Tonia Duncan-Rivers at 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu for pricing information.

Growing Deeper: The Power of Privilege - A blended learning class

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: John Alexander, Tabitha Enoch, Diane Ober

Audience: Intermediate/Advanced - Provides participants with specialized content and there is an assumption that attendees already have the basic topic knowledge and skills
Description: 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. Registration closes one week prior to class. Pre-work will be emailed to all registrants. We highly recommend that you attend Multicultural Fluency before enrolling in this class. Contact us if you have concerns or questions about the recommendation.

Inspire and Motivate Others

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Theran Fisher

Audience: Intermediate for Managers - Provides participants with expanded content and there is the assumption that attendees already have the basic topic knowledge and skills
Description: Getting the best out of others, or even yourself, can be challenging. During this class you will learn about the leading motivation theories and models, and explore your own motivations that drive your work performance. You will then learn how to discover the motivations of others and ways that you can help get the best out of your team.

Leading as a Team Member

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: 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.

Managing Conflict

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton

Audience: Introductory for Managers - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: 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/Diversity Fluency: A Blended Learning Class

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: John Alexander, Tabitha Enoch

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: 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. Registration closes one week prior to the class. Pre-work will be emailed to all registrants.

Productive Responses to Change

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134
Facilitators: Diane Ober

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: Change is inevitable in life, both personally and professionally. Understanding what happens to us as change occurs and being able to anticipate and use change to our own and our team's benefit is crucial. This class explores the stages of change and provides tools to handle change in a productive manner.

Professional Development for the Introvert

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room
Facilitators: Diane Ober

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: If you are an introvert you may find that personal networking and socializing can deplete your energy and make it difficult to use traditional or extroverted ways of developing your career. This class provides a deeper understanding of introversion and how to leverage your strengths in an extroverted world.

Retreats

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:30am
Location: Date and location TBD based on your schedule.
Facilitators: Center for Leadership Excellence Team

Interested in a retreat for your team? Partner with CLE staff to customize a retreat to address the specific goals and challenges of your team. We can help with a variety of topics -  strategic planning and implementation, change management, team building, team effectiveness, customer service, and behavior types - just to name a few.

While most of our offerings are free, we do charge for custom programs. The Center for Leadership Excellence asks that adequate time be allowed for careful planning and preparation of your request. A minimum of two weeks notice is appreciated. Please contact Tonia Duncan-Rivers at 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu for pricing information.

Stress Management

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Rebecca Mason

Audience: Introductory - Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic
Description: Most of us find it difficult to reduce and control stress, especially during times of rapid change, increasing job pressures, family demands, and personal frustrations. This class is designed to help you understand a variety of methods to manage stress, ranging from simple to complex. The class will include practical exercises to help you begin to use new strategies in your daily life.

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Theran Fisher

Audience: Intermediate for Managers - Provides participants with expanded content and there is the assumption that attendees already have the basic topic knowledge and skills
Description: 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. A person’s emotional intelligence (EQ), like his or her intellectual intelligence (IQ), both predicts and significantly contributes to an individual’s success and to the effectiveness of his or her groups. We'll explore the various elements of emotional intelligence. This class will help you better understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately using the information that emotions deliver.