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Employees encouraged to learn about Adelante Professional Development

Last semester President Abel A. Chávez, MBA, PhD, called for exploring professional development opportunities for employees. The Adelante OLLU Professional Development Initiative is a collaborative effort from the Center for Teaching Excellence, IDEA Council, and Professional Development Taskforce. Adelante OLLU is about moving forward together, juntos.

Adelante OLLU was introduced at the Staff Assembly meeting on Feb. 15. The presentation slides and video can be accessed here: Adelante Introduction.pptx

The slides provide results from the recent Professional Development Survey, information on how to access eCornell, Credly, Gardener Institute and other opportunities. They include details about selecting lessons and customizing eCornell learning paths, using guides for hybrid course facilitation, earning badges, and winning prizes. Departments are encouraged to review the presentation and video and meet with their teams to take advantage of these exciting opportunities. These resources are being offered through a generous grant secured by the IDEA Council and are only available to employees until January 2024.

Sign up and save the dates for Conflict Management Workshop Series

Registration is now open for a Conflict Management Workshop Series being offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Department of Leadership Studies.

The two-session series will take place April 11 and 17 from Noon-1:30 p.m..

Interested individuals should register online at: https://ollusa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezIdszrHLQHXYb4HERE

The workshops are structured and will be delivered by the Department of Leadership Studies as two, 1.5-hour sessions containing focused analysis of types of conflict and conflict management styles often encountered in the organizational dynamic. These sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge and effective practice of personal and group conflict management to increase collaboration and performance within the university’s functional groups.

Those who attend both sessions and will be entered to win two tickets to Fiesta Texas! Attendees also will receive a digital badge from Credly!

The sessions will focus on identifying adequate conflict management styles for diverse situations and self-reflection on The Four Agreements as a philosophy for enhancing communication and interpersonal skillsets. Participation is open to all faculty, staff, and administration.

To allow for adequate time toward the analysis and application of Conflict Management style results for the group, an assessment survey will be distributed via email to each participant two weeks prior to the first scheduled session. Surveys will need to be completed one week prior to the first scheduled session to allow for construction of results packages for each participant.