Instructor-led Programs

Instructor-led programs cover a wide range of business skill topics. All programs are conducted online with new programs available each semester.

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Scheduled Programs
Subject Date Time Location Event Details
Tuesday, December 7 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Run Hide Fight: Active Attacker Response Program

Guidance on how to respond to an Active Attacker situation for Faculty, Students and Staff can be obtained through the Run Hide Fight: Surviving an Active Attacker Program, presented by the University Police. The Run Hide Fight: Surviving an Active Attacker Program provides information on the steps you can take to mitigate the actions of an Active Attacker.

Wednesday, December 8 , 2021 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Online

Employee Engagement Strategies to Build an Effective Team

When you’re engaged at work, you’re dedicated, emotionally connected, and willing to give your best, discretionary effort. The problem is, most of today’s workforce is not engaged. In this workshop, discover today’s workplace trends, basic principles of engagement, and drivers of engagement. Start building an engagement-friendly workplace where everybody wins—customers, employees, and the organization. Emphasis is on improving workplace engagement. 

Companion Book: First, Break All the Rules

*Reading the companion book is not required, but suggested to help increase your learning.

Wednesday, December 8 , 2021 10:00 am - Noon Online

Effective Meeting Facilitation

To provide practical strategies that ensures efficient use of meeting time through amazing facilitation.  

Have you ever sat in a meeting asking yourself, ‘why am I here’, or ‘this is such a waste of time—when will this end’? If you lead meetings, you certainly don’t what this said about your meeting leadership. Attend this interactive session to pick up some new tips and techniques to make the most productive use of everyone’s meeting time. 

Thursday, December 9 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online

Enhancing Confidence & Clarity in Giving Presentations

In this course participants will have opportunities to learn and practice presentation skills in a safe environment. This will include creating and practicing an elevator speech. The course is intended to help participants enhance their abilities to deliver presentations, speak with confidence and engage their audience.

Tuesday, December 14 , 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Online

Crucial Accountability

Accountability is a critical performance criterion for the workplace.  Accountability exists at all levels of an organization/team.  The accountability term is frequently used when tasks and team objectives are not being met, but more frequently than not, it was not defined up front what ‘it is’ to the accountable individuals and teams.  Supervisors in particular are responsible for ensuring that accountability exists within the team but frequently ‘defer’ and do not confront the lack of accountability.  At the same time individuals within an organization/team need to understand their individual accountability and holding their peers accountable.  All need to understand what the elements are for achieving it and how to coach/counsel when it is not being met.  Much of the presentation will be based upon the book, ‘Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior’.  

Companion Book Located in the LRN: Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior

Wednesday, December 15 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online

Cultivating Your Cultural Intelligence

Culture can be defined as “deeply rooted patterns of values, customs, attitudes and beliefs that distinguish one group from another.” Culture subconsciously guides our behavior and thoughts, and often influences our sense of belonging, motivation, and effectiveness at work. Developing an understanding and awareness of different cultures can help managers and employees from different backgrounds interact more effectively. This session focuses on how individuals can cultivate their cultural intelligence and work well across cultures.

Thursday, January 6 , 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am Online

Introduction to Sustainability

This orientation will introduce you to the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Penn State’s mission, strategic plan, and your role as an employee. All segments of the university, from academics, research, operations, outreach and student affairs, are involved in this endeavor. We will offer many examples so that you leave the one-hour session understanding ways to support the University’s mission to “ensure a sustainable future” and resources available for those efforts.

Tuesday, January 11 , 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Online

Green Teams: Engaging the Penn State Community in Sustainability

Join Penn State’s network of over 57 Green Teams that are contributing to positive changes in their workplace and personal lives. This network is developing an understanding of sustainability, gaining communication and leadership skills, and putting these talents into action, supporting the University's sustainability goals. Join this training to learn more about Green Teams, their activities, steps to forming a team in your building or department, available supportive resources, and how Green Teams are connected to the other sustainability organizations at Penn State. It is recommended that participants take the Introduction to Sustainability Training (SUS-002) prior to this class. The Zoom link for the orientation will be sent out a few days prior to the training.