Training and Professional Development

Our hands-on training, lectures and seminars are designed to provide the Brandeis community with a variety of programs intended to positively impact quality of life and job satisfaction and to develop an individual's ability to initiate and implement change within his or her work life.

For dates, times and registration information, please click on the workshop you are interested in below, or click on "Expand All" for a complete menu. Additional inquires can be directed to: ext. 6-4470.

*Training sessions are subject to change.

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New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation

New-employee orientation is designed to give new faculty and staff an introduction to Brandeis University and a chance to meet other employees starting out at the university. New-employee orientation is distinct from benefits orientation, which provides an overview of benefits available to Brandeis employees.  Please contact Human Resources 6-4474 to register.

Date Time
Location
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room

The Human Resources conference room is located in Bernstein-Marcus.


Brandeis is Hosting the Following Skill Path One-Day Seminars with Participation from Area Colleges:

Wednesday 4/1/15 - Understanding Personality Styles and Their Significant Impact

Have you ever asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” Well, until people begin to understand the differences in personality styles and truly appreciate the unique characteristics that each style brings to a relationship, conflict and tension won’t go away.  In this valuable training course, your employees will use The Personality Explorer™ to assess their personality styles and discover how personal styles affect interactions with others.  They’ll learn the four main types of personalities and address how each style offers strengths and weaknesses that must be recognized for effective communication. And most importantly, your employees will walk away with the skills and knowledge needed to develop and maintain successful relationships that lead to successful people and successful organizations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the importance of identifying your own and others’ personality styles
  • Take a personality assessment to determine your style
  • Develop an understanding about your own style and how it affects your goals and stress level
  • Identify the different personality styles and how characteristics differ

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

Continental breakfast and afternoon snack will be served.  There will be a lunch break when participants can get lunch on their own.  Space is limited, to be put on a waiting list please contact us at:  farquhar@brandeis.edu

To register, click here.

Monday 5/4/15 - Conflict Resolution and Confrontation Management

Unmanaged conflict in the workplace can lead to reduced teamwork and cooperation, diminished employee commitment, and lower levels of quality and productivity. It also increases stress, causes higher turnover and lowers morale.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Successfully managed conflict can have a healthy, positive effect on your organization.  Managed conflict is an effective way to bring important issues to light, and to open and strengthen the lines of communication with your co‐workers, boss, parents, or students.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain insights into workplace conflicts and recognize how personalities and attitudes affect outcomes
  • Learn the importance of valid feedback:  How to give it and how to benefit from it yourself
  • Find better ways to control your anger as well as other’s anger
  • Equip yourself with the skills to deal with existing hard feelings and emotions in your workplace

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

Continental breakfast and afternoon snack will be served.  There will be a lunch break when participants can get lunch on their own.  Space is limited, to be put on a waiting list please contact us at:  farquhar@brandeis.edu

To register, click here.


Professional Development Workshops

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX for Managers and Faculty
The workshop will provide managers and faculty with the information and tools necessary to recognize, prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The workshop will discuss the role managers and faculty have as Responsible Employees, and will include discussion of the new mandates under Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.

Location: Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

The workshop will be held on the following dates/times:

Date Time Register
Monday 3/30/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Thursday 4/9/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Tuesday 4/14/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Tuesday 5/5/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Thursday 5/7/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register

Light refreshments will be served.

Dealing with Difficult People

Learning to manage difficult people is critical for personal and professional success. However, before you can deal effectively with a difficult person, you must understand your personal communication style, which influences how you perceive and respond to different personality types.

Participation in this workshop will help deepen your self-awareness and empathy in interactions with difficult coworkers, students, supervisors and your own family members.  You will learn techniques for avoiding potential and unnecessary conflict.

Date Time Location Register
Monday 4/13/15 1:00-2:00 pm Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room Click here to register

CPR/First Aid Lifesaving Training

CPR/First Aid Lifesaving Training

For CPR lifesaving training workshops, please click here.


Library and Technology Services computer workshops available for staff

Library and Technology Services computer workshops

For Library and Technology Services computer workshops available for staff, please click here.