Professional Development Training

Professional Development: The Office of Human Resources’ Training and Development Department offers professional development opportunities which are aimed to enlighten, enrich and educate the faculty and administrative and classified staff members. These professional development opportunities are implemented in a variety of ways including, instructor led, computer-based, or blended training programs to support the mission and core values of the university. These trainings include, but are not limited to the following:

This course explores the methodologies and practices best suited for fostering healthy workplace relationships. It is delivered in both online and in-person modes and aims to educate staff and faculty on the importance of healthy workplace relationships. The course references statistical data regarding the benefits of positive workplace relationships and the impact they have on overall business productivity. Upon completion of this course, staff and faculty will understand how to create, develop and maintain healthy workplace relationships through a variety of practical methods.

This course provides an overview of employment law for staff and faculty. It examines the changes made throughout history that have contributed to the modern day employment law protections. This course identifies the needs for labor laws, current employee rights and federal regulations on employment relationships. Upon completion of this course, staff and faculty will understand their protected employment rights, labor laws, employee handbooks, types of employment, wage-hour laws, etc.

 This course provides an overview of the employee relations procedures at Bowling Green State University. This course covers the importance of immediacy, communication, documentation and consistency in employee relations. Upon completion of this course, staff and faculty will know how to use performance management tools to correct employees’ behavior/performance issues, the importance of immediacy, communication, documentation and consistency, the appropriate time to use and deliver verbal or written warnings and how to recommend and justify a supervisor’s course of action in certain situations.  

This course provides an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA. Upon completion of this course, staff and faculty will be able to identify what constitutes as Protected Health Information (PHI), when PHI may or may not be released, how to protect and secure PHI and the penalties for violating the HIPAA act.

This courses provides a variety of methods for handling stress in the workplace. The course identifies what stress is, how it can affect employees in the workplace and what the best methods for combating that stress is. Upon completion of the course, staff and faculty will be able to identify stress, how to handle stress as an employee, how to handle stress as a supervisor, practical stress relief tips and how to identify the causes of stress in both their professional and personal lives.

This course identifies the 10 most common communication mistakes made by employees and supervisors alike. Upon completion of this course staff and faculty will have knowledge on ways to avoid common communication mistakes, the importance of communication in the workplace and how to create a culture of open communication, the affects communication can have on employees and the variety of ways communication can happen in the workplace, both verbally and non-verbally.

 The BGBookbag is designed to promote professional development for staff and faculty through the implementation of a professional development book club. Staff and faculty will learn to use higher-level thinking and self-reflection during the development process. The information gleaned from the book club will assist staff and faculty in growing and expanding their professional skills in their current roles. A variety of books will be utilized in the BGBookbag including, but not limited to, Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals by James Kouzes and Get Smart! How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful by: Brian Tracy.

Learn how to better coach and counsel your staff through various situations in the workplace with help from Impact Solutions’ online learning portal. You will learn how to determine when to coach or counsel, how to coach to improve performance, focus on action while coaching, and more.

Learn how to seek success in your personal and professional life with help from the Dalai Lama. Join us for this quick and fun training.

Learn about the art of execution through Atomic Learning. You will learn how to set timeframes, SMART goals and improve your personal and professional organization and time management skills.

Learn how to create and share your vision in the workplace in order to promote staff buy-in and reach the organization’s yearly goals. You will focus on the importance of having a vision, ways to encourage vision buy-in and methods for sharing your vision in the workplace.

Learn how to recognize and reward your staff in a variety of ways. In this training you will learn the importance of recognizing and rewarding your staff, why recognition and reward works and how to effectively, even without financial backing, reward and recognize your staff.

Learn the principles of leadership success straight from the crew, actors and storytellers of the movie Apollo 13. You will learn the key to leadership success from the tips and tricks of the Apollo 13 crew members. Join us for this quick and fun training.

Learn how to seek success in your personal and professional life with help from the Conan O’Brien. Join us for this quick and fun training.

Learn the importance of asking essential and important questions in the workplace through Atomic Learning. You will learn how best to ask the essential questions, why they are important to ask and the impact they have on your current position, including, how they contribute to your success and the success of your organization.

Learn how to provide exceptional customer service here at Bowling Green State University in this interactive, in-person training seminar. You will be exposed to conversations about who our customer base is, why it is important to serve them with honesty, integrity and compassion, how important strong customer service is to our university and more. You will participate in a variety of scenarios depicting various customer service experiences. Join us for this fun and important training.

Learn how the success tips from the book, The Supervisor’s Handbook. These tips will include, but not limited to, supervisory responsibility, how supervisors impact the bottom line, improving your leadership efficiency, increasing your power, making better decisions and managing resistance to change.

Join us with Atomic Learning as we find out how to deal with resistance to change. We face changes both in our personal and professional lives, on a very frequent basis. We are often caught off guard by these changes and find ourselves resistant to them. In this training you will learn how to effectively manage handling your resistance to change, as well as, the importance of embracing and understanding the reason for the changes.

Learn how to seek success in your personal and professional life with help from the Tom Hanks. Join us for this quick and fun training.

Learn how to manage stress effectively in this online Impact Solutions training. Sometimes, stress can get the best of us in both our personal and professional lives. Have you ever felt your adrenaline pumping because you were stressed? Have you ever felt like you don’t have enough time in the day or a good work/life balance, which causes you to be stressed? Find out the ways to best manage stress in both your personal and professional lives and why it is important to manage it.

Learn how to appreciate personal differences in the workplace and beyond. Of course, we are not all the same and it is important we embrace the diversity among us. By doing so, however, we do run into personal differences. During this training, you will learn the ways to appreciate personal differences and the importance for doing so.

During this training you will learn how to recognize the importance of diversity in the workplace, what diversity offers, how diversity affects business, how to overcome barriers to change, how to ensure that groups include diversity and more. Diversity impacts all of us. Learn how to value diversity in both your professional and personal lives.

During this in-person training you will learn how to identify attendance issues and manage them with the help of the committed HR team. You will learn what attendance issues are, how to identify them, how to manage them, how to follow up with managing them and more.

Learn how to seek success in your personal and professional life with help from the Al Pacino. Join us for this quick and fun training.

Join us for this Impact Solutions online training as we learn how to manage disagreement. During this training, you will learn how to support your position with a firm style, create equality with a neutral style, build trust with a flexible style, apply the four-phase process and more.

Join us for this in person training where you will learn how to develop your employee within their first 120 days of employment with help from the committed HR team. We will learn how important it is to develop your employees, methods for developing them, ways to follow up on their development and more.

Join us for this in person training on working with different generations. You will learn about the variety of generations in the workplace, how NOT to stereotype the generations, how best to meet the needs of individuals from every generation and more.

Ever feel like you are falling behind in life? Ever feel like you are unsure where you are going or where the path you are on is leading? Need some motivation? This is the training for you. During this training we will talk about ways to achieve greatness, those who have achieved greatness and their tips and tricks, how important it is to stay motivated by setting SMART goals and more.

Learn how to seek success in your personal and professional life with help from the Meryl Streep. Join us for this quick and fun training. Upon completion of this course, staff and faculty will understand how to create, develop and maintain healthy workplace relationships through a variety of practical methods.

This in person training explores the importance of managing emotions in the workplace. Sometimes it is difficult to keep your emotions out of your career, but what is much harder is learning how to manage those emotions. Join us as we learn how to identify emotions, discuss the emotions we have experienced in the workplace, understand emotional intelligence, and more.

This training is based off of the book, Managing Irritating People, and sheds light on how to deal with difficult people in the workplace. We will identify behaviors that can cause someone to become difficult, how to place ourselves in someone else’s shoes, how to approach all workplace behaviors with compassion, understanding and a hope for resolution, how to manage the behavior if the difficult person is your employee, colleague or supervisor and more.

Professional Developement Sessions

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to offer, no-cost, monthly professional and/or personal development sessions for BGSU employees (faculty and staff).
 
During this 2017-2018 academic year, OHR Professional Development team is collaborating with internal and external partners to offer sessions at Main and Firelands campuses and/or via use of alternate remote online training platforms.  Additional training topics/series are forthcoming.
 
Seating is limited for the sessions listed.  Please RSVP by contacting Suzi Saunders, HR Training Specialist, at smsaund@bgsu.edu.  Please contact me at ldubose@bgsu.edu for training recommendations.
               
Lisa E. Dubose, Director, Employee Relations, Professional Development & EEO/Compliance