5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity Workshop

Program Information

Apr. 2, 3, 4

8:30 to 12:30 p.m. each day 

Register for 5 Choices of Productivity - Full 

Each day brings with it a new wave of urgencies that compete for our attention. Texts, emails, calls, meetings and more, all converge on our already full schedules. The result is a sense of being busy without actually being productive, which leaves people feeling burned out and unfulfilled. The sheer volume of daily distractions threatens our ability to think clearly and to make wise decisions about what is important. The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity empowers people with clear discernment to avoid distractions and to accomplish the goals that matter most in their professional and personal lives. Supported by science and years of experience, The 5 Choices not only produce a measurable increase in productivity, but provide a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

Cost: $30 - You must be registed for the FranklinCovey All Access Pass to attend this in-person workshop.


Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop

Program Information

Wednesday, Apr. 3 

9:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

Administrative and Research Center 346

Register for IDI  - 4 Spots Left! 

CU Boulder is committed to a strong campus climate in which all students, staff, and faculty thrive and feel a sense of commitment to and from our community.  Creating this depends on our ability to shift cultural perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors to cultural differences and commonalities.   This workshop is open to all CU Boulder faculty and staff interested in learning more about intercultural competence and how the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) can be used to assess, and build upon, your own level of intercultural competence.  CU Boulder IDI qualified administrators will guide you through attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with creating an inclusive campus environment.

Learn more about the IDI Program at CU Boulder.



Project Mgmt Essentials: For the Unofficial Project Manager

Program Information

Wednesday, Apr. 10

8:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Register for Project Management- 3 Spots Left! 

When a project is poorly navigated and falls short of budget and timeline goals, it can cost you more than just money, it can cause irreparable damage to reputation, confidence, and client trust. The answer isn’t just dedicated project managers, but instilling your entire team at every level with project management abilities. For guaranteeing project management success, we’ve studied and learned from the Accredited Project Management Institute (PMI). Distilling their robust processes, we’ve blended their techniques with FranklinCovey’s 30 years of experience and timeless principles to equip people with the skills for consistent project success.

Cost: $30 - You must be registered for the FranklinCovey All Access Pass to attend this in-person workshop.


New Employee Welcome Experience

Program Information

Thursday, Apr. 11

8:30 to 4:30 a.m. 

Register for New Employee Welcome Experience - Full, register for future session

The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a year-long series designed to help increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values, and campus initiatives. This program is offered to new, permanent CU Boulder employees in their first year of employment.This day-long event will help new employees become oriented with the CU Boulder campus. The New Employee Welcome Experience starts at Old Main Heritage Center in the historic heart of campus where participants will begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community. The day will include a 2 hour walking tour of campus and a 1 hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day. Lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).



Managers Academy: Employee Management and Compliance Essentials

Program Information

Apr. 16 & 17

9:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day

Administrative and Research Center 346

Register for Managers Academy - Full

The Employee Management and Compliance Essentials course provides a comprehensive overview for managers and supervisors of legal guidelines, campus policies, and CU-Boulder practices related to employee management and development.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Pre-employment essentials (position management, compensation, and recruitment).
  • Employee development guidelines and strategies (onboarding, performance management and progressive discipline).
  • Special topics in employee management (federal and campus policies and procedures related to discrimination and harassment; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the Family Medical Leave). In addition, participants will select two elective sessions from the following topics; Bystander Intervention, Writing Effective Interview Questions, Service Animals and the ADA, and Managing Difficult Employees


CU Discover: Higher Ed: A Whole Different Animal

Program Information

Friday, Apr. 19

12:00 to 12:45 p.m. 

Administrative and Research Center 620

Register for CU Discover

What makes higher education different from other types of organizations and industries? What are the different employee “cultures” in an institution of higher education and what do they value? How are decisions made in higher ed? What do we mean by shared governance? Why does it take so long to get things done? These and many other questions about working in an institution of higher education will be answered in the October CU Discover lunch and learn program. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch for these interactive, informative sessions.

Presenter: Merna Jacobsen, PhD.:  Asst. Vice Chancellor & Deputy Chief HR Officer, and Director of Organization and Employee Development, Department of Human Resources

New CU Boulder employees in their first 12 to 18 months of employment are invited to participate in the CU Discover Lunch and Learn Series, part of the Department of Human Resources' comprehensive, year-long onboarding program. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Learn more aboue the program on the CU Discover webpage


Crucial Conversations Refresher: Learn to Look

Program Information

Tuesday, Apr. 23

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

University Memorial Center 247

Register for Learn to Look

Organization and Employee Development (OED) along with campus partners introduce a Crucial Conversations Refresher program for Crucial Conversation (CC) graduates. There is no cost to attend this program. All Crucial Conversations graduates are invited to join certified facilitators for an hour-long deep dive into the CC curriculum. 

Neuroscience and learning transfer theory tells us that consistently practicing new skills is the biggest predictor to successfully integrating learning into your everyday environment. The Refresher program will provide an interactive opportunity for CC graduates to practice and hone the skills and strategies presented in the original CC training.

Refresher Participants will be able to:

  • Apply CC skills and strategies in a facilitated environment.
  • Collaborate with other CC graduates and facilitators to enhance their application of CC concepts.


Leading at the Speed of Trust

Program Information

Wednesday, Apr. 24

9:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day

Administrative and Research Center 346

Register for Speed of Trust- 2 Spots Left! 

Trust is not merely a soft, social virtue: rather, trust is a pragmatic, hard-edged, economic, and actionable asset that you can create. There is a compelling business case for trust. Teams and organizations that operate with high trust significantly out-perform teams and organizations with low trust. This has been proven in dozens of studies, across a multitude of industries and sectors. The Speed of Trust Practice helps organizations better manage change and create high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.

Cost: $30 - You must be registed for the FranklinCovey All Access Pass to attend this in-person workshop.