Published: Dec. 9, 2019

Organization & Employee Development (OED) provides training and facilitation for individuals and intact teams throughout the Boulder campus. OED courses range from leadership development to workplace skills, and are designed to build ability and knowledge in workplace trends and needs. To explore the full schedule of OED courses, please visit the Employee Learning webpage

Emotional Intelligence

Register for Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EI has been shown to increase job performance, productivity, and personal excellence. Come to two half-day sessions to explore this important ability and gain skills to improve your own emotional intelligence. Participants will be able to:

  • Define Emotional Intelligence (EI).
  • Explain the business case for developing EI.
  • Recall areas of the brain involved in EI.
  • Describe the four elements of an EI model.
  • Apply strategies to increase emotional competence.
  • Construct an action plan to improve one’s own EI.

Date: Jan. 7 & 14 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: East Campus, ARC 346

Cost: There is no cost to attend. 

CliftonStrengths™ Introduction

Register for CliftonStrengths™

CliftonStrengths™ Introduction seminar provides an opportunity for CU Boulder employees to identify their natural talents by taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. During this interactive workshop participants will learn to develop their talents into strengths. These strengths will allow participants to continue developing in their career and enhance working relationships. ​Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize their top five talents and discover their meaning
  • Explain their top five talents to others
  • Identify strategies to develop talents into strengths
  • Compare ‘balconies’ & ‘basements’ associated with each strengths
  • Use four domains to strengthen working relationships

Date: Jan. 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: East Campus, ARC 346

Cost: One-time $12 assessment fee to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. If you have already completed the CliftonStrengths assessment through CU Boulder, there is no cost to attend the workshop. 

5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity 

Register for 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity

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.

Date: Feb. 3, 5 & 7
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day
Location: East Campus, ARC 346

Cost: If this is your first FranklinCovey course since September 1, 2019: $145 (Cost includes All Access Pass). If you have attended one or more FranklinCovey courses since September 1, 2019: $35


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