Organizational & Employee Development courses
Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, July 28
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 346
Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
Please note: There is a $210 course fee. The fee includes a Crucial Conversations Toolkit, cue cards for each lesson, a Crucial Conversations model card, a copy of The New York Times bestselling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations audio companion MP3 download and a course completion certificate.
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Developing Intercultural Competence
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon
Main Campus, Center for Community (C4C), room N215
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 climate 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.
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New Employee Welcome Experience
Thursday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a comprehensive, year-long onboarding experience designed to increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values and campus initiatives. The program is offered to new, permanent employees.
The event starts at Norlin Library in the historic heart of campus, where participants begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community. The day includes a two-hour walking tour of campus and a one-hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day. Lunch is provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).
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CU Discover: Tuition Benefit
Friday, Aug. 18, noon to 12:45 p.m.
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 620
Bring your lunch and join fellow new employees to learn from MaryAnn Enstad, faculty-staff tuition benefit coordinator in Bursar's Office. The CU Discover series is for new CU Boulder employees in their first 12 to 18 months of employment.
This session will provide information about the opportunity for employees and dependents to take classes using the tuition waiver benefit. The presentation will include what is required to take part in this benefit, who is eligible and the financial benefit the university provides.
At the end of the session, participants will:
- Understand what the tuition benefit is, who is eligible and benefit requirements
- Be aware of the steps to participate in the benefit
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