Learn and Grow Calendar

Explore upcoming opportunities for Yale managers and staff to learn and grow. Courses are focused on building leadership skills, acquiring knowledge needed to grow within or beyond a role, and growing personally and professionally—ultimately helping Yale realize its goals.

To help safeguard the health and well-being of the Yale community, The Learning Center is suspending its programs beginning March 12 and until such time that we can safely return to in-person classroom events. Please check back here for continuous updates to our learning calendar as we move learning opportunities to an online format and curate content on our LinkedIn Learning platform.

December 2, 2020

vILT - Learning in Motion, Speak, Listen, Be Understood
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Due to Covid-19 pandemic we are offering this class as an instructor led virtual learning experience. This training is held in a single 90-minute session on December 2. Participants must attend the entire session to receive credit.

Effective communication skills are an essential element every employee and manager must have as part of their standard tool set. This workshop will include an introduction to core topics, a self-assessment, and role-playing activities. You will gain practical experience initiating and responding to various forms of communication and will collaborate with others to improve the effectiveness of your communication style and approach. The components of a successful conversation include; the Speaker sending a message, the Receiver is listening to the message, and both checking for clarity and understanding

December 8, 2020

Managing and Supporting a Remote Team During Uncertain Times
Instructors: Art Maines, Magellan Presenter

As we recognize that remote working will continue for the foreseeable future, please join us for this interactive seminar that provides an overview of best practices for supervising remote staff and/or teams. The facilitator will focus on the following areas:

  • Describe the mind shift needed to successfully manage remote staff.
  • Identify employees’ strengths and areas for growth related to remote working.
  • List processes to effectively measure the performance of remote staff.
  • Describe strategies to build and maintain working relationships with remote staff.
  • Discuss aspects of resilience a manager can embrace to support remote staff.

December 9, 2020

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors: Joseph Folkman

Step Three in the Managing@Yale series. This one day program for managers will educate, train and motivate you to become a great leader.

December 10, 2020

Advancing the Extraordinary Leader Follow up Program
Instructors: Joseph Folkman

Step Four in the Managing at Yale series. This half-day program for managers will assess improvements you have made on the development areas you identified during your experience in the Extraordinary Leader Program.

December 15, 2020

Becoming a Digital Ally: Document Accessibility Basics for Higher Education Staff
Instructors: Michelle Morgan

Becoming a Digital Ally: Document Accessibility Basics for Higher Education Staff This beginner’s document accessibility workshop is designed to train staff in the basic methods used for making Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs digitally accessible for a wide range of users with disabilities, for inclusion on university websites or for university-related business, including teaching, student services, and other administrative support. It is appropriate for anyone interested in learning how to make documents used in everyday university business more accessible and will cover the fundamentals of document creation and remediation.

January 28, 2021

vlLT Navigating Conflict
Instructors: Travis Holyfield, Kirk Hooks

Due to Covid-19 pandemic we are offering this class as an instructor led virtual learning experience. This training is held in two multiple 90-minute sessions on November 12, 13. Participants will be required to attend both sessions and additionally complete several LinkedIn Learning modules prior to the start of class, as well as an electronic version of the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument, after the initial session and prior to the second session.

This virtual course is designed to promote an understanding of how people typically deal with conflict and introduces a model for successfully steering potential conflict in a constructive direction. Participants will learn that workplace conflicts most commonly arise from sources other than personality differences and will gain tools for increasing communication effectiveness and resolving conflicts in these areas.