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.

As we transition back to campus, rest assured that the Learning Center will continue to be here to offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for all Yale staff members. Not only will we continue to offer virtual options for most of our courses, as well as curated content on our LinkedIn Learning platform, we will also be offering in-person training events. Please check the ongoing updates to our Learn and Grow calendar for the training opportunity and modality that best meets your needs.

Ongoing

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December 7, 2022

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors: Andrea Terrillion, Stephanie Gosteli

Step Four in the Managing at Yale series. This one-day program, heldin the classroom, is  for managers will educate, train and motivate you to become a great leader. In today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive environment, the organizations that excel in their respective markets will be those whose people are most competent, passionate, and focused on delivering results. The Extraordinary Leader Program presents a proven framework for helping individuals make a profound difference in their organization’s results and in their own performance and development.

December 8, 2022

Advancing the Extraordinary Leader
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli, Yon Sugiharto

Step Five in the Managing at Yale series. This half-day program, held in the classroom, is for managers will assess improvements you have made on the development areas you identified during your experience in the Extraordinary Leader Program. A 360-degree leadership assessment, development plan, and a coaching session are included. We recommend that you attend this eighteen months following the Extraordinary Leader Program.

February 1, 2023

Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics
Instructors: Alison Coleman

Welcome to Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics. This course is held over two 2-hour class meetings, spaced one week apart, and takes place virtually. Participants must attend both class meetings to receive credit for the course; please read the schedule details carefully prior to enrolling. (Writing at Yale II: Advanced Strategy and Practice is a separate two-part course offered on different dates.)

As university employees, we represent Yale whenever we write an email, draft a memo, or prepare a report. Yale staff members are often at the front lines of communicating with internal and external constituents; their writing is critical to the success of the university—and to their own career development.

February 15, 2023

Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics
Instructors: Alison Coleman

Welcome to Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics. This course is held over two 2-hour class meetings, spaced one week apart, and takes place virtually. Participants must attend both class meetings to receive credit for the course; please read the schedule details carefully prior to enrolling. (Writing at Yale II: Advanced Strategy and Practice is a separate two-part course offered on different dates.)

As university employees, we represent Yale whenever we write an email, draft a memo, or prepare a report. Yale staff members are often at the front lines of communicating with internal and external constituents; their writing is critical to the success of the university—and to their own career development.

February 22, 2023

InsideOut Coaching
Instructors:

Welcome to InsideOut Coaching. This course is sponsored by the Learning Center and is held in one full-day session, in the classroom. InsideOut Coaching offers a different way of looking at coaching. It provides a practical and proven process for coaching others to improve and sustain enhanced performance. In this Learning Centr course you will learn concepts and practices that will help you and others uncover your innate ability to respond to the performance pressures of today.

March 2, 2023

Navigating Conflict - vILT
Instructors: Kirk Hook

Welcome to Navigating Conflict. This Learning Center course is held over two 2-hour sessions, virtually. 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-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, after the initial session and prior to the second session. The TKI allows participants to learn the benefits and downsides of their usual approach to navigating conflict and understand the advantages other options can provide when difficult situations arise.

March 7, 2023

Extraordinary Leader Program -in classroom
Instructors:

Step Four in the Managing at Yale series. This Learning Center one-day program is being offered in the classroom. This program is for managers and will educate, train and motivate you to become a great leader. In today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive environment, the organizations that excel in their respective markets will be those whose people are most competent, passionate, and focused on delivering results. The Extraordinary Leader Program presents a proven framework for helping individuals make a profound difference in their organization’s results and in their own performance and development.

March 8, 2023

Project Management for Yale Professionals - vILT
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

Welcome to Project Management for Yale Professionals. This Learning Center course is held over three- 2-hour 15-minute sessions, virtually. Participants must attend all sessions to receive credit. We cover topics such as: level setting, initiating and planning, executing, monitoring and closing a project. Day one in an introduction, while days 2 and 3 dive deeper. Come with a project in mind. A project is defined as being a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. If you are not currently working on a project please identify a personal example such as a life event, wedding, vacation, or even a renovation job at home.

March 22, 2023

Mastering Difficult Conversations - In classroom
Instructors: Kirk Hook

Welcome to Mastering Difficult Conversations.  This Learning Center course is held in one 3.5 hour session, in the classroom.  At a time when organizations increasingly rely upon effective collaboration, teamwork, and adaptability to constant change, Mastering Difficult Conversations addresses a fundamental need.

March 28, 2023

Workflow Management - vILT
Instructors: Travis Holyfield

Welcome to Workflow Management. This Learning Center course is held over two 2-hour sessions, virtually. Participants will be required to attend both sessions to receive credit. In Workflow Management, we will explore a behavior-based skillset that participants can immediately apply to create focus, organize information, and improve time management, encouraging planful personal productivity. We will offer strategies and techniques to focus your attention on the things that matter most, to prioritize your commitments, and create more mental space for innovation, both at work and at home.

April 11, 2023

Project Management for Yale Professionals - in classroom
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

Welcome to Project Management for Yale Professionals. This Learning Center course is held in the classroom over one 7.5 hour period. We cover topics such as: level setting, initiating and planning, executing, monitoring and closing a project. Come with a project in mind. A project is defined as being a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. If you are not currently working on a project please identify a personal example such as a life event, wedding, vacation, or even a renovation job at home.

April 11, 2023

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

Welcome to Learning in Motion: Speak, Listen, Be Understood.  This Learning Center course is held in a single2-hour session, virtually. Effective communication skills are an essential element every employee and manager must have as part of their standard tool set. This course will include a introduction to core topics, a self-assessment, and role-playing activities.

May 4, 2023

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Welcome to Communicating for Results. This Learning Center course is offered in classroon in one 3.5 hour session. The ability to communicate effectively is a key skill for all staff. We spend 75% of our waking hours communicating our knowledge, thoughts, and ideas to others. How do you ensure that your message will be understood in the way you intended it to be understood? This course will introduce you to a process that can help. The focus will be on sending clear, direct communication—to say what you mean and mean what you say.

May 17, 2023

Workflow Magement
Instructors: Travis Holyfield

Welcome to Workflow Management. This Learning Center course is held in the classroom over a single half day. In Workflow Management, we will explore a behavior-based skillset that participants can immediately apply to create focus, organize information, and improve time management, encouraging planful personal productivity. We will offer strategies and techniques to focus your attention on the things that matter most, to prioritize your commitments, and create more mental space for innovation, both at work and at home.

June 1, 2023

Navigating Conflict
Instructors: Kirk Hook

Welcome to Navigating Conflict.  This Learning Center course is held over one 4 hour session, in the classroom. 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-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, after the initial session and prior to the second session.  The TKI allows participants to learn the benefits and downsides of their usual approach to navigating conflict and understand the advantages other options can provide when difficult situations arise.

June 7, 2023

Project Management for Yale Professionals - vILT
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

Welcome to Project Management for Yale Professionals. This Learning Center course is held over three- 2-hour 15-minute sessions, virtually. Participants must attend all sessions to receive credit. We cover topics such as: level setting, initiating and planning, executing, monitoring and closing a project. Day one in an introduction, while days 2 and 3 dive deeper. Come with a project in mind. A project is defined as being a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. If you are not currently working on a project please identify a personal example such as a life event, wedding, vacation, or even a renovation job at home.

June 7, 2023

InsideOut Coaching - in classroom
Instructors: Travis Holyfield, Ryan Curran

Welcome to InsideOut Coaching. This course is sponsored by the Learning Center and is held in one full-day session, in the classroom. InsideOut Coaching offers a different way of looking at coaching. It provides a practical and proven process for coaching others to improve and sustain enhanced performance. In this Learning Centr course you will learn concepts and practices that will help you and others uncover your innate ability to respond to the performance pressures of today.

June 20, 2023

Extraordinary Leader Program - in classroom
Instructors:

Step Four in the Managing at Yale series. This Learning Center one-day program is being offered in the classroom. This program is for managers and will educate, train and motivate you to become a great leader. In today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive environment, the organizations that excel in their respective markets will be those whose people are most competent, passionate, and focused on delivering results. The Extraordinary Leader Program presents a proven framework for helping individuals make a profound difference in their organization’s results and in their own performance and development.

June 21, 2023

Advancing the Extraordinary Leader - in classroom
Instructors:

Step Five in the Managing at Yale series. This Learning Center half-day program is being offered in the classroom. This program is for managers and will assess improvements you have made on the development areas you identified during your experience in the Extraordinary Leader Program. A 360-degree leadership assessment, development plan, and a coaching session are included. We recommend that you attend this eighteen months following the Extraordinary Leader Program.ions are going.