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.

February 26, 2020

OnLine Learning Lab
Instructors:

Finding it hard to take advantage of eLearning opportunities at work? Boost your eLearning and take advantage of classes offered through Lynda.com, other eLearning content such as Workday training, in a quiet training environment.

February 26, 2020

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn how to say what you mean and mean what you say by using a simple six step process for effective communication.

February 27, 2020

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
Instructors: Nicholas Barone, Kelly Douglas

Learn how to build a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments and establish a network with other like-minded professionals.

March 3, 2020

Becoming a Project Manager: Resume and Job Hunting Insights
Instructors: Cynthia Dwyer, Denval Lawrence

This month’s Community of Practice (CoP) meeting will provide participants the opportunity to hear directly from one of our Yale recruiters along with a Project Management Hiring Manager and learn how to write a project manager focused resume, what a recruiter looks for in filling a project manager position on campus, and what kinds of questions to ask the recruiter when applying to a project management position. This presentation may also clarify the knowledge and skills you have that are directly related to Project Management, even if “Project Manager” is not your official title.

Pre-Work required.

March 4, 2020

Best Foot Forward
Instructors: Pamela Cox

A fast paced experiential workshop focusing on six core aspects of professionalism; Attitude, Appearance, Attendance, Initiative, Integrity, and Respect.

March 5, 2020

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

Join us for a 90 minute workshop to build awareness around verbal and non-verbal cues, the sender/receiver model, and tips and techniques for successful communications.

March 5, 2020

Manager Chats
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Join us quarterly for a special manager forum supporting and facilitating the ongoing growth of management staff in their careers at Yale.

March 6, 2020

Leading with Influence
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Develop your skills to enlist, persuade, and engage others in order to achieve results.

March 10, 2020

Mastering Difficult Conversations
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn to apply practical tools to effectively and confidently handle difficult conversations.

March 11, 2020

Ladder of Inference
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

The “Ladder of Inference” is a proven tool based on research by organization psychologist Chris Argyris. It leads to better, more informed decision-making in which the key is to reason through your thoughts and challenge your reactionary assumptions. This workshop will help ensure your conclusions and actions are based on facts.

March 11, 2020

Instructor Community of Practice (CoP)
Instructors:

Bringing instructors from across the university to share, learn and build a sense of community. All instructors are welcome.

In this session, we will examine how to utilize common marketing technologies, like Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc., to promote enhanced classroom learning and to drive engagement. Learn to use the capabilities of tools like Marketing Cloud to manage learning paths for your learners, including pre-work development and tracking, in-classroom support and sustainable documentation, and post-class follow-up for Level 2 and Level 3 evaluation.

March 12, 2020

Project Management for Yale Professionals
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian, Apriel Biggs-Coker

This class is intended for those who are either leading projects or interested in learning more about the project management discipline. It specifically targets individuals with little to no formal project management experience. This class will acquaint you with the five phases of project management as identified in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and tools needed to navigate each of the phases.

March 13, 2020

Taking Pride in Your Job
Instructors: Pamela Cox

An essential element every employee must have in their tool-kit focusing on four simple principles; catching the energy, play at work, make their day, how to choose your attitude.

March 16, 2020

Navigating Your Career At Yale: Getting Started
Instructors: Rebecca Morgan, Sue Barez

Discover what you need to know when searching for a new opportunity at Yale.

March 17, 2020

Managing at Yale Essentials
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step One in the Managing at Yale series. This three -day program for new managers will provide essential understanding of managing at Yale. We recommend that you take this within the first 90 days of becoming a manager at Yale.

March 24, 2020

Data Informed Decision Making
Instructors: Bill Florin from Learning Dynamics

The goal of this course, Data-Informed Decision Making, is to provide entry and mid-level M&P staff with the insights and motivation to make quality data analysis a vital part of their decision support/ recommendation(s) and decision-making activities. The value of Yale’s data assets, the role each person plays in protecting and enhancing data, and the University’s aspirations for its data resources and culture are integrated into the discussion.

March 25, 2020

Managing For Results
Instructors: Michele Richardson

This program focuses in on how effective managers think and act to manage and lead in ways that create high levels of satisfaction for their customers, their staff, and themselves. You will engage in a very active learning design that takes you and your classmates through three key arenas that effective managers continually work to refine and master.

March 27, 2020

Moving Conflict to Resolution
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

This course is designed to strengthen the union-management relationship using a new structured approach. Move CONFLICT to RESOLUTION by embracing communication skills that can improve the quality and speed of dispute resolution.

March 31, 2020

InsideOut Coaching
Instructors:

Elective in the Managing at Yale series offering a different way to look at coaching others. We recommend you attend this course after attending the Great Manager Program.

April 1, 2020

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors:

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

April 2, 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.

April 7, 2020

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn how to say what you mean and mean what you say by using a simple six step process for effective communication.

April 7, 2020

Project Management Community of Practice: Meet us at Mory’s Networking Opportunity
Instructors:

Meet us at Mory’s…. Join the Project Management Community of Practice at Yale for a networking opportunity. All Project Managers at Yale or Yale staff interested in the project management field are invited to join us for this great opportunity to get together and chat about all things Project Management.

April 15, 2020

Speaking for the University II - Advanced Writing Strategy and Practice
Instructors: Alison Coleman

This two-part advanced workshop is designed for those who are comfortable with the basics of grammar and style and ready to take their writing to the next level. Recommended pre-requisite: Speaking for the University: Principles of Effective Writing for Yale Staff.

April 15, 2020

Speaking for the University - Mastering the Basics of Effective Writing at Yale
Instructors: Alison Coleman

This two-part workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the elements of effective writing as you represent Yale whenever you write an email, a memo, or prepare a report.

April 28, 2020

Interviewing with Confidence
Instructors: Julie Landino, Samantha Lockheed

Enhance your interviewing skills with research, preparation and developing your story.

April 29, 2020

Great Manager Program
Instructors:

Step Two in the Managing@Yale series. This two -day program for managers will provide a better understanding of yourself and your management style. We recommended that you attend this six months following Managing @ Yale Essentials.

May 5, 2020

Managing at Yale Essentials
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step One in the Managing at Yale series. This three-day program for new managers will provide essential understanding of managing at Yale. We recommend that you take this within the first 90 days of becoming a manager at Yale.

May 5, 2020

Project Management In Action: Coaching Youth Soccer with Project Management
Instructors: Dave Logie

In this presentation, Dave Logie will lead an exploration of what Project Management and the PMBOK can teach us about coaching youth soccer and what youth soccer might be able to teach us about managing projects! Using this real world application of project management techniques, Dave will highlight ways to bring formal skills to your personal and professional projects, increasing your skills and improving your outcomes. At the end of this session you will have learned where the role of the PM and the role of the coach overlap and vary, how to manage the triple constraints with team members who don’t want to be managed, how stakeholder management is important to team welfare, and much more.

May 12, 2020

Data Informed Decision Making
Instructors: Bill Florin from Learning Dynamics

The goal of this course, Data-Informed Decision Making, is to provide entry and mid-level M&P staff with the insights and motivation to make quality data analysis a vital part of their decision support/ recommendation(s) and decision-making activities. The value of Yale’s data assets, the role each person plays in protecting and enhancing data, and the University’s aspirations for its data resources and culture are integrated into the discussion.

May 13, 2020

Navigating Conflict
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Understand how people typically deal with conflict and learn how to steer potential conflict in a constructive direction. Participants will take the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

May 14, 2020

Career Development Forum
Instructors: Deborah Lindenman

The HR Staffing & Career Development team is excited to introduce the brand-new 2020 Career Development Forums! This is an opportunity for staff to come together quarterly to learn information about and ask questions around internal growth and movement at Yale.

May 15, 2020

OnLine Learning Lab
Instructors:

Finding it hard to take advantage of eLearning opportunities at work? Boost your eLearning and take advantage of classes offered through Lynda.com, other eLearning content such as Workday training, in a quiet training environment.

May 21, 2020

Project Management for Yale Professionals
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

This class is intended for those who are either leading projects or interested in learning more about the project management discipline. It specifically targets individuals with little to no formal project management experience. This class will acquaint you with the five phases of project management as identified in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and tools needed to navigate each of the phases.

June 3, 2020

Manager Chats
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Join us quarterly for a special manager forum supporting and facilitating the ongoing growth of management staff in their careers at Yale.

June 8, 2020

Job Crafting: Turning the Job You Have into the Job You Want
Instructors: Katie Volz

Learn how to shape and redefine your job to make it more meaningful.

June 10, 2020

Great Manager Program
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step Two in the Managing@Yale series. This two -day program for managers will provide a better understanding of yourself and your management style. We recommended that you attend this six months following Managing @ Yale Essentials.

June 17, 2020

Managing For Results
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Elective in the Managing at Yale series focusing on how effective managers create high levels of satisfaction for customers, their staff, and themselves. We recommend you attend this course after attending the Great Manager Program.

June 19, 2020

Moving Conflict to Resolution
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

This course is designed to strengthen the union-management relationship using a new structured approach. Move CONFLICT to RESOLUTION by embracing communication skills that can improve the quality and speed of dispute resolution.

June 23, 2020

Workflow Management
Instructors: Travis Holyfield

Explore a behavior-based skillset that you can apply to create focus, organize information, and improve time management.

June 23, 2020

Mastering Difficult Conversations
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn to apply practical tools to effectively and confidently handle difficult conversations.

June 24, 2020

Instructor Community of Practice (CoP)
Instructors:

Bringing instructors from across the university to share, learn and build a sense of community. All instructors are welcome.

June 30, 2020

Leading with Influence
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Develop your skills to enlist, persuade, and engage others in order to achieve results.

July 8, 2020

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn how to say what you mean and mean what you say by using a simple six step process for effective communication.

July 17, 2020

Navigating Conflict
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Understand how people typically deal with conflict and learn how to steer potential conflict in a constructive direction. Participants will take the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

July 21, 2020

Managing at Yale Essentials
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step One in the Managing at Yale series. This three -day program for new managers will provide essential understanding of managing at Yale. We recommend that you take this within the first 90 days of becoming a manager at Yale.

July 24, 2020

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

Join us for a 90 minute workshop to build awareness around verbal and non-verbal cues, the sender/receiver model, and tips and techniques for successful communications.

July 28, 2020

InsideOut Coaching
Instructors:

Elective in the Managing at Yale series offering a different way to look at coaching others. We recommend you attend this course after attending the Great Manager Program.

July 29, 2020

Project Management for Yale Professionals
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

Intended for those either leading projects or interested in learning more about the project management discipline.

July 31, 2020

OnLine Learning Lab
Instructors:

Finding it hard to take advantage of eLearning opportunities at work? Boost your eLearning and take advantage of classes offered through Lynda.com, other eLearning content such as Workday training, in a quiet training environment.

August 6, 2020

Speaking for the University - Mastering the Basics of Effective Writing at Yale
Instructors: Alison Coleman

This two-part workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the elements of effective writing as you represent Yale whenever you write an email, a memo, or prepare a report.

August 19, 2020

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors:

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

August 25, 2020

Data Informed Decision Making
Instructors: Bill Florin from Learning Dynamics

The goal of this course, Data-Informed Decision Making, is to provide entry and mid-level M&P staff with the insights and motivation to make quality data analysis a vital part of their decision support/ recommendation(s) and decision-making activities. The value of Yale’s data assets, the role each person plays in protecting and enhancing data, and the University’s aspirations for its data resources and culture are integrated into the discussion.

August 27, 2020

Career Development Forum
Instructors: Deborah Lindenman

The HR Staffing & Career Development team is excited to introduce the brand-new 2020 Career Development Forums! This is an opportunity for staff to come together quarterly to learn information about and ask questions around internal growth and movement at Yale.

August 28, 2020

Moving Conflict to Resolution
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

This course is designed to strengthen the union-management relationship using a new structured approach. Move CONFLICT to RESOLUTION by embracing communication skills that can improve the quality and speed of dispute resolution.

August 28, 2020

Moving Conflict to Resolution
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

This course is designed to strengthen the union-management relationship using a new structured approach. Move CONFLICT to RESOLUTION by embracing communication skills that can improve the quality and speed of dispute resolution.

September 2, 2020

Great Manager Program
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step Two in the Managing at Yale series. This two -day program for managers will provide a better understanding of yourself and your management style. We recommended that you attend this six months following Managing at Yale Essentials.

September 9, 2020

Informational Interviewing: The Ultimate Networking Tool
Instructors: Abby Clough, Celestina Gentile

Learn what informational interviews are and how to prepare for them.

September 10, 2020

Manager Chats
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Join us quarterly for a special manager forum supporting and facilitating the ongoing growth of management staff in their careers at Yale.

September 10, 2020

Ladder of Inference
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

The “Ladder of Inference” is a proven tool based on research by organization psychologist Chris Argyris. It leads to better, more informed decision-making in which the key is to reason through your thoughts and challenge your reactionary assumptions. This workshop will help ensure your conclusions and actions are based on facts.

September 15, 2020

Workflow Management
Instructors: Travis Holyfield

September 16, 2020

Instructor Community of Practice (CoP)
Instructors:

Bringing instructors from across the university to share, learn and build a sense of community. All instructors are welcome.

September 17, 2020

Project Management for Yale Professionals
Instructors: Gina Ohanesian

Intended for those either leading projects or interested in learning more about the project management discipline.

September 21, 2020

Navigating Your Career At Yale: Getting Started
Instructors: Samantha Lockheed, Jillian Goodfellow

Discover what you need to know when searching for a new opportunity at Yale.

September 22, 2020

Managing at Yale Essentials
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step One in the Managing at Yale series. This three -day program for new managers will provide essential understanding of managing at Yale. We recommend that you take this within the first 90 days of becoming a manager at Yale.

October 7, 2020

Great Manager Program
Instructors:

Step Two in the Managing at Yale series. This two -day program for managers will provide a better understanding of yourself and your management style. We recommended that you attend this six months following Managing at Yale Essentials.

October 13, 2020

Mastering Difficult Conversations
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn to apply practical tools to effectively and confidently handle difficult conversations.

October 13, 2020

Speaking for the University II - Advanced Writing Strategy and Practice
Instructors: Pamela Cox

This two-part advanced workshop is designed for those who are comfortable with the basics of grammar and style and ready to take their writing to the next level. Recommended pre-requisite: Speaking for the University: Principles of Effective Writing for Yale Staff.

October 14, 2020

Project Management for Yale Professionals
Instructors: Dave Logie, Gina Ohanesian

Intended for those either leading projects or interested in learning more about the project management discipline.

October 15, 2020

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
Instructors: Denval Lawrence, Damion Smith

Learn how to build a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments and establish a network with other like-minded professionals.

October 20, 2020

Leading with Influence
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Develop your skills to enlist, persuade, and engage others in order to achieve results.

October 21, 2020

Managing For Results
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Elective in the Managing at Yale series focusing on how effective managers create high levels of satisfaction for customers, their staff, and themselves. We recommend you attend this course after attending the Great Manager Program.

October 27, 2020

Interviewing with Confidence
Instructors: Kristen Maloney, Rebecca Morgan

Enhance your interviewing skills with research, preparation and developing your story.

October 28, 2020

Best Foot Forward
Instructors: Pamela Cox

A fast paced experiential workshop focusing on six core aspects of professionalism; Attitude, Appearance, Attendance, Initiative, Integrity, and Respect.

October 28, 2020

Speaking for the University - Mastering the Basics of Effective Writing at Yale
Instructors: Alison Coleman

This two-part workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the elements of effective writing as you represent Yale whenever you write an email, a memo, or prepare a report.

October 29, 2020

InsideOut Coaching
Instructors:

Elective in the Managing at Yale series offering a different way to look at coaching others. We recommend you attend this course after attending the Great Manager Program.

October 30, 2020

Taking Pride in Your Job
Instructors: Pamela Cox

An essential element every employee must have in their tool-kit focusing on four simple principles; catching the energy, play at work, make their day, how to choose your attitude.

November 3, 2020

Career Development Forum
Instructors: Deborah Lindenman

The HR Staffing & Career Development team is excited to introduce the brand-new 2020 Career Development Forums! This is an opportunity for staff to come together quarterly to learn information about and ask questions around internal growth and movement at Yale.

November 4, 2020

Navigating Conflict
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Understand how people typically deal with conflict and learn how to steer potential conflict in a constructive direction. Participants will take the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

November 10, 2020

Managing at Yale Essentials
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step One in the Managing at Yale series. This three -day program for new managers will provide essential understanding of managing at Yale. We recommend that you take this within the first 90 days of becoming a manager at Yale.

November 17, 2020

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Learn how to say what you mean and mean what you say by using a simple six step process for effective communication.

November 18, 2020

Data Informed Decision Making
Instructors: Bill Florin from Learning Dynamics

Gain an understanding of the process and will work together to identify decisions they routinely make and the data they know or suspect to be available to enhance the quality of their decisions.

November 19, 2020

Job Crafting: Turning the Job You Have into the Job You Want
Instructors: Katie Volz

Learn how to shape and redefine your job to make it more meaningful.

November 19, 2020

Moving Conflict to Resolution
Instructors: Lorraine Skibitcky, Michele Potter

This course is designed to strengthen the union-management relationship using a new structured approach. Move CONFLICT to RESOLUTION by embracing communication skills that can improve the quality and speed of dispute resolution.

November 24, 2020

OnLine Learning Lab
Instructors:

Finding it hard to take advantage of eLearning opportunities at work? Boost your eLearning and take advantage of classes offered through Lynda.com, other eLearning content such as Workday training, in a quiet training environment.

December 1, 2020

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

Join us for a 90 minute workshop to build awareness around verbal and non-verbal cues, the sender/receiver model, and tips and techniques for successful communications.

December 2, 2020

Great Manager Program
Instructors: Stephanie Gosteli

Step Two in the Managing at Yale series. This two -day program for managers will provide a better understanding of yourself and your management style. We recommended that you attend this six months following Managing at Yale Essentials.

December 9, 2020

Manager Chats
Instructors: Michele Richardson

Join us quarterly for a special manager forum supporting and facilitating the ongoing growth of management staff in their careers at Yale.

December 9, 2020

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors:

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

Instructor Community of Practice (CoP)
Instructors:

Bringing instructors from across the university to share, learn and build a sense of community. All instructors are welcome.