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

Change Management TrainingOnline Training

June 9, 2022

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 3-hour class meetings, spaced one week apart, and takes place at the Learning Center, 221 Whitney. 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.

June 15, 2022

InsideOut Coaching
Instructors: Chris Brown, Travis Holyfield

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 Center 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 17, 2022

Manager Chat vILT – With Dr Heidi Brooks
Instructors: Dr Heidi Brooks

This Manger Chat is The Practice of Everyday Leadership with Dr. Heidi Brooks. Our everyday actions today set our trajectory for tomorrow. Yet we are often unaware of the short- and longer-term impact of the ways that we lead and interact every day. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Heidi Brooks will invite us to reflect around the changing nature of work, and the role we all can play in crafting spaces that we want to be a part of - places that foster excellence, unleash potential and cultivate belonging.

July 11, 2022

Managing at Yale Series - vILT
Instructors: Multiple

Welcome to the reimagined Managing at Yale learning suite of courses offered using an online learning platform. Similar to online college courses, you can complete the content asynchronously. Yale understands that a critical factor in influencing staff productivity and engagement is the effectiveness of our leaders. That’s why the University developed its signature manager development program, Managing at Yale. The program is designed to build your leadership skills and create high performing teams.

July 14, 2022

Project Management for Yale Professionals
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.

July 21, 2022

Workflow Management
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.

August 2, 2022

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

Description of class – Welcome to Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics. This course is held over two 3-hour class meetings, spaced one week apart, and takes place at the Learning Center, 221 Whitney. 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.

August 3, 2022

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

Welcome to Learning in Motion: Speak, Listen, Be Understood.  This Learning Center course is held in a single 90-minute session, in the classroom. 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.

August 10, 2022

Extraordinary Leader Program
Instructors: Rondi Frey, Yon Sugiharto

Step Four in the Managing at Yale series. This one-day program, held in 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.

August 17, 2022

Writing at Yale II: Advanced Strategy and Practice
Instructors: Alison Coleman

Welcome to Writing at Yale II: Advanced Strategy and Practice. This course is held over two 3-hour class meetings, spaced one week apart, and takes place at the Learning Center, 221 Whitney. Participants must attend both class meetings to receive credit for the course; please read the schedule details carefully prior to enrolling. (Writing at Yale I: Mastering the Basics is a separate two-part course offered on different dates.) Excellent writing—even among the most experienced practitioners of the craft—is rarely achieved in isolation. Our work always benefits from outside perspectives. This collaborative course is designed for those who are comfortable with the basics of grammar and style, and who are ready to take their writing to the next level in a supportive environment of fellow writers.

August 18, 2022

Communicating for Results
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Welcome to Communicating for Results. This Learning Center course is offered in classroom 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.

September 14, 2022

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.

September 20, 2022

Mastering Difficult Conversations - vILT
Instructors: Kirk Hook

Welcome to Mastering Difficult Conversations.  This Learning Center course is held over three 90-minute sessions, virtually.  Participants must attend all three sessions to receive credit.At a time when organizations increasingly rely upon effective collaboration, teamwork, and adaptability to constant change, Mastering Difficult Conversations addresses a fundamental need.

October 4, 2022

Workflow Management - vITL
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.

October 18, 2022

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.

October 25, 2022

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.

November 8, 2022

Communicating for Results - vILT
Instructors: Kirk Hooks

Welcome to Communicating for Results. This Learning Center course is held over two-90-minute sessions, virtually. Participants must attend both sessions to receive credit. 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.

November 30, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.