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November 2019

Dealing with Conflict Productively

Friday, November 1st @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 25 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. Conflict in the workplace/learning environment is inevitable, but it does not have to be destructive.  The more comfortable every member of the university community is with resolving conflict at its early stages, the more harmonious the environment can be.  This brief introduction to dealing with conflict productively will look at what conflict is (and isn’t) and what resources are available at to aid individuals who want to address these situations in a…

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Dealing with Conflict Productively

Thursday, November 7th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. Conflict in the workplace/learning environment is inevitable, but it does not have to be destructive.  The more comfortable every member of the university community is with resolving conflict at its early stages, the more harmonious the environment can be.  This brief introduction to dealing with conflict productively will look at what conflict is (and isn’t) and what resources are available at to aid individuals who want to address these situations in a…

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SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday, November 14th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.  With this training, you will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have…

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December 2019

2SLGBTQ+ Awareness & Positive Spaces

Thursday, December 12th @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

THIS INTERNAL EVENT IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. There are many words to describe the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  As our culture changes so does the language we use.  Come and learn updated 2SLGBTQ+ lingo and more importantly, engage in a conversation about how these identities have a crucial role in how we move through society and treat each other.  This workshop will wrap up with some useful tips to continue this conversation towards making a safer space on campus for…

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Defining & Achieving Workplace Cultural Awareness (Level 1)

Friday, December 13th @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 22 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. This foundational course helps participants become aware of cultural values that affect all workplace interactions.  By explaining in detail the dynamics of culture and diversity and specific cultural aspects that affect the workplace, the course helps participants gain useful strategies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, MB Start NOTE: Completion of this workshop is required before registering for Workplace Communication: The Impact of Culture (Level…

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January 2020

Performance Feedback & Development (Manager Session)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 24 spots left

Brandon University's Performance Feedback & Development resources are a collection of tools that help to formalize performance planning discussions on an annual basis and provide the framework for a consistent process across the University for non-faculty staff. In this 1.5 hour discussion, managers will learn more about the resources in detail,  and the process for helping to support the performance and growth of employees through ongoing and specific feedback, setting objectives and supporting professional development.  A discussion guide will also…

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February 2020

Change Management for Employees

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 18 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. This program gives learners the tools and skills necessary for understanding and processing change themselves, and to in turn be able to successfully lead others through change. Using the Prosci Change Management Process, participants will have the opportunity to examine changes that are happening in their organization and the impact changes have on them and those they lead.  With this understanding, participants will learn to use the Prosci ADKAR® Model to…

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Workplace Communication: The Impact of Culture (Level 2)

Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 22 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. Taking the foundational knowledge about culture and diversity to the next level, this course explores the impacts of cultural filters to the process of communication. Barriers to effective Intercultural Communications are identified and strategies for overcoming them explored, allowing participants to start applying them to their own workplace situation thus improving their communication with colleagues, students, and visitors. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, MB Start NOTE: Completion of the Achieving & Defining…

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SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 20 spots left

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.  With this training, you will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have…

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March 2020

A Guide to Recruitment & Hiring (Non-Academic)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 25 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. This session provides an opportunity to work through the recruitment and selection templates and tools that complement the Non-Academic Recruitment Guidelines document.  The guide offers a consistent approach to non-academic recruiting in addition to best practice suggestions across campus, providing valuable information in areas of protected Human Rights, the duty to accommodate, and the privacy rights of candidates.  The guide is available as a resource for everyone participating in non-academic searches.…

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