Professional Development

Professional development is a crucial to keep the skills of faculty and staff in the College of Education and Human Ecology current. Ohio State has a number of professional development opportunities available to you whether you prefer training in person or self-directed.

And if you are not able to find a training that best meets your needs, Ohio State has grant opportunities available to help invest in your professional development needs.

MANAGING @ OSU
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    Managing @ OSU is an engaging workshop for new managers from across campus. This three-hour in-person workshop includes group discussion, self-reflection and action planning.

WORKING THROUGH DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    Do you sometimes avoid difficult or challenging conversations? Is it hard to decide where to start? Do you have the same conversation more than once with the same person? This two-hour in person workshop provides tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations. Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively and maintain a productive environment. We also will cover how to handle conversations that become difficult in the moment and how to anticipate and respond to others’ reactions.

DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL LEADERSHIP BRAND
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    Learn why creating a professional brand is important, and how to create a brand that goes beyond your strengths, skills, and character to convey your leadership ability. This 90-minute in-person interactive workshop includes reflection on your personal presence, how you use your strengths in your role, how you engage others and your outcomes and results. Participants bring this information together on a Leadership Brand Worksheet and receive suggestions on how to continue their branding effort after the workshop.

CONVERSATIONS OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    The Office of Human Resources Conversations of Performance Management curriculum is an online program intended to provide you with the tools and resources to engage in thoughtful and rewarding performance conversations. These resources focus on the four critical conversations managers and employees should be having throughout the year: Plan, Develop, Feedback, and Review.

REFRAME AND RENEW
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    This 90-minute in-person workshop introduces techniques to reframe thoughts, situations, and challenging relationships in a more positive or beneficial way. This refreshing and interactive session is full of tools and examples to help you look at things from a new perspective.

FEEDBACK SKILLS
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    Managers, do feedback conversations sometimes feel scary? Take the fear out of feedback during this two-hour in-person workshop. You’ll learn to deliver feedback with greater confidence and success, and you’ll leave the workshop with a set of feedback skills you can apply right away.

HOW TO BOOST YOUR VALUE AT WORK
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    When you think of someone who is invaluable, what do you think of? Indispensable people are found in many different roles and settings, yet they share common characteristics. In this 25-minute online course you’ll learn how to thrive under pressure and expand your career opportunities by taking initiative, effectively resolving problems, sharing knowledge and being an overall positive influence in the workplace.

PLEASE RESPECT MY GENERATION
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Facilitated by the Office of Human Resources
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    Please Respect My Generation is an interactive 90-minute in-person session that explores generational identities. There are currently four different generations in the workforce. These include: Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Each generation has distinct communication and leadership styles. This workshop explores those styles and characteristics, while offering strategies for creating community and enhancing communication across generational identities.