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Workshops

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Jennifer Pettibone at pettibone.8@osu.edu or 614-292-3114. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. In person workshops venues are wheelchair accessible.  Automated captions will be available to all virtual participants and the Zoom platform is accessible.  Click here for the accessibility form. 

  1. Feb 2, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    We have all seen examples of toxic leaders, either in the media or in our personal lives. Together, let’s dig deeper and pinpoint those characteristics to further define toxic leadership. Then, we can ask ourselves how do we avoid becoming one? How may our actions effect the people around us? The US Army defines a toxic leader as one who has a self-centered attitude, motivations, and behaviors that can be detrimental to their followers and the organization.

  2. Feb 9, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt Research indicates that employees leave bosses, not organizations. Here are some statistics about the impact of good and bad bosses from http://govitru.com/workplace-statistics/

  3. Feb 16, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    Conflict is a part of our daily lives at work or at home. How we manage conflict has a direct impact on how fulfilled we feel about our work, the quality of work, and the quality of work from our respective teams or units. Effectively dealing with and using conflict as a positive tool is a major component of success in current or future leadership roles.

  4. Feb 23, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    "You get what you focus on."  -Vannoy & Ross As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table.  Do you know what strengths you possess?  Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents.  According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths."  When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization. 

  5. Feb 24, 2023, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Teamwork can be hard! Have you ever been frustrated with a team member and how they approach a task? Why they problem solve differently than you? Why some people think “inside the box” and others can’t even “see the box”? The Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI) is a way to look at an individual’s problem-solving style and creativity. This training will enhance your understanding of team dynamics in problem solving and increase group cohesion, effectiveness, and team building. Objectives:

  6. Mar 2, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    Moving from recognizing and understanding to appreciating and effectively using differences is a challenge because we all have a natural bias for our own way of seeing things and making decisions. It can be hard to recognize our own biases, especially when they are reinforced by the cultural attitudes within which we live and work. 

  7. Mar 9, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    “Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the imperfections of their humanity, members of functional teams overcome the natural tendencies that make teamwork so elusive.” - Patrick Lencioni

  8. Mar 16, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for an attitude check.

  9. Mar 23, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    Influence is a skill that allows us to reach our greatest success.  Influence allows us to make an impact or change on any situation.  According to SmartBrief, “You do not need position or authority or power to influence others, but you need influence to gain position, authority and power in your organization.” 

  10. Mar 27, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am

    What is your change style preference? Would you be an originator? A conserver? Or would you find yourself in the pragmatist category? Which category would my team members fall? Does it matter? Yes it does...knowing our tendencies and understanding their respective implications provide us with the tools to be more effective in our change efforts.

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