SmartSessions® provide free, online training on important professional development, student success, and default management topics.Presented by certified trainers with decades of experience, our training sessions keep you a step ahead in an ever-changing world.Register for your session(s) of choice by following the date link.
The Balancing Act of Work and Home
Maintaining work-life balance isn’t always an easy task, particularly when both are under the same roof. It’s often a daily challenge to make time for work, family, friends, and self. The balancing act of work and home doesn’t mean dividing hours evenly. Instead, it involves intentional planning and integration to ensure you have happiness and satisfaction with both. Attend this session if you’re striving for improved balance.
Date: Tuesday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. CDT
Creating Student Engagement through Social Media
Using social media is an integral part of communicating with students in today’s digital world. These channels have expanded the scope of opportunities to interact with students. They use social media for information gathering, decision-making, and sharing—so how do you further connect your students and enhance their satisfaction with your institution? Join us as we explore how to maximize the most of your social media strategy.
Date: Thursday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Living in the Moment with Mindfulness
In this busy world, it’s common to feel pulled in multiple directions. Overbooked calendars and compound deadlines can leave you tired and stressed. While you may not be able to change your workload, you can change how you approach each day so that you’re living in the moment and generating energy—not expending it. Join Tasha McDaniel, Ascendium Senior Trainer and Certified Health Coach, to learn how to implement mindfulness strategies into your daily routine.
Date: Wednesday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Constructing a Culture of Teamwork
Functioning teams are essential for workplace success. When all parts are working in tandem, staff is more efficient, customer service is strengthened, and students are happier. However, teamwork doesn’t always happen organically and there are many obstacles that may limit the teams’ growth. Effective training can enhance the contributions of individual team members to reach its full potential. Join this session for insights on improving collaborative skills and ways to create a culture of teamwork.
Date: Thursday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. CDT
10 Things Students Need to Know When They Start School
In the first few months of school, freshmen are adjusting to new responsibilities including learning how to manage their finances for the first time. Unfortunately, some make poor financial choices that have long-term consequences. You can help students develop good financial habits that will guide them through and after college. In this session, we’ll share 10 things they need to know at the beginning of their academic careers so they can avoid the pitfalls that impede success.
Date: Tuesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Identifying and Managing Workplace Stress
Stress is a part of life and there’s no getting around it. It has become a common problem in the workplace and at home. Life without some challenges would be dull but too much stress can play havoc with your health. The key is to learn how to identify and manage it. This session will provide you with valuable tips for handling stress, preventing burnout, and striking a balance.
Date: Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Various personalities, communication styles, and cultural differences are just a few factors that can contribute to conflict in the workplace. Sometimes, we must adjust our sails to change the circumstances and find harmony. With the use of effective conflict resolution techniques, barriers can be broken to find a solution that works for everyone. Join us to discover ways for resolving conflict that will produce positive outcomes.
Date: Thursday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m. CDT
Ascendium SmartSessions June/July 2021