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.
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Handling Unpleasant Conversations
Whether you’re working with a student, parent or colleague, there are times when conversations may not be pleasant. Handling them involves more than keeping a smile and maintaining a good attitude—it requires the use of strategies and practice. During this interactive session, we’ll share proven techniques to help you prevent and manage unpleasant discussions.
Date: Tuesday, March 9 at 11:00 A.M. CST
Retooling Your Time Management to Work for You
Most of us have more work to do than there are hours in a day—and we try to manage time efficiently so that we can be productive. However, when you’re understaffed and have conflicting demands and a never-ending list of tasks to complete, managing time can be challenging. Attend this session to learn strategies for retooling your time management such as chunking, blocking, and the Eisenhower Principle.
Date: Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00 A.M. CDT
The Student Loan Repayment Checklist
Many borrowers leave school without a plan for repaying their student loan debt. With everything going on at the end of their college careers, it’s not unusual for important student loan information to be missed during online exit counseling. You can help prepare your borrowers by providing them with a student loan repayment checklist. During this session, we’ll share those essential items that can make the transition to repayment a successful one.
Date: Tuesday, March 30 at 11:00 A.M. CDT
Uniting Personalities for a Positive Work Environment
Everyone’s perspective and behavior are based upon their experiences, thoughts, and emotions. There are times when personalities clash, disagreements occur, and morale is diminished. Appreciating what makes a person “tick” can have a positive impact in the workplace. Join us to enhance your understanding of personalities in the workplace and ways to unite for better relationships.
Date: Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 P.M. CDT