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, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
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:Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. CDT
Using Behavior-based Interviewing to Hire the Right Staff
The success of an organization or department is tied to having the right people in the right positions. Incorporating behavior-based questions during an interview can help you better understand how a potential candidate would react in specific situations. Your strategy should include identifying the required skillset for the position, great questions, and evaluation criteria. Join us as we help you find the best job candidates by using behavior-based questions and evaluating answers.
Date: Tuesday, May 18 at 11:00 a.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, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Hitting the Reset Button
Overbooked calendars, competing deadlines, and unexpected challenges are normal facets of life. But what do you do when those facets become overwhelming and distressing? When life takes a turn from stability and bliss to turbulent waters, it’s time to stop and change directions. You may need to hit the reset button to reclaim your peace. During this enlightening session, we’ll share simple lifestyle changes to find your inner calm and live life more enjoyably.
Date: Tuesday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. CDT